We'd heard about Sparkplay Media
's issues with raising further funding
to continue its independent anthropomorphic MMO, Earth Eternal
. When the game and overall site dropped offline a few weeks ago without any further official statement, we figured that time had run out, and it was simply the sunsetting of another MMO. That's why we were surprised to see both the Earth Eternal
Facebook and Twitter accounts light back up
, if only to let us know someone's still there -- and that there's still hope.
The message on Facebook
notes, "...our ISP pulled the plug for non-payment, which was expected. I wasn't able to give you any warning, unfortunately, because I was at Burning Man and completely out of reach for the week that it went down. Full backups of all the data exist and the company that is in the process of buying
Earth Eternal will be starting it back up again in the nearish future
." As to what company is seeking to purchase the game and how fast this process will be moving, we have no idea. However, we're certain that this nugget of reboot hope is welcome news to those who were enjoying this kitschy, yet fun, title. With any luck we'll be hearing something from a representative of Sparkplay before too long.