Red 5 Studios has pledged $50,000 in seed money to begin a new organization to advocate for developers’ and gamers’ rights they’re calling League for Gamers. LFG is billed as an alternative to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which has recently been taken to task by its membership for its support of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act and related legislation in the U.S. Congress.
Red 5 and other game design studios renounced their membership in ESA when the organization refused to rescind its support of SOPA. The LFG is meant as an alternative for designers, developers, and gamers to join.
“The VGVN and the ESA claim to represent gamers and developers, but they have turned their backs on them by supporting and funding legislation such as SOPA and PIPA,” said Mark Kern of Red 5 Studios. “Developers such as Red 5 Studios and other game makers no longer have an organization to represent their true position on this kind of destructive legislation. LFG’s first action will be to petition the ESA to withdraw their support from PIPA, which still looms large in the Senate.”
Those interested can find out more about LOG on its website.