Edinburgh based Blazing Griffin are one of the first out of the starting blocks with a UK Kickstarter. Thankfully, despite some trouble, Superstorm Sandy didn’t completely derail Kickstarter’s UK launch.
The Ship: Full Steam Ahead is a steampunk computer game, sequel to The Ship. I’d never heard of The Ship before but it seems to be one of those one of those get-the-others-before-they-get-you style of multiplayer clashes.
The top pledge level, wanting more than £4000, include return flights for two for Edinburgh, three nights in the city and a VIP invite to the Full Steam Ahead launch party. The first pledge level that gets you a copy of The Ship: Full Steam Ahead is at the £32 mark. Of course, it’s expected that Kickstarter will convert these amounts to Dollar requests for everyone outside the UK.
I thought the Kickstarter video was pretty interesting insofar as it suggested at budget and production values but didn’t really tell me much about the game.