The Ship: Full Steam Ahead, a steampunk sequel to the 1920's-themed multiplayer title, will be released in April 2014 if funding can be secured on Kickstarter.

Edinburgh developer Blazing Griffin has launched a Kickstarter seeking £128,000 by Sunday, December 30.

"This sequel will take you back to the Colonial Era of the British Empire, where men were strapping chaps, women wore six-barrelled guns in their garters, and Victorian England was thriving in an alternate time-line powered by steam," explains Blazing Griffin.

The Ship: Full Steam Ahead will let you dress up in Steampunk attire on-board Victoria's finest boats, all while someone is attempting to kill you.

"We have plenty of ideas for new features, but most importantly, we want to create something new and rather daring with input from YOU - our most noble players," says the studio.

And if £128,000 doesn't sound like a lot to fund a game then that's because this will secure only the development of the core experience.

"£128K will be enough to recreate The Ship's core multi-player experience in The Ship: Full Steam Ahead," explains the dev. "The new game will be a merchantable product, you'll be able to have fun playing it, and we'll continue to develop content for it beyond the Kickstarter release. If we exceed our target, we'll be able to produce more of our expansion material, sooner."

The game is targeting PC initially, but other platforms may follow.

A minimum pledge of £16 is needed to secure a copy of the game, which will also get you five copies of the original The Ship game - one for you, two for friends and two for your friends' friends. Keys for The Ship will be sent out on or very shortly after December 31.

Source: Kickstarter