John Romero and Adrian Carmack’s Newest Project Blackroom Hits Kickstarter

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id Software (Doom) co-founders John Romero and Adrian Carmack are returning to FPS games with a brand new project. Blackroom is a new FPS inspired by classic arena FPS games of yesteryear. The new title is built on Unreal Engine 4 with full mod support. The gunplay will be fast paced with a heavy emphasis on accuracy and skill-based movements like rocket jumping.

Blackroom will feature a 10 hour single player campaign, challenge modes, and a variety of multiplayer modes. The game will ship with six maps designed by Romero and Carmack along with more created by the community mod tools. The maps feature destructible environments using the Boxel tool in game. Set in a holographic simulation gone wrong, the game’s art direction ranges from surreal abstract levels to realistic environments.

To create the game, Romero and Carmack are turning to Kickstarter. Their new company Night Work Games is looking to raise $700,000 during the month long campaign to complete Blackroom. They have yet to provide a breakdown on how they expect the money will be used, but Night Work Games estimates a Winter 2018 launch date on Mac and Windows.

Jamie is the Managing Editor at Capsule Computers and has covered video games and technology for over a decade. When not playing or writing about video games, he can be found studying law or nerding out on fountain pens and stationery.

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