Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/24/12 06:49 PM

The demo can be downloaded here.

Trailers and screenshots can be found here.

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The full game is planned for release as an indie title towards the end of 2012 or early 2013. It's a retro style adventure game with a comedy sci-fi setting. The demo features the game's eponymous character trying to do something amazingly challenging - getting his spaceship, Disaster Area, out of orbit. The demo takes place at approximately the halfway point of the game.


Happy Gaming!

Ana wave
Posted by: jfcwilson

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/24/12 10:19 PM

Thanks a lot Ana!
Posted by: Mad

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/25/12 02:02 AM

thanks BrownEyedTigre thumbsup
Posted by: SharonB

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/25/12 10:33 AM

What a great little game! I tried the demo and was able to complete it without help! Unusual for me... Will be buying this one when it is complete. -- I thought it had a great funny/cute factor!

zombie
Posted by: Becky

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/25/12 11:35 AM

Maybe they would get somewhere if the computer stopped using big words like "obviating."

Loved the trailer.

Thanks Ana! wave
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/26/12 12:14 AM

Sharon, you did better than I. I think I spent too much time playing with the gadget in inventory. :loL: Then I accidentally X'd out and lost my progress. I was enjoying it so far.

Ana wave
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/26/12 03:34 AM

Thanks Ana wave
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/26/12 04:23 AM

Hi everyone! So glad to see that people have been enjoying the demo so far - this is our first ever release and we had the odd problem on the release date itself, so pretty relieved it seems to have gone so well overall...

Ana - thanks again for posting this! laugh Sorry you managed to exit the game (how?!? Can you email me what happened just in case this is some weird bug we never found?) - are you talking about the Quadcorder?

SharonB - glad you enjoyed it and found the difficulty level about right. Could I ask how long it took you to complete the demo?

Becky - Zero-Bit's vocabulary is absolutely NOT the problem here! razz

Anyway we still only have 64 downloads so if you want to look at the demo it's here.

Cheers,


Dave
(CaptainD of Team Disaster)
Posted by: SharonB

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/26/12 06:07 AM

Thanks Ana, smile

CaptainD - I think it said 88 mins. I'm never fast. Once I figured out the logic it made sense to me. -- What does that say about me! crazy

Loved the allusion to Space Quest, another of my favorite series.
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/26/12 08:06 AM

SharonB - the only other time I had so far was 42 mins 33 seconds, BUT that was another adventure game developer who achieved that time - and from personal experience, I think designing adventure game puzzles makes you better at solving them!

I was aiming at around the hour mark as a very loose estimation of the completion time for the demo, so it seems so far that I wasn't too far out. smile

Originally Posted By: SharonB
Loved the allusion to Space Quest, another of my favorite series.


What particularly did you like btw? Most of the allusions I threw in were to skiffy shows / movies and LucasArts adventure games - I was never as much of a fan of Sierra games myself.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/27/12 11:10 AM

CaptainD, yes it was the Quadcorder. I was having fun trying it on everything evwen though I don't think it needed to be used yet. rotfl
I believe I just clicked outside the game box by accident and it closed the game. If I have time today I will try it again.


welcome to Gameboomers!

Ana wave
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/27/12 11:16 AM

Yep unfortunately you get standard responses to pretty much everything with the quadcorder right now (though it DOES serve a useful purpose in the demo - in fact you can't complete the demo without using it) - but for the full game I want to add more fun responses to using the quadcorder on stuff. smile
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/27/12 11:51 AM

I love when a game gives you "funny" snarky responses when you do things that are unlikely to result in the correct action you were looking for. Most times developers fail by making them too insulting but when it's done well it can lead to some chuckles that make you want to do more goofy things.

Ana wave
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/27/12 01:23 PM

Well we definitely want to include more of those! razz

Insulting the player isn't something we want to do... although it may seem like that as Captain Disaster often gets insulted, and he IS the player character!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/27/12 02:52 PM

With a name like Captain Disaster you have to expect that! lol
Posted by: SharonB

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/27/12 02:55 PM

@CaptainD -- I don't remember exactly. It was just something about Roger Wilco being a Janitor/Captain on Space Quest. The tone in this demo reminds me of the tone in Red Dwarf. Sarcastic, but funny and forgiving with it. That's the best I can put it.

Anyway, I think you're off to a great start and I look forward to seeing the whole game. Keep up the good work! thumbsup

zombie

Edit: Forgot to add the little cameo of me at the end of the message. lol
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/28/12 05:18 AM

I watched the trailer. Looks like a fun little game for sure! thumbsup
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/28/12 07:31 AM

I'm curious... has anyone found it tough to get the ring? (It's part of the hand scanner puzzle) - I only ask because the last 2 comments I've had on the game on the AGS forums mention that they're stuck. I didn't think it was that difficult, but if people are genuinely struggling with it we may add a subtle hint somewhere in this section while developing the full game.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/28/12 10:13 AM

I haven't had a chance to play again CaptainD, but if possible, I will tonight and let you know.

Ana wave
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/28/12 11:38 AM

Okay thanks Ana.

Anyone else feel free to answer the question too! smile
Posted by: Becky

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/28/12 02:51 PM

CaptainD -- I didn't have trouble finding the ring. I am, however, having trouble

Click to reveal..
Figuring out how to anesthetize the thumb.


I enjoyed the humor in the demo. wave
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/28/12 04:45 PM

Becky:
Click to reveal..
Have you tried looking round near the transporter pad?


If you need me to be more specific...

Click to reveal..
Have you tried interacting with the coolant pipe?


When you've completed it, can you post your time for me? I'm interested in how long it takes people to play through it.
Posted by: Mike_the_Wino

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/28/12 05:29 PM

Fun game! Looking forward to the full version also. I've been at it for about 80 minutes (with breaks), and have fixed up my hand less the ring, which I simply cannot find! What am I missing? Subtle (or not so) hint anyone?
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/28/12 05:37 PM

Click to reveal..
There's something you've had in your inventory right from the start that might help... there's also somewhere on the ship where things tend to gather...


I hope that helps without giving it away too much!
Posted by: Mike_the_Wino

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/28/12 05:41 PM

Excellent CaptainD! Nice nudge. Was the only place I hadn't tried that....and I've been adventure gaming since the early 70's! Shoulda known...

Cheers! Mike

EDIT: Well CaptainD, I thought you'd like to know that the timer said 116 minutes, but I really only played for like an hour when I finished....left the game up while I took a lunch break. Anyway, great fun! I'll be watching for updates on the full release!
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/28/12 06:05 PM

That's good because I had planned the demo to take about an hour to complete! smile

I know what you mean about game timers too - Steam's timer frequently adds on hours to my game completion time because it's still on while I have to do other things.

Thanks for the feedback, and I'm glad you enjoyed it.


Also, if you encountered anything that you felt was crying out for a funny response / something you were disappointed by when you got a generic response, please post about it in this thread too. I'll try to make sure, as much as possible, that everything players felt really deserved a unique response actually gets one!

EDIT: I've added a poll to the dev blog to see if people thought that puzzle was too difficult - head over to http://www.captaindisasterthecomputergame.com/ and cast your vote now!

(We'll put an extra hint in the full game if people thought it was too hard.)
Posted by: LTGiants2000

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 08/30/12 12:31 PM

I played it and I LOVED it! smile
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 09/02/12 11:56 AM

This is a request for a favour from people who have played the demo (whether or not you liked it!) - could you possibly head over the the AGS Game Page and give it a rating? We've had 224 downloads so far but still not enough ratings for the system to give it an average (I believe 5 is the minimum number).

Thanks everyone!

There's also a poll on the dev blog about the ring puzzle - so far no-one's said they found it too difficult! If you disagree, let me know.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 09/02/12 12:02 PM

I will certainly do that when I get home captainD
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 09/02/12 02:23 PM

Thanks Tigre! laugh
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 09/02/12 02:40 PM

Signed up and voted.

Ana wave
Posted by: SharonB

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 09/03/12 03:57 AM

I've done it as well. smile

zombie
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 09/03/12 04:14 AM

Thanks Ana and Sharon, you're both awesome smile

EDIT: Yay, we've finally got ratings!

Visual: 83%
Immersion: 75%
Puzzles & Pacing: 100%
Overall Enjoyment: 83%

Thanks to everyone who voted!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 09/04/12 10:30 AM

yay That is great news!

Ana wave

Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 09/04/12 02:42 PM

smile smile smile smile smile smile smile smile

Incidentally as well as this game, we're now in the process of creating a freeware game based on the character:

http://www.captaindisasterthecomputergame.com/2012/09/team-disaster-announces-new-freeware.html
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 09/04/12 02:56 PM

Great news!
Posted by: Becky

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 09/04/12 06:51 PM

You're going to be busy! grin Thanks for another game in the company of Disaster.
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 06/02/14 06:28 PM

It's been a while... just popping in to say that Act I is fully playable now (though not voiced and beta tested), and Act II shouldn't take us too long to complete. Our artist for Act III says he's planning on getting the assets done by the end of this month so we're still looking (reasonably) good for a release at the end of 2014.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 06/02/14 06:38 PM

AWesome! Thanks Captain D!
Posted by: Marian

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 06/02/14 11:12 PM

Sounds good, CaptainD. wave
Posted by: sanford

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 06/03/14 07:38 PM

Hi, Captain D.
Each time I try to download this DEMO file, I get a message that says it has NOT been downloaded because "it's dangerous". I DO have an option to KEEP this file, but I'm not sure that I should. Any input from YOU would be appreciated. Thanks,
Sandy
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 06/03/14 08:02 PM

It must be a false positive Sandy, I had no issues.

Ana wave
Posted by: sanford

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 06/04/14 12:17 AM

OK, Ana. I'll give it another try, and thanks for your input.
Sandy

OK, bit the bullet and did the download. Playing the game now. it's really funny. Can't wait for the full version.
Posted by: CaptainD

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 10/11/14 12:09 PM

Wow, Sandy - I'm so sorry that I never saw your original question to me, and many thanks for Ana for answering it. (For the record, I often get messages like that when downloading builds from my dev buddies - I think it's mainly because there's an executable in there that the scanner doesn't recognise.)

Really glad you liked the demo.:)

A small update on the game:

Acts I and II are completely playable now, have been tested but I don't have the formal test reports as yet.
Act III is in progress, with the backgrounds being done by the somewhat famous indie adventure game artist Ben Chandler! (He works for Wadjet Eye Games now, but was allowed to complete projects he'd already signed up to - thanks Dave and Janet!)

Potentially the most important news is that I'll be demoing this game at AdventureX this year, which is being held on 5th / 6th December at South Bank University.

http://screen7.co.uk/adventurex/

(I've asked Mark to sort it out, for some reason Captain Disaster has been listed as "Horror"!! blush Maybe he's talking about the horrifically bad jokes?!

I will also be demoing Troll Song and A Playwright's Tale (previously known as "The Journey of Iesir").
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots Demo Now Available - 10/11/14 03:44 PM

Great news Captain D!