Saturday, February 19, 2011

DEMO: Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World (Steam/Windows & Mac)

Kaptain Brawe for Steam: Windows and Mac

Genre: Adventure
Full Game Price: $20.00
No. of Players: 1

In 5 words: Dated, Humorous, Short, Customizable, Eye-Candy

This week's demo is "Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World". It's been awhile since I played an adventure game like "Kaptain Brawe", but it took little time to get into this demo.

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Anyone who is familiar with games like "Monkey Island" and the old Indiana Jones adventures will be very comfortable with "Kaptain Brawe". The game is set in a technologically advanced 19th century and Kaptain Brawe comes across as more of a top-heavy space-cadet than a competent captain. The demo shines in one major way: it is not a groundbreaking game, but it is amazingly well-drawn. The art and animations are gorgeous, have plenty of character/humor, and are very immersive. I could expand upon this, but just click on the picture above and then if you want to see more, visit this media gallery. Aside from the impressive visuals, however, the "Kaptain Brawe" demo has little to offer.

It took me about 10 minutes to finish the demo. It felt short, but not too short. Had I not been playing on my laptop touchpad, it would have been shorter. The dialogue is funny and clever at times and the demo and full game offer two different modes of play: core and casual. In core, you have no hints and you are left entirely to your own wits and devices. In casual, the game helps you along. I chose casual and I found myself consulting the hints a bit at first, but the puzzles are not terribly difficult. Before long, I had clicked all the way through to the end of the demo.

I currently have no plans to purchase "Kaptain Brawe", but I cannot deny that the demo may be worth your time, especially if you are fond of games in this genre. The game is very easy on the computer and should play well on many older systems.

Demo Gamer Stats:
Age range: 10 and up
Demo length: 5-15 minutes
Demo worth playing? If you like graphical adventure games
Full game worth buying? For me, probably not, but at this price point, the game could be worth it, especially if Kaptain Brawe is half the character Guybrush Threepwood is.

Have you played "Kaptain Brawe" yet? Let us know what you think about it by sounding off in the comments!

--Demo Gamer


  1. I would love to see these kind of games make a comeback!

  2. I sure liked the Monkey Island games back in the day. There are actually new episodes of Monkey Island on Steam and Wii Ware, I think.