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Total War Veteran Releases Retro Twin-Stick Shooter Captain Kaon on Steam Early Access | Power Up Gaming
In a love letter to 1980s vector graphics games, developer Engage Pixel has released retro twin-stick gravity shooter, Captain Kaon, on Steam Early Access, with plans for a full PC launch in 2017. Inspired by seminal Spectrum and Amiga games like Thrust and Gravitar, the UK-based developer wanted its classic sci-fi, tilt/thrust-based game to be a celebration of the forgotten twin-stick gravity genre. Engage Pixel founder and former Creative Assembly veteran James Buckle said in a press release that he has long wanted to bring the neglected genre he played "the pants off" as a kid back to life with updated, vibrant Amiga-style pixel art and tight control mechanics. On reviving the genre, he said: “I got an old second hand ZX Spectrum when I was a kid, which was when I first learned to code and make games. One of my favourites was Thrust; I loved having to manoeuvre your ship through the caves and pick off the bad guys. It was a style of game I adored which you just don’t see anymore and