The funding campaign for Blackroom, a new shooter from the creators of Doom, was shut down unexpectedly.
The creators of the famous Doom franchise were funding a new first-person shooter project called Blackroom, but they’ve suddenly announced they’re shutting it down — for its own good.
John Romero and Adrian Carmack were working on the project under Night Work Games. The duo is known for the franchises Doom and Quake, two legendary franchises that explains why there was so much excitement for a new game.
They had started a crowdfunding campaign of $700,000, aiming to create a game that is “a visceral, varied and violent shooter that harkens back to classic FPS play.”
However, developers have suddenly shut down the campaign, which could end up being a significant setback for the game. Nightwork Games stated on their Kickstarter page that they were trying to develop a playable demo of Blackroom, but that means the crowdfunding campaign needed to be put on hold as the demo will likely take longer than the campaign has left. As a result, Night Work Games decided the best idea was to suspend fundraising.
“The team is at work on a demo which demonstrates the kind of gameplay, look and innovative, cool features that make BLACKROOM truly unique — the things we’ve waited years to put into an FPS and which make us incredibly excited about this game,” the team wrote in a statement on its Kickstarter page. “There’s a hitch here, a hitch that’s making us do something that’s right for the game, the team, and the community: we’re pressing ‘PAUSE’ on the fundraising campaign for BLACKROOM to complete this gameplay demo.
“Simply put, this will take more time than the Kickstarter has left, so we’ve decided to suspend the campaign and launch a new one when the gameplay demo is ready,” the statement continued. “We believe, however, it is the right choice. We know you do, too. Thanks to your feedback, we know we should have included it at launch.”