Firefall paints a beautifully devastating vision of Earth, 200 years in the future. The promise of a new clean energy source, Crystite, leads to the disastrous arrival of the Melding, a hostile energy storm that engulfs most of our home planet. Earth’s surviving humans must band together in the eye of the Melding storm to save our species. Unfortunately, a new danger emerges as a bloodthirsty race known as The Chosen threatens humanity’s survival.
Players will protect the Earth through the use of high-tech battleframes, which can be customized extensively to unlock the power of Firefall’s class-based combat. Battleframes allow players to specialize in their favorite style of play, while giving them the flexibility to swap and trade their way to new configurations on-the-fly. Whether you enjoy supporting your team, aggressively assaulting an enemy position, or sneaking behind enemy lines, there is a battleframe for you.
Firefall will feature a free-to-play model that allows players to experience every detail of the vibrant world without having to pay a penny. Updates to the game, dynamic world events, and other content will also be offered without a price tag, while a marketplace will allow fans to purchase optional enhancements.
Red 5 Studios launched its Battleframe Trailer Challenge, a contest for creative gamers to show off their video-making ability, explore brand new Firefall footage, and compete for awesome prizes – including a trip to PAX East 2012. Red 5 is accepting entries now until March 16th, when the winners are announced. Contestants can submit their completed trailers via Youtube at the official contest page.
“At Red 5 we’re very community-focused and this contest is a great way to get everyone involved in the game,” said Red 5 CEO, Mark Kern. “Since we’re always making action-packed Firefall trailers we thought it would be cool to see what our fans could come up with. Knowing them, they’ll put together some amazing videos that are more than worthy of the prizes we’re giving away.”
Participants will be given previously-unreleased raw gameplay footage along with a handful of music tracks. They’ll have until March 16th to craft a flashy trailer/commercial that highlights their favorite battleframe and submit the Youtube link for entry. Red 5 encourages contestants to enter and promote their trailers as early as possible, as the winners will be decided using a special Red 5 algorithm that incorporates the “likes” and “views” of each Youtube submission.
Red 5 has partnered up with cosponsors, Alienware and ASTRO Gaming, to ensure that the Battleframe Trailer Challenge offers gamers top-notch prizes. The first, second and third place entries will receive the following:
- First Place: An all-expenses-paid (up to $1,500 per round-trip ticket) trip for two to PAX East 2012 in Boston, along with $500 spending money.
- Second Place: An Alienware M14x laptop containing an Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB DDR3 Memory, and GeForce 555M 3GB Graphics Card.
- Third Place: An ASTRO Gaming A40 Audio System featuring a Firefall branded A40 Headset and MixAmp Pro.
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