A steampunk sequel to the mildly popular "who done it" game, The Ship, is seeking funding through Kickstarter. Dubbed The Ship: Full Steam Ahead, the game will apply the steampunk theme to enhanced gameplay that made the original game so enjoyable to many.
In the spirit of the original, 1920’s game, The Ship: Full Steam Ahead will let you dress up in your Steampunk finery, travel on Victoria’s finest shippage, and ‘drub’ the enemies of the Empire, while those self-same scoundrels, attempt to murder you. You’ll get to play in an evocative, Victorian environment, where eating, sleeping, and promenading (as well as unmentionable ablutions) are just as important as murdering your shipmates. After all, one must have some sense of decorum, don’t you think?
Going beyond this ‘hundredweight’ of original gameplay, we’ll be embracing the rather risqué craze of ‘open development’, waving our merry kerchiefs with much hulabaloo, and setting sail for gameplay unknown. We have plenty of ideas for new features, but most importantly, we want to create something new and rather daring with input from YOU -- our most noble players.
The team is looking for £128,000 for funding with about 58 days to go (as of this post). As with most Kickstarter projects, Blazing Griffin is offering up a number of special goodies in a tiered reward format based on how much you donate.