Monday, March 26, 2012

Starting Out Strong

Welcome to Orion 6!

Over the past few weeks, Kickstarter has been fundamental in getting things moving for an indie game called Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack. With the help of a small but strong community and a little help from Penny Arcade, Kotaku, and a certain ensign of Star Trek fame, things rapidly got out of control. It didn't take long for the backers to come pouring in, quickly bringing funding beyond 400% of the goal.

Needless to say, a game involving legos, mechs, and classic tabletop minis gameplay has my interest. But this is looking absolutely phenomenal. There is a large group on flickr showcasing some of the amazing lego mechs (or frames) being designed and used for the game. I highly encourage you to check it out if you haven't already.

Enough history! On to the blog!

I'm going to be blogging about the game (strategy, builds, etc.) as well as creating a setting of sorts to fit within the universe Josh and company have created for MFZ. There will hopefully be some short fiction involved at some point as well. This campaign of sorts takes place on the planet Orion 6 (hence the name of the blog) and will showcase the conflict between the UMFL and the Free Colonies. I'm really excited to get things moving, and I hope you join me for the ride!

Greg a.k.a. MittenNinja