The Gygax Trust and community publishing platform Fig have announced that unpublished works from the Designer and Co-Creator of Dungeons & Dragons, Gary Gygax, will be made into video games. These intellectual properties helped form the inspiration behind what is now the best-selling role-playing game in the world.
Alex Gygax, son of Gary Gygax and CEO of Gygax Games, said, “As a gamer, I wanted to bring my father’s works to life in a medium that I enjoy. I’m looking forward to working with talented developers who love my father’s work as much as I do.”
The two companies will leverage Fig’s publishing platform to find developers, launch campaigns, and publish the titles. The company Fig invites on the community to financially support the development and releases of games for rewards or Fig Game Shares, which earn returns based on game sales. Since its inception in August 2015, Fig has had four of the top 10 most funded video game campaigns: Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity 2 ($4.4M), Psychonauts 2 ($3.8M), Wasteland 3 ($3.1M) and Phoenix Point ($766K).
“The worlds and characters to be discovered in my husband’s unpublished intellectual property are an incredibly important part of his legacy,” commented Gail Gygax. “Therefore, it was paramount that we partner with an advanced and innovative platform such as Fig that gave us complete control of his creative vision.”
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