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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Release Date: Apr 14, 2017

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April 25

Chatting on Lave Radio

Hey Peeps,

I recently sat down and had a chat with the guys over at Lave Radio, the Elite Dangerous Podcast.

Check out the Podcast here.

We talked about how I made Captain Kaon, my time working on Total War, and the 5 games I would take with me to a desert island.

Enjoy.

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April 18

Update #13

Hey Peeps,

Mostly I've been fixing little bugs and making little tweaks to things. But I've also tried to make changes to help people who find the game to challenging.

- There are now two levels of difficulty Normal/Hardcore. The previous difficulty is Hardcore, and now there is a 'Normal' difficulty. This has a bunch of tweaks to take the challenge out of the game such as an increase in health for your gunship and you don't take impact damage from the environment.

- I've also implemented a 'flight assist' which can be turned on/off in the Main Menu > Options. It gives a little bit of help to the ships rotation by making it turn quickly to 'up' and slowly away from it.

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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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