Nov 072016

Slew of Stretch Goals and Bonuses Unlocked Including Custom-Created Sounds, Esteren Dice, Comic Book and More Than 50 Game Aids


PARIS, FRANCE (October 31, 2016) – In full-swing of a Kickstarter that funded in the first 90 minutes and has raised more than $100,000 in three days, an unprescedented feat for a French RPG, Agate RPG, publisher of the award-winning Shadows of Esteren Roleplaying Game, announces today the unlocking of a slew of Stretch Goals and Bonuses for the current Shadows of Esteren: Dearg Kickstarter, including a new partnership with Sydney, Australia’s Syrinscape to create the official SoundPacks for the Shadows of Esteren RPG.

Syrinscape, the award-winning apps that put the power of custom sound at the fingertips of the gamer, will develop the official SoundPacks of Shadows of Esteren, including the first three music albums: Of Men and Obscurities, Dearg, and Rise. Unlocked at the $90k level, all backers of the Dearg Kickstarter will receive a two-month SuperSyrin subscription, a complete unlock of Syrinscape’s massive Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Board Game sound libraries, the Shadows of Esteren: DEARG SoundPack, as well as access to the coveteted SoundSet Creator.

“Combining Dearg’s symphonic original soundtrack with Syrinscape’s potential, the musical atmosphere of your Shadows of Esteren game is going to reach a whole new dimension,” says Shadows of Esteren creative director Nelyhann. “If musical ambiance and roleplaying go hand-in-hand for you as it does for us, you will find the Syrinscape apps a priceless addition to your games.”

Reaching the $100,000 fundraising mark this morning, the Shadows of Esteren Kickstarter has also unlocked a 16-page, A4-sized comic book starring Yldiane, the heroine of the Shadows of Esteren story. Written by Emmanuel Roudier and Shadows of Esteren creative director Nelyhann with illustrations by Roudier, the comic book will follow Yldiane returning home to Melwan to find her world has changed and reflects events depicted in the 3 scenario from SOE: Book 0 Prologue.

Already a Kickstarter “Staff Pick” and having raised nearly 500% of its fundraising goal with 18 days to go in the campaign, the Shadows of Esteren: Dearg Kickstarter has also unlocked approximately 50 printed game aids, Dearg dice, a map of Dearg and a promotion for local game shops, with much more to come. The Dearg Kickstarter is now live and runs through November 17th, 2016.

Shadows of Esteren: Dearg puts players at the heart of the game’s narrative in a 500-page, hardcover essential rulebook to be published in two volumes. With innovative new game mechanices and concepts designed to put players face to face with their inner demons, their own personal stories will become critical components of the game’s dramatic tension.

Since first launching on Kickstarter in 2012, Shadows of Esteren has received more than a dozen awards for its art, production value and cartography, earned a silver ENnie Award for Product of the Year and has thousands of devoted players worldwide.

For more information, visit the Shadows of Esteren: Dearg Kickstarter:

About Syrinscape
Using a powerful audio engine and complex algorithms to produce ever-changing soundscapes and rich encounter-specific music, Syrinscape conjures every aural landscape imaginable, from ethereal forests and stony shorelines, to dank, vermin-filled dungeons, to the spooky depths of the underdark. Designed by accomplished composer and tabletop gamer Benjamin Loomes, along with the developers at the Interaction Consortium, Syrinscape builds on more than 8 years of prototyping and community feedback. Syrinscape is based in Australia. Syrinscape is available for a wide range of devices, including PCs, Macs, Android Tablets and phones, iPhones and iPads, and the players can be downloaded via syrinscape for free.

About Shadows of Esteren
Shadows of Esteren is a medieval roleplaying game with horrific and gothic overtones in a dark, low fantasy setting. Drawing inspiration from Celtic myths, this universe has a subtle fantastic side hidden under a bleak, realistic surface. The Shadows of Esteren world is populated by men and women trudging through daily lives whiles also struggling with supernatural threats lurking in the dark. With the focus of its adventures being investigation and survival, Shadows of Esteren favors immersion and interaction among the players.

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