My.com and Owlcat Games announced today that the latter is working on the first Pathfinder cRPG ever, Pathfinder: Kingmaker. The game will take place in the Stolen Lands, “dangerous and turbulent territories” in the Pathfinder universe. It will “revisit familiar characters and well-known locations of the series’ lore” in addition to introducing its own, brand new content, including “adventures, deadly foes, and unforeseen twists and turns.” Owlcat Games is said to be working very closely with Pathfinder publisher Paizo on the game. Also of note is the fact that the narrative is being created in part by Chris Avellone, who is known for his work on Fallout 2 and Planescape: Torment, among other games.
Chris Avellone had the following to say about the announcement.
“I’m a Paizo fan, and a Pathfinder fan. I like the setting, the art style, the adventure paths, the card game, and the iconic characters. I’ve enjoyed playing Pathfinder with my friends (we used to be part of an Ocean’s-11 style game), and I’ve enjoyed the comics, the world, and the overall setting. I’m excited by the prospect of bringing Pathfinder to the computer RPG world, and hope gamers will enjoy playing in the Pathfinder universe.”
Paizo CEO Lisa Stevens also provided a comment.
“I am very excited to be working with Owlcat Games on the first computer RPG for Pathfinder. Kingmaker is one of my all time favorite Pathfinder Adventure Paths, and from what we’ve seen from Owlcat Games, it is in good hands and promises to be an amazing addition to the computer RPG field.”
With the debacle that was Pathfinder Online’s development, it’s interesting to see that Paizo is already attempting another major Pathfinder video game project. Given the fact that this is not an MMORPG, however, I imagine that its development should go far more smoothly.