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The Astonishing Captain Skull

by thecatamites

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File size: 34 MB
Downloaded: 1,528 times
Graphics: 640x480, 16-bit color
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Release Date:
21 Jul 2010
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Short Game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Short Game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium Length Game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full Length Game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
Non-Adventure Game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
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Content Advisory:
Bad LanguageNone
ViolenceOccasional, mild


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About this game

A mysterious death on an isolated research station! A deadly secret in the ancient caves! Can Captain Skull unravel the mystery of the Ghost Planet... before it's too late?

Leftclick - Walk, interact
Rightclick - Examine
Esc - Menu
Click the 'items' and 'notes' icons on the bottom left of the screen to open up the item and note inventories respectively.

Music credits in the readme.

AGS Panel Review

"While the author\'s grasp of comedy and surreal imagery is as reliable as ever, a lack of technical consistency proves detrimental to player enjoyment. Somewhat painful audio may be intentional."

3 people commented on this game (newest first):

Very atmospheric short mystery adventure set in a space mine turned "ectoplasm reaserch" laboratory.

Skull successfully weaves a story around intriguing ideas about what else ghosts could be, if not actually the souls of the deceased. However, like with many mysteries the resolution is somewhat cliched and disappointing. Also, the hotspots can be really hard to find and troublesome in general.
2011-02-08 17:49:38 by Ascovel
Surreal investigation with lots of dialog. Interesting setting and well chosen music.
2011-01-18 20:22:09 by cat
A mystery game from thecatamites with a terrific soundtrack. This game is more mature than his previous games, but thecatamites still managed to keep the surreal atmosphere.

Play now this sequel to its prequel!
2010-07-31 08:47:40 by jkohen
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