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Founder’s Program Secures MechWarrior Online $5 Million+

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Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing (IGP) have much to be happy about in recent news. Recently the developer and publisher behind the upcoming MechWarrior Online announced that their upcoming Mechcropiece has already raised over 5 million dollars thanks to their Founder’s Program.

For those not in the know, The Founder’s Program went on sale back on June 19th. The Founder’s Pack came in two different offers, an Elite and Veteran Pack.

$60 ELITE Founder’s Package Includes:
• Exclusive custom “Founder’s BattleMech.” This Mech includes a lifetime, per-match C-Bill booster.
• $80 value of in-game currency* for in-game item purchases.
• Two-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
• Founder’s Tag – sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
• Early access to the game along with Founder’s assets availability starts July 17th.

$30 VETERAN Founder’s Package Includes:
• $40 value of in-game currency* for in-game item purchases.
• One-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
• Founder’s Tag – sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
• Early access to the game along with Founder’s assets availability starts July 17th.

This interesting Pre-order offer was met with much success, once again they got over 5 million thanks to it. Nick Foster and Kelly Zmak, two heads of IGP, were needless to say very happy with the results.

“The success of the Founder’s Program reinforces IGP’s vision to help independent developers build exceptional games with the right economic model for the global marketplace,” said Nick Foster, CEO of IGP. “We are in a unique position to be able to deliver a pipeline of high quality, innovative content for online game players.”

“The Founders are helping us fund, develop and support the game in order to deliver the best online gaming experience,” said Kelly Zmak, President of IGP.  “The tremendous success of the MechWarrior Online Founder’s Program demonstrates how passionate the fans are for the MechWarrior franchise and reflect our management team understanding the rapidly changing online game industry, the fastest-growing sector of digital entertainment.”

Also the company announced two new free-to-play games, with MechWarrior Tactics and Sins of the Dark Age. MechWarrior Online is still scheduled for released later in 2012.

Want to learn more about MechWarrior Online and their Founder’s Program? Check out their official website!

Like Founder’s Mechs who partake in witchcraft? Take a look at FTG’s Borderlands 2 player guide for the Mechromancer!

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