The Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation, or I.M.C. is a main faction in the world of Titanfall. A massive industrial conglomerate operating as a corporate military corporation, the IMC has deployed its fleets to the distant human colonies to exploit their resources and unify their fledgling power base.
The IMC started as a small mining outfit, extracting natural resources under the moniker Hammond Engineering. As their flagship product, the Titan, began to gain traction in the industry, greater amounts of resources were required, forcing the IMC to begin mining further and further away from their main resource locale. Fifteen years after their founding, demand for Titans and the industry clout built up by massive growth and extreme profits, mixed with Hammond's market-cornering planetary scanning and survey technology and map database rights, had made Hammond a megalithic Titan of the industry. Over the course of a century, this status as Titan grew by leaps and bounds through mergers, acquisitions, re-branding, and corporate takeovers, turning what was simply a megalithic corporation into a sprawling commercial empire spanning several star systems, with its own economy and military force.
Response to the explosive growth of Hammond has generally been positive outside the Frontier; shareholders and constituents rarely complain about the IMC dealing with the Frontier, as it is a major source of economic bolstering. Additionally, the war effort has created a culture of material consumer inertia, making items constantly in demand, and supplying the core worlds with jobs and an economy that is second to none in the known universe. The IMC does not operate in a fascist manner - all military actions are done through legal channels, despite their unnatural focus on maximizing profits and internal wealth.
The Frontier Militia is the unified forces of the Frontier Resistance in the world of Titanfall.
The Militia is a resistance group made of homesteaders, criminals, and freedom fighters. Facing IMC oppression, frontier citizens have formed brigades of "freedom fighters" and "citizen soldiers", literally fighting for their home and safety.Due to the dire nature of the frontier war, many in the militia have accepted the fact that working with criminals and terrorists is an inescapable part of their predicament. Accordingly, much of the frontier is made of criminal groups and private military groups unified towards ending IMC oppression. A standing Frontier Systems Territorial Defense Pact exists which governs the militia and requires mutual protection of foreign territories.
Brigades are assigned specific territories in the Frontier, with some territories spanning entire star systems. The famous MCOR is a sub-brigade of the Freeport System brigade, and is largely made of pirates. Though the brigades, especially the MCOR, are ultimately just well-equipped pirate groups, the militia itself forces these various brigades to function in a singular direction.
Did You Know? Respawn Entertainment (the developers behind "Titanfall") was formed by Vince Zampella, and other former members of Infinity Ward (the developers behind the "Modern Warfare" series), after the legal battle with Activision over "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2."