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15th March 2013

MechWarrior Online Developer Piranha Games Has Nostalgia on Tap at Free-To-Play PAX East Panel

IGPInfinite Game Publishing (IGP) and Piranha Games Inc. (PGI) have announced 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.

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.

This entry was posted on Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 10:19 am and is filed under Events, Game Dev, National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    3:21 am on March 15th, 2013

    .@MechWarriorF2P Developer @PiranhaGames Has Nostalgia on Tap at Free-To-Play PAX East Panel http://t.co/W89b1E9Hxk

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