Pixel Piracy: Avast, ye Scallywags! Loot, Pillage and Plunder as you lead your crew across the vast seas of Piracia on your quest to become a Legendary Pirate King - or die trying!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (4,983 reviews) - 72% of the 4,983 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 23, 2015

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"An open world pixelated pirate adventure game. Create your captain, build your ship, find your crew, and set sail finding treasure and plundering ships!"

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October 2

New site and incoming IMPORTANT news!

Hey there everyone! Alex Poysky here!

I know it's been a while since I've last posted, I apologize for that but I've been out a couple of months due to a pretty touch-and-go spinal surgery that I had to go through.

I'm just now getting back into full swing (albeit with loads of occasional pain!), but that DOESN'T mean we have been sitting idly by (heck, I can't even sit!).

Now, while I'm not going to make a full announcement YET for a number of reasons, I CAN say that we ( that's TEN people, 4 programmers, 3 artists, a composer, a social media manager and myself as producer) have been VERY hard at work on our next title, as well as something interesting and fresh for our first project that has nothing to do with the current iteration of it.

Considering the fact that our first game was done in SPARE TIME by Vitali Kirpu while both he and I held down second jobs, the fact that we now have a 10 man team working full time on our next project should attest to the fact that we are working to bring quality over quantity.

Also, we are AVOIDING Early Access alltogether for our next project, and only releasing the title once we all feel it's 100% "done"

As we get the go-ahead to post more and more info we will be doing so on our main site, quadrodelta.com (which has undergone some massive changes as of late!).

2016 is going to be pretty huge for Quadro Delta, and we hope to start the year off with a bang!

As always, please feel free to join our forums to get some inside info on what we're working on, access to private beta's of our upcoming title, and consulting us personally on whatever you wish to know!

We are very open, easy to access, and willing to hear our fans!

our twitter feeds are @pixelpiracygame , @pixelprivateers , @vitalikirpu and @alexpoysky .

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July 1

Patch v1.1.23 and Shiny Things!

Ahoy there!

Today we bring out another round of bug fixes for the game. Yes, your pirate flag is really a flag now, not poop! In addition to the patch, we are also happy to announce our brand new forums and website, which are ready and awaiting the community! You can check out the changes at


Without further ado, here are the notes for today's patch:


New wavy effect and texture for the pirate flag!
Grindstone upgrade chance system now scales to the varying number of weapon ranks
Updated grindstone descriptions to match the actual upgrade chance
Fixed bug where pirates would drop their melee weapon twice sometimes
Removed a bunch of log spam (sorry about that!)
Fixed slowdown when running main menu for a long time
Fixed bug where renown was not correctly loaded from save file
Fixed bug where pet skills cost 0 TP to learn
Fixed bug where buying a pirate flag from the store would get you a bird poop instead
Seagulls now have distinct white droppings
Fixed bug where ranged weapon upgrade ranks were incorrectly calculated

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“"An open world pixelated pirate adventure game. Create your captain, build your ship, find your crew, and set sail finding treasure and plundering ships!"”
Just Good PC Games

“"A charming piracy sim rogue-like that will surely steal your heart! My gameplay video may help you decide to buy or not!"”
Paul Soars Jr. (YouTuber)

“Pixel Piracy "Bloomin' love this, me hearties! When we played it on the channel, it really swashed Simon's buckle! Took us ages to get the stains out of the carpet."”

Just Updated

Originally released as an Early Access title in 2014, Pixel Piracy has undergone a foundational redesign over the past several months. This includes upgrades across the entire game, addressing every system and sub system - the goal being to bring the game to a level that we feel is worthy of the vision and potential this game has always possessed.

About This Game

Live the life of a pirate captain! Recruit a crew of salty buccaneers, outfit and customize your ship, and then set sail on the open seas in search of treasure and infamy. Using a combination of aggression, diversion, and trade, will you become the next Legendary Pirate King and the most feared pirate crew in all of Piracia?
Pixel Piracy, the 2D Pirate Simulator, is back with a foundational rebuild that brings the game to its full potential! From items to stats, to islands and loot, to the brand new Sailor Mode and Tutorial - the entire game has been revisited over the past six months to provide you with the most polished experience we’ve crafted to date. With the help of our partners at Re-Logic (Terraria) we are proud to bring you an update that takes Pixel Piracy to a place worthy of its name.

Adapt your play style using the different difficulty settings - there’s something for everyone, from casual to experienced roguelike players alike. If you are a returning Pixel Piracy player, we’d like to invite you to try the game out again, as so much has changed that we don’t even know where to begin!


Current features:

Hundreds of man-hours have gone into a free expansion that includes widespread changes across all aspects of gameplay. This is the result of six months of work in secret hand in hand with Re-Logic. The baseline changes are:

Rebuilt A.I: Reworked from the ground up, the game’s internal A.I has been built from the ground up to provide smoother gameplay.

Code Optimization: Internal code has been revised to speed it up on even older computers. Expect a BIG step up in quality.

Revised Items/Stats/Loot/Enemies/Islands: We have revised each and every of these things painstakingly tweaking, balancing, and polishing to provide the definitive Pirate Sim.

Multiple Languages: The game is now available in English, Spanish, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, and German.

Multiple Difficulty Levels: Gone are the extreme difficulty levels of the past, you can now adjust the game to your playstyle, from Sailor (casual) to Legendary Captain (Hardcore Roguelike Expert), there’s something for everyone.

Full Fledged Tutorial: One of the most asked for features, the Tutorial will show you the ropes and get you started in life on Piracia!

Sandbox open world Pirate simulator.
Procedurally generated world that changes each new game you play. While not a Roguelike in the strictest of sense, it does strike of one.
Vast over-world map full of danger, loot, and people to prey on.
Comprehensive loot system, upgrade-able weapons and armor, special and secret loot to deck out your sailors.
Parrots, Pets and Plunder!!
Each playthrough will require around 20 hours to get through (with at least 4 playthroughs needed to see all the game has to offer)
Planned future updates/content

For more details on the game visit or follow us @pixelpiracygame or @alexpoysky or visit www.piracysim.com

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.6 GHZ
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader Capable Graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • OS: 10
    • Processor: Intel I-3
Helpful customer reviews
217 of 252 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
55.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Ship 1: Everyone on the ship was starving, stabbed me to death because I forgot to feed them, but not before ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ everywhere.

Ship 2: Fed the crew regularly, but nobody knows how to pick up ♥♥♥♥. Crew gets angry about the poop-filled living conditions and stabs me to death.

Ship 3: Turns out I have to find a specific book that teaches you the ancient art of cleaning poop off your boat. It's hard to find a pirate island that has books for sale, and harder still to find one that has the poop cleaning book. I spend all of my money on the book when I find it. I, the captain, am the only one smart enough know how to read (i.e. had the skill points to do so) and taught myself the secrets of poo cleaning. I don't have enough money to pay my pirates, let alone feed them. While I'm cleaning poo off the boat, they stab me to death.

Ship 4: Say to myself "Screw it, I don't need a crew! I can just power up this single character!". That was a bad idea. An island tribe of savage natives surround me and stab me to death.

Great game.
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191 of 226 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
"Welcome, Captain!"

"Thanks. I was suprised to see a vacancy on such a nice vessel."

"We've had some trouble keeping Captains. Hey, let me introduce you to the crew."


"Just climb aboard."

"Uhm... how do I do that?"

"You'll have to google it. You won't believe how complicated it is to do simple stuff like walk in this world."

"Uhm.... okay, got it. Wait a second -- this ship is filled with poo!"

"Yeah. You won't get the poo removal skill for a few levels. Until then, I'd suggest staying off the poop deck."

"They're all poop decks."

"Ha ha"

"Wait -- there's actually a poo removal skill?"



"Who said that?"

"Oh, that's your first mate, Billy."


"Hi, Billy."


"Is that all he says?"

"Pretty much."


"It's pretty annoying."

"Yeah. All the pirates are. Each pirate only says one thing, but they make up for it by saying it loudly and frequently."


"Hmm. Okay, so where do you want me to go?"

"Anywhere you want! There's a huge ocean out there to explore, filled with hundreds of hostile islands, towns, enemy pirates, and more! Well not more actually. Just those three things."

"That actually sounds pretty cool. I can't wait to see..."


"...to see the rich variety of local islands."

"Variety? No."

"They're all the same?"

"Well, some of them have a bush. And they have slightly different types of local fauna... but they're all the same size, flat, and pretty much the same, yeah."

"Hmm. Well what about..."


"WILL YOU SHUT UP? What about the towns?"

"Oh. Yeah, there's towns."

"Are they, uh... interesting?"

"No. They're all made up of the same 6-or-so buildings. Once you've seen one you've seen them all."

"Okay, so what about enemy pirates?"

"Oh, that can be exciting. You can fight enemy pirates and capture and loot their ships..."


"...while your crew stands around and watches."

"My crew won't help?"

"Oh sure they will... but they take a long time to board an enemy ship and by the time they do, you'll probably have captured it yourself."

"I guess I could wait for them."

"I wouldn't bother. Your crew is incredibly stupid and will..."


"...and will probably just kill themself if you ask them to help. Also, this game is pretty buggy and will start to get really slow if you bring a lot of crew onto your ship."

"So you're saying that being a pirate consists of visiting the same 3 locations over and over, while listening to annoying repetitive phrases and dealing with terrible performance?"

"That's the reason we've been having trouble keeping captains. Oh, did I mention the awful user interface?"


"Good. Forget I said anything."


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220 of 332 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
For an unfinished game, Pixel Piracy is promising. They take some weird shortcuts with sprite animation, the sprites themselves are a little ugly, combat and exploration is a little bland and monotonous right now, and hopefully they'll fix the buggy, clunky menus soon, but when they finish it, this'll be a great game!

Wait, Pixel Piracy IS finished?

Oof. Maybe you should skip this one, then.
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86 of 121 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
PP is a terrible game. Weak, unfinished, & un-optimized; a boorishly pixelated game runs at over 70 degrees C with v-sync; hotter than GTA V. Each flat, uninteresting "island" is just a line broken up by crap loading screens. Hunger and morale systems are tedious, boring, and in need of a rework. Ship items like cannons require such a high investment and training that fun cannot be had. Pirates are voiced by what seems to be an 8 year old that makes me want to punch a baby. The new dev's involvement is unimpressive as the abysmal core game mechanics remain unchanged. What you have is a disappointing attempt at what could have been an exciting pirate concept. For shame.

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52 of 76 people (68%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
If you can get it on a really cheap sale, go for it - Otherwise, there's simply not a lot of content, and the solution to every problem is 'Throw all your priates at it'.
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