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Fallen Earth MMO Announces Fan Contest at GDC 2009

March 26, 2009

Fallen Earth MMO Announces Fan Contest at GDC 2009

Fans Choose Destination for Last Tour Stop

As part of an ongoing national grassroots tour, the developers of the self-titled post-apocalyptic MMO Fallen Earth announced a contest in which their fans will have the opportunity to choose the final tour stop. Slated for May 2 at an undetermined location, the culminating fan event will give players a chance to meet the dev team, demo the game and collect a surprise in-game item. Official contest rules will appear on the Fallen Earth site on April 2, 2009.

The grassroots tour included previous stops in Raleigh, N.C., Baltimore, Md., and earlier this week at the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) networking event as part of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. The tour takes Fallen Earth on the road to meet fans and game enthusiasts through IGDA chapter meetings and other local gaming events.

“GDC provides us with an excellent opportunity to showcase the in-game elements we have been working on since we went into closed beta,” said Lee Hammock, lead game designer for Fallen Earth. “Our testing community has been instrumental in helping us develop a more compelling game environment and we are excited to give them the opportunity to choose the last destination on our national tour.”

In addition to Hammock, Fallen Earth Project Manager Colin Dwan, Associate Project Manager Dave Haydysch, Content Team Lead Marie Croall and Product Manager Jessica Orr will be at GDC to discuss the contest and show recent updates to the game.

Fallen Earth is a massively multiplayer online game that strategically combines first-person shooter and traditional role-playing game designs. Set in the Grand Canyon after a lethal disease destroyed most of mankind, Fallen Earth features 70 towns, six competing factions, a classless advancement system and a crafting system in which players can make 95 percent of game items.

Fallen Earth is currently in closed beta testing and is set to launch later this year. For more information about the contest or to participate in closed beta testing, visit  Contest rules will be posted on April 2, 2009.

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