‘Doom’ creators John Romero & Adrian Carmack kickstart new game ‘Blackroom’
id Software co-founders John Romero and Adrian Carmack, best known for co-creating 'Doom' in 1993, have joined forces to create a new shooter named 'Blackroom'.
The duo have launched a Kickstarter campaign for the game, which is looking to raise $700,000 by May 28th 2016.
The description for the campaign describes Blackroom as "a visceral, action-packed FPS set in a holographic simulation gone rogue" which is set to launch sometime during Winter 2018 on PC and Mac. No other platforms have been announced.
If it reaches the Kickstarter campaign goal before the deadline, the game will feature a roughly 10 hour long singleplayer campaign alongside competitive and co-operative multiplayer modes. Blackroom aims to return to the old school, super fast and violent first person shooters that were all the rage during the 1990s.
Romero and Carmack should certainly be well placed to pull such a game off - both are co-founders of legendary game development studio id Software, and worked on the original Doom and Quake games. Blackroom is being developed by their new game development studio Night Work Games.
Romero left id after Quake's release in 1996. Blackroom is Carmack's first major project in the game industry since being fired in 2005 and then suing his former employer. He claimed he was forced out after refusing to accept an offer to sell back his stake in the company for an amount that was below its true value.
You can read more about their new game and all the features it will bring on the Blackroom Kickstarter campaign page.