Romero and Carmack reveal Blackroom Kickstarter0 Comments
Years ago, Kickstarter was flooded by well-known gaming luminaries as they all attempted to create new games by appealing to nostalgia. With existing fanbases, it was incredibly easy for most to generate the cash required based more on existing gamer trust than showing a game prototype. It appears this trend is not over yet, as John Romero and Adrian Carmack — two of the founders of id Software — have launched a Kickstarter for Blackroom.
Blackroom is described as a "visceral, action-packed FPS set in a holographic simulation gone rogue." There's no doubt that's a pretty cool summary, though the rest of the campaign doesn't go into too much detail about exactly how it all works. Basically, it's meant to be a trip back down memory lane to a time when shooters were just plain better. If you don't agree that the FPS genre has grown stagnant, then Blackroom probably isn't as exciting to you.
The duo are asking for $700,000 on Kickstarter to make this game a reality. On the first day they raised close to $100,000 so there should not be much challenge racking up the rest. Blackroom is planned as a PC exclusive, though they have not closed themselves off to the potential of a console release. Anyone wanting to jump in with a copy of the game can do so by pledging to the $29 tier at lowest.
If you participate, just be sure that you're not excited purely for name recognition and what could be. All that we can see so far are the basic ideas and some concept art for Blackroom. The eventual release could be quite different from whatever it is we're all imagining right now.
BLACKROOM: A New FPS from Romero & Carmack, Kickstarter