Rise is a virtual, persistant universe that only exists online. It is the largest “seamless” arena online and has very realistic physics. The game is entirely first-person and was developed as a “vehicles-only” game. Imagine a sandbox over 100 million square kilometers in size – welcome to Vieneo, the moon of Iomere. Use ground, air, and space vehicles and structures to discover and develop sprawling urban cities, rain swept valleys, vast uncharted deserts, and glittering alien seas. Freely climb to space to take part in physics-accurate orbital maneuvers as the economic and social frontiers expand. Colonists arrive and thrive in the world that YOU are helping to establish.
Ongoing development and updates ceased on Rise in October, 2010, leaving a game resulting from a decade of development available to be played free.
– player-driven economics
– a dynamic weather system
– detailed terrain engine.
– aerodynamic and astrodynamic physics
The year is 2231. You have arrived on a work-release program sponsored by the United Stellar Republic. Your crimes are not important. As part of your sentence, your memories have been erased. If you had loved-ones, possessions, or dreams in your former life, they are but an echo. If you had abilities and skills in your former life, you will have to rediscover them. However, you have been granted a new lease on life!