Two of the men who literally defined the first-person shooter genre, id Software co-founders John Romero and Adrian Carmack, are reuniting for a throwback sci-fi video game. Prepare to enter the Blackroom.
The game is set at the fictional tech company Hoxar, which has created a technology that allows people to be anywhere at any time via fully realized holographic worlds. The single-player campaign focuses on scientist Dr. Santiago Sonora, who steps into the Blackroom when it starts going haywire and combining different VR realities into hellish, dangerous landscapes. It’s a neat pitch and allows for level design that can literally jump from a sci-fi future to a Wild West shootout.
The game is being described as a throwback FPS game, and considering these two guys practically created the genre, you can probably believe it. You can't understate it: Having the minds behind Doom and Quake back together is literal video-game gold. Blackroom is being launched on Kickstarter, with a fundraising goal of $700,000. If you’re wanting to kick in for a digital copy of the game, it can be had for a fairly reasonable $29. The game will be available DRM-free on PC and Mac (via Steam).
Assuming everything goes as planned, Blackroom is set to hit shelves in the winter of 2018.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think: