Orson Scott Card and Red 5 Team Up to Pen the Story of Firefall

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Today, Red 5 Studios is proud to announce its collaboration with legendary science-fiction writer Orson Scott Card who is helping write the story of Firefall. Card is lending his creative talents to aid in shaping the Firefall universe and, along with daughter Emily Janice Card, is co-writing a Firefall manga novel to be masterfully drawn by Joe Ng and the talented artists at UDON Entertainment.

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It’s an absolute honor to welcome Orson Scott Card to the Red 5 family

Today, Red 5 Studios is proud to announce its collaboration with legendary science-fiction writer Orson Scott Card who is helping write the story of Firefall. Card is lending his creative talents to aid in shaping the Firefall universe and, along with daughter Emily Janice Card, is co-writing a Firefall manga novel to be masterfully drawn by Joe Ng and the talented artists at UDON Entertainment.

“It’s an absolute honor to welcome Orson Scott Card to the Red 5 family as an honorary member of The Tribe,” gushes Red 5 Studios CEO Mark Kern. “Orson understands us as a studio, what we represent and gets the vision we have for Firefall. I truly believe that gamers will be surprised by how rich and engaging the Firefall world is and am confident that this partnership will give birth to a story that rivals any major sci-fi franchise.”

The manga details a story parallel to the player experience within Firefall and gives a deeper understanding of the game’s expansive universe. Staying true to Red 5’s support of free-to-play entertainment, this UDON Entertainment-created comic will be made available later this year as a free download.

"Being a long time fan of UDON’s comics and artwork, I'm super excited about the chance to collaborate with them on an original graphic novel for Firefall,” explains Red 5 Art Lead Adam McMahon. "If that wasn't enough, I have the pleasure of working directly with Joe Ng whose work on the Street Fighter IV comic series is inspirational and fits with our own art style. This just feels right, like a perfect match, and I can't wait to share our collaborative creation with the rest of the world."

About Orson Scott Card:
Known for his novel Ender’s Game and its sequel Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card is described by many as one of the greatest science-fiction writers of our time. Card - a Hugo and Nebula Award winning author – wrote the Ultimate Iron Man comics for Marvel, and remains a teacher, playwright, and director of Shakespearean plays.

About Emily Janice Card:
Emily Janice Card is an award-winning narrator of audiobooks such as Revolution, The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, and Podkayne of Mars. She collaborates with her father on the manga series, Laddertop, and wrote, directed, and starred in the popular web short Jane Austen's Fight Club.

About UDON Entertainment:
UDON Entertainment is an award-winning Canadian-based art collective that was formed in 2000 to provide high-quality creative services to the entertainment industry. Its client list reads like a who's who of the business and includes Alliance/Atlantis, Capcom, DC Comics, Gamepro, Harmony Gold, Hasbro, Konami, Marvel Comics, Nintendo, Random House, Score, TDK Interactive, ToyBiz, White Wolf, Wizards of the Coast and Wiz Kids amongst others. In addition to client work, UDON publishes official comics, manga, and art books based on Street Fighter®, Darkstalkers™, Rival Schools™ and Exalted.

About Red 5 Studios:
Red 5 Studios is an online game developer located in California, founded by Mark Kern, former team lead for World of Warcraft. Red 5 Studios is dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers across the world by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories and compelling characters. They believe that online games and persistent worlds are the future of video games.
Firefall, Red 5 Studios and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red 5 Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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