Captain Kaon is a retro twin-stick gravity shooter inspired by 1980s classics such as Thrust and Gravitar. Captain Kaon pairs vibrant Amiga-style pixel art with a tight twin-stick control mechanic. Relive this forgotten shmup sub-genre!
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Apr 14, 2017
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October 30

Game Postmortem video series

Hey Peeps,

I've been working on a new video series about Captain Kaon, it's a postmortem of the project where I talk about how things went.
I start with an intro video where I explain a little about who I am and what a postmortem is, you can check it out here.

Postmortem Intro

In the first episode of the postmortem I talk about the concept stage of Captain Kaon and why getting your concept right is important.
You can check it out here.

Captain Kaon Postmortem - Concept

I have six videos planned so far, and I hope to be doing more. I'll be publishing them once a week, so head over to Youtube and subscribe to see them.
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July 4

Update #15 Hotfix

Hey Peeps,

Sooo, I slightly broke the frontend so it thought there weren't any save games and wouldn't let you contiune. Or at least it would only let you if you had a save game in the last slot.
Unfortunately I compounded my mistake by not testing a fresh install before uploading the build which, for someone who spent so long in QA, is just embarassing.
You have my humble apoligies and it's all working now.
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Reviews

“Captain Kaon feels really good”
GameSpew

“Buckle deserves all the success he can get”
GameGrin

“Lovers of NES, SNES, Spectrum, Amiga etc should look into the game”
The Games Armoury

About This Game

Captain Kaon is a retro twin-stick gravity shooter inspired by 1980s classics such as Thrust and Gravitar. Captain Kaon brings the vector graphics of old right 'up-to-date’ with vibrant Amiga-style pixel art and a tight twin-stick control mechanic.

Features


  • Enjoy classic sci-fi, tilt/thrust gravity-based gameplay
  • Battle enemies with twin-stick or 360° mouse aim
  • Explore vibrant Amiga-style pixel art environments
  • Manage resources and carefully select missions in Campaign Mode
  • Relive this forgotten shmup sub-genre!

Story


The overcrowded Earth has found a new home among the stars, a clutch of habitable worlds in the Regulus sector. But this new paradise did not last long as a strange alien force began a relentless assault on their colonies. This threat to human expansion could not go unchallenged.

In response the Earth has sent the finest ships in the Interstellar Navy to defend the colonists and protect its interests. Left behind are the old and the out of date, led by the flagship Argus. A small fleet of relics to defend our only home.

Hot headed and insubordinate, Captain Talia ‘Kaon’ was facing a court martial when war broken out. Hoping this new conflict would give her the chance for salvation, she instead found herself left behind. With the Argus operating on a skeleton crew, she has been assigned as its sole gunship pilot.

In the midst of this uncertainty the miners of Ceres revolt against Earth rule, refusing to supply the fleet with the deuterium fuel it sorely needs. Without it the fleet in Regulus will be unable to fight and the Earth will become vulnerable. Only Captain Kaon can fly her gunship through the twisting tunnels beneath Ceres surface and fight the revolt.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct-X 9 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i3
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct-X 9 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space

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