Mr Luca Spiteri Monsigneur, an alumnus of the Institute of Digital Games, and who started his career with a local games studio that worked on a number of international games, is now part of the team of people developing the Lord of the Rings: Gollum game.
Mr Spiteri Monsigneur joined Daedlic Entertainment, the German Games Developer based in Hamburg that has developed big games such as Skyhill, Valhalla Hills, Unrailed! And Felix the Reaper, and is now developing LOTR: Gollum.
The Lord of the Rings first rose to fame as an epic high-fantasy novel by J.R. R. Tolkien published from 1968 onwards. It is set at some distant time in the past, and features antagonist Dark Lord Sauron who had created the One Ring to rule other Rings of Power as the ultimate weapon to conquer the Middle-earth.
The LOTR book series was reprinted and translated many times, and its enduring popularity earned it a place in popular culture. It has inspired many derivative works including music, artwork, films, TV and video games.
Mr Spiteri Monsigneur will be joining his new colleagues in Hamburg once it is safe to do so, he said in an update posted on his LinkedIn account.
Spiteri Monsigneur’s research within the Institute of Digital Games focused on the Player Involvement Model from a Sonic Perspective studying the effects of game audio on the player’s sense of immersion and incorporation.