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Earthrise | First Impact
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Multi-player, Co-op
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Apr 25, 2013 @ 3:17am
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About Earthrise: First Impact
Earthrise: First Impact is a sandbox MMORPG shooter with an innovative player development system. In a distant future clones, nanotechnology and quantum mechanics are all part of a new reality. Large corporations control the last place where mankind can survive. But a far greater danger is lurking apart from a lack of resources, crime and conflicts of interest: animal and plant mutation. The player is free to choose his role within the cooperative teamplay system and can use the sandbox game mechanics to shape his own destiny. The player’s actions influence the world of Earthrise, whether as a soldier in a terrible conflict, a criminal on the run from the law or a world renowned engineer, whose power extends far into the world of economics and politics.

Story: First Impact
In 2046 the Earth was struck by a meteor shower that crashed down out of the night and the sky was ablaze for hours before it grew dark again. The Earth was enveloped in an icy mist of dust, and many earthquakes left hardly a stone standing; what should have taken millennia happened in a single day and changed the face of the Earth for ever. A noxious atmosphere slowly developed that claimed the lives of the majority of the population; only those who managed to find a place of safety under the earth away from the constant earthquakes survived. It was some time before the dark sky became light again and the first rays of sun were felt on the ground and mankind emerged from the ruins of the former civilization to rebuild it. During reconstruction, a new type of crystal was discovered where a meteorite had struck and entirely new organisms and life forms appeared to be thriving in the environment. The survivors soon learned that the crystal had some intriguing properties and could be used to produce energy and other materials. A whole industry built up around the crystal, which soon became the principle resource and people disregarded the highly toxic and harmful effects resulting from exposure to it. The crystal converted oxygen, vital for the existence of humans and animals, into a poisonous, unknown substance that caused living beings to mutate. It is now263 years after the catastrophe, and almost all humans are infertile and a cloning station on the Moon has been built far away from the crystals to ensure the survival of humankind. Many have already lost their lives and many others will surely follow; thousands of stories have been told of how it all started, and your story is just about to begin…

Features (selection)
  • Free Skill System
    You are free to choose which skills you want to increase with no restrictions imposed, and can therefore define your own class.
  • Teamplay
    Set yourself challenges with your friends and fight alongside them. You can combine your various skills to complement each other perfectly.
  • Crafting
    Practically any item can be crafted, and the crafter will have to collect them rather than have all the blueprints available immediately. Blueprints state the materials and crafting station you require to build an item and the quality of the item produced will depend on your crafting skill.
  • Modding
    Modify your weapon to get the most out of it. Change the type of damage or improve weapon quality; a large range of modifications is available.
  • Dynamic Faction System
    You can choose from eight playable factions. Status and sympathies will be greatly influenced by the missions you have selected and the players’ behavior. So be careful: today’s friends could be tomorrow’s enemies.
  • Friendly Fire
    Always ensure you have enough cover during combat; the bullets of your friends may also prove deadly!
  • Open World PvP
    Explore an area of over 250km² and discover new locations that no one has ever visited before. A battle can flare up anytime and anywhere fueled by greed, revenge or glory.
  • Territory Control
    Conquer outposts throughout the entire world with your friends, and build and expand bases to earn bonuses.
  • Penalty System / Karma
    You can break the law or betray your allies, but remember: hardly anyone likes a criminal; not even the criminals themselves!
  • Player Loot System
    Not only the body, but also items can be restored after death. However, not all the items will make the restoration process and your enemies may be only too grateful to acquire the things you drop.
  • Dynamic Missions
    Besides chain quests, Earthrise: First Impact contains dynamic missions that you and your friends can carry out and which can be accessed at special terminals.
  • Epic Story
    Plunge headlong into the game and follow the story to find out what really happened and what is in store for you.
You will find a full list of all the features at www.play-earthrise.com/game

FAQ

What is the concept behind Earthrise?
With our focus on the development of MMORPGs, we created Earthrise: First Impact as a real RPG experience rather than a mindless shooter or a superficial MMO. Around 10 developers are currently working on Earthrise along with several other external developers.

What kind of business model will Earthrise: First Impact use?
Earthrise will be totally free to play, and any further development of Earthrise will be funded by micro transactions that will allow players to personalize and customize their character without affecting the gameplay. We will also offer service features such as additional character slots, etc. We are very much against a “pay2win” concept.

What is the estimated release date of Earthrise: First Impact?
We have no definite release date as yet, but this is scheduled for later this year; meanwhile the Alpha is running for you practically 24/7!

How can I access it?
Register at play-earthrise.com and you will be eligible for selection as an Earthrise tester.
Popular Discussions View All (2)
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May 2, 2013 @ 7:44am
First impression (alpha)
zepoxi
0
Nov 20, 2013 @ 9:19pm
Is development still ongoing?
Z. Baralax
15 Comments
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blackfalconuk Aug 5, 2013 @ 11:35am 
I played it the first time round, I do hope that for Mass players there is less server lag than before. I will try, but it will take some convincing for me too stay
zepoxi Aug 1, 2013 @ 7:31am 
250 square km, perhaps it's particularly large, but it's not small either!
[SOT]Plasson Jun 22, 2013 @ 6:47pm 
250 square km? yeah, that's not particularly large.
Rzep Jun 7, 2013 @ 2:31pm 
I am pretty sure this game was released a while back, it was broken and did not deliver on promises made and then was promptly shut down.
SgtRicko May 8, 2013 @ 4:29am 
Not enough to really see what exactly sets it apart from the tons of other F2P MMOs in the market these days, but it definately looks good enough to deserve a promotion out of Concepts and into the main Greenlight section. Got my vote!
*_*_*DeMoN*_*_* May 7, 2013 @ 9:54am 
Меня больше привлекла телка на обложке xD
Budii Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:47am 
sieht geil aus ;D
Looks Great
kazenostro Apr 27, 2013 @ 12:24pm 
одно мыло
zepoxi Apr 27, 2013 @ 7:15am 
Just got myself a founders package, will post my first impressions soon.
Palad1n Apr 26, 2013 @ 2:10pm 
Just reviewed your website and pulled some quick info. I have to say, it's great you guys took an interest to take over this project and bring some changes. I truly wish your studio the very best =)

"Wuppertal, May 10 2012 - Wuppertal-based development studio SilentFuture has taken over the online science-fiction role-playing game "Earthrise", and is already working on an overhaul. Shut down by developer Masthead in February of 2012 the sandbox MMORPG is receiving a new background story from SilentFuture with the corresponding facelift as well as essential improvements in both gameplay and technology. "