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Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing are doing something special in memory of one of the youngest MechWarrior fans. Five-year-old Sarah Marie Alida Parries of Vancouver, British Columbia, a devout fan of Mechwarrior Online, recently lost her fight with cancer. The team behind her favorite game has found a way to honor her memory and continue the fight.
Sarah and her father played together often, with Sarah preferring the Jenner (with streak SRMs). To honor her, a custom Jenner Class Chassis Champion mech, "Sarah's Jenner" can be purchased for $10 through August 20, 2013. 100 percent of the proceeds will be given to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Sarah's Jenner has a unique exterior styling and a 10 percent experience boost. You can check out the Jenner in action below and purchase your own here. MechWarrior Online will be exiting its open beta phase on September 17. The title is free-to-play.
Our TakeI don't play MechWarrior Online, but I may purchase one of these Jenners because it's a touching way for developers to honor a fan. As a parent of a nine- and five-year-old, I've spent many hours gaming alongside my kids (and there are plenty of pictures with one or both with controllers on my lap). I cannot imagine what Sarah's family is going through.
Kudos to Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing for making the effort to pay tribute to Sarah and her family. This is a noble gesture and one that deserves our admiration.