Mark Kern


Mark E Kern is an American video game designer best known for being a team lead on the video game World of Warcraft and a founder of Red 5 Studios[1]

Contents

  • 1 Creation of Red 5 Studios
  • 2 League For Gamers
  • 3 Career history
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Creation of Red 5 Studios

Kern left Blizzard in 2006 to co-found the development company Red 5 Studios There he worked on the title Firefall before eventually leaving the company[2] after being voted out as CEO by the Red 5's Board of Directors[3]

League For Gamers

In 2012, Kern started the League For Gamers in response to the Stop Online Piracy Act SOPA and the PROTECT IP Act[4][5] Kern said that the League For Gamers would stand as an advocacy group for the gaming community He intended it to rival the Entertainment Software Association which focused more on publisher rights, in light of its support of SOPA Red 5 Studios' website went offline on the 18th of January to draw attention to the legislation[6]

Career history

  • Way of the Warrior 1994 Naughty Dog
  • Star Reach 1994, Interplay Entertainment Corp
  • StarCraft 1998, Blizzard Entertainment Inc
  • StarCraft: Brood War 1998, Blizzard Entertainment Inc
  • StarCraft 64 2000, Nintendo of America Inc
  • Diablo II 2000, Blizzard Entertainment Inc
  • Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 2003, Blizzard Entertainment Inc
  • World of Warcraft 2004, Blizzard Entertainment Inc
  • Firefall 2014, Red 5 Studios

References

  1. ^ Edery, David March 1, 2015 "Interview with Mark Kern Red 5 Studios" Interview Retrieved March 1, 2015 
  2. ^ Olivetti, Justin March 1, 2015 ""Mark Kern Addresses His Departure from Red 5 Studios"" Retrieved March 1, 2015 
  3. ^ Hornshaw, Phil December 20, 2013 ""Red 5 Board Votes Out Co-Founder Mark Kern As CEO"" Retrieved May 27, 2015 
  4. ^ Parrish, Kevin January 18, 2012 ""SOPA Drama Creates ESA Rival, the League For Gamers"" Retrieved June 25, 2015 
  5. ^ Usher, William ""League For Gamers Fights Against Video Game Warning Label Bill HR 4204"" Retrieved June 25, 2015 
  6. ^ Lenhardt, Heinrich January 17, 2012 ""SOPA controversy creates rival to game industry group ESA; LFG aims to be "the NRA for gamers""" Retrieved June 25, 2015 

External links

  • Mark E Kern's entry at MobyGames
  • League for Gamers




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