Co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons Gary Gygax’s unpublished work from before his death in 2008 will be making its way to the public in video game form thanks to The Gygax Memorial Fund.
In preparation for this, Gygax Games has been restored and is now headed by Gary’s son, Alex Gygax. Working with Fig, a video game crowdfunding platform, developers are currently being searched for to work on the project.
Alex, in an interview with Polygon, described his role in the project as making sure all products based on his dad’s legacy retain the spirit of the man. At this point in the project, personal effects and handwritten materials of Gary’s are being archived in a collection Alex refers to as a treasure trove.
One major piece of source material is Gary’s personal Dungeons & Dragons campaign that he used for his own game nights, but never showed to the public.
“I’ve always wanted to see them put out in the next level,” Alex told Polygon. “Pen and paper is a dying art. Computer games, video games, they’re the next generation, the next wave of games and I’ve always wanted to see them on that new medium and I’ve always wanted to be working with someone who’s excited as I am about it.”