Freeport becomes Video Game:

Classic fantasy, swashbuckling pirates, and Lovecraftian horror. Welcome to the City of Adventure! Hamunaptra, Naranjan and other World of Freeport subsettings can be discussed here.
Post Reply
User avatar
Havard
Dragon Turtle
Posts: 18398
Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 7:32 pm
Gender: male
Location: Norway
Contact:

Freeport becomes Video Game:

Post by Havard » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:19 am

http://www.drowningmonkeys.com/freeport

It is interesting that they want to make the game feel as though you are playing with miniatures.

-Havard

Aliases: Håvard Frosta, Havard Blackmoor, Blackmoorian, Dragon Turtle etc
Where to find me on the Web
The Comeback Inn - My Blackmoor Forum
The Blackmoor Blog
My Articles at the Vaults of Pandius
Moderator of the Mystara, Blackmoor and Thunder Rift forums.
My moderator voice is
GREEN.

User avatar
Big Mac
Giant Space Hamster
Posts: 23419
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:52 pm
Gender: male
Location: London UK
Contact:

Re: Freeport becomes Video Game:

Post by Big Mac » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:31 am

Green Ronin also have a press release about this:
Evan Sass at Green Ronin wrote:Press Release: Freeport Video Game Coming In 2019
August 2, 2018/in Freeport, Green Ronin News /by Evan Sass

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FREEPORT VIDEO GAME COMING IN 2019

Drowning Monkeys Games to Bring Classic Tabletop Setting to CRPGs

August 2, 2018—SEATTLE, WA: Green Ronin Publishing and Drowning Monkeys Games are proud to announce the first Computer Role Playing Game (CRPG) based on Green Ronin’s original tabletop fantasy setting Freeport: The City of Adventure.

“How incredible would it be to have a magic table that comes to life as the Game Master describes what is happening? What if you could play a tabletop game with friends over the internet in VR?” said Drowning Monkeys Games’ Josh Chudnovsky. “These are the questions we ask to fans of computer and tabletop RPGs and these are the questions the Freeport Video Game will answer. This game is a wholly-new, fun, and unique approach on the CRPG experience. You play in a virtual room, hosted by a virtual Game Master (whose voice promises to be familiar to tabletop fans everywhere) on a virtual table. Everything that exists in real tabletop gaming; Dice throws, playing with friends, painting miniatures, dioramas, character sheets, etc. is represented in the play space.”

Freeport is setting well-known to tabletop roleplayers. First launched in 2000 with the award-winning Death in Freeport, the “City of Adventure” mixes classic fantasy elements with pirates and Lovecraftian horror. Over the years Green Ronin has supported the setting with a series of sourcebooks and adventures, including the Pirate’s Guide to Freeport and Freeport: The City of Adventure.

“When I created Freeport, I certainly wouldn’t have guessed that it’d still be going 18 years later,” said Green Ronin president Chris Pramas. “To see the setting thrive for all these years has been amazing. Now I’m thrilled we have the opportunity to bring the City of Adventures to video games.”

Freeport: The City of Adventure will closely follow the recent adventure series Return to Freeport published by Green Ronin. It will also feature several hours of additional roleplaying side quests and offer a never-before-seen deep dive into learning more about the Lovecraftian world that Freeport inhabits.

Availability & Requirements: Freeport: The City of Adventure is slated for a Holiday 2019 release, and will require Windows 7/10, a 7th generation core-i5 processor, 16gb of RAM, and a DX11- capable graphics card.

Drowning Monkeys Games is an independent games developer of desktop and handheld games and is best known for its 2012 release Dungeon Crawlers, which is available on Steam & iOS. For more information about Freeport, including screenshots, teaser, and press kit, visit us at: http://www.drowningmonkeys.com/freeport

Green Ronin Publishing is a Seattle based company dedicated to the art of great games. Since the year 2000 Green Ronin has established a reputation for quality and innovation that is second to none, publishing such roleplaying game hits as Dragon Age, Blue Rose, and Mutants & Masterminds, and winning over 40 awards for excellence. For an unprecedented three years running Green Ronin won the prestigious GenCon & EnWorld Award for Best Publisher.

#####

Freeport Video Game Announcement Trailer
Image
The fact that the computer game is simulating tabletop roleplying is something I've not seen before. I wonder if the Freeport minis that Drowning Monkeys scanned and turned into computer game characters will ever become available to tabletop gamers.

I'm also wondering if the "several hours of side quests" will contain stuff that GMs can take back to the tabletop.
David "Big Mac" Shepheard
Please join The Piazza's Facebook group, The Piazza's Facebook page and The Piazza's Google + community and follow The Piazza's Twitter feed so that you can stay in touch.
Spelljammer 3E Conversion Project - Spelljammer Wiki - The Spelljammer Image Group.
Moderator of the Spelljammer forum. My moderator voice is green.

User avatar
Sturm
Green Dragon
Posts: 4480
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:26 pm
Gender: male
Location: Genoa, Italy
Contact:

Re: Freeport becomes Video Game:

Post by Sturm » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:59 pm

Never played Freeport but this seems interesting indeed.

User avatar
Havard
Dragon Turtle
Posts: 18398
Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 7:32 pm
Gender: male
Location: Norway
Contact:

Re: Freeport becomes Video Game:

Post by Havard » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:28 pm

Interestingly the promo video includes very few fantasy elements. I wonder if they will be making changes to the setting?

-Havard

Aliases: Håvard Frosta, Havard Blackmoor, Blackmoorian, Dragon Turtle etc
Where to find me on the Web
The Comeback Inn - My Blackmoor Forum
The Blackmoor Blog
My Articles at the Vaults of Pandius
Moderator of the Mystara, Blackmoor and Thunder Rift forums.
My moderator voice is
GREEN.

Post Reply

Return to “Freeport”