Thursday 29 March 2018

Mock-up promotional artwork for Sapper Serpents

First draft of the promo artwork for Captain Disaster in: The Trouble With Screeching Sapper Serpents - mainly for concept / composition purposes.  Despite the extremely early stage this artwork is at, I love it already! :-)

Tuesday 27 March 2018

7th Review - The Loot Gaming

Lovely review over at The Loot Gaming, not shy about pointing out areas the game could have been better in but very appreciative of the game overall and the aspects they liked.  Rather than give you quotes I'll let you go over and read the review yourself - and give you their overall assessment.

Saturday 24 March 2018

AGS Awards - Results

Nominated for 7 awards, we came away with 3 - Best Character, Best Voice Work and Best Puzzles (jointly awarded to 3 games that had exactly the same number of votes!).  Obviously would have liked to win them all but mustn't be greedy, pretty happy with the 3 wins! :-)

Thursday 22 March 2018

CDi:TTWSSS - Basic Puzzle Dependencies Done

How will you defeat the pesky sapper serpent?

Well, here's how.  At least, the basic shape of how.

Join the Dark Side - or at least look at its trailer!

I'd never made a book / eBook trailer before so thought I'd give it a go!  What do you think?

The eBook can be purchased for 99 pence or equivalent in local currency for Amazon Kindle.

The game upon which the story is based is free and gives you about 2-3 hours of solid adventure gaming:

Saturday 17 March 2018

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."

The sale continues but moves vendor...

This weekend Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots is 25% off at GameJolt.

It's an electrifying deal

that won't have you paying through the nose!

Wednesday 7 March 2018

The Disastrous March sale is NOW ON!

Yes dear friends of the calamitous capitano, we are running our first ever sale! 

From midday on Wednesday 7th March 2018 until midnight on Friday 9th March 2018, fans of retro comedy scifi pointandclick games will be able to pick up Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots for 25% off the normal price! 

 This offer is available on - click here

Monday 5 March 2018

Get Stomping Boots at 25% off... soon... you help decide how soon!

When this tweet about the game reaches 50 Likes and ReTweets, I'm going to do a 2-day sale of the game on Itch at 25% off ($6.74).

If you want to help speed this offer on its way, hit some buttons!