Project AETHER: First Contact, mech space shoot-em-up on Windows

Developer Sleepy Spider Studio launched it’s giant mech twin-stick shooter title, Project AETHER on Steam for Windows.

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, as well as the beloved giant-mech genre of anime.

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.
Featuring a customizable loadout comprising of a combination of the player’s choice of two swappable ranged weapons, and a melee sabre, AETHER pilots will have everything needed to take out threats from all ranges, but truly skilled pilots will need to learn to harness the power of all of their available weapons to take down the unknown threat unharmed.

Players will battle invading fleets and their giant boss ships across 9 levels, each with their own unique threats. Success will only be assured if quick reflexes and tactical thinking are used in combination with the unique abilities afforded by the AETHER unit.

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 launched on Steam for Windows.