RPG Developers Witcher

Notable Developers

Notable rpg developers include Don Daglow for creating the first role-playing video game, Dungeon, in 1975; Yuji Horii for creating the Dragon Quest series; Hironobu Sakaguchi for creating the Final Fantasy series; Richard Garriott for creating the Ultima series; Brenda Romero for writing and design work on the entire Wizardry series, and Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk for founding BioWare. Ryozo Tsujimoto (Monster Hunter series) and Katsura Hashino (Persona series) were also cited as “Japanese Game Developers You Should Know” by 1up.com in 2010. Other notable rpg developers are Bethesda Game Studios, creators of Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and The Elder Scrolls series, and cd projekt, creators of The Witcher series and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.

RPG Developers The Elder Scrolls

Crowdfunding

There has been a recent trend of crowdfunding video games using services such as Kickstarter. Role-playing games that have been crowdfunded include Serpent in the Staglands (2015), The Banner Saga (2015), Dead State (2014), Wasteland 2 (2014), Shadowrun Returns (2012), Pillars of Eternity (2015), Divinity: Original Sin (2014) and Torment: Tides of Numenera (2017). Due to the release of Wasteland 2, Divinity: Original Sin, The Banner Saga and Dead State (as well as some more traditionally funded titles such as Might and Magic x, Lords of Xulima and The Dark Eye: Blackguards) 2014 was called “the first year of the crpg renaissance” by pc Gamer. However, there has been some speculation that the spike in funded projects at around this time was the result of a “Kickstarter bubble”, and that the subsequent slump in funded projects was due to a “Kickstarter fatigue”.

RPG Crowdfunding the Banner Saga