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Remember the Space Quest series from Sierra's duo the Two Guys From Andromeda? Well they are back & making a brand new SpaceVenture™!
Remember the Space Quest series from Sierra's duo the Two Guys From Andromeda? Well they are back & making a brand new SpaceVenture™!
10,809 backers pledged $539,767 to help bring this project to life.

Project Status, Video Demonstrations of Ship Navigation, Piloting into Hyperspace, and Tatoorakis. News on a contest and more!

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Hey gang, I'm really excited to push out this update to you guys! We've got some really cool content to show you below. First off, I wanted to start by telling you that we are still on track for our November 30th release date! We are pushing extremely hard to get the game done by then. So far, we are holding to it and are pushing through as fast as we can.

Let's look at some new content!

PILOTING INTO SPACE

What you'll be seeing in this video is a demonstration of Ace walking from the Scrapyard with Rooter and onto his newly restored ship. The ship has a graphical navigation system that allows you to set coordinates for places throughout the galaxy you would like to go.

Note that not everything in the video is polished, for example you'll notice Ace is not currently appearing in the cockpit when looking at his ship from the outside.

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COASTING THROUGH HYPERSPACE LIKE A BOSS

One of the big items we wanted to show case for you all during this update is our SpaceVenture ship navigation system. Throughout your adventure in the SpaceVenture universe, you'll be spending some quality time behind Ace's sweet newly built ride, which just so happens to be put together by you, the player.

Let me clarify, this is a huge chunk of progress for the game, as you'll be using this system to jump between long distant locations throughout the galaxy. The navigation system has been something that has been on the table since the beginning, and has been hanging over our head this whole time. We are so proud to say that it's come together beautifully. We think you're gonna find this sequence a lot of fun and there is gonna be some hilarious content for you to experience while exploring it.

I put together a developer diary entry over at SVRewards.com for our $30 and up backers to check out. This diary entry shows some of the original concept ideas behind our navigation system. Note that all backers will have access to the diary entries once the game is shipped, as per our original Kickstarter rewards plans.

You can check out the diary entry by going HERE and logging on. If you are a $30 and up backer and can't log on, please do not message us here or post in the comments. Please email pcj@andromedanpost.com

Here is a video demonstrating what I mentioned above:

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WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL, SUNNY, DEADLY TATOORAKIS 

Tatoorakis is a place you'll be exploring in the final third portion of the game. It features beautiful desert scene artwork and will marry a couple of the most epic Sci-Fi franchises together all to make one unforgettable sun blistering, sand chafing, Hydrolating, sand worming adventure! 

One of the characters that is still in the works for this section of the game is a character named "Goren Lardz". Goren is a hydro-farmer who commissions Ace to repair one of his Hydrolator units down on Tatoorakis. 

Check out this below video showcasing some of the gameplay currently being worked on within the Tatoorakis sequence of the game. Keep in mind this is all still in development.

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A CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR IDEA/ARTWORK IN OUR GAME

SpaceVenture will feature an in game App store(parody) that Ace can go to in order to get a couple of different apps that will help him solve certain puzzle elements in the game. We are holding a small contest that everyone can submit ideas/artwork for, and possibly get your contributions added to the game and your name in the credits!

Here is a look at our app store as it is right now:

You all most likely have smartphones or tablets, so you can probably think about some of the things that have made you laugh(or cry) in dealing with those app stores over the years. We would love to use(steal) your ideas!

To enter the contest, you'll need the following:

  • A funny app name
  • A description for your app
  • A square logo(512x512 minimum)
  • (Optional) A couple of fake reviews of the app
What do you win if your idea gets selected?  

  • Your idea/artwork gets used in the game 
  • Your name in the credits of the game 
  • You will be the envy of everyone in the Andromedan galaxy 
Where do you submit your contest entry? 

Visit this page and submit your entry to that thread. We also ask you to post about it on twitter and/or Facebook. Tag us in the post, and we'll Like/Favorite it! We don't have a set contest deadline just yet, but don't wait too long!

CHANGES A FOOT FOR EVERYONE'S FAVORITE SPACE QUEST WEBSITE

We are pleased to announce that our company, Guys From Andromeda LLC has officially taken over SpaceQuest.Net. I would like to start by paying homage to the man who made all this possible, Frans van Hofwegen.  

Being a huge fan of the Space Quest series, Frans started SpaceQuest.Net in 1998 as a teenager. Incorporating the wealth of details collected by Troels Pleimert in his SQFAQ, Frans expanded his site until it was the definitive source for information on all things Space Quest. Over the years loads of friendships have formed on the very website that Frans put together all those years ago. 

In 2012 Frans graciously allowed SQN to be re-designed in order to be the official Guys From Andromeda LLC community forums. This was also in cooperation with the very awesome Jess Morrissette, who allowed his site The Virtual Broomcloset to be merged with SQN. 

Making some changes in his life, Frans has recently decided to pass the torch on to us. He did require something of us that we agreed to. He requested SpaceQuest.Net be returned to its classic look. This means that when you visit the website, the homepage will look like it did in years past. You will, however, be able to switch to the newer look shortly after hitting the homepage of the site. These changes will be happening in the next few weeks. 

Lastly, we wanted to say that we really are very appreciative to Frans for passing control over to our company. We know this was not an easy decision for him.

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK ABOUT OUR NARRATOR

We wanted to put a feeler out there. We've been talking about who we wanted as our narrator for SpaceVenture since the unfortunate fact that the legendary Gary Owen's has passed away. The question I have for you guys is this. How do you feel about us finding a Gary Owens voice match? In other words, this would be an actor that can match Gary Owens as closely as possible. 

We know no one can truly replace the man with the golden pipes, but there are people out there that can match him pretty closely. So what are your thoughts? Would you guys like a voice match for SpaceVenture, or someone else with another unique voice? We've got some people in mind that could do that as well.

We would prefer you not post about this in the Kickstarter comments. We would love to keep the conversations over at SQN. Please use the below link:

http://www.spacequest.net/topic/930-to-gary-owens-voice-match-or-not-to-gary-owens-voice-match-that-is-the-question/

CLUCK YEGGER IN ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE POULTROID

Just to clarify, we completed work on the Cluck Yegger mini game a couple of months back and the team is 100% focused on completing SpaceVenture. We hope you enjoyed checking it out. We did successfully get the game out on Steam with Windows, Linux, and Macintosh support. As well as iOS iPod, iPhone, and iPad support in the Apple app store. All the moneys made from the game have gone towards finishing up SpaceVenture. We do still have plans to put it out on Android eventually, but that will most likely occur once SpaceVenture is completed. 

If you did check out the game on Steam or iOS, we would absolutely love it if you would give us a rating on those App stores. That really helps in advertisement of the game.

We've really enjoyed the loads of playthroughs that people have made on YouTube. And we really appreciate all the videos people have posted, from our backers who have taken the time to put out playthroughs, all the way up to people like our friend KuplinovT, who is a Russian youtuber that brought in around 201,000+ views. 

The award for funniest playthrough goes to a YouTuber named, "POiisED". Netting around 51,000+ views, POiisED had us all rolling at his little girl screams as the mutant Chickens moved around him. The fun begins at about 5:30 in just as a heads up.

You can check out his video here:

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THE RETURN OF THE SPACE QUEST HISTORIAN PODCAST

 And finally, we are excited to announce that the Space Quest Historian podcast will be returning. You can listen to previous seasons of the podcast over at http://spacequesthistorian.com/about/

The podcast features interviews, tons of commentary on the Space Quest series, and not to mention some extra insight into the goings on with SpaceVenture. We will announce the exact return date as soon as we can, so be on the lookout for that.

Thanks everyone!

Chris Pope

a.k.a your friendly local inter-galactic SpacePope

Cluck Yegger Steam Keys Are Issued!

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Hey everyone! This is just a very short update to let you all know that we have issued Steam keys for Cluck Yegger in Escape From The Planet of the Poultroid

To keep the tech support down to a minimal, please read all of this post before heading over to get your Steam key.

The keys are issued to all $15 and up backers just as a reminder. To get access to your key, just log onto http://svrewards.com and click the rewards tab at the top.

If you can't remember your password, you should be able to reset your password from the website. If you have any other problems logging in, you should forward your "Thanks to you, Two Guys SpaceVenture" funded e-mail from Kickstarter to pcj@andromedanpost.com. If you were a PayPal backer, just forward your PayPal paid receipt to that same email address.

Please do not post issues with the website on our Kickstarter page. Again, any issues with the SV Rewards website should be directed to the above email address.

WHAT ABOUT OTHER OUTLETS FOR THE CLUCK GAME

We are still talking with quite a few online game store outlets and have gotten a lot of interest. Currently the game is only available through Steam and Itch.io.

Even though GOG is very interested in the actual SpaceVenture game when it is released, unfortunately the Cluck Yegger mini game will not be available through them.

HOW BACKERS CAN HELP

If you'd like to help us, please spread the word to folks that they can buy the game right now for $2.99 here at http://cluckyegger.com (Our Steam Store) Another way you can help is that once you have your copy, and if you enjoy the game, please leave a review on our Steam Store page. Reviews on Steam make a major difference on whether or not Valve helps advertise the game to players in the store. 

Lastly, we are giving out Steam keys to press and youtubers that might be able to help spread the word about the game. Feel free to help us poke at some of those folks about play testing the game, we'll gladly provide them with access.

As mentioned, 100% of the proceeds from the Cluck Yegger mini game will go towards speeding up the process of finishing SpaceVenture.

WHATS NEXT

We just completed work on the iOS version(release announcement in the near future) of the Cluck Yegger game and are moving full throttle into finishing SpaceVenture. I may personally spend a little time working on the Android version of the game, but my time will also be focused on getting SpaceVenture complete. We originally hoped to get the game out on iOS and Android at the same time, but we've had to prioritize.

Thanks for all of your support everyone!

Chris Pope a.k.a your humble local intergalactic SpacePope

A short and sweet update involving Steam keys!

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We would like to thank everyone who took the time to give us a vote on our Steam green light page. Cluck Yegger in Escape From The Planet of the Poultroid was one of 50 games that Valve decided to green light and we couldn't have done it without you.

As promised, we will be making Steam keys available to all $15 and up backers. In about a week, we'll be doing another update that will confirm that keys are available. Until then, you should double check that you can log onto http://svrewards.com. If you can't remember your password, you should be able to reset your password from the website. I recently did a developer diary update on there that you can also check out involving "Developing the AI for Chicken movement in the Cluck Yegger Sequence/Mini Game". All $30 and up backers should have access to view it.

If you have any other problems logging in, you should forward your "Thanks to you, Two Guys SpaceVenture" funded e-mail from Kickstarter to pcj@andromedanpost.com. 

Currently the Cluck Yegger mini game is available in Steam for $2.99. 100% of the proceeds go to speeding up the game development of SpaceVenture.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

If you'd like to help us, please spread the word to folks that they can buy the game right now for $2.99 here at http://cluckyegger.com (Our Steam Store)

Another way you can help is that once you have your copy, and if you enjoy the game, please leave a review on our Steam Store page. Reviews on Steam make a major difference on whether or not Valve helps advertise the game to players in the store.

Lastly, we are giving out Steam keys to press and youtubers that might be able to help spread the word about the game. Feel free to help us poke at some of those folks about play testing the game, we'll gladly provide them with access.

WHAT IF YOU DONT USE OR LIKE STEAM

We are working on other outlets. Stay tuned!

WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW

Besides porting over the Cluck mini game to iPad, and getting it on other online stores, the team is moving onto finishing the rest of SpaceVenture! More news on that in coming updates. Onward and upward!

Thanks for all of your support everyone!

Chris Pope a.k.a your humble local intergalactic SpacePope

The day of Cluck Yegger has arrived!

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Hey everyone, just like I mentioned in the last update,  If you didn’t read the update from Sept 30th, this update will not make a lot of sense. PLEASE CLICK HERE to view and read the last update before proceeding.

I'm super pleased to announce the backer only release of Cluck Yegger in Escape From The Planet of the Poultroids. That's right, we are not releasing this game publicly yet. You $15 and up backers are the first to get your hands on it. 

Sometime today, you will receive an email via whatever email address is registered with Kickstarter. That email will come with download information. The downloads that will be available today will contain the following DRM free download types:

  • Windows 32-bit and 64-bit support
  • Mac OSX 32-bit and 64-bit support
  • Linux 32-bit and 64-bit support

A little warning about the Linux version of the game. Though we have play tested it, we didn't have as many people to play test it as with the Windows and Mac versions. You guys that have Linux, we would love you to death if you could test it and give us feedback on how it plays. If it plays great, let us know! If it doesn't play great, let us know!

What about you Windows and Mac folks? We want your feedback as well! So how can you do that? Please do not do it here on Kickstarter. We will not be viewing Kickstarter for feedback on any errors or bugs you may be experiencing. We ask you not to post those here.

We have set up a forum in the official Guys From Andromeda community over at SpaceQuest.net.

Here is a direct link to that forum: 

Cluck Yegger Feedback Forum on SpaceQuest.net

THE CLUCK YEGGER GAME SEEMS SCARY

There are some jumpscares in Cluck Yegger. I don't know if I can 100% classify the game as a real horror game, just an opinion. There isn't any blood, guts, ghosts, zombies. There are mutant chickens though, and they do like to jump up on the screen. Though the game was playtested with ages 10 and up, some of you may not enjoy this. We don't blame you, it's not everyone's thing to be jumped out at to a point of creating your own personal pant load. We did a little something special to help with this. You guys that played Space Quest 4(or 10 depending on how you look at it), might recall the following option when you went into the mall Monolith burger to get a job:

This allowed you to skip the arcade sequence that followed. Well we can't exactly let you skip the whole sequence of the game because, what would be the point in playing it? As for SpaceVenture, even though you won't have to beat the whole game to progress, the Cluck Yegger sequence will contain some important plot points that Ace Hardway will discover(don't worry this Cluck game won't spoil those) in order to move forward, so we can't exactly allow you to skip all of it there either. We can however, take the jumpscare craziness away. Behold, the first thing you see when you load the game:

Choose the option on the right, and the game is exactly the same, only no jumpscares. We also added a little humor in place of the jumpscares you should check out even if you decide to play it under normal mode. ;)

We hope you all will see the point in all of this. In past Two Guys From Andromeda games, there have been chickens. Games that involved chickens that poke fun at other games. We have continued that tradition with Cluck Yegger by doing a parody of a popular game series. The nice thing about this is that in doing this, it moves us forward two ways. One by completing an important plot sequence that happens in SpaceVenture, and two because we've now decided to release it early and to the public. Perhaps we can bring some more funding into the project without having to ask for it. We still have funds from the campaign, but having more funds would definitely help progress the project faster. Just like the arcade sequences in Space Quest, the Cluck Yegger game/sequence may not be for you, but hopefully you see the humor and logic in the decisions we've made, and with the above feature, you can play the game without any worry of jumpscares.

HOW CAN BACKERS HELP

Right now, the absolute best thing you all can do is help us get the game accepted in Steam's greenlight program. If at all possible, please log in(or create an account with Steam) and vote Yes to have the game greenlit. As mentioned in the last update, we are going to make Steam keys available to backers, but we need to get the game greenlit first. We are doing really well, but we need your help to push us over the line to getting accepted.

To vote real quick, click the below image:

You can also use http://CluckYegger.com to take you straight there as well. 

Also, please feel free to video yourself playing the game and posting everywhere you can imagine. This helps spread the word before the game goes public.

We are taking suggestions on places other than Steam to sell the game. We are also working on GoG by the way. Please post your suggestions in the forum I listed above.

Thanks for all of your support everyone!  

Chris Pope a.k.a your humble local intergalactic SpacePope

Short update on what's happening

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Hey everyone! We wanted to do a very short and sweet update to keep you all in the loop on a some news. First off, let me start by saying this. If you didn’t read the last update, this update will not make a lot of sense. PLEASE CLICK HERE to view and read the last update before proceeding.
 

Key points we’d like you all to know about:

  • We are pre-releasing the Cluck Yegger mini game to all of you next week, Thursday October 29th. The pre-release will be DRM free and will be for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • If we can get the game on Steam, we will be giving Steam keys to backers as well as the DRM free versions of the game.
  • We need your help getting the game upvoted on Steam. Please visit http://CluckYegger.com and vote! This would really help us out a lot.
  • Though we are starting with Steam, we are looking into other outlets to sell the Cluck Yegger game.
  • All moneys made from the Cluck Yegger game will go towards speeding up production on SpaceVenture.
  • Although we’ve already been beta/bug testing the game, we’ll be taking feedback from backers on any found issues with the game.

This fun little mini game plays a key role in the plot of Spaceventure and will contain some surprises and revelations. But don’t worry, in SpaceVenture, it will not require you to beat the whole Cluck Yegger game to continue. We know that Cluck Yegger in The Planet of the Poultroids will not appeal to everyone, but any help you all can give in spreading the word would be very much appreciated. On top of voting, sharing CluckYegger.com with people is another great way to help as well.