Captain Disaster is a humorous sci-fi adventure game created by Dave Seaman and friends using the Adventure Game Studio (AGS). The game has been in development for some time and now gamers are treated to a playable demo which is currently available to the general public. The game reminds me quite a bit of the classic Space Quest series by Sierra, and contains a myriad of sci-fi story influences such as Star Wars, Star Trek and perhaps even Red Dwarf. The demo has our likeable, if a little dense, hero figuring out which blends of exotic tea need to be combined in order to refuel the ships engine and power up the warp coil before being blown to thousands of tiny bits.
Though the graphics are in a lower resolution, I was impressed with the animation and visual fx. The music is very good, and the amateur voice acting is quite entertaining as well and is delivered with all the campy goodness necessary to make this adventure a great first indie effort. I was also enthused by the very first non-puzzle, and then later by the very first actual-puzzle. It’s good fun so far and I’m now looking forward to playing through the full game once it becomes available.
Be sure to check out the playable demo of Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots for yourself! You can also keep up-to-date with game development by following the Captain Disaster dev blog. Expect the full game to be released sometime in late 2012 / early 2013.