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Developers Aurogon Shanghai are pleased to announce that their upcoming Metroidvania, Afterimage, has been successful in it’s fundraising efforts over at Kickstarter, well surpassing it’s original goal and raising a total of $92,000. In response to their success the developers have prepared a special thank you trailer on their YouTube channel.



Afterimage takes place in the fantasy world of Engardin, a world once teeming with magic and fantastical beasts, but has becomes ravaged by warfare and human greed. The player assumes the role of a young girl named Renee who has lost her memory after a great calamity has devastated Engardin and it’s inhabitance. She must retrace her steps to recover her past.

If you think all that sounds interesting you can head on over to the Afterimage Steam page, download a demo, and/or add it to your wishlist. You can expect Afterimage to release sometime in winter of 2022 for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, and XBox One and Series X/S.

Checkout the press release below for more information.


Upcoming RPG Adventure Title Surpasses Original Funding Target by over 600% – Full Featured Release on All Consoles This Winter

BEIJING, CHINA – APRIL 26, 2022 – Developer Aurogon Shanghai announced today that its hand-drawn, 2D-animated action-adventure game Afterimage has wrapped up a very successful Kickstarter campaign raising over $92,000 surpassing the original goal of $14,978. Soaring past the initial funding goal in just 40 hours the Afterimage Kickstarter campaign saw support from over 2,500 backers, all who have pushed the game to receive additional gameplay areas, a boss rush stage, cutscenes with dubbing, more accessories, an additional weapon class, a new playable character and much more! Afterimage has received the funding it needs to reach its full game potential – the free playable demo can be downloaded from Steam.

Inspired by legendary Metroidvania games like Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night and Ori and the Blind ForestAfterimage takes place in the imaginative world of Engardin. Once a magnificent realm of magical life and fantastic beasts, the land has been ravaged by the folly of human ambition and warfare. A calamitous event has ruined the land, corrupting the souls and behavior of native species and humans alike. Embark on a journey as Renee, a girl who lost her memory during the great catastrophe, as she retraces her steps to uncover past memories.

Afterimage has a playable demo available on SteamAfterimage is coming Winter 2022 to Windows PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Media interested in learning more about Afterimage can contact Danitra Alomia ( For more information, please visit the game’s Kickstarter page.

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