After Eight Years, Space Quest’s Spiritual Reboot Is Playable

After Eight Years, Space Quest’s Spiritual Reboot Is Playable
Screenshot: SpaceVenture

Last week we had some bad news about a game that had a Kickstarter in 2012 and still isn’t out yet. Tonight, some better news!

Fans of classic Sierra series Space Quest might remember that in 2012 the co-creators of the series, after a very long estrangement, reunited and pledged to develop an all-new sci-fi adventure game.

That game is SpaceVenture, and after eight years of development those who backed the game at $42 or above are now getting the chance to play an early beta build of it.

It’s obviously not the final, finished product (as evidenced by stuff like the voice-over quality in the video below), but in terms of an eight-year wait it’s pretty close!

The plan is that following bug reports and user feedback updated builds can be shipped out to the same backers in fairly rapid succession. So hopefully the wait from “beta” to “finished” will be a lot shorter than “backing” to “beta”.


    • As a fan of the original Space Quest games, I am certified to agree. This looks genuinely terrible.

      • Indeed, I’m a huge fan of the original series, I’ve been wondering if we’d get some sort of ‘spiritual followup’. This isn’t it. This doesn’t have the wit Roger Wilco was known for :\

  • Seems they’ve tried to make it as goofy as possible. No space deck sweeping intro…
    Yeah not my cup of tea.
    I’d love a Space Quest 1 remake, but less goofy and more actual genuine comical value rather then it all being depending on goofy looks and a forced comical dialogue. (you can’t force comical value in games)

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