Tolkien’s dual-personality deep dweller, Gollum, will soon get his day in the spotlight thanks to Middle-earth Enterprises and Daedalic Entertainment. Set to release in 2021, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be a narrative driven adventure game that will be based on Tolkien’s words and not the Jackson blockbusters. And rumor has it that it could be the first Middle-earth based game in a line of many.
Daedalic Entertainment was founded in 2007 and has, in this writer’s opinion, never disappointed. Their development team knows how to drive story while giving the player an interesting and unique experience. I played Pillars of the Earth (2017) with a group of friends last year and it was one of the better narrative games I had experienced and, better yet, it was a spot-on adaptation of Ken Follet’s classic book series.
The partnership between Daedalic and Middle-earth Enterprises, the company that owns the rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, is still fresh, but if success rings in for this book-based Gollum game, other Tolkien based games could be on the horizon. And with the incoming production and release of Amazon’s Middle-earth based series – could the 2020s see the revival of the Tolkien craze? We at Silver Soul Gaming will be doing our fair share of dropping eaves to keep you updated.