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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Jan. 31, 2013 –
Magic and technology collide to form a captivating backdrop for
Aeria Games, a leading global publisher of
free-to-play online games, announced today that closed beta testing
for the browser-based massively multiplayer online role-playing
game (MMORPG) has begun.
Players will embark on a vital quest to find a way to save their
dying planet from oblivion. Along the way they will explore a vast
dreamlike landscape ranging from sophisticated steampunk utopias to
enchanting, magical forests. The war between magic and technology
is an omnipresent theme in
Starlight Story, and players will need to derive strength
from both sides in order to maximize their potential.
Starlight Story features deep MMORPG gameplay elements all
within the convenience of a web browser. Customization is a key
component, giving players incredible control over many aspects of
their characters. Dozens of “Superstar” transformations
can completely change a character’s appearance and abilities
at will. Many loyal pet companions who aid in combat can be
switched out as well. The Astro system allows players to further
customize the stats of both their characters and their pets.
Starlight Story also offers a wealth of content for fans
of both PvE and PvP. Players will have to work together to conquer
a wide variety of dungeons and challenging world bosses. PvP
contenders will similarly group up for intense team arena matches
competing for prizes and bragging rights. In-game events will run
during closed beta to promote these features of the game, offering
rewards to the top players for each class and those with the
highest battle rankings.
Starlight Story is browser-based and does not require a
download, and like all Aeria Games titles, it is free-to-play.
Players can begin their story in closed beta now at
About Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc.
With a rapidly growing community of over 40 million core players
and a deep portfolio of development partners, Aeria Games is a
leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games.
Founded in 2006 and with offices in the US, Germany, and Brazil,
Aeria Games publishes and develops high quality online games in
nine languages - English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese,
Polish, Italian, Turkish and Russian - covering more than 30
countries. The company’s proprietary technology offers strong
benefits to both players and developers. Players gain access to a
universal gaming destination providing deep, immersive online games
accessible from browser, PC, tablet, and smart phones. Developers
get a blazingly fast point of entry to the global gaming market via
Aeria Games’ specialized platform that enables quick and easy
game integration. The company’s diverse portfolio includes
highly engaging fantasy MMORPGs, action shooters, anime-style
social games, and multiplayer
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