Rhianna Pratchett, writer on Mirror’s Edge and Tomb Raider, has admitted that she and her father Terry Pratchett would be interested in making another Discworld game, but only if the right pitch comes along. And they’ve had several that just haven’t been right.
“The original games I remember them very fondly. Every now and again, dad gets approached about a game,” she told Digital Spy.
“Dad is a gamer himself so he has an idea what he’d like to see, and we’ve just not got the right developer with the right pitch come knocking yet.
“I think dad is waiting to be impressed by developers. I think there’s a lot of potential there, and I know people have a lot of fond memories of all three Discworld games.”
She went on to suggest that avenues such as Kickstarter increases the chances of the project happening, as its possible to appeal directly to fans of classic adventure games. It’s not hard to imagine a Discworld game campaign raking in the cash.
“You never know what’s out there,” she said. “If the right developer, the right pitch came knocking, then I think it’d be something dad and myself would be interested in.”
There’s some uncertainty about who now holds the license. The most recent Discworld games were two developed by long-defunct Perfect Entertainment and published by Psygnosis, which was later acquired by Sony and eventually shuttered. Discworld Noir was published by GT Interactive, which no longer exists, Whoever owns the rights now might be missing a trick.