Not Sure If Want: Firefall Devs Hire Orson Scott Card to Pen Story

on July 7, 2011 12:00 PM

Firefall is indie dev Red 5’s first title, a free-to-play online shooter that looks like one part Tribes, one part Borderlands, and three parts awesome, and it looks like they may already be running into some controversial territory, without the game having even been released.

RockPaperShotgun reports that the story of Firefall is set to be written by Orson Scott Card, a living sci-fi legend in the literary world today. Unfortunately, he’s also a living hotbed of controversy with his now-notorious views on human rights.

I understand Red 5 probably couldn’t pass up a chance to have their game backed by a science fiction powerhouse, but surely there were other, less dangerous choices for an independent developer’s first game, no? I’m not saying I’d boycott the game, but there’s almost certainly quite a few that are scribbling up some online petitions as we speak.

I’m not going to dismiss¬†Firefall altogether now, but¬†hopefully this doesn’t backfire on their potentially well-deserved success.

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.