MONTREAL – March 14, 2013 – Infinite Game Publishing (IGP) and Piranha Games Inc. (PGI) announced today that Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman, president and creative director of the acclaimed Free-To-Play title MechWarrior Online, will be attending PAX East for the Sunday afternoon panel, “ Going Back to the Future - Calling All Mechwarriors, Tribes and Star Citizens”. Taking place Sunday, March 24 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Arachnid Theater, Russ and Bryan will be joined by Chris Roberts, President, Cloud Imperium Games (Star Citizen) and Todd Harris, President, Hi-Rez Studios (Tribes Ascend) and moderated by Penny Arcade’s Ben Kuchera.
Designed to pull back the curtain on popular franchises that are leading the free-to-play and modern game distribution revolution in North America, audience members will hear from panelists as they discuss a variety of topics in this arena and take questions from fans.
The PAX East panel information is available online at http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/going-back-to-the-future-calling-all-mechwarriors-tribes-and-star-citizens.
Join the panelists’ discussion as they cover:
· Fascinating discoveries during the process of reinventing a beloved franchise for both new and old fans alike.
· Crowdfunding vs. Publishing: stories of trial and triumph in bringing an idea to life in the brave new world of videogame funding.
· How crowdfunding, kickstarters, founders editions have broken the creativity shackles formerly in place by traditional publishers – and why that’s a GREAT thing for gamers.
· Player feedback - why the gamer and their feedback is more important than EVER before and how it can have an immediate effect on gameplay development.
· Speculation on where each team feels the future lies for more classic franchises making a comeback.
The panel is perfect for fans who hold a special place for these classic PC gaming titles or gamers who are interested in giant, stomping Mechs, massive interstellar spaceships and fast-paced FPS action games.
An opportunity not to be missed, those in attendance will learn valuable game development information and have a chance to participate in a live Q&A.
About MechWarrior Online
Mech combat has finally returned to millions of both veteran and new MechWarrior players at www.mwomercs.com. Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of a wide variety of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the battlefield, the mighty BattleMech™. Customize each of your Mechs to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, replace weapons and tweak armor with near endless options.
Sign up for MechWarrior Online and jump into the free-to-play action immediately: www.mwomercs.com.
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About Piranha Games, Inc.
Piranha Games Inc. was founded in January 2000 by Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman. Piranha Games is focused on the core action games market and has worked on exciting IPs such as: Need For Speed®, and Transformers® 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Please join us at www.piranha-games.com.
About Infinite Game Publishing Inc.
Infinite Games is a newly formed publisher of AAA online interactive entertainment. Formed by industry vets with a passion for great games, IGP’s leadership is driving online entertainment forward by partnering with best-in-breed developers to bring high-octane excitement to PC gamers everywhere. Official Web site: www.infinitegamepublishing.com.
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