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REND Begins First Public Alpha Test

Players must choose a faction, survive as a team, and battle for victory in the new survival game from Frostkeep Studios

May 8, 2018 – Starting today, select players worldwide can participate in the invite-only PC public alpha test for Rend, the upcoming faction-based fantasy survival game from Frostkeep Studios, the new independent game studio whose founders boast more than 50 years of combined experience on some of the world’s most popular games, including the original World of Warcraft, Overwatch, League of Legends, WildStar, and more.

Players can register for a chance to be invited to the public alpha on the official website. Participants in the Rend alpha will have the opportunity to provide direct feedback to the development team and to help shape the game on a fundamental level as it progresses through early testing.

“Our goal at the start of this project was to continuously grow and improve Rend by gathering direct feedback from our players every step of the way,” said Jeremy Wood, co-founder and CEO, Frostkeep Studios. “As we lovingly craft this game with the help of our players, this project remains just as much theirs as it is ours, and this public alpha marks a significant milestone as we offer even more players around the world the opportunity to enter the world of Rend and join our community.”

Rend combines elements of role-playing games (RPG) and other genres into a survival gaming experience never seen before. Challenging traditional survival game tropes, Rend introduces factional combat, RPG mechanics, sandbox elements, win/loss conditions, and massive, culmination battle experiences to evolve the genre.

Rend will launch on Steam Early Access later this year. For more information, please visit the game’s official Steam page.

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About Rend
Epic fantasy adventure meets team-based survival in Rend. Set in the fabled universe of Nordic myth, the world of Rend is a harsh domain where the strong ascend as gods. Players must choose among three rival factions, combine forces to build their faction’s stronghold, and battle foes and brutal creatures. Together, they will endure the dangers of Rend’s treacherous landscapes to discover valuable resources and powerful artifacts. With the game’s deep talent trees and skill systems, players have the freedom to choose how they want to play and how they want to fight. When a cycle ends, one faction will be declared the winner… but the end is only the beginning. Victorious players receive rewards they can use in subsequent cycles.

About Frostkeep Studios
Frostkeep Studios is based in Irvine, CA and was founded in May 2016 by veteran game developers who met working together on the original World of Warcraft. The team has more than 50 years of combined experience in the industry making games including World of Warcraft, League of Legends,Overwatch, WildStar, and more. For more information, please visit: