A mild eruption of excitable comments on Twitter drew my attention to the Kaptain Brawe 2 Kickstarter. Having just launched, it's a long way from its $150,000 goal but there are 34 days to go and there seems to be a fair amount of good feeling for the original game. Unfortunately, that's not the case here at RPS Towers where news of the crowdfunded sequel to the comedic sci-fi point and clicker was met with confusion and fear. I think I'm the only one who clicked on the link but all of our responses are below.
Graham: "I have no affection for nor understanding of the things talked about here." I think he was talking about Kaptain Brawe 2 rather than the company of the RPS crew.
Alice: "I remember it being another so-so adventure game." She may actually be talking about a weekend on the sauce. I DON'T KNOW.
Alec is too busy killing RoboFrankenNazis to respond.
John is on sabbatical and Twitter informs me that he was in a bakery earlier today. I don't know if he voted for the croissants, the pastries or the beef pie.
Jim is exploring nature and is unavailable for comment.
Nathan is American so we sent him to bed a while ago.
I'm not sure about the game but I can imagine having a decent natter over a pint with Steve Ince. He has an impressive adventure game pedigree, including early Broken Sword games and Beneath A Steel Sky, and his accent puts me at ease. We'd talk about what it was like to work with Charles Cecil, about whether he's a Sierra or a Lucasarts guy at heart, and why the North is just so much better than the South.
Perhaps I'd even be able to offer some feedback about Kaptain Brawe the first as well, seeing as the first half of the game is free for the duration of this Kickstarter.
Here's Mr Ince on the sequel:
I enjoy working on all the projects I undertake and with the clients behind them, but every so often there comes a project where I know that if I don’t work on it, the potential ideas that would have been generated will haunt my dreams for years to come.
So, to be a little self-indulgent – please consider backing this project and help all those potential ideas become a reality. I promise that Kaptain Brawe – A Space Travesty will be far more fun than visiting a zero-G massage parlour.
As my old boss, Charles Cecil, once said to me, “Do you want a coffee?”
A zero-G massage parlour would just make it harder for the masseuse to apply force to the body and we'd probably end up in an embarrassing tangle of limbs...oh. I see.