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#1 May 13 2012 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
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The Two Guys from Andromeda, creators of the Space Quest adventure game series (from Sierra in the '80s and '90s), have opened up their Kickstarter campaign for their new space adventure game. And they've got some nice voice talent lined up as well, including:
  • Gary Owens - Narrator from SQ4 and SQ6, voice of Space Ghost, Laugh-in, and many many others in a long and distinguished career.
  • Rob Paulsen - Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Yakko from Animaniacs, Raphael the Ninja Turtle, and multiple characters from Monkey Island among many other characters he has voiced.
  • Robert Clotworthy – Jim Raynor from StarCraft 1 & 2, Senator Evran & Supreme Chancellor from Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Narrator of The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens series, Big Bang Theory, etc.
  • Ellen McLain - GLaDOS from Portal 1 & 2, Overwatch from Half-Life 2, Administrator from Team Fortress 2, Witch from Left for Dead 2 and many more.
  • John Patrick Lowrie - Sniper from Team Fortress 2, Sword Control from Halo Reach, Citizens from Half-Life 2 and author of Dancing with Eternity.

Check out their Kickstarter now at: http://www.tgakick.com

Also be sure to check out their website: http://www.guysfromandromeda.com
#2 May 13 2012 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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#3 May 13 2012 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
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@#%^ off.


And die. You gotta say it that way or else it just sounds mean.
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#4 May 13 2012 at 7:58 PM Rating: Good
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While it does come from a one-post wonder, the information is legitimate. At worst, it should be moved to the General Games Forum.
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#5 May 13 2012 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I wouldn't click on the links from a post like this, so I wouldn't know.
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#6 May 13 2012 at 8:07 PM Rating: Good
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Spoonless wrote:
While it does come from a one-post wonder, the information is legitimate. At worst, it should be moved to the General Games Forum.


My bad, sorry for posting in the wrong forum.
#7 May 13 2012 at 9:02 PM Rating: Good
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I wouldn't click on the links from a post like this, so I wouldn't know.
On one hand, there is this. I mean, I barely trust links from Joph, so I'm not exactly tripping over myself to check out a link from a one post wonder. On the other it's Space Quest, which was awesome. Definitely made me Google for similar information.
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#8 May 13 2012 at 9:25 PM Rating: Default
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I really couldn't care if it was links to nude Jessica Alba pics. There's just something slimy about creating an account just to post a plug for.. well.. anything.
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#9 May 13 2012 at 10:26 PM Rating: Good
Space Quest was one of my favorite game franchises of all time. Those old Sierra games have a special place in my heart.
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#10 May 14 2012 at 9:07 AM Rating: Default
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Um,


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BrownDuck wrote:
I really couldn't care if it was links to nude Jessica Alba pics. There's just something slimy about creating an account just to post a plug for.. well.. anything.
Maybe. The post is written well enough and contains relevant information presented in an easily readable format. It wasn't spammed all over the forums, it was simply posted in the wrong one.

Anyway, the Kickstarter is legitimate and if you're a fan of the series you might consider donating.
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#12 May 14 2012 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Those old Sierra games have a special place in my heart.


They were bundled for "free" with every PC sold in the 90s. I had multiple copies of those Sierra games floating all over.

I tried to play a few of them recently, and just couldn't get into them. Though I played the hell out of them as a kid.
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Spoonless wrote:
BrownDuck wrote:
I really couldn't care if it was links to nude Jessica Alba pics. There's just something slimy about creating an account just to post a plug for.. well.. anything.
Maybe. The post is written well enough and contains relevant information presented in an easily readable format. It wasn't spammed all over the forums, it was simply posted in the wrong one.
I tend to agree with BrownDuck on this one. This is the kind of thing that I think should have been brought to an admin before posting, for common courtesy if for nothing else.
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I really couldn't care if it was links to nude Jessica Alba pics.

I'm forming a Kickstarter campaign to collect a large enough sum of cash to convince Jessica Alba to pose nude.
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If it's written like any of the regulars would have written it, and contains legitimate information, I don't see a problem.

If I had made that same exact post over in General Game Discussion (or whatever the @#%^ that forum is actually called), nobody would have cared. I mean, unless this site is no longer a video game community. What if it was someone who just lurked for a long time and had never made a post until the exciting prospect of a new SQ game came about?

I'm not saying to not be skeptical of low postcount posters making a thread with lots of links. I'm saying that in this specific case, I don't see a problem with what was posted.
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#16 May 14 2012 at 11:44 AM Rating: Good
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I wish they would say a little bit more about what they want to make. Would be great it they would make a true Space Quest 7 (they had actually started on it and supposedly there was a demo released a long time ago.). I am sure there are too many copyright issues floating about for them to do that though. Sierra at one point was my fav game company no doubt. I loved about every one of the adventure games that they released.

I just have a problem funding something when all they say is "A space adventure."
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Sierra at one point was my fav game company no doubt. I loved about every one of the adventure games that they released.
I played the heck out of The Incredible Machine.

That and The Learning Company's SuperSolvers games (Operation Neptune and Ancient Empires in particular) were my favorite games for a long time when I was a kid.
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#18 May 14 2012 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
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fronglo wrote:
I just have a problem funding something when all they say is "A space adventure."


I'm sure you'll get more information as the Kickstarter progresses. I'm sure it's kind of hard to generate everything about a game before funding is there. And they seem to want fan input as well, so there's that.

If it's anything like Space Quest though, it should be great.
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I played the heck out of The Incredible Machine.

That and The Learning Company's SuperSolvers games (Operation Neptune and Ancient Empires in particular) were my favorite games for a long time when I was a kid.

I played the heck out of Hunt the Wumpus and Apple Cider Spider, but I don't know that I'd want to fund a sequel.
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I've been waiting for Hunt the Wumpus 3D for years now. Smiley: crymore
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#21 May 14 2012 at 11:25 PM Rating: Good
A few years back there were some fans of the series that created their own Space Quest game (Jessica Alba all nudey nudey). I don't recall playing all the way through but was impressed by how much it felt like an old Sierra game.
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#22 May 15 2012 at 5:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Indeed. (And if you're looking for more SQ fan games, check out Vohaul Strikes Back, Incinerations, and the SQ2 remake.)
#23 May 16 2012 at 10:49 PM Rating: Decent
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(I dig the quoting system on this forum!)

PunkFloyd, King of Bards wrote:
Space Quest was one of my favorite game franchises of all time. Those old Sierra games have a special place in my heart.


LOL! Agreed. Well, I loved pretty much all the classic Sierra games - Leisure Suit Larry, Space Quest, Police Quest, King's Quest, Gabriel Knight, ... Well, I could go on and on really! LOL

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I really couldn't care if it was links to nude Jessica Alba pics. There's just something slimy about creating an account just to post a plug for.. well.. anything.
Maybe. The post is written well enough and contains relevant information presented in an easily readable format. It wasn't spammed all over the forums, it was simply posted in the wrong one. Anyway, the Kickstarter is legitimate and if you're a fan of the series you might consider donating.


Indeed it's legit! I am VERY excited about it! I already donated 100 bucks for this one! (There was a Leisure Suit Larry one that succeeded that I donated to - and Jane Jensen who did Gabriel Knight has one going on for her new company and games!)

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BrownDuck wrote:
I really couldn't care if it was links to nude Jessica Alba pics.

I'm forming a Kickstarter campaign to collect a large enough sum of cash to convince Jessica Alba to pose nude.


Let me know when you get that going... LOL

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If it's written like any of the regulars would have written it, and contains legitimate information, I don't see a problem. If I had made that same exact post over in General Game Discussion (or whatever the @#%^ that forum is actually called), nobody would have cared. I mean, unless this site is no longer a video game community. What if it was someone who just lurked for a long time and had never made a post until the exciting prospect of a new SQ game came about?
I'm not saying to not be skeptical of low postcount posters making a thread with lots of links. I'm saying that in this specific case, I don't see a problem with what was posted.


Also, I think if you mouse-hover over the links, your browser will show (usually on the very bottom of the page) the actual URL it's going to... (so I never trust those ones that are abbreviated... because then you can't tell what the actual URL is pointing to...)

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I wish they would say a little bit more about what they want to make. Would be great it they would make a true Space Quest 7 (they had actually started on it and supposedly there was a demo released a long time ago.). I am sure there are too many copyright issues floating about for them to do that though. Sierra at one point was my fav game company no doubt. I loved about every one of the adventure games that they released. I just have a problem funding something when all they say is "A space adventure."


Agreed about Sierra being a favorite (back in the day). I think they're going with "SpaceVenture" right now because there may be legal issues (copyrights and what not) with actually using Space Quest...

PunkFloyd, King of Bards wrote:
A few years back there were some fans of the series that created their own Space Quest game (Jessica Alba all nudey nudey). I don't recall playing all the way through but was impressed by how much it felt like an old Sierra game.


LOL! Should play it! It's good! (I mean the game, not Jessica Alba... though you can play her too... Well, till she calls the police!) :-D


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Indeed. (And if you're looking for more SQ fan games, check out Vohaul Strikes Back, Incinerations, and the SQ2 remake.)


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#24 May 21 2012 at 6:17 AM Rating: Good
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They've posted a picture which should better indicate the art style/quality they're aiming for/capable of. I think it looks sweet.
#25 May 21 2012 at 9:53 AM Rating: Good
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$100 well spent.

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#26 May 21 2012 at 9:54 AM Rating: Good
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I feel bad that this generation of gamers don't have a Sierra of their own. Smiley: frown
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#27 May 23 2012 at 2:29 PM Rating: Decent
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I agree... about the 100 bucks well spent... and also the fact of being sad that this generation will not have a "Sierra" experience...

There was something honestly magical about Sierra games back then. There was a sense of fun and quality to them. Now a lot of games are just first person shooter, click, shoot, kill, loot... there's no thinking to them. No fun puzzles.

I think it sort of saying something about the attention span of people these days...

That said, the SpaceVenture kickstarter is doing well... and I hope it gets funded and shows this world what a fun game looks like!
#29 May 29 2012 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
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They have breached the 50% mark - with two weeks to go. I hope that more people are just waiting last minute - or those (and there's a lot!) sitting at 15 bucks pledge just a little more!

In the mean time... here's some fun I did to help promote...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDy6iQ7cohU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjlRPnq-XFM
#30 May 30 2012 at 5:01 PM Rating: Good
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The Space Quest collection is 75% off today on Steam, in case someone has never played the games before...
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#31 May 31 2012 at 1:08 PM Rating: Good
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Nice find! I'd recommend purchasing them! And if you need help running them on a modern machine:

http://www.sierrahelp.com is the ultimate place.

One of the things they were doing (and never really judged yet?) was making "Twinkie Nose" versions of yourself (sort of like how the Two Guys have that nose)... These have been the submissions I did thus far - last one is one of my favorites.

http://www.spacequest.net/index.php/topic/345-share-your-twinkie-nose-tuesday-submission/

Don't forget you can help donate at: http://www.tgakick.com
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