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

Omri Petitte at

Blazing Griffin generated heaps of nautical puns when it revealed a Kickstarter campaign for The Ship: Full Steam Ahead late last October, the sequel to Outerlight's 2006 multiplayer murder whodunit. Ending just days ago on December 30, the campaign fell far short of its £128,000/$208,000 goal, only amassing £18,247/$29,657 in total donations. In a post on its official website (via Eurogamer), Blazing Griffin chalked up the deficit to not pitching Full Steam Ahead clearly for those unfamiliar with The Ship, stating it's "learned a lot from the experience."

The Ship 2 cruising to Kickstarter on Halloween

Tom Sykes at

Remember The Ship? You know, the innovative cruise ship-based multiplayer murder game that entertained us back in 2006? It went on to spawn a Hollywood-themed follow-up, Bloody Good Time, and arguably inspired the multiplayer bits of the recent Assassin's Creeds. We thought it had been hit by an iceberg, along (sadly) with developers Outerlight but it turns out The Ship 2 is unexpectedly plotting a course for Kickstarter.

Today's other news: Mass Effect in Sins of a Solar Empire, The Ship gets a sequel

T.J. Hafer at

Place these paddles firmly on your chest and hit "Read More" to get your end-of-day gaming news fix applied directly to your circulatory system. Dawn of the Reapers is bringing Mass Effect's most notable starfaring conflict to Sins of a Solar Empire, and The Ship's developers are looking to float a Kickstarter-funded sequel.