Travis Moses writes, "The year is... well, I don't know what year WorldShift takes place in, but it is the distant future. A massive asteroid known as Shard Zero smashed into Earth sometime in the 21st centurion and now, thousands of years later, human kind has been split into two different factions. One faction, despite the earth-shattering damage to the planet, was able to rebuild and now thrive on high technology. The other faction is the complete opposite, mutated by the Shard's plague and living in tribes that rely heavily on magic. The third faction is the Shard Zero alien race, which thrives on Earth's now plagued atmosphere to survive."