Mark Kern offers Em-8ER credit to Firefall players and founders

    
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If you’re a former Firefall player — or a current one, since technically it’s still alive — and you are looking forward to Mark Kern’s next big thing, then there might be something in it for you.

Crixa Labs today announced a “Firefall Founder’s Credit Program” for Firefall players migrating to the upcoming “massive planetary wargame” Em-8ER. Kern was a founder and CEO of Firefall’s Red 5 Studios until his own board voted to oust him in 2013. He offered to buy the game from The9 last year; in the meantime, he’s building and crowdfunding Em-8ER.

“We are offering you a full credit on your original Founder packs for Firefall towards Em-8ER,” says a newsletter blast today. “Also, any Firefall player prior to the end of 2015 can receive a $10 credit by verifying their account” — on a validation page provided by the studio.

Crixa reminds players that it is not affiliated with Firefall or Red 5 but “would like to extend this courtesy to all original Firefall players” anyway.

Kern is a decidedly controversial (his word) figure to MMORPG genre veterans thanks to his involvement with Firefall and the vanilla World of Warcraft community┬álast year, among other internet movements. He has previously discussed his plans for this shooter, including “serial Kickstarting” and a Firefall-esque foundation┬áthat doesn’t “drift over to ‘WoW with guns’ again.” Studio Crixa has thus far raised $23,000 in the first of its planned miniature crowdfunding campaigns, exceeding its goal.

Source: Newsletter