Game Suggestion- Field of Glory Lord of the Rings

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Game Suggestion- Field of Glory Lord of the Rings

Post by TolkienRJJ » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:12 pm

I suggest a Lord of the Rings for field of glories next game. Tolkien carries the largest fantasy fan base of all time only expanded by the movies. Amazon will be doing a 5 season show [250 million] to start in 2020 or 2021. And universal is rumored to open a Lord of the Rings Theme park in 2023. All of these will increase interest in all things Tolkien.


Lord of the Rings is the best selling fantasy book of all time. The Hobbit is the third best fantasy seller. Besides the Bible, LOTR is the third best selling book of all time, the Hobbit is 8th on the all time list.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...-selling_books
https://jamesclear.com/best-books/best-selling


The world created by Tolkien would fit perfect for the next game.

- Large fan base already present
- Multiple diverse factions with both challenges and bonuses for each
- Hugh map of Middle Earth with diverse terrain and battle maps
- Large numbers of diverse units and forces for epic battles
- Large castles for epic siege battles
- Hero's of legend with special abilities
-Agents, spies, assassins, diplomats etc
- Battle over land, sea and air
- Economy and trade
-Exspansions and DLC could be done on the first and second ages
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Re: Game Suggestion- Field of Glory Lord of the Rings

Post by zakblood » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:23 am

nice idea but cost of licence would maybe make the game very expensive to make, which is always something to consider, that's if they give you rights to develop it in the first place

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Re: Game Suggestion- Field of Glory Lord of the Rings

Post by TolkienRJJ » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:11 am

zakblood wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:23 am
nice idea but cost of licence would maybe make the game very expensive to make, which is always something to consider, that's if they give you rights to develop it in the first place
Tolkiens son Christopher recently retired from the Tolkien estate and the sales are know up for grabs.

"Christopher Tolkien, son and literary heir of J.R.R. Tolkien, resigned from the Tolkien Estate. And his departure changes everything.....With Christopher’s departure as an officer of the Tolkien Estate (which was incorporated in 2011), the long-awaited “rights frenzy” for Tolkien properties may soon begin,”
http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2017...olkien-estate/


But I think the rights to do a game based on the books alone would be more realistic for a small company. I know they have given out the rights for book based board games, models, cpu games etc in the past to small companies.
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Re: Game Suggestion- Field of Glory Lord of the Rings

Post by TolkienRJJ » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:30 pm

Middel earth enterprises gives out the rights to various gaming formats [board games cpu games etc] here is a list of the rights so far given out.

https://www.middleearth.com/current-licensees.html



It also seems some have made LOTR themed games but not officially licensed


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle-ea ... ideo_games.
https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Middle-earth_Enterprises
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