A Christmas message from our CEO!
As we go into the festive season I am mindful of the great Christmas lyric by John Lennon “ So this is Christmas and what have you done, another year over and new one just begun.”
2015 and has been a significant year for Scarlet City Studios. Much has happened, and is about to happen!
This year has been significant for the staff and the project. Our team grew by 40%, we relocated to bigger premises and launched a private beta version of the game which has been played by around 1000 testers! While this was happening we had staff get married, grow families, have relatives die, fall off a motor bike and break an ankle, inadvertently steal a car for 24 hours and generally experience the ups and downs of life! I am not sure whether this is what Irenaeus meant when he said “ The Glory of God is a human being fully alive”? These are just some of the things that have impacted our studio team as we have laughed, celebrated and shed a tear with and for each other in 2015.
2015 has been particularly exciting as we secured partnerships with American Bible Society and Tyndale publishing. These partnerships are already impacting the project. The Aetherlight Companion Bible that we have developed with Tyndale (filled with game art and story), is about to be sent to print, whilst American Bible Society is seriously engaged in our marketing and in-game Bible engagement content.
As we close out the year I am delighted to announce that on January 15 we will be launching early access to the game for all those people who want to become part of the Aetherlight Founders club as we prepare for full launch later in March. All founders will have the opportunity to give at different levels and receive unique ‘in game’ rewards, plus a copy of our yet-to-be released Aetherlight Companion Bible. There is also the opportunity to receive lifetime membership for those who are able to be really generous!
2016 will be a big year for us as we seek to bring the story of God in the Bible to life, engage players in it and motivate them to live out of it in their world!
In faith, hope and love
Carl Becker (CEO)