Now is the Midwinter of my content, though not until after an inglorious summer. In the very near future of ‘early 2014’, a Kickstarter campaign for a remake of Mike Singleton’s wonderful first-person open world RPG will begin, with an intended release date of ‘early 2015’ for the final product. Development duties will be handled by Chilli Hugger Software, the studio that created the Lords of Midnight remake. Mr Singleton was the creator of games so far ahead of their time that I predict the rest of us will catch up with his vision some time during the singularity.
Midwinter and its sequel shaped my ideas about what games could be and I’ve been excited and mildly disappointed ever since. Chilli Hugger will be joined by Midwinter’s programmer, Dave Gautrey, as “the technical lead on the game, using the original game code and design documents as a foundation”.