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 as it was sent to us.
Alpha Statement: The new Earthrise
The closed alpha stage ONE of Earthrise officially has started. SilentFuture revamped many of the systems used in Earthrise and focused on fundamental factors such as network and server performance. A new network layer was implemented and the Flash based GUI was replaced with a HTML5 one, that enables the players to customize their HUD and implement own functionality.
The sandbox gets an overhaul that the player gets a bigger impact. SilentFuture focusing the RPG factor with third person fast-paced action combat. The gameplay gets more cooperative and shooter like.
Earthrise will be completely free to play. For the funding of further development of Earthrise SilentFuture will offer micro transactions, that allows the player to personalize and individualize their character without affecting the gameplay. Further there will be service offers like additional character slots. SilentFuture is completely against a “pay2win” concept.
The estimated launch date isn’t fixed, as SilentFuture CEO Daniel Schemann explains:
“We work hard to bring you a stable release, and we won’t rush and throw it out. Development takes time and when we getting near a possible release we will inform the community. Until this we have the alpha/beta running mostly 24x7.”
The Account registration is online and you are able to register to become eligible for selection as closed alpha/beta tester at http://www.play-earthrise.com/account/register
NOTE: Registration does not guarantee entry into the Earthrise closed alpha/beta.
About SilentFuture UG
SilentFuture UG is specialized in the development of Multiplayer Games with a strong focus on MMORPG design and conception. Founded in 2012 by Daniel Schemann and Katharina Weiß, the firm offers the complete palette of online game development and lifecycle services - from market research through project planning and design to customer support.