Friday, 2 May 2014

Backed Kickstarter Project: Space 1889

The first kickstarter project I backed was Space 1889

Men have conquered the inner planets of the Solar System and are now travelling through the Ether. They discovered the ancient culture of the Martians and the misty wilderness of Venus. Mercury is a world of extremes but rich in valuable raw materials. The Asteroid Belt and the Earth’s moon, Luna, are waiting for further exploration. And there is still a lot to discover on Earth itself.

Under the burning sun of the Martian steppes, the steamy mists of the Venusian jungle, the deadly cold of the Dry Ice Zone on Mercury, or at the banks of the Amazon River on good old Earth – the world of Space: 1889 is full of adventures.
  • Everything Jules Verne could have written.
  • Everything H.G. Wells should have written.
  • Everything A. Conan Doyle thought of but never published because it was too fantastic.
  • Everything you need for the adventures of the century.
Originally written in 1989 by Frank Chadwick who still runs a Space 1889 Blog about British Imperialists colonising not only our world but those close to us as well competing with the French, Germans and of course the native Martians.

My own first experience of Space 1889 was on the Amiga as another computer adventure game I never quite completed. These days with the assistance of the internet I have managed to uncover how the game was supposed to end... with you reaching the Asteroid Belt for a climactic final battle with your foe.

Interestingly the renaissance commenced in Germany and this kickstarter was to translate the new German edition into English.

Whilst I still have a few months to wait to receive the rewards for my pledge (I only paid for one lot of postage means I will have to wait a few extra months but it meant an extra stretch goal unlocked).

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