Children of Liberty – Launching on Steam Early Access April 18th

Children of Liberty – Launching on Steam Early Access April 18th

Indie developer Lantana Games is proud to announce early access for their stealth-action title Children of Liberty. Taking place on the eve of the American Revolution, gamers play as four kids, selected at the start of the game, on a mission to break their parents out of jail and warn the countryside of the pending Redcoat attack. Children of Liberty is scheduled for a late 2014/early 2015 release.

On April 19<sup>th</sup>, 1775, The Lexington Minutemen confronted a group of 700 Redcoats marching to capture munitions depots stored outside of Boston and thus began what is known as the American Revolutionary War. The night before the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the Sons of Liberty received word of the Redcoats’ plan to march on the munitions depot.

Paul Revere, a coppersmith and infamous Patriot, was sent along with William Dawes to warn the countryside of the oncoming attack. However, only by a mysterious set of circumstances was Revere able to succeed at his mission.

The events leading up to this battle have always been filled with intrigue … until now. Children of Liberty fills in the plot holes of the tale of Paul Revere’s Ride while remaining historically accurate. Gamers play as either Joseph, the classic platformer; Ally, the nimble freerunner; Doug, the burly tank; or Sarah, the bratty eight-year old ninja, and live out the events of the hours leading up to the American Revolution. Players have various tools at their disposal depending on the character they play, including toy swords, grappling yo-yos, and smoke bombs.

Children of Liberty places a heavy emphasis on stealth-based gameplay, allowing the player to hide in shadows and pop out at strategic moments while remaining true to the core of classic 2D platformers but in a fully realized 3D world

The early access version will be available on Steam, The Humble Store, Desura, and IndieGameStand on Friday, April 18, for $9.99 ($8.99 for the first week!). It will be available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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