New York, NY - June 22, 2009 - FALLEN EARTH, LLC announced today that the post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game (MMO) Fallen Earth will partner with the leading download service from IGN -FilePlanet- to increase the number of participants in the Beta session while allowing the development team to confirm launch capabilities of the network infrastructure.
Fallen Earth combines the best of both worlds by giving players first-person shooter combat with the depth and character advancement of a role-playing game. Taking place in the Grand Canyon as mankind teeters on the edge of extinction, players are thrust into a decaying society and must choose to rise above the hardships or embrace the surrounding destruction.
"The past few months have really helped the team solidify the gameplay and performance for Fallen Earth and we are ready to put the pressure on our servers to ensure they are ready for launch," said Colin Dwan, Project Manager for Fallen Earth. "FilePlanet brings the community and download capabilities necessary for a strong stress test, allowing us to focus on fixing the remaining bugs and to prepare for a successful launch."
To sign up for the expanded Beta and participate in the stress test, fans should visit FilePlanet. Only FilePlanet paid subscribers and Founders' Club members will be granted access through June 23. Current testers in the Fallen Earth Beta program will remain in testing. Fans can also stay up to date with Fallen Earth news and images on the Facebook and Twitter pages.
About FALLEN EARTH, LLC
Formed in 2003, FALLEN EARTH, LLC is a special purpose entity born out of Icarus Studios dedicated to the production of the independently produced and published, massively multiplayer online game (MMO) unlike any other, Fallen Earth. Set in the Grand Canyon in 2156 and mixing first-person shooter-style action with role-playing game design, Fallen Earth allows players to explore a post-apocalyptic world through crafting, trading,and scavenging. Fallen Earth is co-developed with Icarus Studios using the patented technology xScape™ Platform and available exclusively for the PC.
FilePlanet is a video game download service that provides free game patches, mod files and media downloads (game demos, trailers) to its users. FilePlanet was launched and is run by GameSpy, a subsidiary of IGN Entertainment, and is one of the most visited video game download sites on the Internet. For more information, visit www.fileplanet.com.
About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment, a unit of Fox Interactive Media, Inc., is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reached more than 35 million unique users worldwide in the month of February 2009, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. IGN's network of videogame-related properties (IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, Direct2Drive andothers), is one of the Web's leading videogame information destinations and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet. IGN also owns and operates the popular movie-related website, Rotten Tomatoes and one of the leading male lifestyle Websites, AskMen.com. In addition, IGN provides technology for online game play in videogames. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices throughout the U.S. and in Montreal.