Daedalic’s AER – Memories of Old Takes Flight today
Take to the Skies and Explore the Land of Gods in this Atmospheric Exploration Adventure and Debut Game from Indie Studio, Forgotten Key
Hamburg – October 25, 2017 – Daedalic and Forgotten Key are proud to announce that AER – Memories of Old is now available on Playstation, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux for 13.89 pounds. Developed for five years and nominated for Best Indie Game at Gamescom 2017, AER – Memories of Old is an exploration-focused adventure game set amongst the clouds featuring a grand, expansive world of floating islands and mysterious shrines. Players play as Auk, a girl who has the ability to transform at will between bird and human form, as she effortlessly soars amongst a sea of fully explorable islands to visit nomads, discover spirit animals, and uncover the ruins of a lost ancient civilization. Players can easily slip between the worlds of land and air to experience the true freedom of flight and the vast beauty of the awe-inspiring landscape.
Long ago, a great calamity shattered the world leaving only the drifting fragments of the floating islands behind. Auk must journey to learn more about the world that preceded her own as well as its downfall in order to prevent such a catastrophe to befall her world again.
With a distinct, low-poly art style, the world of AER is designed to be both beautiful and mysterious as explorers take in soaring vistas while encountering secretive temples and the puzzles within. The playstyle is unrestricted as players are free to explore the vast world at will, taking up objectives and quests as they go to uncover more of the enigma at the heart of the game. Transform seamlessly into bird-form with free flight mechanics as you dip below the waterfalls and mountains or return to human form to explore old ruins and venture down into the ancient temples of the Land of Gods.
- Transform into a glorious bird to soar amongst the clouds
- Explore a large open world of hidden secrets and new discoveries
- Take on a series of quests filled with mysteries, puzzles and cryptic temples
- Immerse yourself in the fantastical atmosphere and vibrant minimalistic aesthetic
- Winner of Game Concept Challenge 2013 and IndieCade Select 2016
Links and downloads:
- AER – Memories of Old Website
- Daedalic’s Website
- Forgotten Key Twitter
- Forgotten Key Facebook
- Forgotten Key YouTube
About Daedalic Entertainment
Daedalic Entertainment, based in Hamburg, publishes and develops computer and video games for all platforms. The studio focuses on interactive literature and character and narrative-driven games like adventures and RPGs. Daedalic Entertainment has a staff of more than 160 employees, including the Writer’s Room, a team of writers unique to the German media industry.
Since May 2014, Daedalic Entertainment is part of the Bastei Lübbe group of companies. In July 2014, the publisher opened a new studio, Daedalic Entertainment West, in Düsseldorf. The studio’s first project is the Space Exploration RPG The Long Journey Home.
Daedalic won the German Developer Award 21 times („Studio of the Year“ 2009 and 2013, among others). In 2013, the studio won the prestigious German Games Award for “Best German Game” with “Chaos on Deponia”. Daedalic Entertainment is also the six-time winner of the German Video Game Award and the European Games Award.
With titles like State of Mind, Silence and Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, Daedalic will raise the bar for the whole adventure genre. With Blackguards they also gained a reputation for creating high quality RPG games. As a publisher, the studio is also known for releasing unique and outstanding titles like Shadow Tactics, Crazy Machines 3, Valhalla Hills and Candle.
About Forgotten Key
Forgotten Key is an award-winning indie game studio based in Karlshamn, Sweden. With a focus on atmospheric adventures and experiences, Forgotten Key strives to innovate in game design while building rich worlds steeped in ambiance and feeling. Forgotten Key was founded in 2011 when a small student team from Blekinge Institute of Technology began working together, and has since grown into an indie studio of 15 with several projects in the pipeline.
AER Memories of Old is the first game release for the studio and a project of love and dedication through 5 years of constant development, which has given fruit in several awards and nominations including Game Concept Challenge 2013, IndieCade Select 2016, and a nomination for Best Indie Game at Gamescom 2017.