Developer Sleepy Spider Studio have announced that giant mech twin-stick, Project AETHER launches on Steam today.
Project AETHER is a high-octane love letter to retro shoot-em-up games from the legendary developers of the genre like Treasure and M2, the inspiration and love of the giant-mech genre of anime shines through with how wonderfully outlandish it is.
When a mysterious alien force invades from beyond the stars, players must take control of the prototype AETHER mech unit in an attempt to fight off the advancing threat. The indie title features a customisable loadout comprising of a combination of the player’s choice of two swappable ranged weapons, and a melee sabre, making sure that AETHER pilots will have everything in their arsenal needed to take out the threats.
Project AETHER is the second game from developers Sleepy Spider Studios.
“We’re very proud of our work on Project AETHER. Our goal was to provide a fast-paced and fluid game experience, and we feel we’ve delivered on that in a way that players will find very satisfying.” said Sleepy Spider Studios’ Ryan Shim. “We want to reward constant mobility and quick reflexes to keep up the game’s momentum.”
Project AETHER launches on Steam today, priced $12.99 / £10.29 / €10.79. A launch discount of 15% will be available.