Auckland, 6 May 2016: The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance, an online role-playing adventure game has officially launched today at theaetherlight.com. The Aetherlight retells the epic Biblical story in an exciting steampunk video game world filled with quests, puzzles, crafting and more.
Auckland-based Scarlet City Studios has had a team of over 30 artists and programmers working on the game for several years and has secured a publishing deal with the American Bible Society. The studio has an epic goal: to take the greatest story ever told and re-tell it for a digital generation. Established in 2012 to advance the historic mission of an 80-year old postal Sunday school ministry, Scarlet City took the epic tale of the Bible and reimagined it as a steampunk, allegorical story that would be entertaining, educational, formational and creative. With the launch of The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance, the studio’s ongoing mission is to tell great stories, nurture genuine innovation, and foster rich encounters.
The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance is an episodic adventure, unfolding over several chapters released every few months. In the game, players join the Resistance and work with the mysterious Scarlet Man against the evil Usurper. Puzzle, quest and craft your way through a fantastic steampunk world that is ruled by the self-proclaimed Emperor’s Automatons and smothered by the poisonous fog.
Craft new weapons and equipment to help you in the fight against the Automaton army. Explore the land of Aethasia in quests to restore what was stolen and corrupted when he seized control. Repower the Great Engines and help establish the Resistance as the hope of Aethasia. Work with your friends to uncover what happened to the Great Engineer. Fight in each other’s battles, share clues and tips to push back the fog in this role-playing adventure that puts you right in the middle of the Resistance’s fight for freedom.
Episodes of The Aetherlight will be available for USD$9.99 each, or parents can choose to purchase a variety of packages with exclusive bonuses, including exciting behind-the-scenes access.
The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance
The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance is available for PC, Mac, iOS and Android, and can be downloaded at:theaetherlight.com.
For more on the team behind the game visit scarletcitystudios.com/