Rebuilt and reimagined on the Unreal 4 engine. Armed with only a shotgun, explore an infinite number of procedurally generated dungeons avoiding traps, collecting loot, and fighting off monsters before succumbing to permadeath. Good luck, Captain.
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Mixed (23 reviews) - 56% of the 23 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 20, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“To help us take full advantage of the Early Access program, we need input from a dedicated community who understands the game at an intimate level. We hope to foster a community who can aide us in our vision and who understand the games intricacies, mechanics, and shortcomings to help give us better insight into problem areas, new ideas, and refining the direction and scope of the game over the course of development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan on continuing Early Access development for at least 12-24 months before making a retail release. Regular updates after release from Early Access are planned as well.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“With the help of the Early Access community, we hope to discover and refine as many interesting systems, mechanics and artwork as we can come up with. We plan to be right here with you guys through the entire process, and much of the Alpha funding will be used to reinvigorate the product.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current build is heavily bugged, with many issues spanning many areas. Very few features, broken textures, glitches, broken GUI buttons, game breaking crashes.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Even in its most polished state, the game will never exceed $20. Any and all future DLC will be released free of charge, and we will never implement any kind of micro transactions.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“In order to add new features, iterate on designs, and create final polishing touches, we need to have an ongoing dialogue with our audience over the course of development. We will be active on the community forums to maintain an open dialogue with players, taking community input and feedback to heart as we push forwards towards release.”
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April 27

PAC v0.3.1 Now Available

We hope you guys like the direction we are heading. We are always taking your critism and comments to heart, so keep letting us know what you want to see in the future. Nothing has been off limits, and we are always open to new ideas and suggestions.

Version 0.3.1 Changelog:
  • Further improved HUD.

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February 17

PAC v0.3.0 Now Available

Well the time is finaly upon us, and much quicker then we were hoping. Thanks to the work of some shady, underhanded hacker types (probably Russian) our Unreal build is now playable on Steam. We were hoping to get a lot more in there (30 weeks of updates worth) but, here we are. There are still some vital components missing, but feel free to debug and post any problems. Leaderboards are no longer functional, so if you believe you hold the highest score, you need to grab a screenshot and upload it! Just be careful, the flying drones will kill you in one hit.

Version 0.3.0 Changelog:
  • Brought back the glass tiles from the LE build. (not yet destructable)
  • Removed broken security cameras.
  • Installed new fancier doors.
  • Improved lighting, fixed leaking light.
  • Removed stairs, added ramps. (for testing)
  • Improved hitboxes for drones and tripmines.
  • Improved HUD, added hit cursor.
  • Improved shotgun shell drop.
  • And more!

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About This Game

Rebuilt and reimagined on the Unreal 4 engine. Pump-Action Captain is a difficult, minimalist, rogue-like, permadeath FPS dungeon crawler. You have only ONE life, and ONE weapon. Armed with only a shotgun, explore an infinite number of procedurally generated dungeons avoiding traps, collecting loot, and fighting off monsters before succumbing to permadeath. It's just you and your shotgun against the entire world. No regeneration. No respawning. No cover system. No ammo dumps. No checkpoints. No quick saves. Good luck, Captain.

  • Explore an infinite number of procedurally generated dungeons filled with randomly generated props, traps, loot and monsters.
  • Loadout with any single shot, over-under, double barrel, pump-action, semi-auto or full-auto shotgun you prefer. Each shotgun has its own unique characteristics, ensuring each attempt is a brand new experience.
  • Fight off procedurally scaling enemy types varying from all ranges of sci-fi and fantasy to cryptozoology. No genre is truly safe.
  • Deploy motion-sensing trip mines, explosive barrels and even rusty old bear traps to gain the advantage.
  • Mix, match and stack different game changing perks that directly effect the way you play. Experiment with different combinations to suit your playstyle, making each attempt a brand new experience.
  • Permadeath comes in many different forms. Make every shot, every step, every second count. Waste time and the game will become increasingly harder. Think on your feet and adapt to survive.
  • Manipulate everything from stamina, speed, jump height and tracer spread; to ammo type, fire-rate and time control.

  • Steam Cloud
  • Collectables
  • More Monsters
  • More Shotguns
  • More Perks
  • Enemy Breeding
  • Blood & Gore
  • Global Leaderboards
  • Achievements
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Twitch Mode
  • Virtual Reality

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1
    • Processor: 2.0 ghz dual core
    • Graphics: Nvidia, AMD, or Intel OpenGL 4.0 / DirectX 11 graphics. AMD graphics require driver 15.4 beta or later.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.0 ghz dual core 64-bit
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4.0 ATI or Nvidia graphics card with proprietary drivers
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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