SCARLET CITY™ STUDIOS SETS DATE FOR SECOND EPISODE OF THE AETHERLIGHT: CHRONICLES OF THE RESISTANCE™
The Latest Episode of the Hit Preteen Adventure Takes Flight
on PC, Mac, iOS, Android August 5
The Aetherlight: Companion Engines App Is Free for a Limited Time
The Aetherlight Bible NLT Available August 1 through Tyndale House Publishers
SOURCE: Hoganson Media
Auckland, New Zealand – July 27, 2016 — Developer Scarlet City Studios has confirmed an Aug. 5, 2016 launch date for the second episode of their hit preteen adventure game, The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance. Entitled Episode 2: The Resistance Takes Flight, this new story installment features a retelling of the biblical story of Jacob and Esau allegorically through the Resistance’s fight against the evil Usurper using majestic airships in the ongoing epic adventure to save the world of Aethasia™.
Partnered with the American Bible Society and endorsed by the kidSAFE COPPA Certified Seal Program, The Aetherlight initially launched in May 2016 and has quickly found a receptive and growing preteen and family audience with its unique blend of adventure gameplay and allegorical retellings of Bible stories set in an exciting steampunk world.
With a vision to engage players with the Bible in order to inspire outworking in their own lives, as well as in their families, communities and even national and international causes, Scarlet City Studios further brings together the in-game story with the biblical narrative and a ‘real-world’ call to mission with The Aetherlight: Companion Engines App. Releasing in conjunction with Episode 2, the app takes players directly into the biblical text, exploring scriptural parallels and historical context, while simultaneously drawing players into a rich narrative, igniting their imagination toward the significance and the application of the biblical story.
For a limited time, players with an Aetherlight account will have the opportunity to try The Aetherlight: Companion Engines App for free. These Companion Engines are incentivized for players, granting them access upon completion to exclusive in-game outfits and weapons, looping players back into the game. The App will be available for iOS and Android at the App Store and Google Play.
Additionally, as part of the Episode 2 launch, the first full-text Bible for young gamers, The Aetherlight Bible NLT, a companion Bible themed around the new action-adventure game, will be available August 1 through Tyndale House Publishers. The Bible’s features are aimed at reigniting preteens’ imaginations and interest in Scripture through a truly swashbuckling steampunk retelling of the biblical narrative. Readers will learn to connect the dots between characters they are familiar with from the game and prominent figures and storylines of the Bible. The world of Aethasia is colorful and quirky, and this Bible will carry the same steampunk flair that characterizes the game.
The Aetherlight: Episode 2 Bible Plan for families will also be live in the YouVersion Bible app and www.Bible.com on August 5. These studies tie into the game the biblical story of Jacob and Esau to help young people and their families see their part in the story of God. Players who have “joined the Resistance” can also tie the game and the Bible together with a kid’s Bible Plan also at the YouVersion Bible app and www.Bible.com, so they can grow in their part in God’s story.
Episode 2: The Resistance Takes Flight Synopsis
Episode 2: The Resistance Takes Flight sees the fledgling Resistance set out to power more of the Great Engines around No Man’s Landing. To do this, players will need to enlist the help of two volatile brothers, racers in the Aethasian underground Airship Racing League. When the racing partnership falls apart, a new team will be needed to get the Resistance in the air by any means necessary. It’s a race against time to retrofit a new ship that’s stranded on the “Flying L” — a floating pit stop with airship racers, swindlers, and a serious goat problem!
Episodes of The Aetherlight are available for PC, Mac, iOS and Android for $9.99 each and can be downloaded at: www.theaetherlight.com, Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).
Additional Episode 2 Details
- New locations including Team Edmund’s Racing Pits and the “Flying L”
- New Weapons including the infamous Rocket Hammer and the Oil Spitter
- A cast of new characters and old favorites
About Scarlet City Studios
Scarlet City Studios is a small New Zealand-based gaming studio with an epic goal: to take the greatest story ever told and re-tell it for a digital generation. Established in 2012 to advance the historic mission of a postal Sunday school ministry, Scarlet City took the epic tale of the Bible and re-imagined it as a steampunk, allegorical story that would be entertaining, educational, formational, and creative. With the launch of The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance, the studio’s ongoing mission is to tell great stories, nurture genuine innovation, and foster rich encounters. For more information, visit www.scarletcitystudios.com.