Cary, NC – June 8, 2010 – ICARUS STUDIOS and Fallen Earth, LLC, developers of the self-titled massively multiplayer online game (MMO), today announced the launch of the Fallen Earth Companion App with partner AFK Interactive, available for iPhone and Android devices. The app allows players real-time access to the live game server, where they can check in-game mail, view auctions, send and receive chat messages and more!
“The development of the iPhone application has allowed our team to extend the capabilities of Icarus Studios’ xScape Platform,” said Phil Hall, CEO of Icarus Studios. “The degree of mobile interactivity is unparalleled. Players now have the ability to interact with the live game server in ways that, until now, weren’t possible without a PC.”
Making life in the apocalypse a little easier for survivors, the Fallen Earth companion app feature set includes the ability to:
Check in-game mail
Interact with clan members and online friends
Visit the auction house to browse bids and keep tabs on auctions
View available crafting recipes and check progress on those active
Examine character profiles and equipped gear
Access the world map
The iPhone application also allows players to view all acquired achievements, those in progress and their overall achievement score.
As development on the app continues, players can expect to see future updates available through the Fallen Earth online store. The next slated update for the app, available in the coming months, will include the ability to send in-game mail and attachments as well as craft new items and buy and sell at the auction house.
“The Fallen Earth app is a taste of the future of mobile connectivity,” said Doug Dyer, president of AFK Interactive. “It’s really the first of its kind with this much real time, connected functionality across multiple platforms and, at AFK, we’re betting it’s just the beginning.”
The Fallen Earth companion app is a one-time download and available today for both compatible platforms. Players may purchase the app directly from iTunes or through the Google Android App Store for $1.99 (USD). The Blackberry app will be available in the coming weeks and may be purchased directly through Blackberry App World for $2.99 (USD).
A network connection and active game account are required for use.
For more information about the Fallen Earth Companion App, visit the FAQ at www.fallenearth.com/mobilefaq.
About Fallen Earth, LLC
Formed in 2003, FALLEN EARTH, LLC is a special purpose entity born out of Icarus Studios dedicated to the production of the independently produced and published, massively multiplayer online game (MMO), Fallen Earth. Set in the Grand Canyon in 2156 and mixing first-person shooter-style action with role-playing game design, Fallen Earth allows players to explore a post-apocalyptic world through crafting, trading, and scavenging. Fallen Earth is co-developed with Icarus Studios using the patented technology xScape Platform and available exclusively for the PC. Fallen Earth is rated “M” for “Mature” by the ESRB.
About ICARUS STUDIOS, INC.
Located in Cary, North Carolina, Icarus Studios is a next generation game developer and technology provider. The studios’ xScape game development platform enables the production and cross integration of massively multi-player online games, iPhone and Facebook applications. Icarus Studios’ recent game credits include co-developing the award winning MMOG Fallen Earth, and developing Showtime’s Dexter iPhone game. Icarus Studios provides its partners with a total solution that includes design and content production, monetization, customer support, hosting, and a tightly integrated technology platform.
About AFK INTERACTIVE
Located in Cary, North Carolina, AFK Interactive has created a technology platform designed to take advantage of the enormous growth and popularity of MMOGs, social network games, and virtual goods. AFK’s M4 Platform allows MMOG developers and publishers to quickly and efficiently deliver connected mobile companion apps across multiple mobile operating systems which provide users the ability to log-in and interact directly with the actual game via real-time, connected modules.