More than 110 years after his creation by Edgar Rice Burroug<a href="http://erhs John Carter Warlord of Mars is reimagined and with the aid of Kickstarter coming to PC gaming in 2022.
We are delighted to announce you can now join the journey and register your interest through the crowdfunding initiative today.
The John Carter Warlord of Mars Kickstarter campaign officially starts on March 1st with renowned video game development studio Hypnotic Ants studio firmly in place and now finalising their graphics work and programming plans.
John Carter is the planet-hopping hero that was conceived over 100 years ago by genre-defining writer, Burroughs.
As well as being the central character in 11 novels since 1912, he has featured in various comic book incarnations, table-top games and a feature film. Spanning several decades.
Carter’s adventures have left a lasting cultural legacy, inspiring writers and scientists like Ray Bradbury, Jerry Siegal and Carl Sagan. He also profoundly influenced series like Flash Gordon and blockbusters like George Lucas’ Star Wars and James Cameron’s Avatar.
Gamers now have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Burroughs’ epic fantasy world, with the new game set to be available on PC; bringing the historic sci-fi fantasy to a contemporary audience.
James Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., said:
“I’d like to think he would be pleased not only to see fans of John Carter play the game and step into his wondrous world of Barsoom, but also to at last set foot on the dying planet himself, with sword in hand, and have the visceral experience of being able to play one of his own heroes in the game. Doubtless, he would have been thrilled to see his immortal swordsman and the rich setting of Barsoom come alive in the John Carter: Warlord of Mars video game, exposing his creations to a whole new generation of fans.”
The game starts in 1945, the gameplay will centre on the soldier John Carter, working on a mission to find Hitler’s secret projects operation. The orders for this mission come directly from Ian Fleming, triggering the start of an epic sci-fi adventure. During the adventure John Carter finds experimental technology that ultimately transports him to ‘Barsoom’ known to us on Earth as the fourth planet in our solar system, the red planet, Mars.
When on Barsoom the action follows John Carter as he meets the weird and wonderful natives of Barsoom, acclimatising himself to Martian gravity, the local customs and Martian languages. His mission includes meeting the mighty Thark warrior, Tars Tarkas, fighting with giant ape-like monsters and falling in love with the beautiful Princess of Mars, Dejah Thoris.
Ian Fleming, the illustrious creator of James Bond, will be characterised in a videogame for the first time ever. Before he put pen to paper on his iconic James Bond novels, Lieutenant Commander Fleming worked for Britain’s Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War. Fleming was involved in the conception or execution of Operation Golden Eye, Operation Mincemeat and Operation Ruthless to name a few and in the planning and oversight of two intelligence units: 30 Assault Unit and T-Force.
Find-out more and support the kickstarter for John Carter Warlord of Mars by visiting https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jcwom/john-carter-warlord-of-mars