Arctic Awakening
An episodic narrative adventure set in the unforgiving Arctic. Your plane crashed in a storm, leaving only your AI drone for company as you journey to find your co-pilot and uncover the dark mysteries buried beneath the ice.
GoldFire Studios
Based in Oklahoma City
PC, Mac, Consoles
Steam Page
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It was supposed to be routine. A supply drop to an Alaskan town, auto-pilot on, guard down. You and Donovan were already planning post mission drinks when it happened.

The storm.

Half the plane disappeared in a flash. Donovan was gone, lost to the howling tempest. Waking from the crash you find yourself alone, trapped in a frozen wilderness, your only companions a court-mandated therapy bot and temperatures that can cut a man to shreds. Hope for survival lies in finding your friend and maybe a way home.

You are Kai, a pilot without a plane lost in the wilderness of the far north. You’ll need your wits about you to brave the elements, find your co-pilot and get the hell out of Dodge. Along the way, you might just discover what it was that cut your plane clean in two... and what it is making those noises after dark.

Arctic Awakening is an episodic first-person adventure set in the mysterious Arctic North where you and your robotic companion, Alfie, must search for your co-pilot... and a way home.

Choices Matter

Arctic Awakening is a narrative adventure, where your choices affect the decisions of those around you. Your actions will change your relationship with your companions and even your story itself.

Lost... And Found

Exploration is key to unravelling the secrets that surround you. Uncover the mystery of your missing co-pilot, the source of the catastrophe that left you stranded, and maybe, just maybe, find a way home.

You Are Not Alone

In Arctic Awakening the environment itself is a character, one not always on your side. Dynamic weather means each new area never feels the same, and gorgeously realised vistas combine with an ever-changing world to create an atmosphere of discovery, potential and fear.

  • First-person narrative adventure where you must first face the elements to uncover the mysteries around you.
  • Stunning Arctic vistas to explore and secrets to uncover.
  • Story-centric choices that will affect the relationships you build.
  • New episodes with more adventures, secrets and characters.
GoldFire Studios was founded by James Simpson in 2008 as an indie game studio in Oklahoma City. We got our start pushing the boundaries of the web with cutting-edge browser-based massively multiplayer games. Our focus remains connecting people around the world through gaming experiences that can be enjoyed anywhere. We have a passion for creating unique, groundbreaking interactive stories that players can both experience and make their own.

After over a decade of successfully building massive multiplayer worlds, we now look to expand our horizons with the more intimate experience of the single-player Arctic Awakening. We believe games can be the ultimate storytelling medium, and we are applying our varied entertainment experience to help push games further towards that eventual outcome.
James Simpson
Founder, Director & Developer
Benji Kay
Game Developer
Ben Van Treese
Game Developer
Hakan Kamar
3D Artist
João de Brito
Concept Artist