I posted almost a year ago that this project was under way. I am pleased to update that we are now looking for playtesters.
Privateer embodied what I feel was the best of what was emerging as a genre in video games - self-guided experiences with the freedom to adventure through your own story. The boardgame we are developing is inspired by that sense of adventure, and open-ended story.
If you are familiar with the Vassal Engine, that would be a benefit, though it is not required. Our playtest group is setup on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/468492313222958/
As a need, I am looking for more artwork of pilots from the Privateer/Wing Commander world, to be used as characters in the game.
Our ultimate goal is to release this as a published game, however given copyrights issues, that may not happen under the Privateer name. I would however like to be able to get the Vassal Module and potentially a Printable version of the game available for anyone to download. Both free versions would be available to anyone to play, and obviously will not be as polished as a published version.
Those interested in contributing to the project are encouraged to contact me at privateer.boardgame(at)gmail.com