Fallen Earth MMO signing up Alpha males (and females)

by: Randy -
It was a dust-choked June since we'd last heard anything from upcoming post-apocalyptic sandbox MMO, Fallen Earth.  Since then it's been playing at the back of my mind, and I've been hoping for some more details (anything!) to emerge from Icarus Studios.  Well:  Good news.  After being feature-complete for two months now, Icarus is ready to open up Fallen Earth to some Alpha build testers.  While it's free to get in, you have to have a Gamespot account and go signup over there.  Over 700 people have already put their names down in the past 24 hours.

Project Manager Colinn Dwan broke it down:  "During the Alpha test phase, testers will be focused into specific towns so we can have miniature stress tests each week.  They will be able to exprerience all of our game systems including missinos, combat, crafting, scavenging, economy, and vehicles.  We are extremely excited to move from general content creation to game balance and bug fixing."  The Alpha testing phase is scheduled to begin this Thursday, August 14, with scheduled testing running through early 2009.

FALLEN EARTH ANNOUNCES ALPHA TEST

 

CARY, NC – August 12, 2008 -- Post apocalyptic MMOG Fallen Earth announced today it will officially begin Alpha testing on Thursday, August 14, 2008.  The test is scheduled to run through early 2009, immediately followed by Beta testing to begin in 1Q09.

 

Fallen Earth Project Manager Colin Dwan said, “During the Alpha test phase, testers will be focused into specific towns so we can have miniature stress tests each week.  They will be able to experience all of our game systems including missions, combat, crafting, scavenging, economy, and vehicles.  We are extremely excited to move from general content creation to game balance and bug fixing.”

 

Fallen Earth is a post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game that mixes first person shooter and role playing game style mechanics.  The game is set in 2156, one hundred years after the world is brought low by a plague known as Shiva that killed 99% of the population.  The game takes place in and around the Grand Canyon, one of the few habitable places left on Earth, which makes it a place many are willing to kill to control.  Our world is one where mankind teeters on the edge of extinction, clinging to the bones of the old world while trying to recover their lost secrets. It's a world of scavengers and desperation.  The players are those who choose to rise above the hardships of this new world and work toward a better world, or decide the old world was corrupt and all signs of it must be erased completely. 

 

Gamers who are a GameSpot subscriber can apply for the free Alpha test at http://www.gamespot.com/event/codes/fallen-earth/.  Gamers who are not GameSpot subscribers can go to http://www.gamespot.com/signup/index.php and sign up for free.   Participants will be chosen based on qualifying criteria, applicant numbers, and testing schedules.  If accepted into the Alpha test, gamers will receive a key code and can download the file immediately.

 

Fallen Earth, being developed using the Icarus Studios Tools Suite platform, will be showcased in the Icarus Studios booth 307 at the Virtual Worlds Expo in Los Angeles, CA, September 3-4, 2008 and in booth 316 at the Austin Game Developer Conference Expo, September 16-17, 2008. 

 

For more information, players can visit www.fallenearth.com.

 

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