Jace Hall, founder and ex-CEO of Monolith, took to the Blood fansite The Post Mortem to announce he’s considering releasing an enhanced version of Blood on PC and other platforms, for free.
According to his post, Hall said it would be the original game, only with “functionality alterations/enhancements.”
“I have a very specific vision in mind for what I’d like to do, but before I go off and do it,” he said. “I wanted to speak directly with the Blood community and see what the thoughts are.
“My goal of course is for this all to be free, and all about gameplay and fun. You can rest assured that I have the resources to bring Blood back properly but like I said, I’m hoping to have the community participate in all this if it wants to so we can all do it together.
“Rest assured, that I know everything that needs to be known in regard to the blood rights/legal issues. If I indeed decide to move forward with my ideas for Blood, I certainly will be able to and will get all the support I need from all/any parties that may have legal interest in the game.”
Hall said should he attempt to bring Blood back, he’ll be the once “actually paying the bill,” and will “not likely be getting,” his money back.
“It will be all for the fun of it,” he said. “I think it would good for the community to beging to create a dream list of all the things that they would hope for with Blood. In regard to the source code, I have reservations about releasing it due to it making it that much easier for people to cheat/hack whatever new system I put in place – and part of what I’m hoping to achieve with this potential project is a game that really allows people to build measurable value in their cummulative game accomplishments.”
You can get in on the conversation yourself through the link.