Today, one man indie studio, DreamFever, is looking for backers to help raise additional funds on their KickStarter campaign to aid the development of Jason The Greek: The Ladies of Lemnos. Drawing inspiration from Greek myth, the legendary Ray Harryhausen movie and early Star Trek – players can expect this legendary tale to be full of sci-fi spoofery, mythological mayhem and utterly delicious Kirk inspired moments and monologues.
A new take on a classic legend fusing the personalities of the futuristic crew in the Captain Jason, logical first mate Orpheus, drummer Philoctetes aka ‘Irish’ (giving it all he’s got) and the doctor Peleus who’s more interested in bones – dammit – to name but a few. Starting on a spartan, deserted beach the game takes you to Lemnos, a land of women where you must point, click, steal and charm your way out of its borders taking with you your crew or as much as is possible as the many red skirts of your landing party litter the streets offering you hints with their final breath after a succession of unusual and often grisly deaths…
Kris Fosh, lead artist and developer at DreamFever, said “JTG is going to be the first in a possible set of three titles spanning Jason and his crew of Argonauts’ journey across the mythological world of Ancient Greece in their Quest to find the Golden Fleece. It’s an eccentric take on the theme that hasn’t been seen before in popular culture, blending two of the most famous crews in legend – Enterprise meets Argo. I want to thank the people who have looked at the artwork, backed the campaign so far and played the demo for all the generous feedback I’ve received on forums and on the main site – all of which has helped to shape the quest so far – you’re all part of the crew!”
“For the first chapter I want to set a theme for the quest: a level of humour, puns and character style to create a franchise for the other parts to follow.”
- Interact with characters, objects, items and crabs!
- Solve mysteries and uncover a dark secret (oooo)!
- Romance a Princess!
- Escape from a Princess’s bedroom before she wakes up.
- And basically steal any item that isn’t nailed to the floor…
- Jason is a mix of the Greek hero of myth, the legendary Captain Kirk… and a little Zapf Brannigan.
- Unique cartoon style point ‘n’ click adventure where almost anything could be an item to use.
DreamFever is a one man studio formed earlier this year set up by Kristian Fosh, who started in the gaming industry in 2006 working for Jagex on their MMORPG RuneScape before becoming one of the founding team members of their casual games department FunOrb. Since early successes with titles like Arcanists and Zombie Dawn, he has worked in partnership with Dan Goodayle of Just a Pixel fame and Chris Jolley to create mobile titles Shlumpf and FaceAche – both of which have had some success since being released to the app stores. The decision to make Jason The Greek: The Ladies of Lemnos comes from a love of the genre, of storytelling and of fun and exciting character design mixed with a passion for sci-fi spoofing, Ancient Greek myths and a deep seated joy of puns.