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Free Playable Steam Demo Available Now and New Kickstarter Stretch Goals to be Revealed
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BEIJING, CHINA – APRIL 4, 2022 – Developer Aurogon Shanghai announced today that its hand-drawn, 2D-animated action-adventure game Afterimage is now 100% fully funded on Kickstarter, with a free playable demo now available on Steam. Surpassing the initial funding target in just 40 hours, the Afterimage Kickstarter campaign is now over 260% funded with more than 1,100 backers in one week. With the Kickstarter campaign ending on April 21, new stretch goals will continue to be revealed adding more content and features to the project, assuring the Kickstarter community that Afterimage reaches its full potential when launching this Winter on PC and consoles.
Explore the dazzling mystical worlds of Afterimage.

Inspired by legendary Metroidvania games like Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night and Ori and the Blind Forest, Afterimage takes place in the imaginative world of Engardin. Once a magnificent realm of magical life and fantastic beasts, the land has been ravaged by the folly of human ambition and warfare. A calamitous event has ruined the land, corrupting the souls and behavior of native species and humans alike. 

Embark on a journey as Renee, a girl who lost her memory during the great catastrophe, as she retraces her steps to uncover past memories. Explore vast interconnected areas, traverse complex platform puzzles and encounter amusing characters that may help or hinder Renee’s journey. Discover a hauntingly beautiful yet dangerous world using Renee’s graceful weapon attacks and magic spells to defeat menacing and bizarre enemies.

Renee demonstrates power and grace with her attacks in Afterimage.

As Renee recovers lost memories and delves deeper into this hauntingly beautiful hand-drawn world, new weapons, skills, and magic spells will be learned. Customize the talent tree to upgrade Renee’s attributes, utilize passive abilities to bolster fighting techniques, and switch weapons on-the-fly during challenging boss fights. Gather tons of collectible loot and look out for lost recipes - give these to wandering chefs and they’ll make mouth-watering dishes with unique buffs! 

Afterimage is available to back on Kickstarter until April 21. The playable demo is now available on Steam. Afterimage is coming Winter 2022 to Windows PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Media interested in learning more about Afterimage can contact Danitra Alomia ([email protected]). For more information, please visit the game’s Kickstarter page.

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We are a small indie team formed by Metroidvania lovers from a studio called Aurogon Shanghai. Some of us have been working on Aurogon’s previous titles including the Swords of Legends franchise. Aurogon Info&Tech (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is a game development company formed by veterans in the game industry and was officially established in 2007, as a subsidiary to Netera. Netera (Beijing Wangyuanshengtang Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd.) was founded in July 2009, in vision to promote Chinese culture in a comprehensive entertainment method.

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