AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Fan-favorite The Aetherlight has launched Episode 3: The Resistance Melts Down today, December 1, 2016. Created by the New Zealand-based Scarlet City Studios, The Aetherlight is an online point-and-click adventure game series that has quickly established a loyal following with both tween players and their parents alike.
Building on the stories and characters from Episodes 1 and 2, The Resistance Melts Down continues The Aetherlight’s groundbreaking approach to retelling the epic stories of scripture through an exciting steampunk world filled with quests, puzzles, crafting and more. The new trailer for Episode 3 can be found here.
In this episode, Jefferson and the Resistance explore the vast tundra of the Snowmoors as they face the threat of a global catastrophe. Players will need all their courage and cleverness to uncover the secret of the Snowmoors while dealing with rogue automaton monsters, Academy Automicus agents and a cast of new characters that have their own plans.
The Companion Engines App sits alongside the game to provide Bible study activities that explore the stories, contexts and meanings of the Scriptures. Through them, players are challenged to embrace the message of the Bible and find ways to incorporate it into their daily lives.
In addition, regular Parental emails help parents keep abreast of how their child is progressing in the game, offering great opportunities to discuss matters of faith and life. The creators of the game have also created Family and Player 15-day studies at the release of each episode on the YouVersion Bible app. These devotional plans mirror with each episode and help players further engage in the scriptures that inspire the games.
Tim Cleary, Founding Worldbuilder from Scarlet City Studios, explains, ‘It’s amazing to see the response from our players and their families! These stories, taken from scripture and retold through our world of Aethasia, give young people an understanding of the bible they’d otherwise go without at this age. We set out to create a game experience that would retell the story of the Bible in a way that resonated with 21st century kids. That mission is far from over, but we are well on our way. Come and get lost in the Snowmoors!’
The Aetherlight: The Resistance Melts Down is available today, December 1 at http://www.theaetherlight.com