Haarlem, The Netherlands– 1 June 2011– Masthead Studios, a leading independent developer of MMOs, and videogames publisher Iceberg Interactive are pleased to announce their further co-operation on the publishing of Earthrise, the post-apocalyptic MMORPG for PC.
Already having brought Earthrise to European retail in the past months, Iceberg Interactive will now further orchestrate the worldwide digital distribution of the game. Iceberg’s English-language digital launch comes with a massive 40% price-drop. At an attractive new price point of€ 29,99, Earthrise will be available for purchase digitally at various major direct download destinations.
Updates and patches
As is often the case with MMO games, Masthead Studios has also been perfecting and improving Earthrise to a great extent since its initial launch in February this year. Included in the updates to date are greatly improved server stability and network performance, decreasing lags and improving FPS gameplay. Furthermore, various new and player-requested features have been added, such as auto-stacking, exploration awards and shared party experience. On top of this, the crafting process and the PvP and PvE balance have been further enhanced. A more detailed list of improvements can be found here.
Upcoming‘Territorial Warfare’ expansion
Furthermore, a free expansion for Earthrise has been announced which will be released later this month for both the digital and retail version of the MMORPG. The huge‘Territorial Warfare’ expansion will double the size of the Earthrise game world, adding a great deal of new content and gameplay features. Players will be able to capture territory, where they can build their base of operations, which can be conquered by the enemy in battle. Well-built economic structures will provide players with the best resources which can then be turned into weapons and armor, while military structures, including walls, gates and turrets can be put up for base defense.
The 40% price-drop and free Territorial Warfare expansion also apply to Iceberg’s boxed retail version, which is available in retail stores across Europe as well as the Iceberg Webshop ( http://www.iceberg-shop.com/earthrise.html) and features a limited edition bonus poster and game world map.
Earthrise is a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi MMORPG set in the distant future. Featuring a unique skill-based advancement system and player-driven economy, as well as extensive, meaningful player-vs.-player combat, Earthrise gives players countless options to forge their destiny through its sandbox-style game mechanics. Whether a noble soldier in the raging conflict between the Continoma and the Noir, a criminal hiding from the law, or a world-renowned engineer whose power extends into intricate trade and politics, players’ actions will echo throughout the game world.
Earthrise key features
- <*>Unique sandbox environment, allowing players’ actions to influence the entire game world.*> <*>Distinctive, high-tech post-apocalyptic setting.*> <*>Sophisticated Player versus Player (PvP) mechanics.*> <*>Dynamic third-person combat featuring dynamic targeting, customizable power armor and hundreds of high-tech weapons.*> <*>Deep crafting mechanics that allow players to design and manufacture unique items from customizable blueprints and raw resources.*> <*>Friendly to casual players, with challenges designed for the hardcore audience.*>
About Masthead Studios
Masthead Studios is an independent game development studio focusing on innovative, next-generation MMORPGs. The company is currently developing Earthrise, a next-generation post-apocalyptic, sci-fi MMORPG, integrating its own proprietary engine technology that is specifically designed to handle dynamic, persistent online worlds while providing top-notch graphics and realistic physics. Masthead Studios is located in the emerging technology hub of Sofia, Bulgaria, enabling the studio to leverage local and international talent. For more information please visit www.mastheadstudios.com.
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive ( www.iceberg-interactive.com) is an independent videogame publisher founded by an international group of games industry veterans, that recognises quality games and their audiences. With key offices in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands, Iceberg has both a firm footing in, and a firm eye on, the vibrant European games market. We know where the market is headed and we adapt. We have partners everywhere. Hence why Iceberg is a great destination for PC game developers looking to bring their products to market, bricks and mortar or digital. Iceberg is currently among the market leaders for the following PC game genres: simulators, adventure, strategy and MMO/action games. Don't just play, play it cool!