Legends of Aethereus Kickstarter in Final Stretch With First Two Stretch Goals For OUYA and VIP Room Achieved

14 Hours Left to Fund Windows/Linux/Mac Action RPG

GOTLAND, SWEDEN – July 21, 2012 – ThreeGates announced that is has reached its first two Kickstarter stretch goals above the $25K in funding the studio was looking to raise for Legends of Aethereus,its forthcoming action Role-Playing Game (RPG). The first two stretch goals include a special member’s only room where crafting materials and special items will be dropped at random intervals as an ongoing thank you to Kickstarter supporters. The studio will also be picking up an OUYA dev kit since the community has asked ThreeGates to explore a version for the recently announced console and the stretch goal to pick up the kit was met on Thursday night. To help fund the game, check out the Kickstarter project page here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/460738485/legends-of-aethereus-co-op-hack-n-slash-action-gam

“The final stretch goal is less than $3,900 away now,” said Don Geyer, CEO of ThreeGates. “Getting accomplished game designer Scott Foe onboard to craft a special quest line would be a really awesome addition to the game.”

At $35K, ThreeGates will sign on legendary game designer Scott Foe for a specially designed bonus quest line. Foe is known for his work on Phantasy Star Online and Reset Generation, as well as numerous other titles. He is believed to be one of the most creative designers making games today.

“Getting Foe on board is pretty epic,” Geyer continued. “This is something he would be doing to help us and give the community something really special. It’s an amazing opportunity.”

Legends of Aethereus is a high action RPG with up to four player co-op and a variety of PvP game types. 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.

• 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

About ThreeGates
ThreeGates was formed in late 2010 by a group of people who all have years of experience in the game industry. The team has worked in the games field; as game designers, graphic artists, programmers, event producers, marketers and educators, in other constellations and on other projects, but always with the same drive and passion. Now they’ve teamed up with a common goal: to make great games. ThreeGates’ strengths are a tight-knit team, the ability to move fast, willingness to work hard and a drive for excellence. For more information, please visit: http://www.threegates.se

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