The England-based indie games developer and publisher Thunderbox Entertainment are today very delighted and pleased to announce that their retro sci-fi survival/strategy game “The Captain is Dead” is coming to PC (Windows and MAC) on February 1st, 2021.
Featuring an intrepid crew of space explorers, who are facing certain doom at the tentacles of an unknown alien menace, The Captain is Dead puts you in charge of the ship as you try to save everyone from a murderous end in the icy depths of space.
The game’s colourful, retro aesthetic will make you feel like you’ve beamed right into the original board game, which has some of the craziest art in the cosmos. And the electro-synth beats of Occam’s Laser, dynamically remixed according to how doomed you are, will get you hyped to kick alien butt.
…assuming the aliens actually have butts in the first place!
As part of Steam’s Digital Tabletop Fest this week, fans of sci-fi action and adventure can also catch a very special broadcast in which Mandi, Suzanne and Ashley from The Dice Tower attempt to save the ship on an experimental new difficulty setting known as Deadly Mode! Sounds easy… what could possibly go wrong? (Spoiler alert: EVERYTHING!!!)
The Captain is Dead will also be available on your mobile communications device… so keep a hailing frequency open on Discord for more launch date news.
In the meantime, lay in a course for the Steam system, where you can try out the free demo, and engage your wishlist tractor beam, because, come Stardate 2021.32 February, there’s sure to be a launch discount that even the Grand Nagus of Ferenginar wouldn’t want to miss!
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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