Dungeons and Dragons Co-Creators Unpublished Works Set To Become Video Games
Gary Gygax one of the creators of Dungeons and Dragons left behind some unpublished works, after his passing in 2008. His family is now working to have those unpublished works turned into video games. The family is turning to crowdfunding platform Fig to make this dream a reality. While it’s been said the titles are in fact D&D style games. Rather or not they’re set in the Dungeons and Dragons universe seems to be up in the air. I know this is a bit off topic for the site, I ask that you bear with me because I am just so excited for this news.
Dungeons and Dragons have a sorted history in other forms of media
I find myself excited by this news, in part because I used to play D&D when I was younger. Also, because this could be a breath of fresh-air for video games. Let’s be honest it’s always nice when something new comes along and throws convention to the curb. Of course, I could be building this up to be a much bigger thing then it turns out to be. Still, it’s not every day that something like this is announced.
The Dungeons and Dragons franchise itself has a long history associated with video games. Dating all the way back to the late 80’s which saw series finding its way onto the PC market of the time. Since then the series has continued to have a presence in the PC market as well as having numerous home console releases over the years. So, this isn’t entirely new ground, in fact, it’s not new ground at all.
Aside from video games, the series has seen novels based on the Dungeons and Dragons universe. Such as the Icewind Dale trilogy by author R.A. Salvatore which introduced the now famous character of Drizzt Do’urden. The series also had a big screen adaptation, which was slightly better received then the Mario Bros. movie. There was even a D&D cartoon series that ran from 1983 – 1985.
This though this is even more exciting because these works that the family is currently working on turning into video games. Have never been published period, we’re dealing with a blank slate. The beauty of a series like D&D is that there’s no limit the number of adventures that you and your friends can have. Now though we’re could very well be experiencing a new world for the first time. Not only is the promise of something new enticing, but it’s going to be coming at us in the form of a video game. Hopefully, we get more news on these efforts in the coming weeks. Although I imagine it will be after E3 before we hear anything new at all.
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