Well, the title says it all, right? This isn’t an advertisement, but a recommendation, and what better time to make one when the product in question is going for much less than its normal retail value? Direct 2 Drive, an online download service similar to Steam (but without the client and community features), is having their Spring Sale, which lots of awesome PC games are really good prices. I made out like a bandit at their Five Year Anniversary Sale back in November.
The second week of the four-week promo (every period features a different set of games so you keep coming back for more) includes the post-apocalyptic MMORPG Fallen Earth, which we have touched upon here at Lore Hound several times — check out our coverage if you want some ancillary information. The game can now be yours for a cool $14.95 (MSRP is $39.99, by the way). You’ll still have to register an account with a credit card, since Fallen Earth is subscription-based, but you also get the customary 30 days of free play with your purchase.
And what a value that is, because Fallen Earth provides a very different experience from what you’re used to. It’s more realistic, relies largely on a player-run economy, features a unified open world, and has a steeper learning curve than more mainstream MMORPGs like World of Warcraft. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be rewarding, and you can use your bounty of unpaid time to familiarize yourself with the game, making the basic entry fee the fifteen bones you pay to D2D.
There’s a lot to like here, and the community is very friendly, so give it a chance by adding it to your cart (do it before next Sunday, when they move on to a new set of software). And don’t forget to check out the rest of the games on sale. For me, it’s these discounted titles that get me through the lean times!
WoW Armory? Pssh. Mobile Auction House? Already old news. While other developers have been busy publishing basic push content on handheld devices, the people behind post-apocalyptic MMORPG Fallen Earth are allowing you near-full, real-time access to your characters right from your iPhone! Want to check in with your guild? Feel like working on some crafting skills while you’re waiting in line at the DMV? Maybe your OCD is just compelling you to re-arrange your bags at work? Yes, Lore Hounds, there is an app for that (and it’s really only the start of what this thing can do)!
Our very own iTZKooPA got to sit down with one of the game’s Project Managers (the mysterious and dashing “Dave”) at this weekend’s PAX East event to talk about the application and get an extensive live demo of its various capabilities. Even if you don’t currently play Fallen Earth (hint: you should), this is a seriously cool piece of software and something that every other major MMO developer should take note of. Check out the video below, we know it’ll wow you:
Things rarely go smoothly at the very moment when you need them to work the most (just ask the Canadians). Such was the case with Fallen Earth‘s new mobile application, as AT&T’s typically dodgy service delayed the live demonstration of the software on the Project Manager’s iPhone. Though an unfortunate turn of events, it did give iTZKooPA a chance to shoot the breeze with Dave and discuss a variety of different topics including new and forthcoming content (hello, new mount!), the recent split of the development team from parent company Icarus, and even a smidgen WoW talk finds its way into the proceedings.
Besides, everything worked in the end, right? Fans of Fallen Earth will no doubt enjoy the collection of clips below: