The Captain is Dead

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Thunderbox Entertainment
Release Date: Feb. 1, 2021

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'The Captain is Dead' Soundtrack By Top Synth-wave Producer

by Rainier on May 13, 2020 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT

Based on the frantic and fun board game, The Captain is Dead puts you in charge of crew members on a besieged starship. You must co-ordinate the crew to repair critical systems and fend off hostile aliens, or you will share the captain’s fate.

Those of you living on the outer rim of the cosmos might be unfamiliar with the original board game, which is like the last 10 minutes of your favorite sci-fi TV show… except that things have gone disastrously wrong, and (spoiler alert) the captain is dead.

Step into the Captain's chair and command the crew! Each team member has a very particular set of skills that you'll need to leverage to the full if you want to survive. From the Chief Engineer, Weapons Officer, and visiting Admiral, all the way down to the Ensign and the ship’s Janitor, you must combine your unique talents to avoid utter annihilation in the cold depths of space!

Created in collaboration with table-top maestros, AEG and The Game Crafter, the videogame delivers all the fun of the original, cardboard experience. Players take charge of the ship’s stalwart crew, as they battle an unrelenting alien nemesis, intent on eating what little brains they have, and destroying their beloved ship. You’ll need to keep a cool head and utilise each crew member’s particular set of skills to repel boarders, keep the ship operational, and survive long enough to fix the Jump Core so you can escape to safety!

Players can expect all the tightly balanced, nail-biting strategy of the boxed game, with the immersion and flow of a fully realized virtual world. The original game’s totally unique aesthetic has been painstakingly recreated in full 3D, and you’ll feel as if you’ve been teleported right on to the board.

Thunderbox Entertainment have been working hard to bring you a space opera with a twist, in the form of The Captain is Dead… but you can’t have an opera without great music!

Fortunately, top synth-wave producer, Occams Laser, has joined the crew to provide an electrifying, old-school soundtrack to match the intense, alien-blasting, survival-strategy action.

The Captain is Dead’s low-poly aesthetic is a 3D reimagining of the original board game’s unique art style, and Occam’s modern-retro sounds are a perfect match, delivering a sonic experience that feels like Queen’s Flash Gordon remixed by John Carpenter.

But creating a quality soundtrack isn’t just about slapping some cool tracks together: Occam’s epic electro beats will be conducted by the game itself, keeping it low and mellow while you plan your move, switching up intensity when doom is imminent, and chilling out when the embattled crew finally catch a break.

If you think your ear holes are up for the challenge, you can listen to some choice cuts from the soundtrack right here!

Key Features:

  • Teleporter Chief - Can beam around the ship at no cost.
  • Cyborg - Immune to the mysterious forces of deep space.
  • Crewman - Gets killed very easily... good thing there is an infinite supply!
  • Counselor - Can manipulate skills for the best chance of success.
  • Ensign - A fast learner, and even faster runner.
  • Soldier - An expert in kicking alien ass.

The Captain is Dead will be beaming down to your PC (Steam) on July 1, 2020.

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