A point and click adventure set in Ancient Greece? You'd FETA believe it! Its Jason and The Argonauts meets Captain Kirk and crew!
Denied his kingdom by the mad King Pelias, Jason and his mighty crew will sail the seven seas in search of the Golden Fleece aboard the legendary vessel – The Argo.
In the first chapter of our quest, Jason and his crew set sail for the fabled Isle of Lemnos, in search of news of the Golden Fleece. It is said that the island is a land of only women. I’m sure that had nothing to do with this being the crew’s first port of call…
Jason The Greek: The Ladies of Lemnos is an new take on the old-school point and click adventure games inspired by titles like Monkey Island, Sam and Max Hit the Road, Discworld and the awesome Hector Badge of Carnage series. It’s a 2d extravaganza with you taking charge as Jason The Greek in a world of Myths, Legends, Demi-Gods and puns galore.
Inspired by my love of Greek legends and an almost greater love of sci-fi spoofery its Jason and The Argonauts meets Captain Kirk and crew. It's hard to believe I'm married, I know.
Right now I've got the demo completed (available here) to a level I'm pretty happy with but its taken a loooong while in lunch times and late nights. From here I'm onto the main event of new locations, characters and items as well as the full story.
I'm hoping to have the game completed by summer 2014 but there's no way I can do that without your help. I love that I’m working on my own game which is an awesome feeling. Its taken a lot longer than I thought to get the demo right but now thats done I feel like I’m on a roll. Next stop – The Docks of Lemnos…
Jason The Greek will have a suitably weird and wonderful cast of characters mixed between Greek Myths and Sci-fi spoofing. Jason himself is a blend of the Argonauts Captain and James T. Kirk (queue up the manly monologues...):
I know what many of you will be thinking: "£10,000" is a lot of money". You're right, it is - course, if you don't think that then you're JUST the person I want on my page, please feel free to pledge away!
Well £10,000 is what I think is the bare minimum to make the game to the level of quality I think we all deserve. Compared to a lot of 'professional' titles, this is a bargain.
A percentage of the money will go onto reward fulfilment which will eat from the Pie budget but this has been taken into account.
For my international cousins, current exchange rates as I understand them are (approx.):
USD Exchange Rate: $1.61 = £1
Euro Exchange: €1.18 = £1
CAD Exchange: $1.66 = £1
Should we breach the £10k ceiling then I can get to adding in extras including additional character quests and similar ideas but we've got to make the first goal before we start getting TOO excited!
Kris Fosh - Design, Development and PunnageI'm the man behind Jason The Greek and would very much like it to be my full time job to doodle, animate and take Jason from his humble beginnings right through to discovering the Golden Fleece.
I am a user experience designer and project manager for hire and a Father and Husband with a piece of my soul sold to gaming. I've worked on titles such as MMORPG RuneScape, casual titles like Arcanists and Zombie Dawn for Jagex Ltd as well as my own titles such as Shlumpf, FaceAche and Aaarghmageddon.
Chris Jolley - Audio Guru
An experienced audio lead, audio designer and sometimes composer, with plenty of titles (including AAA) on all current platforms under his belt.Titles worked on include Blood Forge, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Ziggys Lazy Town Challenge.