Firefall is a massively multiplayer online team-based computer game from Red 5 Studios, a studio founded by Mark Kern. It is currently in its closed beta stage and it will attempt to mix elements from the MMORPG and MMOFPS genres when it is released. There was also an old Macintosh game by the same name that was rereleased as shareware on June 13 in 2000. On May 1st, 2012, it was announced that Red 5 Studios will demo Firefall at RTX (Rooster Teeth Expo) July 7th and 8th 2012. Firefall is an event that takes place almost 200 years in the future. An asteroid was predicted to fly right next to Earth and be a near miss. However, the asteroid instead entered the gravity well of the Moon and shattered. Many of these shards began to slam into the Earth while the bulk of the asteroid entered a low, descending orbit around the Earth, pelting it with even more debris that continued to break off of the asteroid.