Still no news about the GNU/Linux beta – but it’s coming…
I was hoping that they will get more more of the modest 25k they asked, but as long as it’s funded (~28k) it’s good enough.
Also I want to point out the interview my friend Todd from LinuxGameNews.com had with Legends Of Aethereus marketing manager Sean Kauppinen several days ago.
There are even reachable stretch goals :
Stretch Goal 1 – $27,500.00
Ouya Elite Developer Package
This will let us stay connected with OUYA development and see if we can produce some version of LoA that works on the platform. Unity 3D is Android compatible so we hope that we can get something to work on OUYA. We’re also reaching out to them to see if we can setup something more “Official” with them if we hit this stretch goal.
Stretch Goal 2 – $30,000.00
Exclusive Kickstarter Secret VIP Room
Only for players that buy the game through Kickstarter. We will have a secret door in your Nexus City-State that only Kickstarter supporters can enter. In this room we will give you bonus materials, gear, weapons, gems and other goodies. Periodically we will add a goody bag in the room so you will get a nice little surprise from time to time. Only available to Kickstarter Supporters.
Stretch Goal 3- $35,000.00
Legendary Game Designer Scott Foe Designed Quest Line
Legendary game designer Scott Foe from Phantasy Star Online and Reset Generation fame will create a bonus quest line campaign. He’s a friend of ours and has said if we hit this level, he’s in! This new campaign will add hours of extra game play and be downloadable completely free. Of course Scott will add his own touch that will create a whole new twist to the LoA story line.
Here is an awesome gameplay video – watch till the end (Not in English).
And for those who want to know even more about this wonderful game :
Legends of Aethereus is a high action low fantasy RPG with four player coop and a variety of PvP game types.
Join forces in on-line multiplayer cooperative expeditions as the Inventor, Astrographer or Officer and venture into uncharted wilderness of Aethereus seeking fame, glory and untold riches.
Invite your friends to your own customized Nexus City-State to battle in your arena or just to show off how cool you have personalized your city using the statue-maker, banner creator and other customization features.
Embark on a variety of story driven hand-crafted expedition levels or explore the wilderness through a variety of procedurally generated exploration quests. Design and build new gear and weapons while you develop your character with diverse and expansive skill tree allowing for a multitude of character strategies.
-Physics-based combat system including traps, set-up weapons and interaction with environmental objects
-Expedition system combines hand crafted levels with procedurally generated areas that allow for virtual infinite replayability
-The Statue-Maker, Banner Creator and other customization features allow you to personalize your own city environment
-PvP, CO-OP and Single Player combat in your own City-State Combat Arena.
Crafting and Materials system allows for virtual limitless customization
The Inventor Class is focused on powerful explosives including bombs, rockets, mines as well as other ingenious contraptions…
The Astrographer has a variety of Aethergem based weapons including a flame thrower, Molotov cocktails and other chemical based ordinance.
The Officer is an effective Tank with high powered melee assaults but also has a range of strategic skills such as defensive barriers and punji sticks.
The Character Creator allows you create your own unique player characters with a variety of physical and visual options.
The Nexus City-State is your base of operations. Each player will be able to customize their own city using banner makers, visual options as well as creating personalized statues, using the statue maker game feature.
The Nexus City-State
The Statue Maker Game Feature allows players to make and pose a variety of statues including that of their characters including equipped gear and weapons.
The Extensive Crafting System allows you to design customized gear with a variety of component and material options. This allows for a virtually unlimited amount of strategic options to be explored.
Alana – Captain of the City-Guard is your mentor and contact for the main quest line. This plot line revolves around seeking out seven ancient relics of great power and maintaining power over the nexus.
Alana – Captain of the City Guard
This won’t be easy as the Ghalian Shaman and their minions the Khagal are also frantically searching after the relics…
Not to mention the fact that the Evil Venata Faction is not only planning to find the powerful relics before you … But also plotting to take over the Nexus and maintain totalitarian rule over all of Aethereus.
As a new Recruit in the Nexus City-State Guard you will be charged with protecting all that is good on Aethereus and cast into perilous adventures against powerful forces that will see the fall of the Nexus and the return of tyranny.
As well as embarking on quests and expeditions that you will also be engaging in a variety of game types in the City Arena.
These include PvP, Coop and Single Player game types including: King of the Hill, Death match and Last Stand just to name a few.
Arena Action – Last Stand Game Type
Legends of Aethereus : Kickstarter Q&A 1 – Character Attributes
Legends of Aethereus : Kickstarter Q&A Procedural Quest Generation
So show your support for this great project, pledge and get a wonderful game/s !
I was planning to write about this great game today, but other GNU/Linux gaming websites managed to do it faster…;)
So in case you somehow missed it, Legends of Aethereus is an excellent looking hack-n-slash-n-shoot-n-bomb-n-throw-n-destroy cRPG game that will have a GNU/Linux client.
$15,000 of the $25,000 already been pledged, and this game deserves much more, so back it up !
If you pledge $40, you get the Expedition Pack Level which includes four digital copies of the game !
Beta Sizzle Trailer
ThreeGates Studios was formed to focus on developing great games for core gamers.
Over the last few years the trend in the gaming industry has been to remove complexity and intricacies from their products. In short, a lot of triple decker banana splits with all the trimmings have turned into bland vanilla syntheto-mush.
We realize game companies do this because they want their products to be accessible to the broadest mainstream audience possible. This however has come at a cost. We’ve seen many disappointed gamers as we watch beloved titles get watered down or console-adapted to the point where the gaming experience is no longer appealing to the original fans.
We believe that the core Gaming audience is really hungry for a game that can deliver a deep experience, interesting choices, and more control over how you look as an individual, as well as how you play the game. We’re committed to delivering quality games that include these elements.
This video shows one of the many, Legends of Aethereus Field Tests, that we do to ensure we can deliver the absolute best product for our supporters. It is an example of how our team is willing to give the extra effort it takes to make a great game.
By popular demand another Realistic Field Test Video. The Tuskboar Impact Simulation
Legends of Aethereus is a high action, low fantasy RPG with four player co-op and a variety of PvP game types.
There is a full single player campaign with an engaging story. Check out the GamerSector Indiecast Podcast (http://gamersector.com/podcast/indiecast/indiecast-3) for more info on the story and factions.
Join forces in online multiplayer cooperative expeditions as the Inventor, Astrographer or Officer and venture into the uncharted wilderness of Aethereus seeking fame, glory and untold riches.
Invite your friends to your own customized Nexus City-State to battle in your arena or just show off how cool you’ve personalized your city using the statue-maker, banner creator and other customization features.
Embark on a variety of story driven hand-crafted expedition levels or explore the wilderness through a variety of procedurally generated exploration quests. Design and build new gear and weapons while you develop your character across a diverse and expansive skill tree allowing for a multitude of character strategies.
We chose working with the Unity3D game engine as we see it as the engine of the future. They are constantly adding features and the large and open community allows for meaningful knowledge exchange. We are confident that Unity3D is the correct long-term platform due to its incredible growth curve, living community and active technical support. Our experience has been very positive and we encourage new developers to choose Unity3D.”
We will offer a DRM Free version with single player, LAN, and direct ip connect. So you’ll be able to play and enjoy Legends of Aethereus in a stand alone version free from DRM.
We will support Linux! In our opinion the Linux Community has been somewhat forgotten by game developers despite its growing popularity. We also believe that Linux users will enjoy the game play style in Legends of Aethereus. Since our aim is to make a product for core gamers we felt it is very important to cater to the Linux Community since such a high percent have the same philosophy as ThreeGates. Nothing could make us happier than to provide a great game for the Linux Community.
We definitely don’t want to forget about all our good friends and supporters that prefer Mac so we are also offering a Mac Version of the game. We are happy that we have had such a positive response from Apple users and we are glad to provide a version just for Mac.