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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Space Quest returns!!!

Brace yourself for the announcement of the new millennium.  This is the news you've been waiting for since 2001 (well, actually, since 1999 :P )

...drum roll with horn fanfare...

The Two Guys From Andromeda (Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe), the creators of the Space Quest series from Sierra On-line, are back together and making another sci-fi comedy adventure game!

Their website: http://guysfromandromeda.com
Their Kickstarter: http://tgakick.com

They need your help to fund the game, over at Kickstarter...after only 1 day on Kickstarter there are already 1800 backers giving $90,000+.

Only $15 will get you the game and a bunch of bonus stuff.
Even better, they're making a port for LINUX!!! So it'll work natively on the good OSes like Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, and, most importantly, Commodore OS Vision.

Note that even though they are the creators of Roger Wilco and the Space Quest universe, they don't "own" the "rights" to those trademarks, which is pretty ridiculous (not their fault), so this game will be a SpaceVenture game.  I'm excited that it'll be something completely new, though.  It opens up the possibilities for which direction the game will take, as it's not automatically locked into a story about a janitor blundering his way into saving the universe.  If this game goes well enough (which it will) then they will look into restoring their right to make another Space Quest.

Some links of interest:

Their official podcast:
Episode 1 with The Two Guys From Andromeda
Episode 2 with Troels Pleimert
Episode 3 with Ken Allen

Roger Wilco's Virtual Broomcloset - click the link at the bottom of the page to enter the site.

Happy adventuring,