Next up: The Captain is Dead from The Game Crafter. Now we have to admit the artwork doesn't do much for us, but on this occasion it was the name of the game which grabbed us. We've always been fans of shows such as Star Trek, and love things which take a light-hearted look at the genre as a whole.
The Captain is Dead is a co-operative game - and we do like our co-op games here at Games & Tea - wherein the captain of your starship has been killed (obviously), and it's up to the varyingly competent remaining crew to get the ship to safety. Our first thought was that it reminded us of the awesome Space Alert, and so had some fairly large shoes to fill. The board and components do look nice, although the in-game shots from the Kickstarter page do make it look a little busy. We're also not too impressed by the way they're tagging two extra, unrelated games onto this game's campaign - we've seen a few companies do this in the past, and it's always felt as though they're not giving their all to the actual advertised project.
That said, we would love to give this a go, and seeing as it's already smashed its funding goal we're hoping we'll have a chance to pick up a copy when it hits the shelves.
The Captain is Dead finishes on July 12th, and its project page is here.