John Romero was once a big name in the industry, having created the first-person shooter progenitor, Doom, until several choice remarks and the deeply flawed Daikatana brought the legend to his knees. He retreated from big-budget work, instead opting to focus on smaller, more profitable ventures, forming Loot Drop, a social network development outfit, to create title for the likes of Facebook. And now he's unveiled his latest game, joining forces with fellow social play stable, RockYou, to bring Cloudforest Expedition to life.
Due on Facebook this summer, Cloudforest Expedition is described as a first-person shooter that "invites players to become the next great explorer". It's Loot Drop's second game, but their first with RockYou, with Romero explaining "since we signed our initial deal in January, RockYou has been an awesome partner". It's nice to see he's calmed down a bit since his bitch-making days. [Eurogamer]