Saturday, 17 March 2018

Sapper Serpents design starting to take shape

Still early days with the design but getting towards something vaguely game-shaped...

Friday, 16 March 2018

Join the Dark Side - we have free eBooks!

Captain Disaster sleep-walks his way onto a moon with a terrible secret. Will he escape the danger, find help from the moon's inhabitants, and manage to endure the many dreadful puns, and manage to get back home?

This short story of 10.5K words is based on the point and click adventure game of the same name, but with a few differences thrown in to make things more interesting, and to include more character interaction. The humour never leaves the page but this is also a story with heart. Fans of classic science fiction books, movies, TV series etc will spot numerous references - some subtle, some less so - including Dr Who, Terrahawks, Star Trek and many others. There are several references that point and click adventure game fans will recognise too.

The ebook currently has 2 ratings on Amazon's UK site, both 5-stars.

"five stars for the originality and humour"

"A short and humorous tale that fans of comedy sci-fi will certainly appreciate"

Captain Disaster in: The Dark Side of the Moon is FREE TODAY (16th March 2018)

This comedy sci-fi short story is based on a computer game I also wrote and designed along with Mark Easton.  The game is freeware and available on Itch and GameJolt.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

6th Review - JustAdventure

Absolutely delighted with the latest review.  Reviewer Cindy Kyser is obviously an adventure gamer after our own hearts!

"It is a pixelated, 2D point-and-click retro adventure that takes the player back to what made the genre so much fun in the early years. I am most reminded of classic games from Sierra and LucasArts that were released in the late 1980s and early 1990s."

"What I loved most about this game is that it is well-written with a delightful sense of comic humor...  I would describe it as an incredibly clever game. Pay attention and you will catch references to books, movies, art, and culture.  Some are overt (a visit to the StarDucks java shop) and others are more subtle (a book about “two score and ten colors between white and black”)."

"The soundtrack is excellent with professional voice-overs (done, in part, by CaptainD and TheBitPriest) for characters ranging from our human hero to an assortment of aliens. This, coupled with the music and intermittent narration, made me keep my headphones on (which I don’t always do)."

"To summarize, CaptainD and TheBitPriest have done an admirable job of creating a game that is delightful to play. Don’t be put off by pixels and simplicity. Team Disaster has reaffirmed what we know in our hearts - that story and characters are really what adventure gaming is all about."