Electronic artist Joel Zimmerman – better known as Deadmau5 – is currently working with a team of developers to create his own first-person shooter.
While Zimmerman recently streamed a little demo of himself playing the project via Twitch, he says it’ll be “a year at least” before a potential release.
mad early “alpha alpha” testing… but making great progress with the team. For now, consider it a pet project… give us a year at least. https://t.co/z63JrAC6UQ
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) April 16, 2018
The game – he tells fans to consider a “pet project” for now – is in development in Unreal Engine and at this stage, there’s not a lot to note except for the gigantic Deadmau5 figure hanging out at the back there. I’m excited to see what the hell that thing is going to get up to when a proper demo arrives.
“We’re just setting up some basic mechanics, getting a space together where we can jam out in an arena of sorts and spitball ideas,” he explained in a Reddit post. “Once we’ve agreed on that and nailed in network code and sever delegation, we head down the “fun and original secondary objective” route.”
It’s definitely not a solo project, either, with Zimmerman referencing “a team of talented devs” who have experience working in Unreal Engine. I, for one, look forward to (hopefully) battling a humongous Deadmau5 boss, or using him as an ally, whatever.