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Aura: Fate of the Ages (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Press Release (June 10, 2004):

    Aura UK Release Date

    Mindscape has announced that Aura: Fate of the Ages, "a challenging first person puzzle exploration game that uses an easy to navigate mouse driven, point and click interface", will ship in UK on July 16th.

    "Exploring four enormous and diverse parallel worlds, expect to puzzle your way through the magical Ademika Valley, the technologically advanced Mechanical World, the mysterious Isoteric World and lastly the Island of Unity where the true purpose of the ring bearer's quest will be revealed. In the tradition of the classic adventure series Myst and The Adventure Company's Schizm series, AURA: Fate of the Ages delivers the purest hit of fantasy graphic adventure gaming with equally intense and challenging puzzles to decode and decipher".

    The game will be released in North American territories by The Adventure Company in June 24th.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Apr 09, 2006.

Back of Box - Windows (US):

    Enter worlds of unimaginable beauty...

    Legends say that through the ages, the elders have passed down the secret of creating parallel worlds and alternate realities to a chosen few. This secret lies in the power of magical rings which when combined with sacred artifacts will grant the bearer unlimited power and immortality.

    Take on the quest to guard the magical rings and discover the artifacts concealed in the unique and visually stunning worlds. In this timeless tale of good versus evil, begin a journey of exploration into mysterious lands filled with astonishing magic, mechanical wonders, and hidden realities.

    Interact with interesting characters; travel on fantastical vessels, solve puzzles indigenous to the many environments and open new doors to enchanted realms.

    The Fate of the Ages in in your hands ...

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Dec 18, 2004.

streko-graphics.com:

    Story

    There exists a clan of the Keepers who hold the sacred "Rings of the Worlds" and two other “sacred tetrahedrons”. With them the elders of the clan are able to travel to parallel worlds, and possess the power to create new ones. The legend claims that whoever unites these rings with the artifacts of the parallel worlds will achieve great power and immortality.

    Access to these worlds is restricted, and only the elders of the hierarchy, and the best students have the ability to enter.

    As one of best student of the Clan of Keepers, you were sent to one of these hiding worlds, called Ademika Valley to continue your studies with an old, wise man, Grifit.
    When you get to Ademika, Grifit is absent. You find his letter, which reads:

    Umang,
    "In light of the recent events, I am unfortunately unable to meet you. You have arrived in a place called Ademika. It was created by the elders of our clan as the key to the gateway to the parallel worlds.
    All that you see about, has been created specifically for that reason.


    Before my return, I ask that you prepare the "journey ship" for travel. You will find it inside the hidden tunnel. But do not forget to activate the navigational map! Pay attention to the smallest of details and luck shall be with you.
    Grifit"


    During the time that you spent on accomplishing Grifit's task, something terrible happened within the clan! Will you able save the Sacred Rings? Are you the chosen one?

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Oct 04, 2004.

Adventure Company web site:
    "In the hallways of the ancients, the Keepers have existed forever..." The legend also claims that whoever unites these rings with the artifacts of the parallel worlds will achieve great power and immortality. In unique worlds of dreams and reality, magical, mechanical and ethereal lands, take on the quest to find the artifacts cleverly concealed throughout the lands. Four parallel worlds await you on your journey: The Ademika Valley, The Mechanical World, The Isoteric World, and lastly, the Island of Unity, each with different environments to explore, challenges to encounter and a variety of indigenous puzzles to solve. Lose yourself in this fantastic and rich adventure, uncover the smallest details, collect information, solve the enigmas and unravel the saga of intrigue, exploration and treachery that is AURA: Fate of the Ages.

    FEATURES:
  • First-person puzzle exploration game
  • An original fantasy-based mass appeal, unique and original storyline.

  • Mouse driven, with an intuitive point-and-click interface

  • Unbelievably realistic and beautiful pre-rendered graphics and environments

  • Original orchestral musical score and immersive ambient soundtrack

  • Inventive and original puzzles

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jul 06, 2004.

Official Web Site (auragame.com):
    The Story
    In unique worlds of illusions and reality, in magical, mechanical and ethereal lands, take on the quest to find the artifacts cleverly concealed throughout the lands. Four parallel worlds await you on your journey: The Ademika Valley - the gateway and the world of secret research and sacred rituals, Dragast - the mechanical world and kingdom of mountains and snow, Na-Tiexu - the esoteric world of astronomy and magic, and lastly, the beautiful Island of Unity, each with different environments to explore, challenges to encounter and a variety of indigenous puzzles to solve.

    Lose yourself in this fantastic and rich adventure, uncover the smallest details, collect important information, solve the enigmas and unravel the saga of intrigue, exploration and treachery that is AURA: Fate of the Ages.

    There exists a clan of Keepers who hole the "sacred rings of the Worlds." Legend claims that the elders of the clan are able to travel to parallel worlds, and even create new worlds with the help of these rings. The legend also claims that whoever unites these rings with the artifacts of the parallel worlds will achieve great power and immortality. Access to these worlds is restricted, and only the elders of the hierarchy and the best students have the ability to enter...

    Aura Features
  • First-person puzzle exploration game of exceptional depth and quality
  • An original fantasy-based mass-appeal unique storyline
  • Numerous characters to interact with along your journey
  • Mouse driven, with an intuitive point-and-click interface
  • Unbelievably realistic and beautiful pre-rendered graphics and environments
  • Original orchestral musical score and immersive ambient soundtrack
  • Inventive, original and indigenous puzzles

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Jul 06, 2004.