Earthrise: First Impact is a free-to-play, post-apocalyptic sci-fi MMORPG set many years in the aftermath of World War Three. Humans have rebuilt society with great technological advances, such as cloning, nanotechnology, and quantum engineering, essentially making themselves immortal. Strict government control over these technologies and the people have given rise to a revolution, fighting to bring back resources and power to the people.
Players enter the world of Enterra to fight with Sal Vitas and the Continoma government, or side with the opposing Noir rebels. A highly flexible skill system allows for players to choose their own skills, fitting their character to their own play style. All the usual MMORPG trappings are here, such as Quests, Crafting, PvP, and Guilds, solidly based on a compelling storyline, and all ready to play for free on a single game server.
Originally created by Masthead Studios, Earthrise is now being developed by SilentFuture UG.
SilentFuture has revealed a few new features for Earthrise: First Impact as the game continues its optimization process. Players will be able to choose from any one of eight playable factions. In the earlier incarnation of Earthrise, players only had two factions from which to choose.
Earthrise has been making the news a lot lately with the resurrection of the game by SilentFuture. We wanted to find out more about what changes players can expect and more. We caught up with Creative Director Katharina Weiß. See what she has to say before heading to the comments to chat!
First Impact has announced that Founders Packages for Earthrise: First Impact are now on sale. Package prices range from 15 Euro to 250 Euro and can be purchased on the official site.
We have received word that German game developer, SilentFuture, has revived Earthrise, the futuristic MMO that was canceled last February. We are posting the press release in its entirety.
Masthead Studios has announced that service for Earthrise will cease as of today, Thursday, February 9th. According to Atanas Atanasov, Director of Masthead Studios, the team felt that Earthrise had been released too early and never managed to meet its players' expectations.
Masthead Studios has announced that the monthly subscription fee for Earthrise will be removed beginning December 1st. Players who have already purchased the game will play Earthrise subscription-free until the free to play transition is complete in early 2012.
MMORPG.com's Adam Tingle is pulling double duty features-wise today. In his second article, Adam takes a look at Earthrise. Adam revisits Masthead Studios' game to see if the devs have been able to pull Earthrise from the brink of doom so many predicted for it several months ago. Read on!
Masthead Studios has released the latest patch for Earthrise. Included in the update are new vehicles, monsters as well as the usual bug fixes and enhancements.
Masthead Studios has announced that both the Earthrise retail cost and the cost of the game's monthly subscription will be cut by 60% starting August 5, 2011. That brings the price of the game to $14.00 with a six month subscription costing only $8.33 per month.
The team at Masthead Studios are proud to announce that Earthrise's first major content patch launched on July 14th, giving players improved performance with the game's client, as well as a netcode optimization, guild ranks and quest enhancements.