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!
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Mixed (124 reviews) - 54% of the 124 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (5,917 reviews) - 71% of the 5,917 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 23, 2015

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February 19

1.1.27 Patchnotes

Performance and Bugfix update for your guys :)


  • Physics Engine performance boost
  • Average FPS Increased
  • You can now enable cheats
  • Fixed bug that caused some objects to bleed when they are not supposed to bleed
  • Fixed bug where pirate wants to attack even if you force move him away, pirate will still attack if he is attacked.
  • Fixed bug where intertable objects would cull badly and appear infront of sand tiles on newly generated islands
  • Added New Island Encounter: Crab Nest

Vitali out!

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February 10

1.1.25 & 1.1.26 Patchnotes

Yo, Vitali here.

Did some coding for pixel piracy and i have some patchnotes for you guys. Some minor stuff but i tried to work on the lag issue and i got alittle bit increase in FPS.


  • Fixed bug where cannoners would sometimes stop shooting at the enemies
  • Ship Explosion is more cooler now

  • Improved GPU performance and should improved gameplay
  • Base Dificulty of the game Improved and the later danger levels should pose alot of dificulty
  • Changed look of the world map

Hope you guys get more cool cheap games on the lunar steam sale!

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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."”

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
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: 10
    • Processor: Intel I-3
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Mixed (124 reviews)
Mostly Positive (5,917 reviews)
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( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Repetetive and devs left the game.
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( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
it is very fun and creative. it makes you feel like your a real pirate.
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( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This is a very fun game, once you get over the bugs and finicky gui. would recomend giving it a second go if you gave up the first time and remember reload is your best friend.
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( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I think this has an awesome concept.
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( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Not much of a tutorial. Found myself not really knowing what to do.
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( 29.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
As much as I have played the game, I have to give a No for this.
I have played Pixel Piracy when the first official release came out and at first it was a spectacular moment playing the game, but overtime it became a little too repetitive that the game became a little bit boring.
Sure I like pirates and all but only doing 4 things (Sail>Fight>Shop>Repeat) in the game over and over is a No for me
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( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Honestly, I really enjoy this game.
I got it a while back and didn't play it but after a little bit of actually playing it, I had a lot of fun.
The game offers interesting ship building mechanics and isn't that hard for new players.
The game also is quite rewarding as you'll rarely find yourself mindlessly grinding for new things but instead you'll be playing the game and getting new, powerful items aswell.
On the otherhand the developers barely update it anymore and it can be buggy at times but still over all a good game in my opinion.
Definitly get this game if it's on a sale.
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( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
id get this game on sale. i got this game on the christmas sale (for 1.49 and thats all its worth too) and now just deciding to write a reveiw... the game is just bad if their was a sideways thumb id rate it that because its made by the people who brought us terraria.. and i think this game makes terraria more crappy just because of it and the game has a confusing gameplay that icant figure out... for example how the HELL do you rotate the blocks to build a ship i cant build a ship when everythings facing left and it looks like half theship is floating the tutoriel is bad the charecter making is fun tho got to admit that and it would be a good gme if id just sit down for maybe 1 hour and figure it out but naw i got better games to deal with but if i bought this game at anything more than $2 id be FREAKIN ♥♥♥♥♥♥... and for this i have to rate it bad

(sorry this reveiw has bad points im way better talking than typing)
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The Peebles
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25

This game is a lot of fun. Really simple but I think that's what I find charming about it to be honest. I originally saw it on FrozenFoxy's youtube channel and found that it was an interesting concept. I go through bouts of playing it every now and then because deep down it's a time waster with a fair amount to do.

By no means am I an expert with this game. I play on the easiest mode because I hate losing progress (Protip, don't dock your ship and walk away for like 20 minutes you'll still have mutiny aboard your ship LOL.) I picked it up again recently (and played most of my gameplay recently too) and did notice that there HAVE BEEN updates. Not a lot but there are noticeable differences from the last time I played. TBH Don't remember when that was for a timeframe but they were updates for the better. Honestly, the game doesn't need a lot of changes. You go in knowing that this is a time waster with some strategy elements.

Basic Breakdown of Gameplay:

You create your campaign. The maps are generated based on the things you select. Create a character (cute customization etc) and Huzzah! You're a pirate in a pixel world.

You start at a basic town. Leave your ship as is for a while or mess around with it. DO NOTE THAT IF YOU DO DELETE YOUR WHOLE SHIP YOU NEED TO ENSURE IT HAS AT LEAST ONE WALL PIECE WHEN YOU REBUILD. If it hasn't got any wall pieces you can't sail. It seems silly but part of the game IS customizing your ship so I guess it's to be expected.

Each Town has to be explored before you know what's there. There are a variety of shops which don't show up at all towns. Hire crew at Taverns, Food for the ship at Food, Weapons for fighting at Weapons, Items sells skills (GET CLEANING AND SWIMMING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE) and stuff like healing items, Ship sells stuff for your ship. There are little mini quests too on bulletin boards.

Sail around, gain experience, fight stronger enemies. Defeat the Legendary Pirates listed at the beginning.

I still haven't gotten pets or anything like that but I don't know how important that is tbh.

After you defeat enemies on a ship you can either PLUNDER (Blow up, take parts, money, etc) or You can take it as your own. I haven't taken any either. You get money from blowing ships up and I like the explosions.

Watch your food and moral. You can get scurvy, wet and miserable, bleeding, etc. Different things that affect your morale and health.

  • Good for Casual gamers or games that like strategizing. Believe it or not you actually do need to plan ahead.
  • Fun, cute, really easy to catch on to.
  • Variety while not having too many new things thrown at you.
  • Lots of fun customizing to do (Okay I'm just a sucker for this kind of stuff)
  • Simple at its core
  • Charming atmosphere
  • Great time waster
  • Way too good a time waster did I seriously play for like 3 hours straight tonight???
  • Autosaves after reaching islands/towns
  • Lots of things to learn in game without making it complicated

  • Some glitches like any game, you can get stuck from time to time. Just reload game.
  • Not good for people who want a lot of fast paced action
  • Not sure if there's space to branch out. Maybe different themed games in the future (Pixel Space??) but this game is what it is. It's always going to be what it is. Updates can't do much without changing the game entirely

Overall I have to say give it a shot if you need something to do while you're bored. I promise you'll realize you've just spent two hours controlling tiny pixel art pirates sailing and fighting other tiny pixel art pirates rather than sleeping. It's charming.

Cute, Charming, Time Wasting Strategy Game. Overall rating like idk 7.7/10. Would lose track of time again.

Now I have to go get the laundry from the dryer, it's been sitting there for a while....
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( 23.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I love pirates.

It was fun until you max out what you can do in the world and everything becomes repetitive.

Pro tip: Invest in citrus foods. All other food is useless.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Development was going good, promises were made, and the game looked great. Then the developers seemed to have fallen off the face of the Earth. They seem to have a sudden burst of activity and then just leave. Moving on, the game gets old extremely fast and there's bugs everywhere. I also really hate the graphics. The old graphics were perfectly fine and then the developers came out of nowhere and threw this ugly filter on it. Might be able to turn it off but I haven't found an option for it yet.

Don't get me wrong, it's a decent idea but the devs completely left us hanging. I would have loved this game if the devs would update it.
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51 of 74 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
The developers abandoned this game. It is a great game, but it is done for.
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84 of 133 people (63%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Although the game is fun, for the money you could either get:
- Undertale
- CS 1.6
- HL2
- Ulitmate Doom
- Final Doom
- Doom II
- SW:BF2
- Hotline Miami
- Binding Of Issac
- The Secrets of monkey Island: Special edition
- Limbo
- Deus Ex: GOTY
- Psychonauts
- Gunpoint
- Downwell
- Day Of Defeat: Source
- Papers Please
- Game Dev Tycoon
- ect.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
  • Fun game, for a while
  • Interesting ship-building and exploration system.

  • Graphics settings are a bit odd.

  • Very, very buggy.
  • Progressively becomes laggier and laggier the longer you play.
  • Repetetive, no real replay value.
  • Combat is lame.
  • Inventory management is horrible.
  • Devs seem to have abandoned the game.

In short, don't buy this unless it's on sale, and even then you might want to find something better to spend your dinero on.
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27 of 43 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
The development team basically does nothing.

No updates for months and months at a team, no cummunication at all with the consumers.

Do not buy this game until it's eventual abandonment and reduction in price to a dollar or two.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Like many of the more recent reviewers, I have to say that this game gets old fast. It's fun and interesting for about an hour or two, but after that you realise there isn't a whole lot to this game and it just becomes a slog. Buy it only on sale if you want to waste an hour or two.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Pixell Piracy is a mixed box for me.

I\'ll start off by saying that yes, I did sink over 4 hours into the game first session, so the game is certainly enjoyable and rewarding to some degree. However, lack of UI clarity and a vague item description hold this one back. Here\'s a basic list of pros and cons in my opinion.


-Lots of islands to visit.
-Fun but simple combat.
-Killing pirates and getting loot is satisfying.
-Neat pixel graphics.
-Expanding and building your own ship/crew is enjoyable and motivating.


-UI is vague and difficult to navigate.
-Weapons stores tell very little of what the weapons actually do.
-When buying crew members, it\'s basically a box of chocolates; you never know what you\'re gonna get (again, thanks to the crummy, nondescript UI).
-A constant loot stream in the side of the screen makes it difficult to keep track of any particularly good loot you\'ve gained without checking your inventory periodically.

I got this game on sale for roughly $2.50. I figured I could supplement one cup of coffee this week for a full fledged indie game, and I think it was worth it. I look forward to continuing my adventures in the open seas with my crew, Captain Trevor, Mickey, and Vidali, but not before the interface gets a substantial overhaul.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
I think game has a lot of potential, but it really needs an update to make it better. However, it is overall a fun experience and I would still recommend it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Overall rating: 7/10

+Fun, easy combat with rogue-like traveling system
+Completely Customize your ship (or capture another)
+Interesting resource managent, e.g. food, morale/pay
+Train groups of monkeys, crabs, wild dogs, and giant spiders to defend your ship

-Occassionally suffers from significant frame rate drops
-Crashes every few hours
-Rare, weird combat bugs like allies loading enemy cannons while boarding their ship and shooting themselves

The game clearly needs some patching so its not worth full price, but its a fun game, so I recommend it if you can find it on sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
aici esti pirat si tragi cu tunu in militie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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