The Ship: Full Steam Ahead, a sequel to the 2008 PC title that tasks players with murder on the high seas, arose from a failed sequel developed by Ubisoft and Outerlight, the original developer, CVG reports.
Although Ubisoft had acquired the rights for the sequel, it devolved into a spiritual sequel, and Outerlight struggled to stay afloat. Blazing Griffin recently purchased the codebase and intellectual property rights from Outerlight, its communications manager, Phil Harris, told CVG.
Funding for the acquisition came from Distant Star, an iOS game developed by Blazing Griffin's co-founder, Trevor Fountain. The game is currently in pre-production, and will turn to Kickstarter to raise $200,000 on Oct. 31, 2012.