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Captain Forever Remix Ft. Deano T & B-Chain [Danny B Cut]


The song remix: giving us banging new takes on songs we love, banal 'club remix' filler for singles, and sometimes smashing the original to pieces. Game remixes are a bit more rare but we have had some real wonders like Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (not forgetting the unofficial squillions made by indies who carefully dodge copyright infringement). Now Pixelsaurus Games have announced Captain Forever Remix, an "officially-licensed reimagining" of Farbs's fine ship-building space shooter Captain Forever. It's ace source material, but what's the remix mixing up?

Artist Dean Tate explains:

We want to stay true to what made the original game so amazing (basically, being a bad-ass space Captain who makes their self-designed ship more powerful by stealing parts from enemy pilots), while adding our own flavor to it: you'll meet weirdo spacepunks, discover mysterious star constellations, and get to experience a whole bunch of new ways to play the game.

Captain Forever was quite minimalist, with the dear Captain wandering a round a black void, blasting away at everything that moved, and building their ship out of line art engines, guns, and boxes. The Remix sounds a little less barebones, and well, just look at that artwork!

Pixelsaurus have an interesting team assembled for the remix. Tate was a designer on BioShock and Harmonix's boogy 'em up Dance Central, while programmer Brian Chan was a designer on Rock Band 3 and open-world destruction simulator Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, and music comes from Danny B of Super Meat Boy fame.

If you'd like a taste of how it might play, try loading up Captain Forever (free to try in your browser), beatboxing a repetitive booming bassline, and shouting "Remix! Remix!" in the middle of every battle. Rubbish 'club remixes.'

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.

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