Abandonware DOS title

Captive

Mindscape released Captive in the year 1992; it's an old science fiction rpg game, part of the Captive series. Captive is abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in single player mode. It's available for download.
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Rating: 3.44
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Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

The player characters are androids (termed "droids" in the game) operated remotely by a prisoner trying to free himself. The player assumes the role of the prisoner, and the game involves visiting and destroying a series of bases on different planets.

The programmer used an algorithm that generates each planet and base, including its inhabitants, using a single numerical "seed" on the game disk - a trick which enabled them to have 65,535 levels in the game without having to store the details of each level individually (only one base is "active" in any given saved game, since each base must be "destroyed" before moving on).

The game was known as "Federation War" while in development, but a reader of ACE magazine came up with the name Captive in a competition.

players: single player

input: keyboard, mouse

distribution: 3,5 floppy disk

graphics: EGA, VGA

sound: Adlib, PC speaker, Roland, Sound Blaster

Abandonware DOS popularity: below average

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