Author Topic: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots  (Read 1508 times)

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Captain Disaster takes a job delivering a package from Acturus-1 to Proboscis Major - not realising that he is actually transporting something that will put the entire galaxy in danger!  Though just getting the package in the first place is quite a challenge in itself...

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if  you are in the mood for a good old school point and click this is a hard game to pass up. (NeoRetro GO! review)

Our intrepid nitwit investigates interesting peculiar people, puzzling places and panicky problems along the way to saving the day, once he finally realises that something is wrong.  Expect lots of laughs and head-scratching dilemmas before you reach the shocking conclusion and find out what all this "Million Stomping Boots" business is actually about!

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- Classic point-and-click adventure gaming action with a few new twists
- Retro 320x200 resolution graphics
- Fully voiced
- Epic music score
- Plenty of puzzles
- Plenty of adventure
- Plenty of comedy



Available now on Itch, FireFlower Games and GameJolt


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I'd like to thank the AGS community for all their support over the (just slightly long!) development process - it's been a difficult process at times and your encouragement has really helped keep me going. 

Also without TheBitPriest's amazing dedication to the project it would never have got completed.  Thanks buddy!


I've put the game page up now - http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2227/.
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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #1 on: 29 Dec 2017, 09:06 »
Congratulations! Finally it is done - I know how hard you have been working on this, with ups and downs, but you did it! I had the honour to test act 1 and 2 and the game is really great - classic puzzles, funny dialogs and hilarious references to almost every science fiction franchise between here and Acturus-1.

Don't forget to add the game to the AGS database Done :)

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #2 on: 29 Dec 2017, 09:48 »
Congrats Dave! Finally man, I need the dose of Captain Disaster!

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #3 on: 29 Dec 2017, 11:00 »
Excellent news indeed! Well done Captain, great job! :D What an awesome end-of-the-year gift that is!

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #4 on: 29 Dec 2017, 11:18 »
YES! So happy to see this released at last :) Also extremely glad to have been part of the journey!
Cheers to you, cheers to the Captain! :D
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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #5 on: 29 Dec 2017, 12:21 »
Thanks everyone!  Hope you enjoy the game ;-D

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #6 on: 29 Dec 2017, 12:34 »
Thanks for asking me to do the VA, it was a lot of fun :D Hopefully I'll get around to playing it sometime soon.
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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #7 on: 29 Dec 2017, 13:26 »
Wow, congratz on releasing this!!

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #8 on: 29 Dec 2017, 13:32 »
Thanks all! As I said on the GIP thread, it was a wild ride.

Some day, we'll write up a good post-mortem. We had at least as much drama in our real lives as the game itself!

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #9 on: 29 Dec 2017, 15:59 »
Congratulations! Bought it as a birthday present for myself, so thanks for the well-chosen release date :)
This also makes it the first and only game I've ever purchased on day one.

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #10 on: 29 Dec 2017, 18:03 »
Congratulations dude.
I'm really proud of being part of your project . I wish you every success.


Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #11 on: 29 Dec 2017, 18:07 »
Congratulations on the release! ;-D

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #12 on: 29 Dec 2017, 18:23 »
Yay! After half a decade of development it's here!! I've followed this for so long it would feel like a crime to not play it.
Congratulations!

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #13 on: 29 Dec 2017, 20:13 »
It's really lovely to see so much support for the game!  We both really appreciate it.  Hobo - I feel honoured that CD is your very first "1st day purchase"! ;-D

Amayirot and SinSin did some really terrific voice work for the game, it wouldn't be the same without their input.

Thanks Arj0n and Blondbraid!

@Two Tales - well you wouldn't want to be guilty of a crime now, would you? :-D

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #14 on: 29 Dec 2017, 21:32 »
Congratulations on the release!  This is one game I've been interested in for a while now.  Glad to see it out in the world!

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #15 on: 29 Dec 2017, 21:59 »
Good show! Glad to see another big project come to a successful close! :)
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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #16 on: 29 Dec 2017, 23:22 »
Congrats! Do I need to play the first Cpt. Disaster game first?

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #17 on: 30 Dec 2017, 00:17 »
Congratulations on getting this out at last! Here's hoping you make a million in the first 48 hours and can retire to Hawaii. :)

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #18 on: 30 Dec 2017, 00:27 »
Congrats! Do I need to play the first Cpt. Disaster game first?

In a way, this is the first Captain Disaster game. It just took a little longer! There’s one reference to The Dark Side of the Moon in Act 3 (maybe two).

You should give The Dark Side of the Moon a spin. It’s clever, but there’s no need to play it first.

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #19 on: 30 Dec 2017, 00:31 »
You spelled 'haberdashery' wrong.
Do I qualify for a QA credit and a free copy?
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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #20 on: 30 Dec 2017, 11:00 »
@dactylopus & WHAM - thanks guys! ;-D
@Snarky - well this has already been answered but not, the storylines for each game are completely self-contained. 8-)
@SilverSpook - haha well I did tell them at work that if I sold a million over the weekend, I wouldn't be coming in on Tuesday! (laugh)
@TheBitPriest - yep, Stomping Boots is technically the first, and always shall be!  (Hopefully, it will always be the one with the longest development cycle too...) (roll)
@Kweepa - nice try matey but what you saw was a glitch in the Acturan Mind Learning Interface, which occasionally surfaces when unusual minds are involved.  Since Captain Disaster's mind is certainly unusual, it is possible that this glitch will occur more than once, although we have tried to make sure this doesn't happen.  No promises.  No refunds! :-D

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #21 on: 30 Dec 2017, 20:33 »
Just started playing and I like what I'm seeing so far, however I did notice a glitch in the Speeder dealership where every time you click on the poster with the green lady on it, CD will give the same description of what it looks like regardless of whether you're interacting or using an inventory item on it. Just thought I'd let you know.
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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #22 on: 30 Dec 2017, 21:01 »
Aw man where did this critter hide during the hundreds of hours of testing we put in?  I'll make a note of it, thanks.

If anyone else finds a bug can you please PM me.  Cheers.

Hope everyone who's playing is enjoying it! ;-D

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #23 on: 02 Jan 2018, 05:18 »
Bought and downloaded yesterday. Just looking out for some spare time to actually play it.

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #24 on: 02 Jan 2018, 09:10 »
Bought and downloaded yesterday. Just looking out for some spare time to actually play it.

Thanks Stu!  I really appreciate your support, and hope you enjoy it when you do manage to find time to play it.

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #25 on: 03 Jan 2018, 22:43 »
That's great news Dave! ;-D
 
I'll get right on it after Neofeud... and Unexpected at the rising star... and Kanji Gakusei... and the House without Windows... and Gnome's Homebrewing Adventure... and Conspiracy: Below-Zero... and Legend of Hand...

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #26 on: 04 Jan 2018, 08:30 »
That's great news Dave! ;-D
 
I'll get right on it after Neofeud... and Unexpected at the rising star... and Kanji Gakusei... and the House without Windows... and Gnome's Homebrewing Adventure... and Conspiracy: Below-Zero... and Legend of Hand...


Haha well I look forward to your thoughts on the game sometime in 2024 then mate! (laugh)

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #27 on: 04 Jan 2018, 08:59 »
congrats!  ;)

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #28 on: 04 Jan 2018, 12:37 »
I worked on the demo for this, it's great to see the final product! If you have a fondness for planet-hopping sci-fi TV shows and movies of yesteryear, and you also like the idea of guiding a bumbling buffoon through a comedy of errors in deep space, give this game a try. Along the way you'll battle against galactic evildoers (not to mention various pieces of technology that are supposed to be there to help you) and cross paths with partying robots, huge translucent gelatinous shopkeepers, alien bureaucrats, and more...

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #29 on: 04 Jan 2018, 23:44 »
Woohoo! Merry Christmas to me!

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #30 on: 06 Jan 2018, 21:08 »
Thanks MiteWiseacreLives!, Taxler Endiosk and HanaIndiana! :smiley::smiley::smiley:
 
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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #31 on: 06 Jan 2018, 21:12 »
Oh oh oh.... wait... this is finished and released! 8-0 :-D
Bit congratulations! Hope you sell a million copies (and then some more)... ;)
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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #32 on: 06 Jan 2018, 22:26 »
Congrats on the release D and CaptainD :D

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #33 on: 07 Jan 2018, 00:25 »
HUGE congratulations, mate!

This game is amazing and a true inspiration to everyone out there who thinks they could never get a quality full-length game finished and released. You showed how to do it: Keep at it no matter what even if it takes a decade of work here and there and involves tearing apart a lot of what you have previously made and rebuilding and/or trashing it.

Even though I have played various versions of the game through about 10 times during testing I will be sure to get the release version, treasure it, and perhaps finish my playthrough faster than the game took to create. ;)

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #34 on: 08 Jan 2018, 15:22 »
Thanks everyone!

SilverSpook did a great video this morning of him playing the game, and I was around to help (or not, possibly) since I'm at home sick.  Which just goes to show, every cloud has a silverspook lining.  Or something.



Another YouTuber did a Let's Play yesterday too:

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #35 on: 08 Jan 2018, 16:14 »
I love watching Let's Plays of games that I love and especially games that I helped out/worked on and am rooting for!

Can't wait to follow these series!

Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #36 on: 08 Jan 2018, 21:26 »
Thanks everyone!

SilverSpook did a great video this morning of him playing the game, and I was around to help (or not, possibly) since I'm at home sick.  Which just goes to show, every cloud has a silverspook lining.  Or something.




Good times! I think I'll have to play more point and clicks on the stream. It's nice to have a crowdsourced hint system when you get stuck :D  Great work on this game, lots of fun and more funny cheese-filling than a seven-layer cheese-only burrito.

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #37 on: 12 Jan 2018, 09:57 »
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots is now available from FireFlower Games.

For this release we also got some awesome new promo art by Kastchey :

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #38 on: 12 Jan 2018, 11:21 »
That's some great art!

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #39 on: 12 Jan 2018, 11:53 »
That's some great art!

Kastchey is ridiculously talented! ;-D

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #40 on: 12 Jan 2018, 15:06 »
It’s perfect for our game! Fantastic!

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #41 on: 13 Jan 2018, 12:43 »
Can you make the image zoomable?

I wanna see those sweet details inside the ship!

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #42 on: 13 Jan 2018, 13:56 »
Can you make the image zoomable?

I wanna see those sweet details inside the ship!

Your wish is my something that I will now do:



While I'm here, let me tell you that after a slight delay Captain Disaster is now available on GameJolt (CassieBSG, this one's for you! (laugh))

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #43 on: 14 Jan 2018, 22:59 »
Wow! What an awesome job of recreating the interior rooms!

I can see Zero-Bit's backside!

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Re: Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
« Reply #44 on: Yesterday at 13:58 »
@Mandle - Zero-Bit is not impressed with your comment.


In other news - we got our first review! :) :) :) :)

https://neoretrogo.com/captain-disaster-death-million-stomping-boots-review

"The puzzles aren’t the only enjoyable part of the game though, the story is absolutely delightful. If you like a humor filled sci-fi tale chocked to the brim with references many different science fiction properties than you won’t be disappointed."

"Final thoughts: if  you are in the mood for a good old school point and click this is a hard game to pass up. Even if that isn’t your forte, the story is a fun romp and to me really sells the game."


VERY happy with that review.  (Hoping to get that elusive 5 people to rate the game on the AGS game page to get an overall impression of what people thought of it too.)