Announcing Jack Houston


May.18, 2012  |  Games, Jack Houston


JACK HOUSTON AND THE NECRONAUTS

Jack Houston and the Necronauts is 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. You portray Jack Houston, a test pilot on the most deadly mission of his life, one that will soon become the greatest adventure human kind has ever known.

 

We are currently in development and will soon have some exciting news to share about the production!  If you would like to support our early development, there is an IndieGogo campaign offering pre-sales of the game.  We may start a more ambitious campaign at Kickstarter soon, but be assured that not only will our early IndieGogo backers receive all the same benefits, but we will also give you special recognition on our development forums (coming soon) as an “Early Bird” to show that you were one of the original backers of Warbird Games! Become a backer now and help spread the word!

 

Illustrations of Jack Houston by Patrick Reilly. Ship concepts by Michael Oliver.

 

THE BEASTMEN OF VENUS

Jack’s adventure takes place not far from home, on our neighboring planet of Venus. But this isn’t the lifeless planet we know today, this Venus is a sweltering vine jungle teaming with strange creatures bristling with horn, tooth and claw. This is the Venus imagined by science fiction authors and artists in the first half of the century, the legacies of whom include John Carter of Mars, Carson of Venus, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon and many more.

 

Creature concept sketches by Mitch Malloy and Michael Oliver (top-right: the Horned Beastman and the Venus Rat)

 

PLANET OF DANGEROUS BEAUTY

The world of Jack Houston is alive with alien fauna and flora, but beware of its intoxicating beauty, or you will end up in a Venus Jack-trap!

 

Venus concepts by Mitch Malloy.

 

OVERLORDS OF VENUS

If the vile jungle beasts and devious plant life of Venus fail to overcome our hero, the rulers of this savage world will surely give Jack a run for his money.  These strange entities are able to inhabit the remains of any creature after death, fortifying and building upon their skeletal structures until they are virtually indestructible war machines with the superior intellect of a god.  With the tribal inhabitants of the entire planet under their crushing heel, The undead Venusian warlords threaten to pulverize Jack like an ant.  But our clever test pilot will uncover a shocking revelation about the origin of these “Necronauts,” a connection between these creatures and himself that could be their undoing… and his.

 

Necronaut fortress and audience chamber concepts by Giacomo Tappainer.