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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Release Date: Apr 23, 2015

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February 19

1.1.27 Patchnotes

Performance and Bugfix update for your guys :)

1.1.27

  • 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.

1.1.26

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

1.1.25
  • 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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Reviews

“"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."”
YOGSCAST

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

Current features:

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**PIXEL PIRACY COMPLETE UPDATE**
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.
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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10
    • Processor: Intel I-3
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (80 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (5,815 reviews)
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Spurrius
( 34.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I Lov this game I bought it when it first came out due to my love for teraria. and I will say I was a little dissapoiunted in the amount of bugs and glitches. first off I set out to beat this game but the first file i did this on all of my pirates drowned themselves because the game bugged out and wouldnt let them walk back on the ship. Honestly if the bugs were gone I would not only recoment this game but pay a little extra for it. I have more than enjoied my time with it and the developers are trying to fix all of the issues including the lack of vertical camera. 8.7/10.0
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daniel_mic
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Nope! I want a refund!!!!
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Discordzrocks
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Its fun at first, but later it gets kind of boring. If your looking for 10 hours of fun, then you came to the right joint ace.
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mconnor4ever
( 40.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
This game is super fun. I saw this game for aw very low price so i thought i should try it and it is so fun I recommend this game for people
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Demon Barber
( 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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ship of the line
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I got this game on sale and even then, it wasn't particularly worth it for me. The game is ok, I suppose, but the graphics aren't all that great (and I often like pixelated/lower texture quality games), it runs poorly (this may be partially my fault, I have a fairly poor computer, but their recommended specs should be met, even by my computer), and it is a bit monotonous. As well, the A.I. in your friendly pirates is terrible. Overall, not THAT bad of a game, I did enjoy a few hours of it, its just not particularly great.
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The Doctor
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Although the game is fun, for the money you could either get:
- FTL
- 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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Luvaz
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
The story behind the 10 minutes Lucas played this game:

Oh look a game that looks fun and were made by the same people who made Terraria and that game was very fun.

Then i purchased it for 2,49€.

Started the game to see that i was totally confused. I tried to watch a YouTube tutorial but it was way to messy.
After like 7 minutes of constant confusion until i almost hit myself in confusion. Then i thought, hey can't i refund this game? Then i refunded it and got back my 2,49€ and this game will still be unplayed by Lucas.

The End...

GG, nice meme ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
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XDude
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
At some point it gets too slow as to be unplayable.
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The Foxy W/SkateBoard
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Yarrr scalywagg!
Great game!

Pros:
+Build your ships!
+Get your own pirate crew!
+Pixels!!!
+PIRATES!!!!!!
+Pixel pirates that can TALK!!!!!!!

Cons:
-This game has received some hate.
-Lags on my potato laptop when the ship is Reaaaallyyyyy big.

Overall, great game, waiting for updates, gonna buy Pixel privateers, love the devs!
10/10!
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daves2hd
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Just nope. Game had many promises and none fulfilled. The current gameplay offer about an hour of gameplay before you reached full insert and repeat.

Te idea is interesting and the concept is cool. The project was abandoned and left in a barely playable state. There is some ground work there but no real finished content or progression.
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0ttoZ
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Like Battlefield 4 but with better engine. Totally worth its price
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Evil Monkey
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Not worth it even on sale.
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Stowenkiller
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Just don't. They ♥♥♥♥ed up.
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Splinter Cell
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
dont buy this game never
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Comrade Doggo
( 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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ProGaming's chef
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
very nice game im giving away 50 of these games so yeah
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Lord Obamakiin
( 39.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Greatest pirate simulator to date, counting the days to play Pixel Privateers :D
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BoomerTheEpic
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Although many enjoy this game, I did not. I've only played 20 minutes of it and I'm completly confused and lost. The game did a terrible job of describing what I should do. Although I do wish for a lot of freedom in games, after the tutorial of this game I found myself not knowning what I was doing, what I was going to do, and how I would even do it. I walked blindly through the game trying to work out mechanics as I went but it was very difficult to do so. I wish for the best for this game and the creators but I wish that some more explantion can be thrown into the tutorial. I should not have to watch a video on the internet to figure out how to play. I will give this game another try once I watch some videos made by experts, but until then I will question if my 10$ spent on this game was really worth it. I'm not able to put much money into video games, so I hope that some discovery can turn my current opinion around.

Thank you, ---Boomer
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121 of 159 people (76%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
86.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Let's get the obvious shït outta the way first: I like Pixel Pirates! And yes, I know it's actually called Pixe PiraCY, but Pixel PiraTES just sounds way better.

Anyway, moving on... I like this game. I really really do. HOWEVER, I cannot POSSIBLY recommend it to ANYONE, simply because of the atrociously poor productivity of the so-called "developers" of the game. They CLAIM that their complete radio silence and lack of updates for over eight months was due to ONE guy's failing health, and while I do wish him a speedy recovery, THIS DOES NOT MEAN THE REST OF YOU LOT GET TO SIT AROUND AND TWIDDLE YOUR FÛCKING THUMBS!

The game has an absolutely horrendous amount of bugs, glitches and exploits (one of the most jarring being the one with stacks of cannon balls being able to chain-explode through walls) as well as some lesser issue, such as the COMPLETELY arbitrary removal of being able to move the camera vertically (WHAT THE FÛCK?! Do you "devs" even know how hard it is to have proper sails on a decently sized frigate when you can't even have more than 2 floors?!)

And that's not even mentioning the absolutely RETÄRDEDLY extremely poor balance issues! Here's a tip for all of you when starting a new game: PICK THE BLOODY SWORD. It's no fûckin' jokes 10x better than every single other non-epic weapon at the beginning of the game, and when it comes to a choice between an extremely retärdedly small amount of gold (20g, wow, that's ONE WHOLE BOTTLE OF RUM, YOU GUYS!!!) and an extra pirate who, frankly, is only useful for a novelty/gag achievement, it's pretty self-evident why you should choose the sword.

Now, the graphics, sound and music are all nice and charming, so I won't criticize any of that. But the VOICES, however, are NOT charming AT ALL. This is a game where instead of having a few voice packs (let's say 10 per male/female) with several lines of dialogue each, you instead have maybe 200 voice packs in total, but they all contain one AND PRECISELY ONE line of dialogue! Sometimes, it's not even dialogue. Hell, I usually let my main pirate get the "Arrr!" voice, simply because it's the least grating one.

Seriously. This voice thing wouldn't be so horrible if it wasn't for the fact that the one single line they have is ALL they EVER say, and BY GOD do they say it a fûcking LOT. Every time you give them an order, every time they "say" one of the idle remarks (which, admittedly, can be entertaining in a random joke sorta way) that appears as texts above them, and sometimes for no reason at all. So yeah. Voices? God it's horrible... even worse was the fact that the lady-types only got to say "Loser!" for a REALLY long while, which made playing as or even WITH a female pirate, especially SEVERAL such pirates, an absolutely NIGHTMARISH experience.

Now, a cappella pirating voices aside, the game does have some fun factors too, like the extremely easy way to build your own ship (vertical camera restrictions notwithstanding) and how many different types of weapons there are to collect and use. Granted, you're not gonna see a handheld swivel-cannon type gun or a fist-claws type melee weapon, or even more outlandish things such as pots 'n' pans being wielded, but aside from that, the variety and actual differences between various weapons does lend the game some much-needed longevity.

And the fact that you can have a good-sized crew rather than the measly maximum amount of 8 blokes in FTL, for example, means you don't need to feel entirely devastated and irredeemably crippled if 1-2 pirates die later on, since you can have at least 64 of the nasty, perpetually pooping fûckers at a time. So that's good.

All in all, I like the game, but I'm DEFINITELY not blind to its imperfections. More likely, I've been made aware of the game's various blights way too well at this point. When/if the developers pull their heads outta their Horke-ärses, then MAYBE I'll change/remove this verdict and give them a more favourable judging, but until then, I would recommend everyone to STEER CLEAR of this game. 6.1/10
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
As of now, the game is poor.
It has great potential but it's just a no. Voice acting is terrible, the fps drops faster than stacy's mom.
Not to mention the bugs where sometimes your crew just hang on the edge of an island when you order them back to your ship, and proceed to drown and die instead of hooking.

Just no.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Not playing this game until bugs are fixed. Captain keeps getting stuck on edge of islands, ive tried many of the fixes people have suggested and nothing! Its a shame really. Pirates sit around and do absolutely nothing well captain is dying etc etc
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
i gave it a chance when it was early access. The game is just not developed right. UI is terrible, AI pathing is terrible, barely enough content. Like the devs just gave us scraps of an idea and used the money for another game of theirs called space privateers. If you want to try it wait for it go on sale for a dollar.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Game is pretty crap. Got early 1.0 released so they could work on another game, content ingame gets boring fast
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
It is cool for the first hour then it gets extremely repetitive and your crew does not listen and usually kills themselves with the bad controls.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
The game seems fun at first but it starts to drag on after a few encounters. Ever encounter feels the same with slight changes such as the enemy ship having cannons or the crew/islanders having new weapons.

As others have stated, pathing is an issue. Your crew will wander about your ship will there are things to do and never use them. If you ship is dirty and one of your crew members has the cleaning skill, they might just walk right past a mess and let it hurt your crew morale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
This game. This game has consumed several of my hours. I assumed there was a plot/ story to this game, that when you defeat the 4 pirates that you'd get a nice ending, with a cutscene or something. but it doesn't even acknowledge it, it's just like "oh, okay, you defeated the 4 pirates... good 4 u" and that my friends is when you realised you just spent the past 4.5 hours defeating pirates and collecting enough materials to defeat said pirates. 10/10, the voices are deafening.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
The game itself is very good, but by a certain point, the lag gets so bad you are forced to quit. There isnt enough content to justify the price, either
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
At some point it gets too slow as to be unplayable.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Just nope. Game had many promises and none fulfilled. The current gameplay offer about an hour of gameplay before you reached full insert and repeat.

Te idea is interesting and the concept is cool. The project was abandoned and left in a barely playable state. There is some ground work there but no real finished content or progression.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Although the game is fun, for the money you could either get:
- FTL
- 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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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Although many enjoy this game, I did not. I've only played 20 minutes of it and I'm completly confused and lost. The game did a terrible job of describing what I should do. Although I do wish for a lot of freedom in games, after the tutorial of this game I found myself not knowning what I was doing, what I was going to do, and how I would even do it. I walked blindly through the game trying to work out mechanics as I went but it was very difficult to do so. I wish for the best for this game and the creators but I wish that some more explantion can be thrown into the tutorial. I should not have to watch a video on the internet to figure out how to play. I will give this game another try once I watch some videos made by experts, but until then I will question if my 10$ spent on this game was really worth it. I'm not able to put much money into video games, so I hope that some discovery can turn my current opinion around.

Thank you, ---Boomer
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
started fun, got worse as i played it out to the point where i'll never touch it again. coming back after a long break they added an overlay that made seeing the screen difficult, so i guess they don't want me to see that i still don't like it
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Not worth it even on sale.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
This game is a total bust because it lack of fun and enjoyment. Within 6 hours of playing the game, i can only say that it's too boring to play without a friend but this is a single player game so i can't say much about that.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
This game is super fun. I saw this game for aw very low price so i thought i should try it and it is so fun I recommend this game for people
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
it sucks it says i gig of ram and 1.6 ghz i have 5 gigs of ram and 3.5 ghz and it runs at 4 fps IT IS BAD DONT WASTE YOUR MONey its also boring and bad controls and bad everything it is a sad game they made such better games they failed this one
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