You may want to be all cynical about it, but I’m not going to be. This enormous influx of adventures via the dreamtubes of Kickstarter isn’t going to produce non-stop gold, but it is going to increase the chances of gold. So rather than rolling your eyes, you, why not enjoy the enough-shit-at-a-wall factor?
Hopefully not shit at all is Jason The Greek. A point-and-clicker that the creator describes as a cross between Star Trek and Jason And The Argonauts, that already has a demo. Attention: you have mine.
Gosh, this looks like it might finally be an adventure that remembers to be about objects + environment = fun.
It’s to be chapter based, hence the rather low target of £10,000. But good crivens, a Kickstarter that’s entirely up front about that, explaining it in the pitch video, rather than burying it at the bottom of the page. This first one is classic Jason, as the Greek scholars say, landing the Argo by Lemnos in search of the golden fleece. And yes, those murderous, stinky ladies. Yet along the way somehow be spoofing the Star Trek-style crew missions. Including the arbitrary deaths of “red skirts”. Intriguing. Here’s the pitch:
A copy of the finished game requires a £4 for the first 100, then a leap to £8 for the rest. It’s aiming to be out by June 2014, and you can play the demo now, but it’s extraordinarily buggy, and unplayable for me.