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Exploration awards added to post-apocalyptic MMO.

SOFIA, BULGARIA – March 14, 2011 - Masthead Studios, a leading independent developer of MMOs, announced today the first step in the implementation of its master development roadmap with the addition of exploration rewards to its MMORPG, Earthrise.

Players of Earthrise will now be able to salvage materials and use them for either crafting or personal advantage, adding increased benefit from exploration and practical knowledge of the world.  This update also features a significant Earthrise patch which addresses many game issues such as reducing the server lag, keybinding options and game design balance. You can read full patch notes here.

“As we continue to meet our roadmap goals for Earthrise, we are excited to offer players new and exciting features,” said Atanas Atanasov, producer of Earthrise and director of Masthead Studios. “We are actively taking player feedback and requests into consideration for future releases, and have extensive developments planned for completion in the next few months, including the addition of territorial conquests and player crafted vehicles.”

Earthrise is available for digital purchase at and through select distribution partners, including Direct2Drive. A box version is available exclusively in Europe via Iceberg Interactive.

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 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

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