The England-based indie games developer and publisher Thunderbox Entertainment are today very delighted and excited to announce that the Deus Ex” and “Star Trek” actor, Elias Toufexis has just joined the crew of their upcoming retro sci-fi survival/strategy game “The Captain is Dead” (which is coming to PC via Steam on February the 1st, 2021).
Fresh from starring in Immortals – Fenyx Rising for Ubisoft, and Blood of Zeus on Netflix, prodigious actor, Elias Toufexis, joins the crew of The Captain is Dead for some over-the-top, sci-fi survival strategy.
If you’ve played a videogame in the last 10 years, you will undoubtably have heard Elias’ gravelly voice in titles like Splinter Cell Blacklist, Far Cry Primal, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and, of course, Deus Ex, in which Toufexis played the bionically enhanced detective, Adam Jensen… before cyberpunk was cool.
Few actors can claim a showreel as impressive, but two things make Elias the perfect casting for the eminently expendable Crewman, who is, strategically speaking, a walking death sponge.
First of all, Elias has been needlessly brutalized on a number of TV shows, including moody sci-fi drama, The Expanse, and, more appropriately, Star Trek Discovery, in which he was given a particularly nasty Suus Mahna smack down, making him uniquely qualified to fill the role of space-faring cannon fodder.
Secondly, despite having a voice that’s more macho than a Chuck Norris cameo in a Fast and Furious movie, Elias is an adorable Star Trek geek with a crazy-good sense of humor, bringing authentic hilarity to death and destruction in the merciless depths of space. Be sure to watch this Crewman teaser to the end for some chuckle-worthy out-takes!
Elias joins Kevan Brighting (The Stanley Parable, Portal) to complete a cast of amazing actors all eager to avoid a horrible, tentacle-induced death as they follow your strategy for survival, repair the ship and, hopefully, hyperspace the heck out of trouble!
The Captain is Dead will be dropping out of warp on Steam, iOS and Android on February the 1st… and you can wishlist it on Steam today!
About Thunderbox Entertainment
Thunderbox Entertainment is a small team of seasoned developers who love board games. Founded by Dan Taylor and Jules Morgan, the core team has over twenty-five years of game industry experience from studios such as Sony, Electronic Arts, Rockstar, Ubisoft, Radical Entertainment, United Front Games and Eidos.
Based in Guildford, England, Thunderbox’s mission is to search out the best board games in the world, so they can take them off the table and into the digital realm. It’s a bit like the scene in Tron where Jeff Bridges gets zapped into a computer… but with less laser pain and more board game fun.
You can find out more at http://thunderboxentertainment.com
About The Original Board Game
It’s the last 10 minutes of your favourite sci-fi TV show… Except that this time things have gone seriously wrong and The Captain Is Dead!
Published by AEG, The Captain is Dead is a frantic and fun cooperative board game that puts you and your friends in the role of crew members on a besieged starship.
You must work together to repair critical systems and fend off hostile aliens, or you will share the captain’s fate. 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!
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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