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Release Date 28 Jul 2013
Release Type Freeware
Content Advisory Strong | None | None
Operating System Windows
Game Genre Contemporary
Game Type Comedy
Story Type Original
Play Length Short Game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Languages
Graphics 8, 3
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Ratings

AGS Awards 2013 Nominations

AGS Awards 2013 Nominations

Best Gameplay
Best Music
Best Puzzles

AGS Panel Rating

This game narrowly made three cups thanks to a strong soundtrack and well made backgrounds. It has a certain cinematic touch and manages to set an immersive mood. However, it also has a high number of weaknesses. Narration is in third person but occasionally slips into first, and its attempt at humour can be rather irritating. The protagonist comes across as male chauvinist and self absorbed. In moments of fourth-wall-breaking, he complains that the narrator is a bad comedian, but has basically the same jargon himself (=sexual innuendos and puns). If you can handle less than excellent dialogues and characterisation, the game is a rather ambitious effort.

Pick of the Month

Sep 2013

CaptainD: Ancient Aliens - The Roots of Time follows the exploits of a jazz musician whose life turns upside down when his father dies. It's a traumatic event in itself. but when people start showing up and and being intensely interested in the research that his father had sent him, things start to get complicated. Can the beautiful woman who claims to have been a colleague of his father's be trusted? Who are the henchmen who are now after him? Just what is his father's mysterious research project that can apparently change the world anyway?

Beautiful graphics, a moody jazz soundtrack and intelligent puzzles make this an encouraging start to what promises to be a very interesting game series. There is some unnecessary innuendo and the game is admittedly very short, but it's highly enjoyable and certainly makes you want to find out what's happening in the next episode.

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About

Follow the adventures of a Chicago trumpet player on a quest for an ancient technology that can change the world!

miguel Story,Design,Background Art and Programming

Elise Trinh Writer

Ilyich Background Art
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The Perfidious Petrol Station Testing
Unavowed Portraits
Whispers of a Machine Portrait Art

Donald Castro 2D Art

Zoltan Gyorei Music

Ilyich Additional Game Design and Testing
My Burden to Keep Cover/title artwork
Patchwork Story, Art, Scripting
Quest for Infamy Background Artist and Animation
Shardlight Character Portraits
Technobabylon Graphics
The Charnel House Trilogy Graphics, programming
The Perfidious Petrol Station Testing
Unavowed Portraits
Whispers of a Machine Portrait Art

NickyNyce Additional Game Design and Testing

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Mechanismo English translation editor
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By haroldw on 8 Aug 2015
Mr Miguel is one of the guys I always learn the most from. I always play and complete his games. Really enjoy them and always inspires me with new development concepts.

Only Game developer ever, to make mention of DJango Reinhart. Lot's of insight into the Jazz world. One of my favorites.

By The Fool on 12 Apr 2014
Lovely game with great art, music, story and interesting and fresh topic. Thank you!

By AprilSkies on 2 Jan 2014
I played it months ago.
I think that three blue cups are not enough.
It's a game of great charm and great immersion.

By miguel on 2 Jan 2014
I wonder myself who wrote the review, it surely wasn't the same person who normally reviews games. But we can never know because there's no name on it.

By Unknown on 31 Dec 2013
I enjoyed this game a lot, in all its nice art and cheesy lines. There is probably a bit too much story dump in it, but since it's episodic I guess it's something you would expect from chapter one.

I think the panelist who reviewed this failed to get the satirical intent of the author in depicting the characters (or maybe I see things where there are any); download it and judge by yourself!

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