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Captain Kaon is a ‘Thrust’ inspired twin stick shooter. Relive a classic from the golden age of gaming, reimagined as a modern twin-stick shooter. It’s an Amiga-era styled game with strong ‘50’s sci-fi themes. Take control of a gunship and defend the Earth against the Sigma Collective, Doctor Quantex, and the Brain Drones! Features. - Cute, amiga-era styled, pixel art graphics - 38 stages of explosive fun - 15 different ships, each with different variants and skins. - 6 different guns, from cannons and lasers to an awesome lightning gun. - Plus rockets, missiles, cluster bombs and a mini-nuke!

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In this episode of my game postmortem I'm talking about how I developed the second-to-second gameplay in Captain Kaon. This is the flying and shooting gameplay that forms the heart of the experience.

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I’m back with another episode of my game postmortem and this time I’m talking about how I developed the second-to-second gameplay in Captain Kaon. This is the gameplay that is at the core of your game, it’s all the little actions that the player does and it needs to feel great if the player is going to enjoy your game.

The second-to-second gameplay in Captain Kaon is the flight controls and shooting that makes up the core of what the player does. It follows on from the gameplay of the classic Thrust from the ‘80’s, but I’ve adding a few things to update it and make it appeal to modern players. In this episode of my game postmortem I talk about how I went about this and the decisions I had to make.

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Captain Kaon
Windows, XONE
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Engage Pixel
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