New MMO based on CryEngine2, Blue
Mars Online has just launched its "Selected Beta" today (May 18th, 2009),
and "Open Beta" is scheduled for Q3 of 2009 with Commercial Launch to follow
shortly after that.
"Art Competition" Online Registration starts
today Monday, 18 May 2009, 11:59 PM HST and ends on
Monday, 17 August 2009, 11:59 PM HST. See http://bluemarsdev.com/gettingstarted/artcompetition.html
for competition registration, rules, and information.
Submissions" may be made starting on Monday, 15 June 2009, 12:00 AM
HST and will close on Monday, 17 August 2009, 11:59 PM
HST. No late entries will be accepted.
Mars - Teaser Trailer
WHAT IS BLUE MARS
Blue Mars is a free to play
massively multiplayer virtual world featuring stunning graphics, realistic
characters, and endless social bonding activities. The Blue Mars virtual world
is made up of an expanding set of independently operated cities that feature
unique themes, activities, and attractions such as shopping, avatar
customization, unique personal spaces, and games like dancing, racing, and golf.
Cites on Blue Mars are tied together with a unified login system, persistent
global Avatar ID, and platform wide participation based reward system that
encourages users to explore, play, and make new friends.