New phase of Earthrise beta happening

by: Chad -
Have you noticed Earthrise before today?  Surely you have, especially since we've posted about it in the past.  Masthead Studios has indicated that a new version of the beta client is available.  They are also sending out another round of beta testing invitations within the next few days; they actually mention "thousands of keys" so there is a solid chance you'll be one of them.

If (like me) you have already signed up for the beta, keep your fingers crossed and an eye on your inbox.  Those that haven't already signed up can do so by clicking here.  Earthrise is scheduled for launch on February 4 so those that don't get into the beta will soon be able to play the game!

Masthead Studios Debuts New Earthrise Beta Client, Releases Additional Testing Keys


SOFIA, BULGARIA – January 6, 2011 - Masthead Studios, a leading independent developer of MMOs, has launched a new version of the Earthrise beta client and will be distributing additional testing invitations to fans in the coming days.

“We are incredibly excited for our fans to experience firsthand the significant updates we have made to Earthrise over the past few months,” said Atanas Atanasov, producer of Earthrise and director of Masthead Studios. “The development team has been working around the clock to continually add new gameplay functions and we are thrilled for our community of testers to become further immersed and share their thoughts with us.”

The new Earthrise beta version features player-centric enhancements such as upgraded combat and tactics skills, crafting skills, insurance, teleports, as well as more advanced graphics and sharper animations.

To celebrate the new beta client, Masthead Studios will be releasing thousands of Earthrise testing keys to those who have been waiting patiently to dive into crafting, trading and battles in the world of Enterra.

Visit http://old.play-earthrise.com/beta/betasignup.html to sign up for a chance to win a beta key.

Available for digital download on February 4, 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.
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