Scarlet City Studios Launches The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance

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Steampunk-themed online adventure game for tweens retells Biblical
stories in an epic quest to restore the world

AUCKLAND, New Zealand–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New Zealand-based Scarlet City Studios today announced the launch of The
Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance, an online role-playing
adventure game for tweens. The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance
retells the epic story of scripture in an exciting steampunk world
filled with quests, puzzles, crafting and more. The Aetherlight will
launch in early May 2016, but limited early access packages are now
available at: www.theaetherlight.com/founders/

“Great gaming is as much about great storytelling as it is about the
gameplay itself,” says Carl Becker CEO of Scarlet City Studios. “We have
taken the greatest story ever told – the story of the God of the Bible
and his relationship with humanity – and built an allegorical world that
is truly epic. Think the Chronicles of Narnia, or Ben Hur, or even Dave
and the Giant Pickle! What this means is that the player’s experience is
as deep as it is long – our hope is that this brand new expression of
the biblical narrative will help them to see their own world, and their
part in it, through new lenses – with greater hope and a richer sense of
meaning.”

The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance will unfold over several
chapters released every few months. In addition to the game, the
Resistance Academy provides bible study activities, exploring the
stories, contexts and meanings of the Scriptures and challenging players
to embrace the message of the Bible and find ways to incorporate it into
their daily lives. Analytical tools help parents keep abreast of how
their child is progressing in the game and Resistance Academy, creating
great opportunities to discuss matters of faith and life in way players
can grasp and enjoy.

The Aetherlight has recently been endorsed by the American Bible
Society, who view the game as an innovative and authentic expression of
the bible narrative.

“There is a battle for the hearts and minds of young people… that’s
why I’m excited about The Aetherlight,” says Roy Peterson, president and
CEO of American Bible Society. “Through this gaming experience, we have
a mechanism to get young people to engage with scripture.”

The Aetherlight can be accessed online through a variety of purchasing
options. The first episode is available for $12.99 with subsequent
episodes priced at $15.99, or parents can choose to purchase a variety
of packages with exclusive bonuses, including exciting behind-the-scenes
access and the ability to design in-game content.

MEDIA NOTE: High-resolution artwork, images and other press materials
are available at:
The
Aetherlight Media Kit

About The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance

In The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance, 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.

About Scarlet City Studios

Scarlet City Studios was established in 2012 with the sole intention of
bridging the cultural, historical and pedagogical gap between the
contemporary world of pre-teens and the world of the Bible by advancing
biblical engagement through interactive media, learning frameworks and
creative transmedia products. Scarlet City’s unique framework is based
on the principles of faith, hope and love…telling great stories,
nurturing genuine innovation and fostering real encounters. For more
information, visit www.scarletcitystudios.com

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