Posts Tagged ‘Masthead’

Earthrise Brings A Slightly Better Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on January 15th, 2011.


Earthrise hooked my attention with its talk of an open, sandbox MMO world of sci-fi shootiness, and then we saw the first beta trailer and, well, it wasn’t the best thing ever. There’s a new trailer now (below), and it’s somewhat better. It’s a little story of some friends adventuring and then getting PvP’d up. It’s also clearly staged/filmed on the live server, too, because you can see a little bit of rubber-banding as the avatars lag in the landscape. Still fairly honest about things, then, and certainly a better trailer.
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The Spiderbot Hop: Earthrise Trailer

By Jim Rossignol on April 9th, 2009.


This is an odd one: a trailer which combines what is clearly in-game footage minus the UI (complete with some bunny hopping) and footage that is obviously pre-scripted stuff. Anyway, it gives us a good glimpse of some of the environments and characters in motion – which are intriguing enough, if bland in places – and introduces laser action for the first time. All of this makes Masthead’s sci-fi MMO all the more interesting. Earthrise is something of an odd fish, with both real-time XP grinding and offline advancement, as in Eve Online. It’s got a huge PvE world, the size of Azeroth, but also territorial PvP between guilds. It’s not exactly looking super big-budget, but there’s nevertheless a good chance this might actually last longer than Tabula Rasa – assuming Masthead don’t aim too high… Anyway, the beta sign up is on the site, so it might be worth putting your name down.
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