[New Game] Daedalic Entertainment and Forgotten Key take to the skies together in “AER”

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    Hamburg, Germany, January 23rd, 2015 

    [New Game] Daedalic Entertainment and Forgotten Key take to the skies together in “AER”

    – Daedalic Entertainment to publish third-person exploration/adventure title in 2016 – 
    Publisher Daedalic Entertainment and developer Forgotten Key will be lifting players into the skies in 2016 with the upcoming mystical aerial adventure game – AER. Set for release on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, PC, Mac and Linux, AER puts you in the shoes of Auk, a magical shape-shifting girl who can transform between human and bird.

    As AUK, you will explore an unbelievable open world of floating islands. Auk has a rare gift — she can turn into a bird and is one of the few people who can reach even the most remote places in her homeland of flying lands, in search of her people’s “Memories of the Past”. On her journey she encounters other shape-shifters, visits the ruins of the old gods and has to face dark creatures to revive her world from menacing shadows.

    In this genre mix between action/adventure and open flight exploration, you will join Auk on her pilgrimage. The surreal style of AER will be accompanied by reduced but colorful low poly graphics that emphasize the quiet tone of the game.

    AER will be published worldwide on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, PC, Mac and Linux by Daedalic Entertainment. The game will be released in 2016.

    About Daedalic Entertainment:
    Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Daedalic Entertainment is a developer of multiplatform narrative-driven games. 

    The company employs a staff of approximately 100 people, and its famed Writer’s Room, with its cadre of authors, is a unique feature in Germany’s media industry.

    Since May 2014, Daedalic Entertainment has been part of the Bastei Lübbe group of companies, and in August 2014, Daedalic opened another development studio in Düsseldorf — dubbed Daedalic Entertainment Studio West.

    Over the last few years, Daedalic has earned 21 German Game Developer Awards (incl. “Studio of the Year 2009, 2013”), five German Computer Game Awards (incl. “Best Game 2011”), and more.

    Upcoming Daedalic titles such as “Silence – The Whispered World 2” and “The Devil’s Men” will raise the bar for the adventure genre. With “Blackguards” and “Blackguards 2” the company has also set itself up as a key RPG developer.

    As a publisher, Daedalic entertainment publishes uncommon and remarkable games like “Divinity: Original Sin“, “Oh my Gore” and “Randal’s Monday”.

    About Forgotten Key
    Forgotten Key is a Swedish independent game studio founded in Karlshamn in the midst of 2011 by four students of Blekinge Institute of Technology. Forgotten Key strives to give players atmospheric experiences with distinctive and amazing adventures.

    At the moment the team consists of six ambitious individuals making atmospheric games. They seek to experiment with video games in a way that creates an experience bigger than the entertainment that the mechanics provide.

    During the short time the studio has been around, Forgotten Key has won the competition “Game Concept Challenge” three years in a row (2011 with The Shine of a Star, 2012 with BLANCO and 2013 with AER) and most recently gained recognition with the concept for AER.


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