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New Post-Apocalyptic MMOG Announced

Posted Wed, Jan 23, 2008 by Aelryn

Post-nuke scenarios always make for a good time.

There's a new post-apocalyptic MMOG in town, and it's called Earthrise.

Masthead Studios, the innovative independent game development studio based in Bulgaria, is proud to announce its debut MMO Earthrise, a post-apocalyptic science fiction title slated to release in 2009.

In the aftermath of a catastrophic third world war, Earth lies in ruin, and mankind is all but extinct. In a small corner of the world a new society has risen in the years following, populated mostly by the clones of those stored in a massive DNA database compiled at the end of the war. A corporate government has created a seemingly Utopian civilization, but its heavy-handed control over society, its resources, and even life itself has forced a substantial opposition. These rival factions accuse the government of crimes against humanity in its rampant willingness to abuse the cloning process to its own gain. It is at this crossroads that players will find themselves: fight as a champion of the new world order, or take up arms with Noir, the shadow government sworn to overthrow the totalitarian rule.

You can read all about it at the official site. What do you think about the post-apocalyptic genre for MMOGs?

[Via Razorwire]


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