The American arm of Ulisses Spiele has announced that they’ve acquired the rights to Space: 1889.
Space: 1889 is a tabletop RPG which blends steampunk into sci-fi as Victorian themed armies colonised space. It’s an alternative reality game in which some of the weird Victorian scientific theories, such as Aether, were correct.
The game was created by Frank Chadwick and published by Game Designers’ Workshop in 1988 and was in print until 1991. More recently, Uhrwerk Verlag/Clockwork Publishing held the license and published a print version in 2015.
Sadly, Clockwork Publishing went bankrupt earlier this year.
Ulisses North America has stepped forward to pick up the license. Timothy Brown was part of the original Space: 1889 team at Games Designers’ Workshop and is now studio head at Ulisses North America. He said;
Of course, I’m thrilled to be involved again with Space: 1889,”
It’s part of my personal creative history, and still a vibrant and imaginative setting ripe for new adventures and stories.”
Creator, Frank Chadwick, is on board with the deal too. He noted;
I’m very excited at Ulisses taking over Space:1889 and we’re already discussing possible projects and the overall direction of the series. I think fans are going to be delighted by what we come up with.”
Space 1889 products are already listed as Ulisses Spiele products on DriveThruRPG. Pinnacle Entertainment also have Savage Worlds variants of Space 1889 titles.
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