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Guardian: Welcome aboard our wounded spaceship

Guardian writes: "Not content with merely writing about games, the Guardian's Games blog has produced its first game, a collaboratively generated text adventure set on a wounded ship deep in space. Our hero is a hapless space captain, alone, running out of oxygen and hounded by hungry space grues. You have one objective: fix the ship or die. A simple premise, perhaps, but one that took hundreds of volunteer hours to develop, and a journey that taught us all deep respect for the men and women behind the games we play.

Back in May, we decided to harness the creative prowess of the readers of the Games blog, hundreds of whom contribute daily in a format that's easily lost to the archives of the blogosphere. This was an opportunity to generate a lasting artefact, something to represent the loose gathering of commentators as a unified game producer. The result, Spaceship!, is our opus, and we'll be pimping her on the indie games circuit."

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