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Friday, July 13, 2012

Legends of Aethereus is a 3D Action RPG being made using Unity3D game engine.

legends of aethereusLegends of Aethereus is a 3D Action RPG being made using Unity3D game engine. The game is currently on kickstarter and it has been in development for more than year.

The game will feature:
    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
    Full single player campaign with an engaging story
    Crafting and Materials system allows for virtual limitless customization

Legends of Aethereus is almost ready for release and the developers have showcased several gameplay videos:
LoA is currently raising funds to give the game final push before its release in August. They were looking to support Linux and finally an announcement was made after evaluating Unity 4.0.
After looking into Unity 4.0 and running some test builds on the 4.0 Beta ThreeGates is proud to announce that we will be able to provide a Linux version Legends of Aethereus.

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 will support both 32bit and 64bit systems, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) and higher. Everything seems to indicate the game will run great on Linux and we can’t wait to get it out there so the Linux Community can enjoy the game.

The game is currently sitting on $15k with 9 days left to reach the target of $25k. You can confirm a copy of game for yourself for just $15 from here..
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F.A.Q.
Q?What is Legends of Aethereus?
    A.    Legends of Aethereus is an on-line multiplayer cooperative game, where you partake in 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 where they can buy, trade or build unique items only available in your specific area. Decorate your city-state with statues in the likeness of you or your friend’s characters, or the wild beasts of your arena.
    Challenge your friends to PvP or Coop combat in your uniquely designed town Combat Arena. Partake in bold expeditions to capture extraordinary beasts that you can use to populate your Arena. Design and create a variety of arena combat scenarios using your library of beasts, traps and contraptions that will dazzle your friends, awe the crowd and make your arena one of the sought after combat meeting grounds.
    Embark on a variety of procedurally generated expeditions with your friends discovering new lands and situations to overcome. Design and build new gear, weapons and inventions to solve the many challenges that await you in the world of Aethereus.
Q?Is it multiplayer or singleplayer?
    A.    Legends of Aethereus is an on-line multiplayer coop game with a maximum of 4 players. If you choose to, you are welcome to play solo as a single player. You will be able to invite friends to your unique personalized Nexus City-State or have the ability to visit your friend’s individualized areas. These are the staging grounds from which you can embark out into the lands of Aethereus on exciting expeditions seeking fame, glory and untold riches.
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Q?What are the system requirements?
    A.    Exact System Requirements in coordination with the official release announcement of Legends of Aethereus.
Q?Is there a fee of some sort?
    A.    Pricing and fee information will be announced in coordination with the official release announcement of Legends of Aethereus.
Q?Where can I buy Legends of Aethereus?
    A.    Information on where to purchase Legends of Aethereus will be available in 2012.
Q?Who are you guys?
    A.    ThreeGates was formed in 2010 by a group of people who all have years of experience in the game industry. We’ve all worked in the games field; as game designers, graphic artists, programmers, event producers, sound designers, marketers and educators. Now we’ve teamed up with a common goal: to make great games.
Q?How many classes are there?
    A.    In Legends of Aethereus you have the possibility to play four different class professions: officer, astrographer, inventor and animist. For more information on each, please click the links.
Q?So this isn’t a clone of all the other RPGs out there?
    A.    No, Legends of Aethereus has unique tactical game features that set it apart from many RPG’s. Physics based traps and many other environmental objects that can be manipulated in a creative manner allow for a rich and dynamic gaming experience. We have built a system that lets the players come up with solutions to game challenges in a variety of ways. Also the addition of a highly customizable Nexus City-State allows players to design and adapt their home base and then invite friends to enjoy their designs and features. We think these features will set Legends of Aethereus apart from the rest of the pack…
Q?When’s the release?
    A.    Legends of Aethereus will be released during 2012.

Screenshots.

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