ThreeGates, an independent game studio comprised of several industry types including former Sony Online Entertainment marketing agent Sean Kauppinen, fired up a Kickstarter campaign last month for Legends of Aethereus, a new co-op-focused action RPG that's already set for release this August. There are still ten days to go in the campaign, so check out these introduction and gameplay trailers if you're interested in helping it get to its $25,000 funding goal:
And here's the full summary:
Legends of Aethereus is a high action, low fantasy RPG with 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