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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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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June 27

Update #15

Hey Peeps,

Here's the latest bunch of fixes and tweaks.

- I've fixed the 'fullscreen is black' issue. It seems the Windows 10 Creator update causes problems with Java based games.

- I've gone through all the levels and closed all the little holes where you can get you ship stuck.

- I've added some new sounds and changed some others. The most obvious are the bullet impact sounds.

- I've added little icons to the campaign to indicate which regions unlock weaposna dn ships.

- I've added a little improvement to performance. It seems that Gamemaker will still call the Draw event on objects that aren't on the screen. There might be a good reason why it does this, but I've stopped it because it's silly, very silly.

- I've made a couple of little tweaks to the ai behaviour, they should now swarm the player less.

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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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