I almost didn't play it, because the name "Incinerations" sounds "too serious" for a SQ game.
I'm finding that seems to be the general reaction. About six years ago, I was getting a lot of support for trying to create a "serious" Space Quest game. But now it seems that purism is becoming the community standard, and SQ fans are openly telling me they're hesitant to play it.
But then, I didn't want to give it a non-serious title* either since my goal was to create a adventure game that shared the qualities of a summer blockbuster. I did feel at an impasse about how to release it though, since I could easily retool this into a original sci-fi adventure. But then I'd still be left with an adventure-comedy about a space janitor and people would ask why I didn't call it "Space Quest".
I'll have to see where word-of-mouth takes it. Lord knows the fan-base has been over-run with too many SQ fan-games lately. But if this review
is any indication, I'm certain more people will be surprised once they get the chance to play it.
Thanks for the comment and I'm glad you enjoyed the game. *looking back, only SQ5 and 6 have non-serious titles.