Blazing Griffin is pleased to announce today that development has begun on The Ship: Remasted which will be a high definition remake of the original game due for release early 2016.
When Blazing Griffin acquired the rights to The Ship in 2011, we did so with the intention of developing the franchise further and as you know our initial approach to this was to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund a sequel to the game (“Full Steam Ahead”).
Despite the concept being ranked highly on Steam Greenlight (even today it’s still ranked number 5), without the funding to proceed, we couldn’t take it forward. The size and scope of the project was simply too much for a small, newly formed studio to take on, so we worked on a number of other projects with an aim to revisiting The Ship franchise at a later date.
Since then, we’ve grown as a studio as we’ve expanded our portfolio and this year we’ve taken the first step towards our vision for The Ship franchise – The Ship: Remasted.
Last year a former Ship developer joined our team as Technical Director. Jason Kocemba, who was Lead Programmer on the original HL2 mod, The Ship: Murder Party and Bloody Good Time, has brought a wealth of experience to our team and importantly has given us valuable insight into the creative vision behind the original game.
It’s on this basis we have begun development on The Ship: Remasted, which won’t be the final destination of The Ship franchise, but rather our first step in developing it further.
We appreciate that most of you reading this may have preferred to hear about a sequel to The Ship, rather than the new version. While we don’t have any firm plans regarding a sequel right now, we do have a long term vision for the franchise. With this in mind, much of the work being carried out for The Ship: Remasted will also contribute to future projects. We’re committed to recreating the experience that fans of The Ship had when they first played the game and look forward to working with the community to this end.
If you haven’t played the original game, then check it out on Steam: