It’s the last 10 minutes of your favorite sci-fi TV show… except that this time things have gone seriously wrong and The Captain Is Dead!
Based on the frantic and fun board game, this turn-based, survival/strategy puts YOU in the Captain's chair...
You must co-ordinate the crew to repair critical systems and fend off hostile aliens, or you'll share the captain’s fate. From the Chief Engineer, Weapons Officer, and visiting Admiral, all the way down to the Ensign and the ship’s Janitor, you must combine your unique talents to avoid utter annihilation in the cold depths of space!
YOU HAVE THE CONN!
Step into the Captain's chair and command the crew! Each team member has a very particular set of skills that you'll need to leverage to the full if you want to survive, including...
ADMIRAL - A master of plans and evasion.
CYBORG - Immune to the mysterious forces of deep space.
CREWMAN - Gets killed very easily... good thing there is an infinite supply!
COUNSELOR - Can manipulate skills for the best chance of success.
ENSIGN - A fast learner, and even faster runner.
CHIEF ENGINEER - Can fix the ship real quick.
SOLDIER - An expert at taking out aliens.
...with more on the way!
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!
Defend the ship against an unknown alien nemesis that will do everything they can to blast you to atoms! Fortunately you have state-of-the-art systems to help you out...
BRIDGE - Scan for threats, repair shields and communicate with your crew.
WAR ROOM - The Captain planned ahead, and left emergency dossiers to help you out.
ARMORY - Destroy alien ships with torpedoes, and activate auto-turrets to repel boarders.
CPU CORE - Power-up your crew with skills.
CARGO HOLD - Bust open the cargo pods to grab lasers, scanners, and other helpful gear.
INFIRMARY - He's dead, Jim! Oh wait... no... it's just a flesh wound. That can be fixed here.
SCIENCE LAB - Upgrade the ship, and research spooky, sub-space anomalies.
ENGINEERING - Fix the Jump Core to get the heck outta there!
JUMP TO HYPERSPACE!
If you can stay cool, repel the aliens, protect the crew, and keep the systems operational long enough to repair the Jump Core, then you can activate the engines and escape to Hyperspace!
Or is it Warp Speed? I can never remember...
A minor tweak to keep things running smoothly for the new iOS update.
Ratings and Reviews
Some familiarity required
Saw this game on a Reddit post. Going in, I was unaware that this game was previously a board game. As such, the rules and strategy were unfamiliar to me. I do profess to enjoy the action-based games similar to this, so I decided to give it a go.
Unfortunately, the tutorial could best be described as inadequate.
After the brief tutorial, you are quickly thrusted into regular gameplay and are immediately required to understand certain logic and functions within the game not mentioned or explained during the tutorial. Once I looked up the board game and rules, I better understood why certain actions occurred each turn.
The graphics during gameplay are excellent. Each toggle on every screen has a purpose and is well placed.
Although I have yet to beat the game on its easiest setting (coward) I have enjoyed playing it. Recommended for those who enjoy action-based games and want a challenge.
A solid game, but here’s a quick heads up.
I had not played or had even heard the original board game until I came across the AppStore port. I’ve only played a few games so far, and but I think it’s very solid. I haven’t encountered any bugs yet, the animations, graphics, and voice acting capture the original art style and tone of the game very well. The tutorial is good for teaching you the base mechanics of the game but it leaves the exact specifics and team synergies for you to figure out, which is something I really like. I think it’s very good game, but Moving onto that little heads up notice: there currently only seven crew members available, with devs planning to add more in the coming months. The currently available crew members are: the Admiral, the Chief Engineer, the Crew Member, the Soldier, the Cyborg, the Ensign, and the Councilor. This limited choice was actually helpful for me, as it didn’t have the overwhelming selection of the full crew. Just a heads up. All in all, I think it’s a good game.
How are you supposed to play a game when the tutorial Is broken? Trying to learn in a quick game is worthless. It’s like it was dumped on the App Store and not touched since. No follow up. Stay away.
Follow up. Switched from phone to iPad. Game works much better. Control is better. Today’s games are getting too advanced for the small screens. Maybe time to do a sub-rating on which platforms the games are optimized on.
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- Thunderbox Entertainment Ltd.
- 255 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2019 Thunderbox Entertainment Ltd. The Captain is Dead and all related marks are ™ and © Alderac Entertainment Group, Inc.
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