Dan Dare Strategy Game on course for 2022 release?

First announced back in 2016, a Dan Dare Strategy Game is now on course for release in 2022, downthetubes has learned.

Ergo Sum Games - Dan Dare: Adventures in Space. Image for illustration only (not box cover) Image: © Chris Thompson
Ergo Sum Games – Dan Dare: Adventures in Space. Image for illustration only (not box cover) Image: © Chris Thompson

Developed by Ergo Sum Games‘ Managing Director and founder, Nicholas J. Higgins, Dan Dare: Adventures in Space is promoted as featuring art by Martin Baines, the game is described as a strategy game for 2-6 players, for ages 12 and up.

“The original Dan Dare is back. Britain’s favourite sci-fi hero is finally here, in a board game extravaganza,” the trailer page for the game still notes. “All the main characters are represented in retro space adventures based on the original stories and escapades in a time when the solar system was teeming with alien life – some good and some very, very bad…”

Given the lack of news on the project, we contacted the company who told us it was still on course and would be released next year, “all being well”.

ESG published their post-apocalyptic game New Earth back in 2016, following a modest crowdfunding campaign. The release seems to have been something of a limited edition, collectable only at the UK Expo Ergo Sum Games fair that same year.

Alien Skies is detailed as in pre-publication, with other games – The Coast is Clear: Smugglers Run, Blue Gold, and Mysterious Island all in development.

Aside from its web site, and sister company Ludorati – both a Nottingham-based board game/escape room venue and games commerce site – ESG has a very small online presence.

More about Dan Dare: Adventures in Space here on the Ergo Sum Games web site

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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