Japan - August 23, 2016 - Active Gaming Media, in partnership with Tezuka Productions, and the legendary Macoto Tezka, transport some of the most indelible artistic creations by the Godfather of manga Osamu Tezuka to Kickstarter to raise $50K USD in funding for the completion of Astro Boy: Edge of Time. Astro Boy: Edge of Time is a digital collectible card game that brings together Astro Boy, Phoenix, Black Jack, and many others, and will launch for PC, Mac and Linux, with console aspirations via stretch goals.
"For years, fans of Osamu Tezuka's artistic works and indelible characters have clamored for new adventures. This loyal fan base includes some of the most accomplished artists ever, including Hiroya Oku (Gantz), Satoshi Yoshioka (Snatcher, Policenauts), and HIROAKI (King of Fighters, Street Fighter IV, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin) who, alongside Makoto Tezuka, have lent their talent and imagination to helping us create a new story on a new platform, while resurrecting some of pop culture's most famous characters," said Ibai Ameztoy, CEO, Active Gaming Media, Inc.. "We are coming directly to the fans via Kickstarter, allowing them to directly influence the final game. Their input will help us improve the game at a time in its development cycle when new paths and ideas can be explored and implemented in order to create the best game possible and honor these characters properly."
Astro Boy: Edge of Time takes characters from Osamu Tezuka's vast library of characters and reimagines them in a whole new world, putting them all in a futuristic cyberpunk city for the first time. When a darkness rips through the multiverse, destroying all in its path, a mysterious power transports Tezuka's characters from their respective worlds and brings them to a refuge from the chaos: The Sprawl, a mysterious floating cyberpunk city outside of the flow of time.
Now tasked with keeping their new home safe while learning about its mysterious history, heroes and villains alike will learn that safety in numbers might not be enough to brave this new frontier.
Astro Boy Edge of Time is, at its core, a collectible card game where players use cards based on famous Tezuka characters to create decks and fight in 1-on-1 matches against AI or other players. Astro Boy: Edge of Time's battlefield uses positioning based gameplay that's easy to learn for new players, and also creates new strategic options for seasoned veterans. Each player can deploy their cards to one of two planes on their side of the board, defending themselves from incoming attacks while initiating attacks of their own.
Ongoing Development: The experience is always growing! Regular updates for Astro Boy: Edge of Time will add new cards, new story mode episodes, and new multiplayer modes, so there's always something new around the corner.