Pulp Sci-Fi action? Check! Intelligent, romantic, beefy space-dude in bubble helmet? Check! Crash-landing on Venus with tons of weird creatures to deal with? Check! Mac version of the game? Almost…there… Only a few days into their Kickstarter campaign for Jack Houston and the Necronauts, Warbird Games has already hit the 67% funding mark. While a Mac port of the game was always on their radar, they have upped the ante and added stretch goals which include a Mac and iPad client upon launch of the game.
Jack Houston and the Necronauts is an old-school adventure game which uses stop motion animation to create a unique aesthetic true to the retro sci-fi movies that inspired it. The game will a point-and-click adventure and placed in an alternate universe where Venus is not just a planet covered in acidic clouds with a gravity that can crush you with the power of 92 fists. Jack Houston takes off from Earth with the intention of exploring a Venus that he, and others on Earth, believe he can survive on. Having crash-landed and waking up 1000 years later (can we get some of that stuff?!), he finds that planet populated with weird creatures…and his real adventure begins.
The game was originally coming to a PC platform. However, Warbird Games received such a tremendous response to their Kickstarter campaign that they added in stretch goals that include the hiring of a full time Unity programmer to develop the game on the Unity 4 engine if the campaign hits $90k. The game will then be released for iPad, Mac, Linux and Android Tablet platforms as well as PC. Other stretch goals include adding multiple language support, more artwork, and even extending the strolling to include new subplots.
Having started the campaign in late June, the current rate of pledges means that they may just miss that $90k mark. So if you want to see this game come out for the Mac and iPad hop on over to their Kickstarter page and take a gander at what you can get for your money.