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 (56 reviews) - 46% of the 56 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (6,012 reviews) - 70% of the 6,012 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!"”
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."”
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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
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Mixed (56 reviews)
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Bonzo15
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
A good game, but make sure to have a good computer!
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Nugglet
4.5 hrs
Posted: August 23
For some reason my file just got currupt and I lost all my progress and now I can't refund it because I played it for more than 3 hours.
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Lord Dawnfall
25.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
Terrible but still more content then no mans sky
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Danger Noodle(ง'̀-'́)ง
6.3 hrs
Posted: August 22
Product received for free
Great game made a crew based on One piece,just wish there was a multiplayer for the game
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Capuno
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
What the hell is wrong with the sound on the linux version? I mean I love the game but I can't play with this buzzzzzz sounds.
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Igηιтє
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 22
Game abandoned by devs, buggy as ♥♥♥♥, boring and empty.
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Randall Fernandall
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 20
3/10 the game seemed incomplete if you are looking for something akin to sandbox games such as Starbound or Terraria this isn't the right place to look. The game has a charm to it but it seems incomplete and if you don't mind the pun, a bit shallow.
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AngrySplashMountainLady
0.3 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 20
Bull ♥♥♥♥ ass game...
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MickeyUSA
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 18
Fun game! although i with the devs would come back and continue updating.
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Nukeman1303
12.7 hrs
Posted: August 17
GREAT GAME i love it! but theres a bug ive ran into alot recently, when your captain or a pirate gets off the ship they have a chance to freeze and i have to restart the game to fix it. if this is fixed ill give a 10/10 but now its a 9
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Abandonded by devs, is out of early access but has no right to be. Game is filled with bugs and performance issues.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I like this game pretty much, kinda a 6/10 piece, still worth the money if you buy it at 50% off imo. However I cannot recommend this game, due to all the bugs it has and the developer abandoned the project, means they will never get fixed.

here are some of the games flaws:

-Too little naval cannon actions, ships rarely sunk by cannon bombardment, which makes the standard cannon nearly useless against larger vessels. On the other hand, swivel gun is much more effective for it targets the crew and reduce their HP, makes the following up boarding much easier.

-Some facilities on the ship such as rum buckets, training swords, training weights are not very useful, the crews rarely use them or not at all.

-Pathfinder is buggy. The crews and livestocks sometimes just jump overboard for no particular reason, making the swimming skill a must have. Sometimes they even got stucked when trying to reach food and water, and gain hunger because they fail to reach the resources.

-Cannot assign the ship blocks or sections. Crews and animals just wander around at their will, makes it difficult to do any micromanagement. The crew's job divisions didnt really help.

-Looting takes too much time and micro, once you take over the enemy's ship, because of the nature of this game's control mechanic, you can only loot one item at a time; hell, what's all the crews for if they cannot help you hurl the treasure chests/urns?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
3/10 the game seemed incomplete if you are looking for something akin to sandbox games such as Starbound or Terraria this isn't the right place to look. The game has a charm to it but it seems incomplete and if you don't mind the pun, a bit shallow.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Game abandoned by devs, buggy as ♥♥♥♥, boring and empty.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
This game is somewhere in between meh and allright.

PROS
>>> The crew management and skill building is nice. By endgame your crew really feels like your, customizable band of thugs

>>> There is a lot of wit and humor put into this game. Something pretty entertaining considering overall lack of interesting visuals.

>>> The combat is... unique. blowing up and looting ships is fun and overall pretty satisfying.


THE SHIPLOAD OF CONS *puns*

>>> after defeating the first of the four pirates, there is really no need to kill the rest, because they do not get any more difficult and are prettty much the same.

>>> eventually it gets boring and repetitive.

>>> Shipbuilding is supposed to be a major part of the game. i never once did it because i just found better ships. a better way to implament Shipbuilding would be, insstead of stealing ships, just take some of the building components and add them to your own vessel.

>>> Falling down a similar path as Shipbuilding, taming pets is pretty unescesary because anything a common crab or turtle can do a crewman can do better. pluss, it takes a crewmans weapon slot for an animal cage, and the good, powerful animals are way to hard to tame.

>>>All of the towns are the same, except for the items it sells. same with the islands, which are wasted except for buried treasure.

>>> There are no custom npc's with actual stories. The names, outfits, starting skills and stats, and story are randomized for ALL of the npcs. this would be okay if not all npcs were like this. (you can only find pirates that are godd at fighting at pirate cities for example.) The npcs are extremely repetitive.



thats all i feel like listing. a TEN BILLION TIMES BETTER pirate simulator is SID MEYERS PIRATES please go play that instead of this
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
I want to love this game. I love the theme and ideas of the game but the UI and controls are HORRIBLE. Not much of a review since I couldn't get a hold of the controls. And theres something wrong when playing. I don't know how to explain it but I just have some really weird feeling while playing. Maybe its the menu interface or the jagged pixels; I do not know.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
RRR! Being a Pirate hasn't been this fun since Assassin's Creed 4. Though lacking in the graphics, the fact that you can mold your crew and ship makes this game have loads of replay value... which is good because the Bosses in this game are pretty easy. The permadeath on crewmembers can either make this game really sad or more fun by sending your bad members on suicide missions. Loads of fun!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
The developer Quadro Delta have abandoned the product (last patch Feb 2016). The dev has moved onto another game to enlarge his haul of peoples money. I had high hopes for this game when it was first released in early access. My recomendation! Don't Buy from this dev, wait on any new games to see if he follows through. My score 2 out of 5 stars
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Rating: 2/10

This game is frustrating to no end. I really wanted to enjoy playing it, but just couldn't. It was enjoyable at first, but it quickly grew old and frustrating with all the bugs.

- Really bad tutorial. The tutorial literally "stops" like a quarter of the way in and just assumes that you understand the rest... I thought there would be more to it, but aparently that was it. I had to open up the help menu and read everything before even getting started because the tutorial literally teaches you next to nothing helpful.

- Swapping ships is cool, but you somehow can't transfer your loot from ship to ship??? I don't understand... You kill enemies from a ship, but you can't move your cargo over before switching ships. I tried a lot of things to transfer the cargo but failed. There might be a way, but if there was the tutorial never covered it and the UI doesn't indicate it.

- Your pirates ignoring your commands is so frustrating. It's a major pain getting them to attack the right targets and not to do stupid things on their own. Retreating from combat is literally impossible as the AI is a potato and your guys instantly die.

- If you enter combat with an enemy ship, you're forced to engage with it until you win. You initially have a 60% chance to flee combat at the start screen, but if you fail, YOU HAVE to fight NO MATTER WHAT - even if the enemy ship doesn't have cannons or attacks you... so dumb. I've instantly lost games because I accidentally sailed to the wrong location and was forced to fight enemies a lot stronger than me. I don't know why you can't escape combat after it's started - seems like lazy game design.

- Crew with the ability to clean your ship won't clean it unless they are part of your "Ship Crew" group... I spent hours in a game where my entire ship was filled with poop and was getting frustrated because nothing was being cleaned... Gee, I wish there was a tutorial or help menu to teach me these things.

- You can't give your crew specific orders (like clean the damn poop or shoot a cannon). This makes it really annoying since it feels like you have no control in the game whatsoever. You just have to hope the AI is smart enough not to screw you over in encounters.

- Knockback is extremely annoying since your crew can't swim initially. Now, it does seem like a somewhat interesting mechanic at first. However, getting half your crew instantly killed because of one enemy knocking everyone back is really stupid. I honestly wouldn't mind it so much IF YOUR CREW WOULD OBEY YOUR ORDERS AND RETREAT PROPERLY.

- In towns with taverns, your crew will jump on the land and eat/drink at the tavern costing you gold. This is actually pretty cool. However, it's really frustrating when you need to recall them back to the ship since you have to select all groups to move back to the ship and then physically click somewhere on the ship. Not only that, but if some crew are slow to come back to the ship, you can have others that will go BACK to the land... There seriously needs to be a SINGLE BUTTON that when you click it forces everyone on your ship.

- Sometimes looting ships can get really annoying since a lot of the loot is in jars/chests on the ship. Aparently only your captain character can loot items which is really stupid. And it seems like your captain is the only one that can dig for treasure.

- Speaking of treasure, the treasure maps suck in this game. It leads you to a location and it's just a regular island. When digging around the ground you won't find anything. So it seems like I must be doing something wrong? I actually wouldn't know if I did anything wrong since there's no tutorial to explain anything and the UI sucks at explaining things. I may have gotten the treasure, but with no message, it's very underwhelming. Doesn't really feel fun at all when it should be one of the most fun things to do in a pirate game.

- Leveling up your pirates is interesting at first, but eventually it becomes a major chore. I love leveling up characters in video games since it gives me more control and adds a bit of depth. However, since you can control 10+ pirates at a time, it's really annoying trying to manage all of their stats and skills. The main problem is that it's very easy for your pirates to die in the game (Combat, Cannon fire, Drowning, etc). It's really disheartening when a pirate you've leveled up 10 times gets killed off by something stupid. I really wish you could set it up to level a particular way and let it auto level.

- Cooking in the game seems like it's cool, but it ends up being implemented really poorly. Pirates are forced to cook some food before eating it (like fish you catch in the ocean). However, it seems like only the pirates with the cooking skill can eat the food... they don't even prepare the food for the rest of the crew...

- Aparently you can only put food on your ship when you're at a dock in town. So even if you're catching fish in the ocean with a fishing rod, you have to go back to town before you can place the food on your ship. Like what? That doesn't even make sense...

- Your ship never gets destroyed by cannonballs. Why? Because the stupid cannonballs kill off your entire crew before it even comes close to destroying your ship. Aparently you can automatically hit any part of a ship. There is no such thing as being protected inside the ship. And since you can't control your crew very well, you can end up grouping them together and getting them all massively injured by a single cannonball. Oh, and make sure your crew isn't standing near the edge of your ship since the cannonball will knock them into the water and auto-kill them...

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The game had some positives, but I'm not even going to list them since it's clear this game is too frustrating to play. I really wanted this game to work since the premise is so awesome and they do a lot of things right. It's unfortunate that the bugs, lack of tutorial, poor UI, poor AI, and bad controls had to ruin it.
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1,737 of 2,018 people (86%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
The game has been abandoned by the original Devs and they've hired another guy to basically do little more than bug fix. The addition of new features is a pipe dream that will likely never come true. Over a year ago the original devs were promising all sorts of things ("Both seamonsters AND weather are already on the drawing board. Expect them within a month or so!" - December 2013). None of these things happened and were lies.

The game has Three locations and that is it. Islands, where you kill anyone on it. Sea battles, where you just board a ship or shoot it. Town islands, where you buy things and hire new pirates. At the start the game is pretty fun until you realise this is literally all there is to the game, the mechanics do not develop, new things are not introduced. You will do the same thing you did in hour 1 in hour 100 (Other than shoot cannons). Cannon fights are ridiculous, you could spend tens of hours collecting a crew, training them, equipping them and yet in a single cannon fight many of them will die, making all your hard work pointless.

There is no real plot. No real characters. The music is average. The graphics are frankly lazy, every island is the same and the background for the world is always the same. The gameplay is basic (You order your entire crew with 1 click..you cannot individually select) and it does not develop. Frankly, the Devs should be ashamed for cashing in on an idea and then abandoning it, breaking hundreds of promises they made and hiring some random guy to do little more than take the blame.

Don't buy the game, the developers don't deserve the money and it sends out the wrong message if you do so.

Edit: After announcing they were making a new game and seeing the negative reception it got, they announced a "free redux edition" for the game a week later, in an attempt to win back fans. This doesn't change my review. The game is still currently poor, was released unfinished and it's taken the dev 6 months of silence before announcing anything.

A games review is a review of the game; not future promises.
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