39 Days to Mars

A project in Christchurch, NZ by Philip Buchanan

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A co-operative steampunk survival-adventure game. Help Albert and Baxter pilot the HMS Fearful on its maiden voyage to Mars.
Backers: 320
Average Pledge Per Backer: $11

Funded: $3,424 of $1,000
Dates: Feb 2nd -> Mar 4th (30 days)
Project By: Philip Buchanan
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Kickstarter Game Developer Haiku Collection

September 2nd - via: cliqist.com
It’s a bit of a tradition that whenever I interview someone for Cliqist I ask them to put together a brief haiku to describe them, their company, or their game. Since we’re celebrating the one year anniversary of Cliqist this week I figure it would be as good a time as any to look back at some of them. All the haiku’s were written by the person being interviewed, and are listed in the order in which they appeared on the site. Some are great, some not so much, but each is interesting in its own right. (Read More)

The Greenlight Groove: Stardust Vanguards, 39 Days to Mars, Parcel and More

June 29th - via: wraithkal.info
It’s a fact that many Steam users don’t check or even notice most Greenlight additions. There are simply too many, making it rather time consuming. Hoping to alleviate this problem somewhat, I bring you The Greenlight Groove, featuring my recommendations from the past week! (Read More)

Checking in on 39 Days To Mars

June 18th - via: cliqist.com
Philip Buchanan has been hard at work on the upcoming survival-puzzle game 39 Days to Mars, complete with a specialized engine and plenty of work to show off for the past couple months. Most recently, we got to take a look inside some new artwork and animation reels of the game’s in-game engine, and it’s really something you have to see. (Read More)

Gold Rush: The race for crowdfunding dollars and the squeeze on smaller game developers

March 4th - via: venturebeat.com
Kickstarter is fast becoming a mainstream funding source for big video game projects. But this trend could be hurting smaller developers as they fight for attention and backers on the biggest crowdfunding site. (Read More)

39 Days to Mars 200% funded

March 4th - via: thebitpulse.com
Steampunk space travel adventure 39 Days To Mars has reached its funding goal almost three hundred times over with just fourteen hours to go. (Read More)

Thank You!

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We did it! In 30 days, 331 of us raised $3,424.33 for 39 Days to Mars. We even hit the first stretch goal, which means the game will be coming out on multiple platforms; and of course the base funding means that I can build and release a game that... (Read More)

The 48 Hour Update

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
There are less than two days remaining before the 39 Days to Mars Kickstarter campaign finishes!  I've been working to get the rewards assembled and ready to ship as soon as it closes, and I'd like to share some of the excitement with you.   I've... (Read More)

Three Days Remaining!

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
There are only three days remaining before the 39 Days to Mars Kickstarter campaign comes to a close! If you have friends who love adventure games, or steampunk, or astrophysics, now's the last chance to tell them before the Kickstarter finishes.  ... (Read More)

Add-Ons, PayPal, and a New Home

February 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We've just passed the halfway point for this Kickstarter, which seems the perfect point for a project update. Kickstarter uses Amazon Payments, which isn't available in a number of countries. For those who asked after an alternative option, it's now... (Read More)

39 Days to Mars: Interview with Developer Philip Buchanan

February 18th - via: dialogwheel.com
While I love sinking my teeth into a really meaty, long game, I don’t have the time to devote to gaming that I once did (How, how did I play more than 100 hours on Pokemon Yellow?). Now I find myself drawn to games with shorter play time, or that I can pick up and play without too much effort. So I was delighted when a friend pointed me towards a game called 39 Days to Mars, which is currently being Kickstarted. (Read More)

Philip Buchanan Talks 39 Days To Mars

February 13th - via: cliqist.com
Not all crowdfunding projects are $200,000 funding behemoths from industry vets. Much of the time they’re smaller projects with much less aggressive funding goals from small teams; case in point, 39 Days to Mars. A new adventure project from indie developer Philip Buchanan, 39 Days to Mars is a coffee break adventure title with a modest $1,000 funding goal, meant to be played for brief periods of time. Players will take control of a pair of 19th century steampunk space explorers as they try to stay alive in the unforgiving world of that is turn of the century space travel. (Read More)

Linux, MacOS & Ouya

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
39 Days to Mars has hit its first stretch funding goal. Thank you!   39 Days to Mars successfully hit the $2000 stretch goal, and I'm excited to be able to bring Albert & Baxter to those of you on Linux and MacOS (and of course the select few... (Read More)

Fly to the red planet with a steam powered rocket in 39 Days to Mars

February 8th - via: pcgamesn.com
You might not think much happened in 1876. Sure, it was a leap year, which is always a little exciting. And let’s not forget that it’s the year Melvil Dewey first published the Dewey Decimal Classification system, Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone, and two men flew to Mars in their steam powered rocket. (Read More)

Kickstarting a steampunk survival/adventure game: 39 Days to Mars

February 6th - via: boingboing.net
Philip writes, "I'm developing a co-operative steampunk survival-adventure game called 39 Days to Mars, and it's just launched on Kickstarter!" (Read More)

We did it!

February 5th - via: kickstarter.com
39 Days to Mars is funded. 39 Days to Mars hit its funding goal in record time, with 25 days still left on the clock. It's wonderful to see how Albert & Baxter (and their world of dubious yet effective machinery) has captured everybody's... (Read More)

39 Days to Mars counts down to blastoff on Kickstarter

February 4th - via: thebitpulse.com
39 days to Mars, a steampunk-flavored puzzle solving game based around launching an expedition into space, has launched on Kickstarter this week. (Read More)

A Steampunk Adventure To Mars

February 3rd - via: cliqist.com
I’m no scientist, but it’s obvious that the scientific accuracy of 39 Days To Mars is questionable to say the least. Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t air for another month, and I haven’t heard talk of an episode covering space travel using steam powered engines. However, there’s little doubt that the game is very attractive artistically speaking. The trailer has a very Beeswing vibe to it; it’s cute, full of wonder, and just a little melancholy. (Read More)

Gameplay Update

February 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
I'd like to thank everyone who's backed 39 Days to Mars so far! I really appreciate your support, your interest, and your comments about the game. It's going to be an exciting journey. 39 Days to Mars can be divided into three main gameplay types:... (Read More)

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