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Earthbreakers

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Petroglyph
Release Date: 2020

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'Earthbreakers' Development On Hold

by Rainier on April 19, 2021 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT

Earthbreakers is a team-based PvP multiplayer game which combines the most enjoyable elements of FPS and RTS.

Satellites rain death as factions fight for control of a Broken Earth. Protect your team's harvesters, build factories and vehicles, and assault the enemy base. It's team FPS action in an RTS world!

You and your team battle for territory and harvest rare resources, while building and customizing your team’s base. Choose an infantry combat class, defend your base and supply lines, construct and pilot powerful military vehicles, and ultimately annihilate the enemy's HQ!

Earthbreakers uses a team purchase system to build an RTS-style base. Each building unlocks new infantry classes, vehicles or upgrades depending on the structure built. Do you build a factory to unlock new, more powerful vehicles, or do you build walls to aid in base defense? The choice is yours! Bases consist of six primary buildings, wall defenses and a selection of defensive turrets.

The resource, Vilothyte, is the lifeblood of a base; you use it to purchase new structures, higher ranking infantry classes and vehicles. Resources are collected by a harvester and returned to a refinery. Protect those harvesters to ensure success!

The world of Earthbreakers is a harsh place that requires guts…and a big gun! Multiple infantry classes are available, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Higher ranking classes must be (just like an RTS) unlocked by building one or more structures. Play as a Soldier to fight on the front lines! Play as a Technician to repair vehicles and keep your fellow teammates alive! Or play as a Firefly to burn enemies from a distance!

A good soldier can be even better when driving a tank. Multiple vehicles add the firepower needed to destroy base structures. Drive the Pulse Tank to destroy enemy harvesters and turrets! Use the Atlas APC to get your troops to the battlefield unscathed. Or pilot the Tiamat Artillery system and lay waste from a distance!

Earthbreakers race to collect Vilothyte wherever it is exposed! The game locations will be varied and present new obstacles. Each map will include two full base layouts, capturable locations, natural hazards, sniping positions and unique elements that can help or hinder your battle plans.

Everyone at Petroglyph sincerely appreciates all of your support and enthusiasm for Earthbreakers.

Since starting this project last year we have been approached by a publisher to work on an exciting new game that has required all our available resources, including the majority of the Earthbreakers team. This means that for now, we need to place Earthbreakers on hold while we focus our full attention in making this new project as great as it can be.

We still believe in Earthbreakers and will keep you appraised as to when we will resume development.

The year was 2045. In a time of global unrest, riots and civil war, scientists discover a new form of matter, Vilothyte, that can be used both to create any element or used directly as a power source. Considered a cure for the Earth's resource crisis, a system of satellites was placed in orbit which would scan for the materials needed to create the material and fire conversion bombs. Designated the “Earthbreaker Project”, It was said to be safe and would never target populated or endangered areas.

The first test was highly successful, creating enough Vilothyte to power the eastern seaboard of the USA for a week. The system was placed into full operation. It seemed the world was saved...until the hacker group Devolve removed the safeguards!

It is now 2060. The Earthbreaker system has slowed, but the orbital bombardment never completely stops. Most of the countries of the Earth have devolved into groups of city-states. Each sends out Earthbreaker teams to collect material whenever a bomb strike occurs. Combat over the bomb craters is fierce and never ending!

Key Features:

  • Earthbreakers includes two full factions, each of which contains:
    • 12 FPS infantry classes ranging from grunt soldiers to elite heroes.
    • 11 Structures, 9 of which teams must coordinate to build.
    • 6 drivable vehicles (plus a harvester) including light speedy units to tanks.
  • Targetable satellite super weapons
  • Multiple location maps to fight over.
  • Support for player-run servers.
  • Support for up to 32 players per team (team size is map-dependent).
  • Support for solo play with bots (“practice mode”)

Earthbreakers is in development for PC, currently on hold.


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