The Ship: Full Steam Ahead

A project in Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Blazing Griffin

Funding Unsuccessful

The Ship: Full Steam Ahead will be a steampunk sequel to the popular 1920's-themed computer game, The Ship.
Backers: 607
Average Pledge Per Backer: £30

Funded: £18,247 of £128,000
Dates: Oct 31st -> Dec 30th (60 days)
Project By: Blazing Griffin
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Latest News

The Ship: Full Steam Ahead: What happens after Kickstarter fails

January 14th - via:
Over the last few months, I’ve profiled a number of Kickstarter projects here on the Post Game Report. Most of them not only make their funding—but do so quite easily. (Read More)

Following Kickstarter Failure, The Ship Sequel Sails On

January 5th - via:
Following the failure of their Kickstarter campaign, the developers of the sequel to 2006's The Ship: Murder Party are taking on a new approach. The fundraising effort sadly only earned £18,247 of the requested £128,000, a failure that Blazing Griffin attributes to poor timing, conversion rate issues, and the community's unfamiliarity with the game's concept. (Read More)

Lessons Learned from The Ship Sequel's Failed Kickstarter

January 3rd - via:
Kickstarter has become the media darling of the games industry, of late. News is constantly (and excitedly) reported of this or that promising game launching a Kickstarter campaign, reaching its target funding, or even blowing past half a dozen stretch goals. But what of the disappointing flip side of that coin: the games that don't come anywhere near their target goals? Enter The Ship: Full Steam Ahead. (Read More)

Blazing Griffin on The Ship: Full Steam Ahead's Kickstarter failure, move to Steam Greenlight

January 3rd - via:
Blazing Griffin on The Ship: Full Steam Ahead's Kickstarter failure, move to Steam Greenlight at PC Gamer. is the official web counterpart to the PC Gamer print magazine. Exclusive reviews, demos, and updates and news on all your favourite PC gaming franchises. (Read More)

The Ship sequel changes course for Steam Greenlight Concepts after Kickstarter fails

January 3rd - via:
The people behind The Ship sequel have changed course for Steam Greenlight Concepts after its Kickstarter failed. Developer Blazing Griffin had called for £128,000 to make The Ship Full Steam Ahead, but only managed to raise £18,247. (Read More)

Some assembly required - Full Steam Ahead, Kickstarter and Beyond

December 30th - via:
We're disappointed not to make out Kickstarter target and would like to say a big thank-you to all those who backed us. We've learned a lot from the experience. Have a read of the blog on our website.... (Read More)

3rd Top Rated game of all time on Greenlight

December 5th - via:
Hey everyone just a thank you to all those that have helped us get to the point where the Ship: Full Steam ahead is the 3rd most highly rate game of all time on Steam Greenlight concepts at the moment! wonder if we'll get the top spot :) ?  Team BG... (Read More)

Press Coverage

November 30th - via:
So we're received some great coverage from the press over the last little while and we thought we'd share :) Happy reading! Rock Paper Shotgun Joystiq New York Post Eurogamer VG 24/7 Now Gamer PC Gamer ScottishGames.Net Pixels for Breakfast FPS Guru... (Read More)

Greenlighting the Concept

November 29th - via:
We've adapted to the Kickstarter comments and are open to more.  Now The Ship: Full Steam Ahead is on Steam Greenlight Concepts, to gather further feedback from people who want the opportunity to ask us more questions before funding. Be delighted to... (Read More)

Update #1

November 13th - via:
Hello all So we got a lot of great press coverage and response to the Kickstarter launch for Full Steam Ahead. Mostly people were excited. Unfortunately a large number of the comments were also about being rather confused by what were we actually... (Read More)

Kickstarter Katchup

November 2nd - via:
The British are coming! Lock up your tea, crumpets, biscuits, mild sexual innuendo and depressing postcards of empty beaches, because the toodle-pipping rotters need all that and more to fuel their infernal game-machines. The beginning of the Britstarter era brings a great deal of tempting prospects for your perusal – for starters, we’ve got the spirit of Bullfrog, the sequel to The Ship, a martial arts masterclass, dark fantasies and a dash of tweedpunk robo-horror. Never change, fair isles of wonder, never change. (Read More)

Blazing Griffin announce Full Steam Ahead, sequel to The Ship

October 8th - via:
If you've been thinking it's too long since you last hunted about a cruise ship in search of an unwilling victim then you'll be happy to know that Blazing Griffin are hard at work on a sequel to The Ship. Details are sparse - well, non-existent really - other than the plan for a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project.More on that below. (Read More)

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