The classic 1995 DOS and Amiga adventure game, Flight of the Amazon Queen, is attempting a comeback in the shape of a brand new kickstarter. Intitated by developer, Serendipity Software Solutions, the kickstarter campaign, if successful, will begin the development of a port of the game to Android phones.
The kickstarter has set a goal of $40,000 which will be used to begin the lengthy process of developing the game, hiring team members and ensuring the final product is of the highest possible quality.
“We’ve seen the energetic buzz around similar retro revival ,” states the developers on the Kickstarter site. “Over the last year, we’ve worked hard to develop a prototype, and believe that this is the most resourceful and engaging option to enrich our budget and create the best possible version of Flight of the Amazon Queen ever seen.”
Though not initially well received on its release, Flight of the Amazon Queen has since become well regarding in gaming circles for its tongue in cheek humor and fun story that takes inspiration from the serials and pulps of the 1940s.
Serendipity Software Solutions is promising a number of new enhanced features. Touch screen technology will be used in place of the game’s classic mouse controlled point-and-click control scheme. Further enhancing controls will be buttons that will skip animations and perform other commands that once required the use of a keyboard to make up for the Android’s inability to use one. Players can also save their progress at any time, returning to the game whenever they have time to play. If that’s not enough, a Magnifying Glass Mode not featured in the original game will be added, allowing players to look more closely at the details in the game world.
Though these features will enhance the game, Serendipity has pledged they will be done in a way that will maintain the spirit and design of the original game.
Backers stand to receive rewards ranging from their name in the game, being inducted into the hall of fame on the project’s official homepage, t-shirts, posters and access to the project’s development forums. The more people pledge, the more they will be given for helping to contribute to the project.
Pledges will be taken until Jan. 5, at which point, depending on how much is gained, the project will either begin or will be cancelled. If at least $40,000 is collected, the Amazon Queen will most definitely begin preparations for launch once more on Android phones.