Our very own Drew Wagar, author acclaimed for his Elite: Dangerous tie-in novel, Elite: Reclamation, has been snapped up by another of the big gaming communities. The Lords of Midnight!
The Lords of Midnight is very different from Elite: Dangerous but it has some key similarities too. Both games were born into the 8-bit, single-figure MHz technological world of the 1980s, and were crafted by inspirational creators who saw beyond the confines of the technology.
The late Mike Singleton, creator of the Lords of Midnight, squeezed the last drop from the technology of the time, wowing his players with amazing feats of 3D projection, but his real genius was to build his game world of a magical frozen landscape on a background of richly developed lore, and then to give his game players strategic and sophisticated contexts in which to play. It was a winning formula from the off.
The Lords of Midnight is not just a popular retro game, it has been brought up to date by techno wizard and long-time game fan, Chris Wild, who has worked with the Singleton family to give 21st century fans the game on their modern phones and tablets, enhancing the magic that Singleton wove into the original with the advanced technological capabilities of today’s devices.
From the start, Singleton’s world of the Lords of Midnight has been compared to Tolkien’s worlds with their elaborate history, traditions and folklore. So the latest step is no surprise. As Wild says, ‘The obvious next step is an epic novel. I have worked closely with the Singleton family to do justice to Mike’s original vision and we were all delighted to come to an agreement with Drew to author the book.’
Read Drew's own take on the project here.
The Lords of Midnight, coming soon...
Do you want dawn?