Press release



Choose to Play Solo or with Friends in the Fantasy Survival RPG
Inspired by Norse Mythology

IRVINE, CALIF. – April 01, 2019 Frostkeep Studios, an independent game studio founded by veteran game developers, announced today the full release of its online fantasy survival game, Rend, launching worldwide on PC for an introductory price* £7.58. Originally released as a Steam Early Access (EA) game on July 31, 2018, Rend has seen significant updates and improvements during the eight months of its Early Access development – all addressing top player requests, interests and concerns – including 50+ game patches and nine major content updates that introduced new game modes, artifact weapons, biomes, creatures, player abilities, siege weapons, and more.

“We said from the beginning we would remove the Early Access tag from Rend within a year of hitting Steam,” said Jeremy Wood, co-founder and CEO, Frostkeep Studios. “We introduced Rend as a fully developed game experience with room for growth and advancement so we could work alongside players to determine the best direction and evolution for the game. Today’s final version of Rend is the direct result of this valuable feedback and we couldn’t be more grateful for the support of our players, community and partners throughout the development process.”
Rend takes inspiration from the motifs of ancient Norse mythology to bring players a colorful world of epic battles and survival-based gameplay. Players worldwide can now choose to play solo or join one of three factions as they work with teammates to survive in the brutal shattered remains of Midgard.
As a final release title, Rend holds a unique position in the survival space with its RPG mechanics, sandbox elements, factional combat, and win/loss conditions. The game was created by a team of 18 developers at Frostkeep Studios, many who had previously worked together on other AAA games and projects like the original World of Warcraft, Overwatch, League of Legends, WildStar, God of War and more.
*Introductory launch price is valid until April 12, 2019 before returning to the regular price of £22.99

To download Rend on Steam®, please visit the game’s official Steam page.
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About Rend
Epic fantasy adventure meets competitive survival in Rend. Inspired by the fabled universe of Nordic myth, the world of Rend is a harsh domain where the strong ascend as gods. Choose to play among three rival factions in Faction War mode or play solo in Classic and Exploration modes to build your stronghold, tame brutal creatures and conquer enemy players. Together, players 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. Players receive metaprogression and rewards through gameplay as they ascend to legendary heights as heroes.. For more information, visit:
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. Its founders have more than 75 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:

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