Old School RPG Coming to Linux, Maybe
Head to Kickstarter and see if you like what they're promising
A couple of famous game designers, Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hall, have announced that their upcoming Old School RPG could make it to Linux, if the stretch goal of their Kickstarter project will be fulfilled.Old School RPG is a classic first-person, fantasy/sci-fi RPG developed and designed by two living legends of the gaming industry, Brenda Brathwaite and Tom Hall.
Brenda Brathwaite started her carrier working on the classic Wizardry series of role-playing games, and continuing with the Dungeons & Dragons franchise.
On the other hand, Tom Hall has designed games such as Commander Keen, Anachronox and DOOM.
The game will allow players to control a party of four characters, chosen from multiple races and professions. The strengths, weaknesses and skills will be defined at the beginning, but you will be able to gain experience and further hone the characters.
Just like in old RPG games, you will be able to hire NPCs (non-player character) or even to be hired by them.
The world will be populated by five distinct races, hundreds of quests, castles, caverns, and dungeons, not to mention a sleuth of creatures that will stand in your way.
Old School RPG has a series of stretch goals that need to be reached in order for some features to get implemented. The goal that interests Linux gamers is at the $1.5 million (€1.16 million) mark. If this goal is met, Linux support will be implemented in the final version.
According to the Kickstarter project official website, Loot Drop is an indie game development studio founded in November 2010 and home to 30+ year game industry veterans Brenda Brathwaite, John Romero and Tom Hall and many other talented people devoted to making great games.
There are still 31 days to go, so there is plenty of time to back the project and be one of the first to play this promising title.