John Romero (the co-founder of id Software and designer on classic FPS games like Doom and Quake), is reuniting with Adrian Carmack (who is also a co-founder of id Software), to Kickstarter a new first-person-shooter dubbed simply Blackroom.
While Romero and crew are looking for $700,000 in funding, the game will launch for PC sometime in the winter of 2018, should it be funded. Featured above, you can view the pitch video from Romero on his new project.
The game will be developed by Night Work Games, a subsidiary of Romero Games proper, to which the team is promising an “action-packed first-person shooter set in a holographic simulation gone rogue.”
You can find a brief synopsis for the game below, from its Kickstarter page:
John Romero and fellow id Software co-founder Adrian Carmack proudly announce Blackroom, a visceral, varied and violent shooter that harkens back to classic FPS play with a mixture of exploration, speed, and intense, weaponized combat. Use fast, skillful movement to dodge enemy attacks, circle-strafe your foes, and rule the air as you rocket jump in the single- and multiplayer modes. Blackroom launches with unique multiplayer maps and robust modding support for the community to make diabolical creations of their own design – Coming Winter 2018 to PC!
- Platform – PC (DRM Free + Steam) and Mac
- Release Date – Winter 2018
- Genre – FPS
- Single-Player Campaign – 10 Hours, Leaderboard Challenge Modes
- Multiplayer – Co-op, 1-on-1 Deathmatch, Arena
- Multiplayer Maps – 6 Built In + Community Maps
- Fully Moddable, Run Dedicated Servers, Create Maps
- New Soundtrack by acclaimed metal guitarist George Lynch
If you’re considering backing the game, you should head over to its Kickstarter page.