Space Quest Returns (Sorta) with SpaceVenture

As a kid, I’d get my hands on every Sierra adventure I could find that would run on our PCjr. But my favorites by far were those of the Space Quest series, created by the Two Guys from Andromeda, Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe. I had the pleasure of meeting the guys, as well as producer Chris Pope to discuss the new SpaceVenture game.

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SpaceVenture is described as the spiritual successor to the Space Quest series. Instead of Roger Wilco, the new game stars Ace Hardaway and his robot sidekick Rooter. The game is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign and a demo has just been released to campaign backers. I had a chance to see the demo in action, and it is nothing short of gorgeous. The team has employed what they are describing as a 2.5D perspective that updates the graphics of the old Sierra adventures but still features some traditional onscreen maneuvering.

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I’m pleased to say that SpaceVenture has the same type of humor and puzzles that Space Quest fans will enjoy. I had a blast speaking with Murphy, Crowe and Pope and am delighted that their game is progressing so well. I can’t wait to get my hands on a finished version. If you’re a Space Quest fan and are interested in the adventures of Ace Hardaway, you can pre-order the game here.

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Vinvectrex has not only reviewed every game made for the Vectrex, but discovered a long lost game for the IBM Jr. and probably changed the history of Star Wars fandom.

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One thought on “Space Quest Returns (Sorta) with SpaceVenture

  1. blinddog says:

    It was the same for me. I was a big Sierra fan and played a lot of their games but Space Quest was always my favorite. I’m betting I can still run through the first three in no time at all because I can still remember all the puzzles and were I need to go. I’m sure I could do the fourth also but for some reason when they went to the point and click it didn’t seem to stick as well. I guess having to type in the commands just helped burn it in my memory. That’s about as far as I made it. After graduating high school I didn’t seem to spend as much time on computer games but SpaceVenture could be a nice visit back to those type of games

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