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  Anew: The Distant Light Kickstarter Campaign Successful, Stretch Goal Revealed
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

For Immediate Release:

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (March 17, 2017) - With two days to go in its Kickstarter campaign,   Anew: The Distant Light has surpassed its funding goal of $30,000! Nearly 600 backers have contributed to Resonator’s PC and console open-world action-exploration game. Some highlights of the campaign include ports to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, and Mac.

Veteran industry developers Steve Copeland and Jeff Spoonhower, who worked on games in the Bioshock, Borderlands, Uncharted, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings video games, are thrilled with the response Anew has received. They are excited to reveal a $35,000 stretch goal chock-full of content, including: Nintendo Switch feasibility research, expanded localization, speed run features, homeship artifact room, boss rush mode, minigames, multi-plane gameplay mechanic, hardcore mode, and extra bosses and pilotable vehicles.

The Kickstarter campaign runs through 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, March 19th. Gamers still have a few days left to help Resonator hit their stretch goal:

About Anew: The Distant Light:

Anew: The Distant Light is an open-world, action-exploration game for PC and console platforms.  You play as a child with limited resources and a damaged home ship, waking up on a distant alien moon, twenty light years from Earth. You must carry out a mission of critical importance. Battle, puzzle, and journey through an exotic and dangerous world. Seek out game-changing equipment, upgrades, vehicles, and companions to expand your options for combat and exploration.

Anew: The Distant Light won the Audience Choice Award at Phoenix Comicon in 2016, was featured in the Made with Unity Showcase @ Unite ‘16, and was recently accepted into NVIDIA’s “best of the best” indie game curation program, the Indie Spotlight.

Key Gameplay Features:

  • Explore a huge, diverse, open game world
  • Unlock the power of your home ship
  • Collect, upgrade, and master game-changing weapons and equipment
  • Pilot powerful machines and vehicles
  • Navigate dynamic, harsh surface conditions to discover rare creatures and hidden secrets
  • Solve the mystery of your missing co-pilot and save a dying Earth

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Jeff Spoonhower, [email protected]