Wizardry and Anachronox Creators Team Up for 'Old School RPG' Kickstarter

October 3, 2012 -

We've seen some interesting Kickstarters looking for funding, but a new Kickstarter that features Tom Hall (Commander Keen, Doom, Rise of the Triad, and Anachronox) and Brenda Brathwaite (Wizardry RPG series) promising an "old school" role-playing game is one that probably deserves your rapt attention. The legendary developers, who will work with John Romero's Loot Drop on this particular project, are seeking $1 million, with a stretch goal of $1.9 million. If they hit that number they promise to create a second game that will be included along with the first one to any backers.

Speaking to Polygon about the Kickstarter, Brathwaite expressed her optimism about getting funding and be able to work with Hall.

"We are so excited about it," Brathwaite wrote. "A return to core games and a return to RPGs makes Tom and I so incredibly happy. It is something we've wanted to do for a while, but we were leads on active projects, so it was not possible until now. We can't wait. It is an honor to make a game with someone like Tom, too."

The project, which is currently just called "Old School RPG," will allow players to create a group of up to four characters, choose from multiple races and classes. It will also offer multiple plot paths and factions that you can help or hurt depending on your actions. Other features include turn-based phased-time combat, multiple beginnings and endings and a unique storyline. Assuming the campaign hits the $1.9 million stretch goal, players will be able to transfer their characters from the first game to the second title. Hitting the lower stretch goal of $1.5 million will allow the duo to add super hardcore mode to the game.

If the initial goal is met, the game will be released sometime in January 2014.

You can join in on the Kickstarter here. As of this writing Old School RPG has raised $64,951 of its $1,000,000 goal from 1,643 backers, with 32 more days to go.

Source: Polygon


Re: Wizardry and Anachronox Creators Team Up for 'Old School ...

I'd personally like to see Tom Hall set up a Kickstarter fund to continue Anachronox.  The game we got was only really half the story.  The folks at Ion Storm were forced to cut out a lot of content, figuring they'd save it for a sequel.  So the game ended on a cliffhanger.

Eidos might have the IP rights, but I seriously doubt they plan on doing anything with them after all this time.  So if Hall can manage to get the rights back, the next move would be to fund the sequel this way.

Re: Wizardry and Anachronox Creators Team Up for 'Old School ...

Hmmm. No word on Linux support or DRM. I may just have to sit this one out.

Re: Wizardry and Anachronox Creators Team Up for 'Old School ...

Very first update: Linux support and DRM free. Happy?

Re: Wizardry and Anachronox Creators Team Up for 'Old School ...

Took them long enough ;)


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