Earth No More

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Earth No More
Developer(s) Radar Group, 3D Realms
Engine Unreal Engine 3
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution DVD-DL, BD-ROM

Earth No More is an upcoming first-person shooter video game produced by Radar Group (formerly by 3D Realms). It was scheduled to be released in 2009[1] for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles by the Finnish developer Recoil Games.[2] The release was postponed indefinitely in 2009 due to financial reasons[3] and in February 2011 Recoil Games told the Finnish financial newspaper Kauppalehti that they're no longer involved in the project. In the Radar Group website, the developer of the game is listed as "unannounced".[4]

Setting[edit]

Earth No More opens in a small New England town quarantined due to a mysterious outbreak. Poisonous red vines have been spreading quickly, (similar to the red weed in The War of the Worlds) simultaneously strangling and Terra-forming the environment. The main character is at the town with the four other characters that he will team up with.[5]

Development[edit]

In June 2012 Earth No More appeared on several websites including Gambitious, Symbid and Impact Crowd all of which are websites dedicated to projects being invested in by people in the game industry. Labeled as Earth No More - 3D Realms with the description Mankind's relentless destruction of Earth awakens a biological response from deep within the planet's crust that threatens an environmental apocalypse. This signaled the rumored revival of Earth No More under 3D Realms' helm with rumors circulating the internet about a Summer 2012 announcement of the title.

Controversy[edit]

In February 2008 Edge[6] reported that 3D Realms was being sued by Cinemagraphix Entertainment for stealing the idea of the Earth No More video game. Cinemagraphix claimed that they had pitched the idea in 2005 to various game developers including 3D Realms. Cinemagraphix complaints accuse the defendants (3D Realms), of copyright infringement, unlawful competition, misappropriation, unfair business practices, unjust enrichment, conspiracy and other claims. They said that 3D Realms had not just stolen the name but the premise and concept art as well, stating that their concept and the in-development shooter are "virtually identical in substance".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3D Realms News: Earth No More". 3D Realms. 2007-06-18. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Gamasutra Q&A". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Suomalaispeli Earth No More jäihin, Recoil keskittyy muihin puuhiin". 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Earth No More developer". Radar Group. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Radar Group Announced". IGN. 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  6. ^ "3D Realms Sued Over Earth No More - Edge Magazine". Retrieved 2014-06-07. 

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