First announced back in 2016, a Dan Dare Strategy Game is now on course for release in 2022, downthetubes has learned.
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.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.