Jack Houston and the Necronauts game news

by Rob Caprilozzi

Warbird Games, a new independent game developer, announces the first trailer for the sci-fi adventure game Jack Houston and the Necronauts. Set in two timelines, Jack Houston begins in an alternate-universe version of 1999 as envisioned by early science fiction authors and artists like Chesley Bonestell, then advances 1,000 years into the future and drops the player into the savage world of Venus as inspired by pulp authors and artists like Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard and Frank Frazetta. "I grew up with Star Wars," says designer Stacy Davidson, "but I feel like there's this whole world of pulp sci-fi that influenced George Lucas a great deal, and has since been relatively neglected. I want to put on my bubble helmet and have adventures on our neighboring planets. I want to blast off in a rocket and fire ray guns at savage alien beasts. Actually getting to play this game when it's done will be a total dream come true for me." Check out the promo video and trailer here on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warbirdgames/jack-houston-and-the-necronauts The Hero: Captain Jack Houston is a rugged cowboy and rocket test pilot, who is thrust into otherworldly adventures in the tradition of John Carter of Mars, Carson of Venus, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon and Tom Corbett: Space Cadet. Playing Jack would be best described as placing Ben from Full Throttle into The Dig. The Plot: Retired test pilot Jack Houston struggles with a tragic history in his reclusive solitude, but when the Venture Aeronautics and Space Transportation corporation recruits the destitute, alcoholic rancher for a final mission, he can't refuse. Manning the first rocket bound for the mysterious planet Venus, Jack is launched into the void, and into a strange new destiny. After a horrific crash landing, Jack awakens from suspended animation 1,000 years later to find himself captive of a savage race of Venusian beastmen who worship gods capable of animating the dead. Together with a tough, female space jockey and her wolf-like co-pilot, Jack must work to solve the mystery of these “Necronauts,” discovering a connection between the god-like creatures and himself that could be their undoing… and his. 

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