Pixel Privateers is a Squad Based Tactical RPG “Loot ‘Em Up” that will send your team of mercenaries through a mysterious wormhole on a quest to gather technology for your employer. An entire galaxy awaits - full of worlds to explore, factions to encounter, and epic gear to collect!
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July 18

QD News - Bringing the Universe to Life!

Greetings, Privateers!

It’s been awhile! Fear not though, for today we bring you a look at what we’ve been working on recently with the game. This stage of development, as we work up to launch, is focused on polishing the game, fixing issues, and fleshing out the experience overall.

For us, it isn’t enough to focus only on planet type, or the faction that controls each world. We want to create an experience that always surprises you, and doesn’t feel bland or boring. The enemies that inhabit each world are one aspect of that, but another is variety in the layouts themselves. Even within each faction’s bunkers, we want to ensure that there is plenty to see, and that it feels vibrant and alive.


For today’s example, we’ll look at our friends, the cyborgs. Cyborgs are one of the more dominant forces in the game’s universe, and are encountered pretty commonly during the game. To really bring these guys to life, we have been further increasing the number of layouts for their strongholds, and bringing their personality to the forefront.


Cyborg bunkers are alight with technology, and a broad array of animations and props. In a single bunker, you’ll see them up to all kinds of things, even producing new cyborgs in the background.


We feel these backdrops not only make the experience interesting, but also help tell their own story. Players are given a glimpse into what the cyborgs are all about, and what their world looks like.

On the community side, I am very proud to formally introduce Jason “Spartix” Rideout, my Assistant Community Manager. He’s been on board with us for awhile now, and is already making a big difference to the team. You’ll find Jason on Discord every day, and will definitely be seeing him around the community as a whole. Be sure to give him a warm welcome!

While the wait for the game may feel long, we’re very excited to finish the game and roll it out to you all. We’ve set the bar very high for Privateers, and look forward to bringing you an experience you can enjoy for a long time to come. Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you next time for QD News!

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June 20

We're Looking For a Few Good Privateers!

Greetings, Privateers!

As we move ever closer to launch, we're preparing for our community to grow significantly. In order to ensure that we have enough people to assist our expanding user base, we are recruiting volunteer moderators to help us deliver top-notch customer service and tech support. The following are the qualifications we're asking for:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to commit time to being present in the community
  • Must be willing to assist other users in a variety of ways, including moderating content in violation of our community rules, troubleshooting bugs and technical issues post-launch, and addressing customer service concerns
  • Must be passionate about building our community

    If this sounds like you, and you'd like to join our team of awesome minions, please contact me, LadyAijou here on Steam, on the official forums or you can contact me or Spartix on our Discord Channel. I look forward to hearing from new recruits!

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About This Game

Pixel Privateers is a Squad Based Tactical RPG “Loot ‘Em Up” that will send your team of mercenaries through a mysterious wormhole on a quest to gather technology for your employer. In a twist of fate, your journey becomes a one-way ticket – with an entire galaxy of worlds to explore, factions to encounter, and epic gear to collect. Will you make it back home, make your mark in this new universe, or become another victim of the many dangers of the cosmos? Ultimately, how your story plays out is up to you!

Focusing on a user-customizable experience and robust multiplayer within the framework of a deep and engaging space exploration RPG, Pixel Privateers seeks to provide a truly accessible rogue-like gaming experience that will appeal to gamers of all types and skill levels.


Huge Universe to Explore

Navigate your ship through the universe and land on any planet you choose! Take care, however, for many perils await you – and you could always find yourself overrun by enemies far stronger than you!

True Tactical, Squad-Based Combat

Control your squad individually in tactical mode - where you issue orders and have them carried out - or control your squad as one - directing them all at once!

Accessible Gameplay

An array of difficulty settings will allow you to enjoy the game in a more casual manner – or challenge yourself in True Rogue mode where death is quite permanent!

Storyline and Factions

Learn the history of various factions and their place in the universe, and become part of the intrigue yourself. Where do your loyalties lie? What part will you play? See how the story unfolds!

Deep Skill and Tech Trees

Advance your knowledge and conquer: Gain awesome new skills, abilities, and technologies as you research alien artifacts. Train and advance individual crew members by enhancing their stats and collecting better gear!

Interactive Ship

Tired of all that adventuring? Spend some time building up and exploring your Ship! Maybe even hang out in your own on board bar - complete with a band to entertain you!

Epic Loot!

Plenty of awesome gear to make you a powerhouse is out there for the taking! Not to worry, with the innovative loot highlighting system, you can choose what you want to pick up and take back to your ship. No inventory clutter here!

Post Launch Content

We absolutely plan to bring free content expansions to Pixel Privateers – following in tradition set by Terraria. In fact, we have a number of plans already, and we will plan to share more specifics there post launch. The better things go, the more we can do – we want Privateers to be a title with a long life!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shader Capable Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Broadband connection needed for online multiplayer
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