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Warframe Hits Tennocon 2016

On July 14, 2016, the substantial fan base of the massive free to play game Warframe gathered in London, Ontario to celebrate the game, get a sneak peak at what is in development, and raise $74,000 dollars for the charity Outward Bound Canada. Tennocon 2016 is the first ever convention devoted entirely to Warframe. It was a stirring success, reaching capacity with over 11000 attendees.

The panels included announcements of a new Warframe called Titania, teasers for the next update titled The War Within, and plans for a video short titled 100 Days of Warframe. I’m not particularly well versed in Warframe but the fact that the Titania can apparently shrink to 1/10th of its natural size and summon butterfly minions intrigues me. 100 days of Warframe will be a humorous video about the first 100 days after awakening for one of the player characters of Warframe.

Digital Extremes is one of the biggest and most successful independent developers in the world.

They have developed such games as Bioshock, The Darkness 2, and Unreal Tournament. They have never hosted a convention of this kind before, and were shocked at the amazing turnout. "I'm not often speechless but there are no words I can say that captures the excitement and emotion felt when meeting so many fans today in person," said Steve Sinclair, creative director at Digital Extremes.

Tennocon proved to be something of a windfall for the charity Outward Bound Canada, which the developers, Digital Extremes, pledged to donate all ticket sales to. OBC is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing education and inspiration to at risk individuals, such as survivors of violence, at-risk youth, and military veterans transitioning back to life as civilians.

Fred Brizzi
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July 14, 2016
Published in Straight from the Devs

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