It seems almost strange to see a franchise like Space Quest get a reboot without going straight to Kickstarter first, but the Two Guys From Andromeda never did seem interested in dealing with our Earthly rules. That’s right Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy, the original creators of the point and click (or type to be specific) adventure series that parodied the science fiction genre have returned to do a reboot of the franchise. Unlike their former Sierra Colleague Al Lowe and Leisure Suit Larry, the Two Guys from Andromeda have decided to start generating buzz for the project without use of the popular crowd funding platform.
It’s been a long time since Roger Wilco, protagonist/janitor of the Space Quest series, has been on one of his zany intergalactic adventures. The original, Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter, was released in 1987, exactly 25 years ago. According to the ‘Two Guys’ however, that time has been spent honing their sense of humor, and their beltlines, in preparation for another adventure with Roger. Not that they’re changing that much, they’re just hoping to adapt what they have learned in the last 25 years to bring the franchise back with a bang. Their philosophy is “to make games that we would like to play and that, ultimately, you would as well.”
So far there aren’t many details about the project, just the news on their site that they have begun to work on it. It’s most likely still up in the air as to whether or not they will be using Kickstarter; perhaps this early buzz will help in any future crowd funding campaigns. At least they are aware that their former Sierra colleagues Al Lowe and Jane Jensen are using it, for which they even provide links on their website.
Regardless of whether or not they use Kickstarter, a new Space Quest adventure is still a ways away. However, in lieu of donating to another project, the Two Guys from Andromeda are just asking that you send them feedback about the project and connect with them through social media. For two guys from outer space, they sure seem down to Earth.