What better way to showcase your game than releasing a big chunk of gameplay footage? That's what Masthead thinks. We've got a lot to look at in this video for Earthrise including diverse locations, combat, and even the in-game HUD. I haven't heard of the game before today but I like what I see.
Earthrise is a "post-apocalyptic, sci-fi MMORPG set in the distant future." While that might not be original, the combat, economy, and skill-based advancement might be enough to make it stand out from the crowd. Some more details can be found here. You can be sure that I'll be following this one closely and will post any updates I see.
Side note: I am a little curious why the player who dies at 1:40 loses all their clothing. That's interesting.
Earthrise Releases New Gameplay Video
SOFIA, BULGARIA – November 30, 2010 - Masthead Studios, a leading independent developer of MMOs, today released a brand new gameplay video showcasing featured scenes from the Earthrise beta client. The video can be viewed by visiting http://www.play-earthrise.com/media/.
The video presents action packed footage of PvP and PvE battles, and features weapons such as the Shotgun, Launcher, Assault Rifle, Melee Blades and Flamer. There are also highlights from various stunning locations on Enterra, including the Hatchery, Blasted Region, Autonomy, Arcology I and the Borderlands zones.
“The Masthead team is thrilled to finally offer more of our fans a window into the Earthrise beta testing environment,” said Atanas Atanasov, producer of Earthrise and director of Masthead Studios. “Our developers have been working exhaustively to fine-tune all of the game’s features to deliver a uniquely captivating gaming experience, and we are very anxious for all of our fans to see it.”
To sign up for a chance to receive an Earthrise beta key, visit http://www.play-earthrise.com/beta/betasignup.html.
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. Visit www.play-earthrise.com to learn more.
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.