John Romero and Adrian Carmack, two legends of the first person shooter genre, have reunited to announce their latest Kickstarter campaign for BLACKROOM.
BLACKROOM promises to be an action-packed, visceral FPS set in a holographic simulation gone rouge. Think of it as VR, without the headset. In the sci-fi world of BLACKROOM, your time spent in the game is at HOXAR, a world leading tech company that has allowed people to be anywhere at any time using technology. The worlds that HOXAR creates are holographic worlds, almost perfect replicas of reality, and it all takes place inside a giant black room (like the game’s name, get it?).
Unfortunately, there’s no gameplay to see what Carmack and Romero have in store for first person shooter fans, but they have included some concept art on the Kickstarter page. The main thing we know about BLACKROOM is that "it’s the FPS you know we [Romero and Carmack] can make". We will have to assume this means a game in the similar style of Doom and Quake. Just like Doom and Quake, BLACKROOM will have full mod support as well as dedicated servers, giving first person shooter fans exactly what they expect from the genre.
BLACKROOM wouldn’t be an id Software style game without some mad shredding thrown in there. If BLACKROOM gets funded, it will feature a brand new soundtrack created by heavy metal icon, George Lynch. Every level in the game will be created by Romero, including the multiplayer deathmatch maps.
The Kickstarter is looking for $700,000. That’s quite a lot of money considering there’s not even in-engine footage to be seen. Yes, the game is being created by Romero and Carmack, but are their names enough to sell you on the game without even seeing it? If you’d like to have a look at BLACKROOM, the Kickstarter page can be found here.
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