Digital board game specialists, Thunderbox Entertainment, are firing up the Jump Drive and getting ready to launch their latest, genre-bending endeavour: a retro-flavoured, survival-strategy based on the insanely fun, sci-fi board game, The Captain is Dead.
Taking the crazy aesthetic of the original, cardboard series (shown above) and riffing on classic games like Star Fox and Virtua Fighter, The Captain is Dead has been re-imagined as an intense, isometric, strategy game, with a sleek and stylish, low-poly look that will make you wonder why you ever spent so much on that snazzy new graphics card in the first place.
With the titular officer out of the picture, the game puts you in command of a rag-tag crew, besieged by an unknown alien foe. Can you hold the xenomorphs at bay, and keep the ship from exploding long enough to repair your Jump Core and escape to sweet, sweet hyperspace?
Thunderbox are currently putting a final coat of paint on the hull, and are looking for brave space adventurers to help beta test the game before it hits your favourite digital store in a month or two. So, if you know your Klingons from your Kilrathi, and aren’t afraid of certain doom in the icy blackness of space, check out the game on Steam, then head on over to their website and sign up for testing!
And, of course, there are many surprises still in store to keep gamers on the edge of their Captain’s seat, so be sure to follow Thunderbox on Twitter if you don’t want to miss out!
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