I love me a good first person shooter game. Ever since I got my hands on a copy of Doom by id Software I became a fan of the genre. Which is why when I saw Blackroom launch on Kickstarter it became a no-brainer to back it right away. Teaming up once again are the co-founders of said company, John Romero and Adrian Carmack, and this game promises to bring a new generation into knowing the name of these two giants of the industry. If you haven’t already gone over to back the campaign yourself and are still here, then read on.


Blackroom doesn’t have a whole lot in the way of assets to show off, but I (and I’m sure plenty others) jumped in blindly because of the names behind the project. Like so many other Kickstarter campaigns that I’ve backed this one was purely on nostalgia and the many hours of fun that I’ve had with their previous games. Sometimes going in with rose-tinted glasses can bite you in the ass, and it certainly has done to me a few times. Whether this time my faith is well placed or yet another example of doing research beforehand remains to be seen.


With all that said, the team behind Blackroom is asking for a hefty price tag of $700,000. Which honestly was a lot even back four years ago. But, with two big names in the industry behind the development I’m sure it’ll make funding and then some by the end of the week. It’s already barely gone live and made 10% funded by the time of this writing. By now few gamers haven’t heard of at least Romero and his legacy to one of our favorite pastimes. Even if you can’t back the campaign yourself, there are still plenty ways to support the game and maybe earn a few freebies in the meantime.

Track the progress of the Blackroom Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.

Serena Nelson
Serena has been a gamer since an early age and was brought up with the classic adventure games by Sierra On-Line, LucasArts, and Infocom. She's been an active member on Kickstarter since early 2012 and has backed a large number of crowdfunded games, mostly adventures. You can also find her writing for Kickstart Ventures and evn.moe.
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