Alright, soldiers. It’s time to talk seriously about your future in the Imperium. Specifically, let’s discuss your plans for after you muster out. Some of you may want to look into free trading. Some of you may be in search of mercenary tickets. Some of you might just want to wander. In any case, what you’ll almost definitely want to do is put some credits in your pocket. No matter what your goals are, you should probably take a look at this:
It’s the teaser trailer for the just announced Traveller AR, which is currently being hyped at Booth 415 of the Screenburn Arcade at SXSW Interactive in sunny Austin, TX.
This is an iPhone/iPod Touch game that is being developed by actual pen & paper gamers who know Traveller and love it. Big Daddy Marc Miller is involved. As is the Loren Wiseman, who was actually hanging out at the booth today. Take a look at the site and sign up for the beta (if you happen to be the sort who has an appropriate device at your disposal, anyway – they tell me they hope to support other platforms eventually, but it’s all iLand for now). Kicking off your career with a bonus Cr1,000,000 is a good thing.
I saw a demo and this game looks sharp. I’ll be sure to update y’all when I get going in the beta (which is expected to get underway in May – just so you know the perspective in which to keep things). But seriously, do sign up for the beta. That way we can all bust up the Third Imperium in proper grognard style.
Interesting note: One of the artists working on the game used to play RPGs with Joe G. Browning of Expeditious Retreat Press. So there’s some additional old school style cred with Traveller AR.
And yes, this is the thing I wound up discussing with the nice couple at the next table at The Emerald a few weeks ago. I overheard them say “Beowulf” and “Marc Miller” and a few other things that people like us attach certain meanings to. I hated to interrupt their dinner, but I just had to ask ’em if their discussion was Traveller related. And it was. Go fig 🙂
Interesting. What the hell, I’m on board.
Rockin’, ZB. It really does look like a mighty fine implementation of Traveller. I’m definitely looking forward to the beta getting underway. There’s iridium in them thar rocks. Or something like that.
Hell yah! just signed up for the Beta. Looks great – the stuff about being able to essentially look out of your ship’s “portholes” is pure, freaking greatness
Right on, Gobbo. The demo I saw was pretty darn sweet – and the graphics were sharp and smooth – so it should be a lot of fun once the journey gets underway. Meet ya in the Marches!