The Captain is Dead is a strategy game, developed and published by Thunderbox Entertainment, coming to PC through Steam in early 2020. The Game Crafter and AEG have been working on this project for the past 2 years, based on the fun and frantic board game. The Captain is Dead delivers all the fun of the original, with 3D experience.

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The Captain Is Dead scheduled to be released in early 2020

Imagine that you’re a member of the crew in your favorite science fiction TV show, but things have gone wrong, the captain is dead so you and the surviving members of your crew have to fight together and save the ship.

The Captain is Dead is a co-op game for 2 to 7 players that puts you in charge of crew members on a starship. You and your crew have to fix the ship’s engines - Jump Core. But it is not as easy as you think, because there is a hostile alien ship trying to kill all of your crew.

Your starship has useful systems that can help your crew fend off hostile aliens and fix the Jump Core. If the system remains online, it will give you an advantage. However, the hostile aliens will try to ruin them.

You have to keep all of the ship’s systems online

Each crew member has special skills that can be used to repel those aliens. You need to fight together as a team to maximize the level of each skill of all members if you don’t want to die in the cold depths of space, like the captain. You also need to balance your time between fending off the hostile aliens, keeping the ship’s systems online and completing your objective. Try to survive long enough to get the Jump Core back online and then you’ll win.

Each member of your crew has special skills

Key Features:

  • Counselor - Can manipulate skills to have the highest chance of success.
  • Crewman - Easily gets killed ..., but the good thing is you can supply them infinitely
  • Cyborg - Immune to the deep space’s mysterious forces.
  • Ensign - A fast learner and even faster runner.
  • Soldier - An expert in kicking alien ass.
  • Teleporter Chief - Can beam around the ship with cost-free.