Dungeons & Dragons Co-Creator Gary Gygax’s Unpublished Works To Become Video Games


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It is no surprise that Gary Gygax was one of the most decorated creators this world has ever seen. The Dungeons & Dragons’ co-creator has left behind lots of his unpublished works that now may become video games. The news is circulating that The Gygax Trust has partnered with Fig to find developers capable of converting his unpublished works into video games and raising necessary funds to make this happen.

Gail Gygax, Gary’s widow said this in a press release:

“The worlds and characters to be discovered in my husband’s unpublished intellectual property are an incredibly important part of his legacy. Therefore, it was paramount that we partner with an advanced and innovative platform such as Fig that gave us complete control of his creative vision.”

Most of Gygax’s unpublished works in talks here are over four decades old. Further talking about it, Alex Gygax, the youngest son of Gary who is the part of the creative control and will serve as CEO of Gygax Games said:

“As a gamer, I wanted to bring my father’s works to life in a medium that I enjoy. I’m looking forward to working with talented developers who love my father’s work as much as I do.”

In an interview with Polygon, Alex further said:

“One of the major ones that everyone knows about is his personal dungeon. It was his personal D&D campaign that he had never released to the public. He didn’t want his game nights being destroyed by publishing his work and then having his group go out and buy it and find out all of his secrets. So that’s one of the main things that we have to use, and all the little side derivatives of that.”


Fig, founded in 2015 has been home to various successful crowdfunding campaigns for many high-profile games such as Psychonauts 2 and Pillars of Eternity 2. Talking about this campaign, Fig’s CEO Justin Bailey said:

“Any developer who wants to propose something, get it in through pitches@fig.co and we’ll review it with our green light committee and with Alex to make sure that it’s a good fit. Once Alex is able to get the Gygax Games website up, that will be another avenue for submissions.”

As we sit here, the worldwide search for developers who will convert Gary’s works to video games has begun. Just how much excited are you for this to happen? Let us know your opinion in the comments section.

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