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Anew: The Distant Light

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Resonator

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An open-world action game for fans of single-player adventures. Battle, puzzle, and explore an exotic alien landscape.
Backers: 684
Average Pledge Per Backer: $52

Funded: $35,640 of $30,000
Dates: Feb 14th -> Mar 20th (34 days)
Project By: Resonator
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Latest News

The home stretch!

March 18th - via:
                                                           ________ We're closing in on the finish line and still going strong!  This campaign ends in about 34 hours, on Sunday at 11:59pm (PST).  Looks like we have a... (Read More)

We did it!

March 16th - via:
                                                    _______________ Thanks to all of you, we've reached our funding goal!  We're grateful that you've put trust in us to deliver the game you've connected with and we're... (Read More)

Yes, Mac and Linux too!

March 15th - via:
  We haven't had many requests for Anew: The Distant Light on Mac or Linux, but we have faith that you're out there.  It will take some work, but we want to give as many people as possible the chance to play our game.  So, today we are announcing... (Read More)

Stretch goal - Nintendo Switch and tons of new game features!

March 14th - via:
Thanks to you, Anew: The Distant Light is over 90% backed.  We couldn't be more grateful for your generous support, both in pledges and in your efforts to share news of our game with your friends. We are very excited to announce our first stretch... (Read More)

The Kickstarter Compendium

March 14th - via:
Stay up to date on the latest video games coming down the Kickstarter pipeline. (Read More)

New Backer Tiers! (Beta Invites, Signed Music Score, and Hardback Art Book)

March 13th - via:
Today we are introducing three new backer tiers! Everything Digital ($49) Invitation to the closed beta Download of the game for PC Download of the game for your choice of console Download of game art book Digital soundtrack Exclusive HD wallpaper... (Read More)

Shirt design: We have a winner!

March 13th - via:
The SelectionAfter a few weeks of backer voting on shirt designs, a clear winner emerged with 46% of the vote. Your shirt choice! This design will be the basis for the exclusive backer shirt provided to everyone in the Suited Up backer reward tier... (Read More)

Reddit AMA is live, theory of deep design, and weapon upgrades!

March 9th - via:
AMAOur Reddit AMA (ask me anything) just went live and the conversation with Jeff, Will, and Steve will be going on all day.  Please stop by to participate. Click to Join the AMA Deep DesignAlso, Gamasutra just featured another article about Anew:... (Read More)

'Anew: The Distant Light' (ALL) Kickstarter Campaign Needs Final Push

March 9th - via:
Anew: The Distant Light is an open-world, dual-stick action game which showcases a beautifully painted, storybook environment. (Read More)

Anew's opening cinematic, Reddit AMA, and Twitch streams scheduled!

March 8th - via:
ShowtimeWe are proud to present the full opening cinematic to Anew: The Distant Light. It offers a setup to the backstory of our world and introduces some of the game's mystery. This short movie features the previously unreleased musical... (Read More)

75% there, Pub hangouts, and a rare opportunity for a closed beta invite!

March 5th - via:
Materiel has the power to create We are now over 75% of the way toward our campaign goal.  Thanks so much for your support! You have also lit up a new Backer Achievement for Twitter and the follower count is still blazing along.  (Scroll way down... (Read More)

A character modeling session with Jeff

March 2nd - via:
In today's update, we take you behind the scenes with Jeff Spoonhower, Art Director for Anew: The Distant Light.  He demonstrates his process in Maya for modeling a character with stylized anatomy.  You may recognize this guy as the mysterious... (Read More)

Get lit!

February 28th - via:
Anew: The Distant Light is coming to Steam! Thanks so much for helping us get through the Greenlight process so quickly.  It took a lot of votes, but far fewer than expected.  We were presumably accepted due to an unusually high approval ratio... (Read More)

Gunplay in Anew and fabric patches for box collectors!

February 28th - via:
We recently had an article featured in Gamasutra about developing fast and fluid gunplay, as it relates to player input and character animation.  If you're interested in learning a bit about how Anew allows for deep gameplay and a high skill cap,... (Read More)

Halfway there and an interview with Wilbert Roget II, composer of Anew's soundtrack

February 24th - via:
Anew: The Distant Light has passed 60% backing!  Thanks to everyone who helped to bring us this far. We have a new video that shares some insight into the game's music. It includes a breakdown of how Will works in software, and an in-depth... (Read More)

Box and Poster Reveal, Ringtones, and more interactive live streams!

February 22nd - via:
You continue to make great headway on our Backer Achievements and more rewards have already been unlocked. Here is a render of our box art design.  The boxed version comes with physical game media (disk or USB), original soundtrack CD, stickers,... (Read More)

Voting is open for backer shirt designs!

February 21st - via:
Thanks for the continued support in spreading the word about Anew: The Distant Light.  You've already reached some of the Backer Achievements (scroll way down on the main page) and unlocked the first reward set:  shirt designs and a Twitch stream!... (Read More)

Backer Achievements (and Rewards!)

February 19th - via:
It’s hard for an indie game to get noticed these days, even if you have something that people seem to like.  With a very limited marketing budget, we’re relying on you to help get the word out.  We know that many of you have already been... (Read More)

Anew: The Distant Light on Consoles!

February 17th - via:
Anew: The Distant Light is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! Like many of you, we love gaming from the sofa.  We’re also big fans of console controllers.  We even plug them into our PC for many of our favorite PC action games.  If you... (Read More)

A Ship Named "Hope"

February 16th - via:
  Humanity was on the brink.  In The Event’s aftermath, we nearly destroyed what was left of each other.  And then... a miracle changed us. The possibility of a new home was found and the wars ended--just like that.  We had a future, a place... (Read More)

Anew: The Distant Light Kickstarter Campaign Launches

February 16th - via:
Resonator Games have launched their Kickstarter campaign as well as starting their Steam Greenlight campaign as of yesterday. (Read More)

Hey look, a FAQ!

February 15th - via:
 Thanks for all of the comments and private messages.  We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions with our answers added.  (Read More)

Thanks for a great first day!

February 15th - via:
We're less than a day into our campaign and we already have about 1/3 backing!  Thank you everyone for your generosity, trust, and feedback. A project of this scope is typically undertaken by a much larger team. There are only two of us making this... (Read More)

Veteran Game Devs Launch Kickstarter for 'Anew: The Distant Light'

February 14th - via:
Anew: The Distant Light is a new game looking to be Kickstarted by you from veteran developers of Bioshock 2 and the Saint's Row series. (Read More)

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