John Romero and Adrian Carmack’s Blackroom Now On Kickstarter


If you were wondering what these two legends of the FPS genre have been up to, their game is now up on Kickstarter and it’s looking to be backed by the fans. The game will be DRM Free + Steam for Win/MAC, while it looks to release in Winter 2017 and will have a 10 hour campaign featuring leaderboard challenge mods, along with co-op, 1-on-1 Deathmatch, Arena mode, and will have 6 built in maps along with community maps to help expand the multiplayer.

They have also openly stated the game will return to the era of being fully moddable, will run dedicated servers, and will allow for players to create maps. This definitely sounds like a throwback to their days at id Software with DOOM and Quake. The title takes place at the world’s leading tech companies, HOXAR.  HOXAR has created a technology that allows people to be anywhere at any time. Sounds fun right? But what if this meant your world was a fully-realized holographic world that was indistinguishable from reality and took place inside of a giant black room? That’s where BLACKROOM comes into play. The title will allow players to dive into a world where military and police organizations train their specialists to fight against the horrors of war and urban terror through this device.


The technology has even gained favor among commercial clients have lined up to develop HoloSims that look to terrify adults while amusing children with delight. However, what would happen if the simulations began to become twisted and warp into each other? This is where something darker, more sinister comes to play, and you take the role of Dr. Santiage Sonora, Chief hNode Engineer at Hoxar who seeks to stop this trouble from worsening. With having leading-edge Predictive Memory technology showing that troubling anomalies can blend into the real world with the virtual, you’ve been sent in with both Boxel and your gun to investigate. This is also where you learn that what happens in the BLACKROOM is no longer just fun and games. It’s what nightmares are made of and you’ll be fighting your way through dangerous simulations that may just cripple your mind in the process.

If you are looking to back the game you can head over to the official BLACKROOM Kickstarter that both Adrian and John started to give their game some support so that it can be developed and worked on. As stated, the game is slated for a 2018 release window if the Kickstarter succeeds. Stay tuned for more coverage.

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