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'Caribbean!' is a sandbox pirate RPG with a larger focus on battles (both on land and in the sea) and management of player's character and his crew.
Release Date: Apr 29, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

“Hello everyone,

'Caribbean!' is currently in the alpha state and has reached the stage where it could really use some of the players' feedback.

The game has its basic features already in, and content-wise (weapons, armor, locations, sounds) we're 70% done. What we're mostly planning to do from this point is to build upon and improve what we already have with regular updates and your help.

You might be put off by the current simple economic system, visually incomplete locations and balance problems — these parts of the game will be reworked during the Early Access stage.

Check out the official forum and the store page below for current and planned features.

The price is lowered during the early access stage, all future updates come for free. Full version release is planned for Autumn 2014.”
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Status update #2

July 29th, 2014

Hi everyone,

We have to let you know that the big July update we announced earlier won't be coming — instead, it's going to become even bigger and land in August. We'll share the reasons behind this decision, as well our current work progress, below:

Boarding. We think that boarding is the heart of combat gameplay, even more important than sea battles. The current version of the boarding fights stopped being satisfactory for us a long time ago, and as a result we're redoing it from scratch.



Graphic quality of the boarding locations was too poor compared to the character models so all ships are being completely redone. Besides the evident difference in textures, we redesigned level geometry: got rid off jamming on decks and unnecessary rooms, made the movement on ships more clear and free for the player. We also added crow's nests on masts, to provide riflemen with additional spots.



Plus we'll try to add some new animations, including the classic boarding jump rope.

Naval combat. The second most important element of the game. We're still torn between which path to choose: making everything more simple and arcady or adding more options for strategy and control. But our internal tests showed that either way we'd need to deal with current small locations. Right now gameplay functions well only with 2 vs. 2 ship battles. Our limit is 12 ships on the scene, and with that amount of ships there's very little room for everyone in the sea. Making the location bigger is a challenge as we have to work around the engine's limitations. So for now our programmer added a 'spyglass' option that many of you asked for. More significant updates in this area should be coming in September.



Trading and economy. Initially it was supposed to be a side gameplay element, but we want to increase its importance in the game. Actually, working on economy takes more time than anything else at the moment as we keep changing some basic things in M&B engine. For example, right now we separate player's personal inventory and his cargo. It's not very convenient and logical to carry not only a set of 12 breastplates but two tons of cacao as well. Another new element is building construction in the towns — there's so much to do here that we won't even dare to promise it done by August.

Strategic map. We got a lot of feedback on geography of our map and its flaws. Apologies for the inaccuracies — that was our first try to befriend realism with gaming. In August we'll do our best to finish the new world map, more accurate and, possibly, far more attractive.

The plans are pretty ambitious for us, and we hope we can implement all of this with no problem. After the August update we'll be ready to switch to the next big step — refining land battles and implementing city sieges.

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Update notes (June 20)

June 20th, 2014

Hi everyone,

New update 0.802 is available today. Not a big one, but consider it to be a foundation for a huge update in July.



Update notes:

- Added functional for ammunition consumption in naval battles (ammunition can be bought in the harbor).

- Added two new ship models.

- Added new economic model for testing - reset raw material and product types, adjusted production and consumption.

- Sound effects partly changed.

- Removed unnecessary test content.

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About the Game

'Caribbean!' is a sandbox pirate RPG that blends the most engaging melee and firearms combat with naval battles, detailed crew management and the deep atmosphere of the pirate era.

Set in XVII century’s Caribbean region, whose unspeakable riches drew many European powers and pirates into the great fight, the game lets players decide their own role and create their own pirate adventure.

What's already in the game:


  • Naval battles with controllable ships. There are several types of damage that ships can deal and take; Ships can lose sails and be caught on fire.
  • Players can purchase unique upgrades for their ships, like a more solid hull, fire protection, damage reduction for their crew and a greater chance to set enemy ships on fire and so on.
  • Ability to improve ship artillery and ship's crew.
  • A set of special perks available for player's character.

Plans for the near future:


  • Battle planning with squad management.
  • Improved boarding system with new locations.
  • New production and trading system.
  • Meta-goals for each faction, that provide a player with global goals. If player completes them, the game is considered finished in a way. Like foundation of Franco-American alliance or repulsing English punitive expedition against pirates.
  • Adding fortress and siege artillery for city assaults.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 64MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, ATI Radeon 9600, or better
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Standard audio
Helpful customer reviews
136 of 175 people (78%) found this review helpful
39 products in account
1 review
7.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
It is on the unstable side, but I'm sure they will fix this quickly, the looting system is not working after the battles, also add more pirate ports to create diversity towards you want to become
Posted: April 29th, 2014
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69 of 86 people (80%) found this review helpful
84 products in account
4 reviews
3.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
For only playing this for a few hours, I can say that this can be a promising succesful Pirate RPG we've all been waiting for. There is no good Pirate mod out there so this is the best that can come close to something that I'd be happy with. Get this game and help the developers!
Posted: April 30th, 2014
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130 of 192 people (68%) found this review helpful
88 products in account
1 review
7.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Axe pistols.
10/10
Posted: May 1st, 2014
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84 of 120 people (70%) found this review helpful
136 products in account
10 reviews
11.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
One of the new game About central America in 1655 , with Mount blade engine (With fire and sword engine)

I started this game , textures looks better than in warband they are better , i had battle on sea where i controled ship and i fired plenty of cannon balls on enemy, then i visited spanish town they took me to prison (random quest) and i had to run away

On field i was suprised , there was cannon , i controled cannon and i fired on enemy (no cannon balls but small balls for near enemy like in napoleonic wars)

This game is good and its alpha only. Only problems which i met were fast recruited men and i could fire from cannon in battle when they killed me

Just buy and try it! :)
Posted: April 30th, 2014
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95 of 139 people (68%) found this review helpful
67 products in account
2 reviews
7.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Quite disappointed, I must say.

As a long time modder and player of Mount & Blade since its first betas many years ago, I'd have expected a full dev team to add a whole lot more "piratey" and overall new features in this "standalone game", but unfortunately, currently it mainly feels like With Fire And Sword in the Carribean. The gear is practically the same (even some M&B pirate mods offered a greater variety of dress, including pirates with hooks and wooden legs and parrots on their shoulders) and you even get "steppe horses" in the Caribbean. C'mon guys, at least rename them...

Ship combat is clunky, the camera control in ship combat is frustratingly useless, getting the view from one side of the ship to the other takes ages and game controls settings offer no settings for ship combat. It tries to function like Sid Meier's Pirates! sea battles did, you know, tiny ships circling, exchanging cannon fire, but delivers terribly. Personally it also bothered me that there's no option to have non-flagship fully manned own fleet ships board enemy ships, and you also can't transfer men from fully manned ships to your depleted flagshipship during a battle, so if you lost a lot of men in the first boarding, you're pretty screwed for subsequent ones, while a couple fully loaded allied ships circle around. Cannon range is also terribly silly. Most of the sea-battle time you're out of range, but as soon as you're in range, particularly for manpower-destroying grapeshot, you get boarded (at a distance of twice the length of your ship???).

Fights on shipdeck are ok, but there is a lot of pathfiding issues, guys getitng stuck, so you have to deliver a mercy shot to some unfortunate stuck enemy, to end the battle, if you can find him. And going overboard means drowning even if you're lightly dressed. The only thing that works fine are the land battles, which are your basic, unchanged Mount & Blade fights.

The pirate game I compare this to and which I most enjoyed so far, was the New Horizons mod for Pirates Of The Carribean game. http://www.moddb.com/mods/new-horizons
In spite of its age, it offers excellent first and third person sea battles, cannon aiming, different types of cannons, decent shipdeck swordfights (M&B engine seems better for these, to be honest), good storylines and a much more convincing Carribean look and atmosphere than this game here. And it's completely free (if you can find the original POTC game anywhere still).

Unless the 30% this game claims is still unfinished in its Early Access stage dramatically improves the atmosphere, sea battles, fights, adds some unique new features that we haven't played to death in Mount & Blade already, and generally makes it more "Arrrrr! Ye scurvy dogs!", I honesly cannot recommend it, even though I would love to, as pirate games are generally a fun thing.

It's definitely NOT worth the €14.99 I could have spent on a few satisfying pints of ale instead.

If you want this sort of gameplay, buy Mount & Blade: Warband instead and try out dozens of excellent FREE mods for it. Much better value.

P.S.
Several people complained about game crashes. I have to say that I haven't experienced a single one in all my playtime so far. Either I have been very lucky or missed some crashing bugs, or it could be that their systems are causing the crashing as M&B games tend to be very RAM heavy.
Posted: May 2nd, 2014
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