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[Spaceventure (Space Quest Spiritual Sequel)] Two Guys from Andromeda Kickstarter

C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
edited May 2012 in Games and Technology
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Hey there, Classic Adventure Gaming fans as well as those relatively new to our worlds. Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe, aka ‘The Two Guys from Andromeda’, are back together. No, your optic orbs have not been on a bender. You read correctly. After a very brief 20+ year hiatus, we have joined forces once again and are tooling-up to bring you a new Space Adventure, or SpaceVenture™, if you will.

A little older, a little wider (well, Mark at least) and a bit more demented than before (a toss-up on that one), we're both ludicrously psyched to be working together again. Combine that with what has been literally years of pent-up intergalactic pressurized cabin fever to go with it and we have some real wonderful…, uh, ‘stuff’ to share, incorporating that same style of comedy, wonder and delusion you expect from a Two Guys SpaceVenture™.

You’d be very surprised to know the range of requests we sought out and have been received from supporters. We know we can’t be everything to everyone but we're working hard to find a happy compromise. The only thing we won’t compromise on is your game-play experience (and maybe caloric intake).

Scott and Mark will have their hands all over this project with final say on everything, including how much cheese and Orat meat goes in the crust. What this means, people, is that no aspect of this game will come into being without the personal, crusty-eyed, occasionally salivating and barely comprehensible approval of The Two Guys from Andromeda. This is YOUR guarantee, for you fans and friends, that everything you are about to see is ultimately the work of The Two Guys.

Before we go any further, lets make clear one major question. What platforms are we working to make the game run on? Scan this list:

PC
Mac
Linux
iPad
Android Tablets

All of those platforms, from day one of the release!

Kickstart now

Voice Cast

Gary Owens (Space Quest IV and VI narrator)
Ellen McLain (Glados in Portal)
Rob Paulson (For example Leonardo in TMNT and Pinky in Pinky and the Brain)
Robert Clotworthy (Jim Raynor in Starcraft)
John Patrick Lowrie (The Sniper in Team Fortress 2)

Concept Art

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  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Insane Voicecast

    John Patrick, Lowrie Ellen McLain (Glados), Robert Clotworthy (Jim Raynor/Starcraft), Rob Paulson, Gary Owens

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  • ShensShens Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    I never thought I would see the day.

    I hope they get the backing they are looking for, but I am not insanely hopeful. Of all the Sierra fans I know, Space Quest always seems to get the second to last amount of love (right before Police Quest). Space Quest was always my favorite series of all the Quest games, so I will spread the word.

    I wonder if they are getting permission to use Roger or if they will be able to use the Space Quest universe.

    Shens on
  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    Shens wrote: »
    I wonder if they are getting permission to use Roger or if they will be able to use the Space Quest universe.

    Doesn't sound like it. :( They tried to get the license from Activision but failed. Thats why Spaceventure even came into existence.

  • ShensShens Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    Bleh. It isn't as if Activision will do anything with the Space Quest brand in the foreseeable future.

    They should have tried the road that Al Lowe took or maybe they did and it failed. Perhaps if this project does well, they will be able to take the license for a spin.

  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    Shens wrote: »
    They should have tried the road that Al Lowe took or maybe they did and it failed. Perhaps if this project does well, they will be able to take the license for a spin.

    Maybe, though Lowe licensed from Codemasters, not Activision.

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  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    @David there is hope. We will be addressing this publicly soon. Alot of this is reliant upon the success of our SpaceVenture. We know you guys are looking for Roger, we'll be able to wake his closest sleeping butt up hopefully, but there are things that have to line up first. Please be patient and positive. You won't be disapointed, we promise!

    Also

    http://martinkool.com/post/22706224644/how-i-brought-html5-to-the-space-quest-creators-kickstar

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    This is awesome!

    And on a somewhat unrelated note, I keep noticing that in these Kickstarter games DRM free is used as a bit of a selling point.

    I love that as much as the next guy, I just think it is weird that not having to jump through hoops to play a game I paid real money for is a selling point. :P

    A Capellan's favorite sheath for any blade is your back.
  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    - Hilarious death sequences

    Pass.

    Fucking Sierra.
    No real anger. If that's what floats your boat then more power to you but Sierra-isms in adventure game design make my blood boil.

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    - Hilarious death sequences

    Pass.

    Fucking Sierra.

    No real anger. If that's what floats your boat then more power to you but Sierra-isms in adventure game design make my blood boil.

    wat

  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    I'm just saying it's not for me but live and let live. Jeez.

    Jam Warrior on
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  • milathmilath Registered User regular
    YES. Yes. A thousand times yes. A million times yes. Yes.
    yes

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    "No.. I was wrong. This must be what going mad feels like."

  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    100'000 has been reached

  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    Doing the final test through on the first prototype and recording a bit of commentary to play before you see it. -Scott and Mark

  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
  • wonderpugwonderpug Registered User regular
    - Hilarious death sequences

    Pass.

    Fucking Sierra.
    No real anger. If that's what floats your boat then more power to you but Sierra-isms in adventure game design make my blood boil.

    In the latter years, the death sequences just played out and then brought you back to the point in the game just prior to the mistake, right? Hilarious death sequences don't necessarily mean they're giving us the early "YOU WILL DIE" Sierra Quest experience.

  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    Prototype 1 will soon be available on more than just Chrome.
    We plan for all future prototypes to be playable in more than just Chrome upon release.
    Please listen to the audio before Prototype 1 as well as after. These are the audio clips with Scott and Mark :)
    HTML5 is used for the prototypes. As for the game, we are seeking all options. Best not to jump to conclusions.. that can lead to fear, fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. And that my friends is the path to the dark s... Oh wait, uh, nevermind.
    Will the new game have to be browser based or can it run offline? It will run offline.
    Have you guys met with xyz company(s) about getting the Space Quest IP you ask? Yes
    Are you going to create an FAQ for the Kickstarter? Yes, soon!
    Are you going to make a $1015 with digital download like you did the $115 tier? Yes, soon!
    Does the soundtrack come with the $100 tiers? Yes it sure does :)
    Are you going to put up a Paypal payment option eventually? Yes, once we reach the $500k level. PayPal doesn't count towards our kickstarter goal so we have to do it that way.
    Will there be more videos from you guys? Yes, you're gonna love the next!
    What about audio updates? Chris Pope will be giving you updates on almost a daily bases using audio clips, along with some frequent updates from the Two Guys :)
    Will you be offering the game in languages other than English? We'll need to get passed the 500k mark, but that is 100% something we are shooting to do.
    Do you really love us fans? Yes, how could you doubt us?
    Thanks so much everyone! And remember, to spread the word, mention http://tgakick.com

  • Mostlyjoe13Mostlyjoe13 Evil, Evil, Jump for joy! Registered User regular
    You have my blaster pistol!

    And my buckazoids.

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  • ShensShens Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    For those that tried that demo and our worried that the full game will be a chrome app/browser game:
    The actual game will 100% be available as an executable non-browser based install file.
    You will not need Chrome or any or browser to run our game.

    I think it is interesting that they are exploring different options for their game engine. It will be neat to see the whole thing done using an HTML5 gaming engine.

    They have been using http://sarien.net/ for all of their prototyping so far.

    Shens on
  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    Survey by the two guys asking what you want in future prototypes/your favourite Space Quest Games/moments and proposing new reward tiers.

  • CygnusZCygnusZ Registered User regular
    Shens wrote: »
    Bleh. It isn't as if Activision will do anything with the Space Quest brand in the foreseeable future.

    They should have tried the road that Al Lowe took or maybe they did and it failed. Perhaps if this project does well, they will be able to take the license for a spin.

    They do have a Space Quest Collection up on steam.

  • ShensShens Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    CygnusZ wrote: »
    Shens wrote: »
    Bleh. It isn't as if Activision will do anything with the Space Quest brand in the foreseeable future.

    They should have tried the road that Al Lowe took or maybe they did and it failed. Perhaps if this project does well, they will be able to take the license for a spin.

    They do have a Space Quest Collection up on steam.

    It also uses terribly configured DOSBox settings. Space Quest 4 will require you to download the latest version of DOSBox and set the clock cycles lower. It was a very rush job and Activision completely ignored all requests for an update on Steam. I bought SQ and KQ on Steam and am happy they allowed the option. I just wish they cared to make them work properly (like GOG does).

  • JohnDoeJohnDoe Registered User regular
    I'm glad this is happening, but I'm kickstarted out at the moment. I want to see how some of the projects turn out before I keep backing new ones.

  • wonderpugwonderpug Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Shens wrote: »
    CygnusZ wrote: »
    They do have a Space Quest Collection up on steam.

    It also uses terribly configured DOSBox settings. Space Quest 4 will require you to download the latest version of DOSBox and set the clock cycles lower. It was a very rush job and Activision completely ignored all requests for an update on Steam. I bought SQ and KQ on Steam and am happy they allowed the option. I just wish they cared to make them work properly (like GOG does).

    I can't tell from your wording if you already know this, but the Quest games are indeed available on GOG. Even though it was probably my... 4th? 5th? time buying some of them, I snatched a bunch of them up a few months ago when they were all on sale.

    JohnDoe wrote: »
    I'm glad this is happening, but I'm kickstarted out at the moment. I want to see how some of the projects turn out before I keep backing new ones.

    I'm getting Kickstarter burnout, too, but I have to keep reminding myself that joining a Kickstarter isn't the same as putting in a preorder. Unless there's some backer bonus that's just irresistible, there's no reason to just wait for the actual release when it comes to these Kickstarter games you know are going to meet their funding goals.

    wonderpug on
  • ShensShens Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    I think everyone has a lot of Kickstarter burn out. I also see it as a major reason this Kickstarter wont make their 500k goal. The goal is way too high.

    They have a lot of information about who they are, the cast they have picked up, and a few snippets of concept art. They still haven't given us any sort of synopsis on what we are actually backing aside from, "It will be like Space Quest." This isn't enough to pickup non-Space Quest people. I have tried to convince some friends to back this project, but they have no idea why they should. I explain how funny and entertaining the Space Quest games were, but it is hard to use 20 year old games as an example of what we might expect.

    Let's look at Grim Dawn. They have had in-game footage of the game, in-game rewards for higher tier backers, and rewards that everyone gets for going past their original lower goal. They still aren't up to 500k as of posting this, but have well exceeded their 300k goal.

    The Pinkerton road Kickstarter also had a slow start. I feel like Jane and crew were able to make and go beyond their goal of 300k because they started releasing solid information of what the game was going to be about. They really couldn't gain a whole ton of traction off of name dropping alone in the beginning.

    The pledged amount for Spaceventure actually went backwards this morning.
    wonderpug wrote: »
    Shens wrote: »
    CygnusZ wrote: »
    They do have a Space Quest Collection up on steam.

    It also uses terribly configured DOSBox settings. Space Quest 4 will require you to download the latest version of DOSBox and set the clock cycles lower. It was a very rush job and Activision completely ignored all requests for an update on Steam. I bought SQ and KQ on Steam and am happy they allowed the option. I just wish they cared to make them work properly (like GOG does).

    I can't tell from your wording if you already know this, but the Quest games are indeed available on GOG. Even though it was probably my... 4th? 5th? time buying some of them, I snatched a bunch of them up a few months ago when they were all on sale.

    I am aware they are on GOG. I had bought them previously on Steam, as CygnusZ mentioned. I also have one the original collectors (2nd edition, I believe) set CDs. I was just using it as an example of Vivendi not really giving a damn about the series judging from the ignored pleas from Steam users back when it was released on Steam.

    Shens on
  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Yes, it will reach its 500 k. If they continue updating, including spikes. I would bet on it.

    And Jane got its push because the Sierra fans came over from the Larry Kickstarter and helped.

    C2B on
  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    Yeah, I think they'll meet their goal.
    In the latter years, the death sequences just played out and then brought you back to the point in the game just prior to the mistake, right? Hilarious death sequences don't necessarily mean they're giving us the early "YOU WILL DIE" Sierra Quest experience.

    The last one I played was King's Quest 6, and that was really unforgiving. You got to go back to your last save point, and when I was younger I didn't save very often. :P
    They have a lot of information about who they are, the cast they have picked up, and a few snippets of concept art. They still haven't given us any sort of synopsis on what we are actually backing aside from, "It will be like Space Quest." This isn't enough to pickup non-Space Quest people. I have tried to convince some friends to back this project, but they have no idea why they should. I explain how funny and entertaining the Space Quest games were, but it is hard to use 20 year old games as an example of what we might expect.

    ...It's funny: I'm glad that fan interest in the adventure genre is bringing these games back for those who are interested in them (both in terms of players & designers), but I personally haven't missed adventure games at all. The experience is just too linear for my current tastes.

    I've been really surprised by the surge of interest & actual monetary support for these titles.

    With Love and Courage
  • ShensShens Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    C2B wrote: »
    Yes, it will reach its 500 k. If they continue updating, including spikes. I would bet on it.

    And Jane got its push because the Sierra fans came over from the Larry Kickstarter and helped.

    I hope you are right. I would have never thought it even possible to get Scott and Mark together again working on a game.

  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    C2B wrote: »
    Yes, it will reach its 500 k. If they continue updating, including spikes. I would bet on it.

    And Jane got its push because the Sierra fans came over from the Larry Kickstarter and helped.

    Yes, I see no reason why it wouldn't be funded at 500k, especially if a remake of the first Larry game - one that some said wouldn't be funded because it's not a sequel - could make it at 500k.

    And yes to Jane's Kickstarter - hers was moving glacially until the Larry people got involved. But I believe that a big part of that is that she shockingly underplayed her involvement in PC gaming, so many people weren't exactly sure what they were funding and why.

  • GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    So funded. Kickstarter, why u haet my bank account??

  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    New reward tiers
    $45 - Newly Added Tier:
    "COLLECTORS EDITION AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 + INVOLVED EASTER EGG IN GAME: An 8x10 art print signed by Scott and Mark along with the entire development team. This item will be available as a Kickstarter ONLY reward item, never to be reproduced! All higher PHYSICAL reward tiers will also receive this new item! The artwork will also involve a special in game Easter egg dedicated to the $45 and up backers! This tier also includes all previous rewards. The 8x10 print will be mailed to you. International backers please add $5 shipping and handling."

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    $75 - Newly Added Tier
    TWO GUYS SPACEVENTURE "BACKER ONLY" T-SHIRT. This tier includes all previous rewards including the new 8x10 reward. This also means the $100 PHYSICAL and above tiers receive the T-shirt as well. International backers please include $15 shipping and handling.

  • ClassicGamer81ClassicGamer81 Registered User new member
    I hope everyone will consider pledging, if you'd like to see something changed
    about the kickstarter please let the two guys know, they WILL listen! Thank you :)

    http://bit.ly/tgapolls

  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Recorded Livestream

    Some Info
    So, what can you expect to experience in our new game? Here are Gir Draxon’s latest predictions:

    A new (and unlikely) Space Hero will emerge from a lowly station but with a unique skill set. Possibly a female protagonist.
    It will not feature a certain space janitor or other SQ characters
    The Two Guys (Scott and Mark) will be present as in-game characters
    A new “Space Foul” character will definitely be making a prominent debut
    You will navigate your own spacecraft through the SpaceVenture galaxy.
    You will engage in hilarious space dogfight sequences.
    No recent sci-fi/fantasy related movie, series or video game is safe from our parody scope. We’re looking at you Avatar, Firefly, and Halo.
    The game will play, look, sound and feel every bit like it was cut from the same cloth as our previous creations, ONLY MUCH BETTER in very way! We’ve learned a thing or two and tech has improved a little since the 90s.

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  • pcjpcj Registered User new member
    Definitely funding this. It looks great!

  • ShensShens Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    They are trending close to their goal, but it looks like it might fall a bit short. I hope some new campaigns come out to give it a good boost. It seems like all the Larry/Gabriel Knight/Tex Murphy fans were all given a heads-up at this point as well.

    http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/spaceventure/two-guys-spaceventure-by-the-creators-of-space-que/

    I listened to the entire twitch live stream and they were sort of admitting that they were having to offer more/work harder to reach their goal than previous Kickstarters. This is in part due to the burn-out/fatigue. Out of all of the new adventure games being kickstarted, this one will upset the most if it doesn't make it. I miss Space Quest.

  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    Shens wrote: »
    They are trending close to their goal, but it looks like it might fall a bit short. I hope some new campaigns come out to give it a good boost. It seems like all the Larry/Gabriel Knight/Tex Murphy fans were all given a heads-up at this point as well.

    http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/spaceventure/two-guys-spaceventure-by-the-creators-of-space-que/

    I listened to the entire twitch live stream and they were sort of admitting that they were having to offer more/work harder to reach their goal than previous Kickstarters. This is in part due to the burn-out/fatigue. Out of all of the new adventure games being kickstarted, this one will upset the most if it doesn't make it. I miss Space Quest.

    If they begin updating again they will make it. Though both Tex and Carmageddon are certainly in better standing at the moment. It's deserved though, as they both have the better pitch. Rushed Prototype 1 and their seperated physical/digital rewad tiers didn't exactly help

  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
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  • auhsorauhsor Registered User regular
    Just kicked it over 50% now. Oh and I'm not sure if everyone noticed the new tiers. Basically there are upgrades to nearly all the levels. So that's pretty awesome.

    Very excited about this game!

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