(ST. LOUIS, MO) -- Yargis, a new gaming experience with arcade style space shooter action, invites everyone to be part of the final phase and Kickstarter launch of the new game that is both family-friendly and fun.   Developed by St. Louis-based PlazSoft, Yargis is a unique arcade-style space game where players can create their own spaceships and fight in both multi-player and single-player modes. In order to complete and finance the last phase of development for Yargis, Plazsoft will use the crowd funding site called Kickstarter beginning in July. In addition, PlazSoft is hosting a pre-launch event on Friday, July 12, at Webster University,HQ at 11:00 AM to 2 PM.

By using Kickstarter as a fund-raising platform, people can pledge to support the new Yargis game by buying awards from $2 dollars up to $5,000.   With a $15 dollar pledge, backers will award backers with an early access digital download with an electronic beta copy of Yargis plus early access to the Yargis forums to discuss the game with other backers and developers.  Larger pledges let backers receive digital download rewards, the game on CD, original concept art and other special features.  Top funders who give $2,000 or more, will receive a grand tour of PlazSoft and have lunch with the founder, along with having their name and company in the credits plus receive many other perks.

To access the Yargis Kickstarter site, go to www.yargis.com or Like Yargis on Facebook for more updates.

Behind the idea and development of Yargis is CEO and Founder Jeff Minnis who began thinking about developing a space-themed game since he was 10-years-old.  Now 30, Minnis owns his own company called PlazSoft. Also, in 2012 Minnis was awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year from the Small Business Administration (SBA), in addition to being honored as an outstanding alumni from Webster University.     

“We created Yargis because we love unique games, and wanted to see an arcade-style space game in which you can create your own spaceship and fight in both multi-player and single-player modes,” Minnis said.  “the game is packed with hours of fun, including a powerful level editor, so you and your friends can create your own exciting adventures.”  

Minnis started developing Yargis in 2011 and now has a small team of employees developing the game. He said it is unique because of its arcade style and the ability to unlock new parts for each ship.  Yargis is the name of the main character in the space ship game. This game was created at the PlazSoft building in Manchester, Missouri.

“Players will love creating and playing their own custom levels, plus Yargis can be played with two players on the same computer, “ Minnis said.  Yargis can be played on a PC, or in the future will be playable on XBOX 360 and mobile phones.

Minnis said he is using crowd sourcing to complete Yargis for a variety of reasons.  “We are using crowd funding because it gives us a unique opportunity to raise funds as well as help us spread the word and connect with our players.  Even the smallest contribution will make a huge difference.”   Minnis said he hopes to raise $10,000 by the end of July.

“Yargis is an exciting family-oriented game developed by myself and a small team.  Now we need the support of our community to make this happen.” Minnis said.

For more information, go to  www.yargis.com for details and updates.


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