First released in 1989, Midwinter was created by pioneering British game designer Mike Singleton, who died in 2012.
The new Midwinter project has the full support of the Singleton family, and includes key members of the original development team. Original Midwinter programmer and industry veteran Dave Gautrey is the technical lead on the game, using the original game code and design documents as a foundation. Games journalist, scriptwriter and author Dan Whitehead has taken on the creative lead role, responsible for narrative design and gameplay. Chilli Hugger founder Chris Wild, developer of the iOS remake of Singleton’s The Lords of Midnight, is overseeing the project.
Midwinter has been in pre-production throughout 2013 and will enter the next stage of development with a Kickstarter campaign in early 2014.
As of December 7, 2015, the development seems to be on hold, though a comic book drawn by PJ Holden based on the Midwinter universe was released in September 2016.