Not long ago, it was announced that a sequel to The Ship was on its way to Kickstarter. Fast forward to today and that sequel has hit Kickstarter and it’s ready to take your hard-earned money any time now.
Blazing Griffin, having taken the helm from the original developers Outerlight (who have since closed down) are making The Ship: Full Steam Ahead a steampunky, tongue-firmly-lodged-and-welded-to-cheek bonanza. This is what their Kickstarter page has to say about the game: “In the spirit of the original, 1920’s game, The Ship: Full Steam Ahead will let you dress up in your Steampunk finery, travel on Victoria’s finest shippage, and ‘drub’ the enemies of the Empire, while those self-same scoundrels, attempt to murder you.”
“You’ll get to play in an evocative, Victorian environment, where eating, sleeping, and promenading (as well as unmentionable ablutions) are just as important as murdering your shipmates. After all, one must have some sense of decorum, don’t you think? Going beyond this ‘hundredweight’ of original gameplay, we’ll be embracing the rather risqué craze of ‘open development’, waving our merry kerchiefs with much hulabaloo, and setting sail for gameplay unknown. We have plenty of ideas for new features, but most importantly, we want to create something new and rather daring with input from YOU — our most noble players.”
Sounds pretty good, no? It’s worth noting that this is probably the first major Kickstarter from the new UK site, so all pledges are in pounds. Make sure you do your maths correctly, we don’t want to hear of anyone accidentally pledging $1000. Intentionally, yes. Accidentally, no.