Gary Gygax Archive To Become Video Games

By Derek Springer from Los Angeles, CA, USA (PAX 013) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Unpublished work by Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax will be turned into video games. His family is searching for developers to make the adaptations.

Perhaps most excitingly, the source material will include Gygax’s personal campaign that he used for game nights. He never published details of that campaign for fear that the people who he played with would buy it and spoil the secrets that were revealed during its playing.

Gygax’s son Alex, who will head the project, says that some of the unpublished works were specifically created with digital gaming in mind but that Gygax never completed the transition before his death in 2008.

The project will run through Fig, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to video gaming. As well as the usual model of backing early to get special rewards, Fig users can choose to invest in some games and receive a share of the resulting revenue. It’s not yet confirmed if the Gygax games will offer both of these options.

Before running the crowfunding campaigns, Fig will help recruit and vet developers who have proposals for adaptations.




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