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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™!
10,809 backers pledged $539,767 to help bring this project to life.

Project Progress as of Nov 2017

Posted by Two Guys From Andromeda (Creator)
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QUICK RUN DOWN OF THINGS STILL IN PROGRESS:  
  • Last scenes in the game are still being worked on, but are much closer to completion then they were previously. You will see some of what that entails in this update. 
  • A tremendous amount of time has been put in on debugging earlier scenes in the game to make things play smoothly and we are happy to report that the majority of bugs are now squashed!
  • There are still some cutscenes that are incomplete including the ending to the game that have to be added. 
  •  We are still looking to set an exact date on VO recording and will announce that as soon as possible. We will also announce more info on the voice actors signed on to the project when that time comes. 
  •  We know you all are ready for a release date. We'll have that out as soon as we can. As you can probably imagine, we are hesitate to throw out another release date. 
Guys we are really excited about how close things are! There is light at the end of the tunnel and no signs of a train so far! We are beginning alpha testing with a handful of select people beginning in the next couple of weeks. Once alpha testing is complete and things are fixed based on the findings, we will begin moving forward with backer beta testing. 

FINAL SCENES IN SPACEVENTURE

Just a small warning, we are gonna try and not be super spoilery here as much as possible. If what is said, sounds vague, now you know why. There almost always is a final showdown in adventure games between the main character and an antagonist of sorts, so it will come to be no surprise that Ace and friends will have to deal with quite a few obstacles along the path of reaching the ending.

In the above image, you are seeing that Ace has been strapped to a chair and based on what's happening, you can guess that this is not a good thing. In part of the ending sequence, Rooter is the hero. You'll have to control Rooter(not for the first time) to help Ace out of the sticky situation he has found himself in.

Keep in mind, we are purposely not giving you any back story here as to not spoil anything, but clearly Rooter needs to stop the "MEMORY WIPE" that is occurring before it is too late. There is a very unique set of puzzles that have to be solve to take care of saving Ace. Below is a video that will give you guys an idea of a little of what is involved in this scene. This is still a work in progress, so music and SFX have not been added yet.

Throughout the design/building of SpaceVenture, we have been recording footage of it's creation. To compliment the previous video, we thought you guys might want to see a little bit of the behind the scenes footage of how this scene came about. This sequence and puzzle design was the brain child of Mark Crowe. Here is a little footage of Mark talking about his vision for it.

SVREWARDS DIARY ENTRY 

For $30 backers and up, log on to the SVRewards website to view a diary entry behind the scenes video of myself(Chris Pope) discussing some of what it took to make the puzzle mechanics work. There is a "forgot password" option on the website but if you have problems logging in, please feel free to email contact @ guysfromandromeda.com. Remember, currently this is only for $30 an up backers. All behind the scenes materials will be released to everyone once the game ships.

 

Below is another glimpse at one of the final sequences in SpaceVenture. We aren't gonna give any hint of what is going on here as again not to spoil anything. Definitely some fun to be had here at the end of the game for you though!

$150 AND UP BACKERS, THIS IS FOR YOU

This Thursday November 16th, we are gonna have a vote for three items in SpaceVenture. This will involve your 3 favorite villains seen in this image: 

And it will also involve the hair style and outfit of one of the other characters in the game. Be on the look out via email so you can vote!

How to vote?

Keep an eye out for a Kickstarter message to come through email. That email will contain a link so that you can vote!

Thanks everyone!

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

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    1. Douglas Spooner on

      Hi Guys, any check in for 2018 as we are nearly in April now and November was a long time ago.

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      Shankmode on

      Hoping this game gets completed! I've since moved from when I backed this project 5 years ago. I hope this won't be an issue if, in fact, we get the goodies we were promised once upon a time...

    3. Roger van Velzen on

      Soooo any news for 2018. Like when the game might possibly be released? Some sort of proof of life would be nice.

    4. KSimms ✵ ✵ on

      By "this year" I mean 2018. I worry that the vast majority of backers have forgotten about the project.

    5. KSimms ✵ ✵ on

      Eric, I think there's almost zero chance they'll release this game this year.

    6. Eric L Beyer on

      February will mark 5 years after your initial release date. It would be great if you beat that milestone. I have honestly forgotten about this project and only check in rarely now.

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      OttScott on

      Looking good guys. Keep up the great work!

    8. KSimms ✵ ✵ on

      I'm happy to hear from Mark Crowe! Always nice to hear directly from one of the main designers.

      I wouldn't have minded seeing a scene (including dialogue and narration) that is more representative of the bulk of the gameplay, but evidently they have their reasons for wanting to preview that final scene and not others.

    9. pcj on

      SF: Per the update please e-mail contact@guysfromandromeda.com with any login problems.

    10. Johnathon Gabriel Matthews on

      I know you guys won't lets us down! Getting very excited about this, I can sense it won't be much longer.

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      SF on

      I'm unable to access SV Rewards, can someone help me? Thank you.

    12. BigD on

      Happy to see the update. I am playing the alpha of Hero-U now so maybe there is an end in sight for some of these slightly slower Kickstarters!

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      Sean Lane on

      I'm still excited! Glad you guys have stuck with it so long.

    14. Jeremie Lariviere
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      on

      thanks for the update, and congrats on getting close to the end!

    15. Justin on

      The site worked for me yesterday and today. RSS feed came in yesterday morning.

    16. Martin O
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      on

      @Tomimt: It's working for me both on Chrome an FireFox.

    17. Tomimt on

      First things first, I am genuinely happy that you made an update on the time you said you would. And that you are finally starting to gear up fulfilling those little KS promises you made to the higher backers as well.

      On a note, logging in on SW Rewards site doesn't work and ends up in ERR-EMPTY_RESPONSE.

      The art looks good, as usual, and it's good to hear that things are progressing despite there's still a tonne of stuff to be done. On that note, I do hope there's finally going to be 2018 release for the game.

    18. Andrew Tuckett on

      Looks like the beginnings of a potentially interesting puzzle there.

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      Joost van Dongen on

      Thanks for the update guys! This must be a really long stretch for you to work on a game for so long, I have a lot of respect for how you guys keep going and I hope you're still enjoying development! :)

    20. Justin on

      Antsbull, cool story bro! Don't really care though. Every opinion matters. So how about you stick to your own opinions about this project and quit attacking other backers like a child throwing a temper tantrum.

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      Mike SoRelle on

      Fortinet has you listed as a malicious site

      Might want to go to http://url.fortinet.net/rate/submit.php and submit for re-categorization

    22. Warbird Games on

      Awesome update guys! MARK! Nice Yiynova! I just got mine in the mail a few days ago! Love this thing. :D

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      antsbull on

      Awesome update guys

      @Justin - every single update you seem to post a moaning comment. I know misery loves company and all, but theres no need it for it bro

    24. Stephen Hammack on

      It would be a good idea if the puzzle had a bit more forgiveness for being slightly off, but otherwise it looks ok.

    25. Adam on

      Lol, this game.

    26. Overmann on

      Great update!

      BTW, how old is your keyboard? It looks like it's from 1993!

    27. Andy Guerriero on

      Your web site throws an SSL error, just so you know, and Malwarebytes actually blocks it if you try to access it without HTTPS.

    28. GAMEHORDER
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      on

      Once I have this and Hero-U life will be complete

    29. Ohverture on

      Yay! Thanks for the meaty update.

    30. Tom Hammerheart on

      Scenes are looking great! Thanks for the update.

    31. Justin on

      So one of the last puzzles is a direct copy of at least a few games I've played on iOS for the past few years now. Cool!

    32. Tom Lee on

      Can't wait for this guys! Keep it up!