John Romero, the famous mind behind the original Doom games from iD software, teamed up with some of his former colleagues at iD Software to deliver a brand-new FPS game. The game is titled BLACKROOM and launched on Kickstarter today with a $700,000 goal. Based around a holographic technology company, HOXARBLACKROOM puts you into the shoes of Dr. Santiago Sonora, Chief hNode Engineer at HOXAR. While testing the holographic technology that allows holograms to be transported anywhere in the world from a black room (see what they did there?), Dr. Sonora discovers a cross-stream with reality and the holographic world, being tasked with investigating these abnormalities.

BLACKROOM is built on Unreal Engine 4 and while feature both single-player and multiplayer battles. Check out all of the official features of the game announced today.

  • Reign supreme in a variety of multiplayer modes, including co-op, 1-on-1 deathmatch and free-for-all arena in a wide variety of locations including hardcore military sims, hellish infernos and interstellar space.
  • Delve into a captivating 10+ hour single-player campaign, spanning wildly varied environments, from ruined Victorian mansions to wild west ghost towns to swashbuckling pirate galleons and beyond.
  • Master fast, skillful movement with rocket jumping, strafe jumping and circle strafing.
  • Challenge yourself with expert abstract level design, invented and perfected by John Romero and made material by Adrian Carmack. Romero’s latest map, Tech Gone Bad, has received universal praise and over 1M unique impressions.
  • Master six built-in multiplayer maps, as well as countless maps created by the community.
  • Extend your experience with full mod support and dedicated servers.
  • Put your skills to the test in Challenge Modes (speedrunning and more) that present unique and demanding goals.
  • Affect the holographic worlds in the BLACKROOM™ with a device called the Boxel, and influence the environment, your weapons and your enemies.
  • Features new soundtrack compositions by acclaimed metal guitarist George Lynch.

Launching on Kickstarter today, the game has already reached over 1,200 backers, raising a total of nearly $75,000. The game is slotted to release in Winter of 2018. You can find out more details here.

Jacob Roach
Jacob Roach is a writer and video game lover based out of St. Louis, Missouri. After finishing a degree in English at Southern New Hampshire University, Jacob returned to St. Louis where we now writes about anything tech or gaming related. In his free time, he enjoys JRPGs and fast-paced shooters, as well as the occasional card game.

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