Kickstarter Watch: Legends of Aethereus

Studio needs $25,000 to finish project
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ThreeGates Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new co-op RPG aimed at core PC gamers.

The campaign is hoping to raise $25,000, enabling ThreeGates to ramp up its polish phase for Legends of Aethereus, which successfully completed a closed beta over the past month.

“We are at the doorstep of releasing the game and we want to do so in a fashion that will provide great content and quality for core PC gamers. To do this we are asking for some support to give us that nudge we need to deliver a quality product meeting the needs of our core target group,” said the studio on its Kickstarter page.

Legends of Aethereus is a high action, low fantasy RPG with four player co-op and a variety of PvP game types. Gamers can build new weapons and develop their character across an expansive skill tree to allow for a multitude of character strategies.

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The co-op hack-n-slash action game includes a physics-based combat system, including traps, set-up weapons and interactions with environmental objects. There is also a statue maker and banner creator, giving the users the ability to personalise their own city environment.

“We believe that the core PC Gaming audience is really hungry for a game that can deliver a deep core experience, interesting choices, and more control over how you look as an individual, as well as how you play the game,” said Don Geyer, CEO of ThreeGates.

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Fans interested in backing the project can pledge anything from 1$ upwards. There are rewards for different amounts pledged, ranging from $5, which gets your named in the credits, to a whopping $10,000. For this amount you will receive a whole bunch of goodies, including official bed sheets, signed collectors edition, four digital copies of the game, and a consultation with designers to develop a completely customisable, unique gear kit.

The project will only be funded if at least $25,000 is pledged by Sunday July 22nd at 3:15am EDT. Interested parties can check out all the information and back the project here.

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