Image inspiration: Jack Houston and the Necronauts

Saw this on Jay's EXONAUTS! blog. It's the cover for a potential point-and-click computer game by Warbird Games, which they describe as "...a traditional point & click graphic adventure game set in an Edgar Rice Burroughs/Frank Frazetta inspired sci-fi world of bubble helmets, rockets ‘n ray guns!" Sounds fun, provided it gets made. Warbird is currently running a fundraiser on IndieGoGo (a Kickstarter-esque website) and while their goal is modest, $1999, they're currently sitting at $899 with only 12 days to go. Going by the concept art, which is both on their IndieGoGo page and their website, it looks like it might be an interesting game. Honestly, I think it probably would work better as a tabletop RPG, but that's just my opinion.

As for the inspiration part, the picture is the kind of adventure scifi that I've itching to write at some point soon. Space suits, ray or laser guns, mostly ignoring hard science in favor of entertaining adventures, the sort of thing that seems to be missing from most sci-fi lit nowadays.

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