That day is today. Just in case you were wondering.
SilentFuture is taking test applications for what it's now calling Earthrise: First Impact. The site notes that just applying does not guarantee entry into the alpha or beta tests. The studio announced that the alpha will begin soon, although there is a technical issue preventing players from downloading the client.
[Thanks to Marc for the tip!]
Earthrise accepting test applications, prepares alpha phase originally appeared on Massively on Sat, 29 Dec 2012 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.