Enter the Blacksea Odyssey, a violent top-down rogue-lite space shoot ‘em up RPG brimming with colossal creatures and runic technologies. Explore dangerous, interstellar spacescapes as you hunt enormous space-behemoths with a harpoon and rune-infused spears.
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Release Date: Jun 1, 2016

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October 18

Blacksea Odyssey is Coming to Consoles!

Good news Space-Huntsmen!

While we said in the past that we would no longer be updating Blacksea. That is no longer the case! We have entered into a partnership with Spiral Summit Games! http://spiralsummitgames.com/

We will be pushing out a few minor updates. Mostly bug fixes, balancing, and minor features. Until the eventual console release.

See you all on the Blacksea!

-Team Blacksea Odyssey

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June 15

Blacksea Odyssey v1.0.1 Released!

Ahoy, space-huntsman! Thanks for everyone's feedback and bug reports - they have been a HUGE help! We wanted to get this out last week, but it took more time fixing some of these issues than we had expected. FYI - the version number still says v1.0.0. I'll fix that next patch - just know it's actually v1.0.1.

Blacksea Odyssey v1.0.1

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed Leviathan firing shards after death
  • Fixed the game crashing occasionally when fighitng an elite Titanfish
  • Fixed the player recieving buggy scores for defeating the Elite Titanfish
  • Fixed sniper shot damage text
  • Fixed memory leak
  • Fixed sfx not working occasionally
  • Fixed game getting laggy occasionally
  • Fixed Abyss creatures not dropping bestiary pages
  • Fixed no controller support for Bounty Complete/Fail screen
  • Reduced Dual Shot damage by 3
  • Reduced Dual Shot attack speed by 50%
Thanks for everyone's patience while we continue to fix bugs and balancing issues. Email any bugs to us at teamblackseaodyssey@gmail.com with the following:
  • A detailed description of the bug and the context in which it occured
  • If possible, include steps that may reproduce the bug
  • If applicable, include a screenshot or video
  • As soon as the bug occurs, send us this file:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\BlackseaOdyssey\BlackseaOdyssey_Data\output_log.txt
Thanks again and enjoy! :D

- Team Blacksea Odyssey

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“It’s satisfying to then wrench it [the harpoon] back out, pulling a fin or a jawbone with it.”
- Graham Smith, Editor-in-chief, Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Space-whaling with total badasses on space-bikes chasing after the vicious space-fishies who will spike and claw you to space-shreds if you let up for even a second? Now that’s a proper challenge!”
- James Cunningham, Hardcore Gamer

“You surf on a missile and use a harpoon to rip limbs off of giant space monsters in Blacksea Odyssey. If that doesn't pique your interest, then I don't know what will.”
- Joel Couture, Indie Games

About This Game

Enter a vast chasm between space and time brimming with colossal creatures and runic technologies.

Once a decade, the greatest huntsmen in the universe gather to compete in a legendary tournament known as the Blacksea Odyssey. Steeped in blood, ancient treasures, and a madness that wills them to delve deeper into the black abyss, these huntsman compete for a chance to claim the ultimate glory of facing a creature of such insatiable ferocity and magnanimous size that its wingspan has been said to stretch across galaxies while it’s breath consumes black holes. A creature rumored to exist only in legend, the Titan of the Stars!


  • Rip Apart Enemies Piece by Piece: Eviscerate enemy creatures by ripping them apart with your harpoon.
  • Fully Destructible Everything: Blast through fully destructible environments with your spear or harpoon.
  • Twitch based Action-Packed Combat: Reminiscent of classic top-down shooters mixed with modern RPG and rogue-like mechanics.
  • Hardcore Rogue-like Elements: Featuring permadeath, procedural levels, and incredible replayability.
  • Massive Bosses: Battle against colossally scaled bosses dwarfing several screen sizes.
  • Expansive Customization System: Forge millions of runic modifications for your spear and space-board.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Win XP / Win 7 / Win 8 / Win 10
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 compliant graphics cards (GeForce GT 520/Radeon HD 3850 and above)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible.
    • OS: OS X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 compliant graphics cards (GeForce GT 520/Radeon HD 3850 and above)
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3 compliant graphics cards (GeForce GT 520/Radeon HD 3850 and above)
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This game is a blast!

Prepare to dodge bullets. Prepare to rip parts of the enemies you'll face. Prepare to die, a lot.

And prepare to have much fun while doing so.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 2
If i could sum this game up in one word it would have to be “Insane”, even in the early alpha this game had me on my toes every second, the monsters are huge and you are this little guy acting like braveheart in space. From start to finish, this is a beautiful and inspiring game you simply can’t miss, the chance to fight monsters and be a god of the stars, to win the competition and go down in history, it’s every mans dream.. every REAL mans dream! Buckle up and blast off, adventure awaits! (some monsters too)
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
Too few health powerups, difficulty "levels" not really any indication of how hard a given hunt is. Overall, glad I didn't pay for this. The art is very well done though, and the soundtrack nice, if a bit repetitive.
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52 of 60 people (87%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
THERE'S A DEMO. After trying said demo, I bought the game. Wow! Demos DO work!
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 6
Blacksea Odyssey is somewhat hard to describe in common terms. The best way to describe it would be as a twin stick shooter at its core, with permadeath, loot and epic boss fights. Levels are procedurally generated,fully destructible and come with dozens of different creatures to fight against. The tutorial also explains the controls both for keyboard and mouse and controller at the same time so you can choose whichever you prefer.

The core:

The main premisse of the game is pretty simple. Once in every decade, four contestants compete in a hunting tournament to find out who is the greatest hunstman and you play as one of these contestants. This tournament is divided in 5 rounds. Between rounds you’ll be placed on the Blacksea map, here there is some text dialogue between the contestants, they brag about previous deeds and mock each other. It is on the Blacksea map that you can visit the shop to sell your unwanted items or buy new ones and it is also here that you can choose different bounties to take.

Each bounty has its own description, such as difficulty level and stats such as “-% enemy damage” or “-% credits dropped”, aswell as the amount of credits you’ll earn upon completion. They are also divided into different biomes such as Tropical (green) and Crystal (blue). Each biome will reflect the enemies you’ll encounter once you’re there.

The boss and overall creature design is pretty damn good. The game does a really good job in showing you which body parts are weak spots and what kind of attacks that enemy has. Not only that, but no two creatures look the same.

During bounties you can choose either to farm credits by killing lesser creatures or you can go right away for the boss. After killing the boss you’ll complete the bounty and then you’ll be awarded score points based on your performance. It is these points that will rank you in comparison with the other contestants.

While playing you’ll also find chests that contain loot and that can be opened with keys, keys which you’ll find by killing enemies. In Blacksea Odyssey, loot is presented in the form of runes and potions that improve both your ship and your weapon. That said, this is where progression comes into place. Right now there is only one playable character, The Old Man, but more are on the way and I assume that each will fit a specific playstyle and each will have its ups and downs. You’ll also be able to choose one of various spears to choose from. each with its own passive bonus and specific stats.


This is main part of the game so let me do my best to explain how it works. Besides attacking with your spear, you can also throw your harpoon into the creatures and use it to rip body parts off or to slow down said creature. However you can’t just spam both your spear and harpoon because some enemies have armoured body parts. This forces you to keep moving and flanking your enemies so you can deliver a fatal blow to their weak spots.

It is also worth mentioning that your ship has a booster built into it. This booster is divided into three different types, short boost, medium boost or long boost. Using the short one will use up one boost bar, the medium will use two bars and the long one will use three bars. This is very helpfull to escape from tight situations and to open passage on terrain, thus proving to be a life saver at times.

So, if you haven’t guessed already, the combat is very fast paced and you’ll find yourself using your boost to dodge and using your harpoon at the right moment to slow down your foes and deal tons of damage.

One thing that bothered me at first was the fact that the camera is very close to your ship, but you also have a sonar to guide you, which will show you where creatures are on your minimap, as well as rock formations.

  • Astonishingly good music
  • Fast paced combat
  • Stylish visuals

Blacksea Odyssey is as solid as a rock can be. It has tons of potential and I trust the developers to improve the game, since they update every 7 days if I’m not mistaken. The only thing that it needs right now is more unlockable characters and weapons (perhaps ships as well?). The combat is refined and extremely enjoyable and everytime you defeat a boss you feel like you’ve accomplished something great.

I highly recommend Blacksea Odyssey to people who enjoy hectic and fast paced fights with enough enemy variety to force you to adapt to new situations.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 2
Blacksea Odyssey is a twin-stick shooter about space whaling.
You are one of the badass looking whalers, who entered the competition to beat everyone else (and not die in the process).

Generally, the game's more or less your typical rogue-lite twin-stick shooter.
You get to fly around, shoot spears at space fish (I guess that's fish?), buy upgrades and consumables, upgrade your spear and your ship (which looks more like a hoverboard).
Additionally, you can unlock more characters with different stats and perks and arm them with variety of spears that also have different stats.
That'd be pretty average if this game didn't have two things that distinguish it from the rest.
First thing is absolutely crazy art style and monsters design. I can imagine some people might not like it, but I personally loving it - it fits the game very well.
The second, more important, thing is "rip off" mechanic.
The idea is that all monsters you hunt have vulnerable parts. And if you want to defeat them quicker - you can weaken those parts and then use your harpoon to rip them off dealing massive damage.
It's not easy to pull this off, especially on more protected monsters, but it feels pretty awesome being able to pull this move off :D
You can of course just keep shooting and kill monsters the traditional way, although it takes quite some time this way.

There are couple of issues and minor annoyances in the game at the moment.
Chests are not shown on the minimap so it's a bit tricky and somewhat annoying to search for them.
Minor UI glitches, spears missing targets (my guess is hitboxes need tweaking) and other small things.
Nothing game breaking was noticed. And devs are promising updates every 7 days.

So, if you like rogue-lite twin-stick shooters and theme with new mechanic does sounds good - go for it.
The game's pretty cheap and very enjoyable for what it is.

Watch more in-depth look in my video:
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
A solid game with an original idea that still has a few technical hiccups. The game is divided into 9 stages, under the premise that you're engaging in a galactic space whaling hunt. During and between stages, you customize your loadout through spear runes and ship runes. Think Galak-Z meets Isaac.


- Crazy boss fights
- Music (for the most part)
- Multiple characters, weapons, and upgrades
- Challenging!


- No resolution about 1920 x 1080 yet.
- Spotty art in places (looking at you, loading screen!)
- Music looping is rough on some tracks

The premise and execution alone have me hooked, but I do hope the post-launch support is strong.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
When I first got this game in Early-Acess, I was scared it would take way too long to develop and I would losse interst and even get mad at the dev for not adding new content. I was wrong. I noticed at the bottm NEW BUILDS EVERY THURSDAY and I thought, "well let's hope they don't consider minor patches and hotfixes updates." No they didn't. While it was kind of lacking when i bought it, Two months later... it was done! I played the game and I love it. Funny how I bought another early acess game two YEARS ago and they can't seem to understand how to get a game out of alpha. I just have to say that this game is great and the devs should be loved for an early-acess sucess.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
This is a great game, its like a cross between Galak-Z and Binding of Issac but with more fight and dodging, great cast of monsters to kill and maim, random loot and powerups to find. I really like the banter between the hunters and the music is excellent.

Well Done.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 4
While this game is incredibly hard, That does not mean anything as you feel awesome every second you play it, It only took me fifteen minutes to fall in love with this game. A large array of creatures and monsters to fight, Large, amazing biomes And amazing boss battles are everything I look for in a game and this has it all. I love this game and I cant wait to see everything new that is added to it
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17.7 hrs
Posted: October 18
The game Blacksea Odyssey follows the paths of four interstellar bounty hunters who "fish" in deep sea for giant monsters. Honestly, the story may as well not be there, as it's only told during cartrige-era text boxes, but for the amusing conversations that take place between the four hunters between missions, which if you take the time to read are actually quite amusing.

As far as gameplay goes, you control your spaceship with WASD and fire with the mouse. There is gamepad support but I would recommend not using it. I've tried both, and even after taking a half hour getting used to it with the gamepad it still wasn't worth it. The controls simply don't work.

Your only customization going into the game is which of the characters you play as and what "spear" you use. Each one has different effects, pros, and cons. None of the bounty hunters are genericly better than the others. The standard indie random loot and infinite replayability rears its head here, with ship and spear upgrades being "runes" which are acquired by opening chests and defeating enemies. It's all comprehensive enough, although I've found the runes to be very unbalanced within teirs, and some runes are almost useless.

Controling the ship is a little clunky, as it controls more like a boat than a space ship. However, once you've adjusted for the controls and stop running into the projectile you were trying to dodge, the game flows very nicely and intuitively.

Map design is a little boring, with four teirs of space and each one only having recoloured rocks. Enemy design is a little more inspired, though it doesn't take a genius to realize that there are about five categories of enemies and you just need to slot them in for each layer you travel to.

Now I will talk about the two biggest selling points of the game, which are the reasons the game is teeth-gnashingly difficult and extremely fun.

First is the enemy AI. Whoever did the programming for the puffer fish AI on the second level, hats off to you, I can never hit those guys from long range. Most enemies in the game have unique AI that determines their attack patterns, and it's enough that even after slaying a few hundred of the same enemy you can still be blindsided by their routine.

The second big selling point is the boss fights. There are seven levels to the game, and each one you get to choose which of a handful of bosses you'll be going after. Bosses range from insultingly easy (looking at you Puff Daddy) to basicly impossible without a perfect build (Charybdis). Almost every boss has some unique gimmick, and the level major bosses are as rewarding to fight as the challenge implies.

I have a few minor problems, like the rune issue above and the fact that you can never just strafe to dodge those stunrocks from the level three bosses, but in the end the game is very solid. Not something to be played all day and beat, but a fun thing to do with a few hours to kill.

Oh, and on the subject of spears, I've been using the spear you get for completing the in-game beastiary, but I'm only done with 60% of it, so I have no idea how I unlocked it.
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16.6 hrs
Posted: September 4
This game is truly a wonder of life. Its incredibly satisfying to rip apart a creature that was giving you trouble, or simply to annihilate everything in your way. The game DESERVES more attention, if it spread around, this game would prove to be one of the best of their kind
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1.2 hrs
Posted: August 30
This game is a good challenge, will not hold your hand after the tutorial. One Life is all you get, so plan on dying a lot while you learn how to play.

Music really pumps up the mood. Can collect pieces of a journal to document the creatures you encounter.

A wicked cool challenging game.

Not for casual gamers who dont like dying a lot.

No Easy mode. Better if you have a beard so you and your character can unite in beardly awesomeness.

Other than that I had fun, and will try try again till i get good.
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10.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
Game is fun, fast paced, and challenging. Only con is the devs had to abandon the game due to low profit and the need to find a work. Tho at this price tag / quality I would def recommend it to anyone, i've met like 2 bugs that were more funny than gamebreaking.
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3.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
Developers have officially abandoned the game. Lots of bugs on day 1, Zero patches since launch. Many promises made and none kept.
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8.1 hrs
Posted: August 12
Lots of bosses and enjoyable moments
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11.7 hrs
Posted: August 1
This game is really fun. Fast, not easy arcade game. You can change your build in every time just by changing runes in inventory so in one sec you are dealing slow but high crit dmg and in next sec you are atacking 3 spears per second dealing for exaple 10 lighting dmg every hit. Boss fight are also great. They are hard and you need another tactic for every part of fight with every boss. That's make fights intensive and it won't be boring after few hours of game. Great thing is also harpoon. You can't deal dmg to enemis forever just atacking them. You have to catch their weak spots by using harpoon and rip parts of your enemis and it's not so easy. It's mean you can have all epic or legendaries runes in your inv but you still need to focus on aiming and avoid enemys atack cause you can't kill it just by shooting it. With bosses is same thing.

And it's still in early acess! I hope in future creators would add new bosses, characters, runes, spears etc. I'm really happy and really enjoyed this game. Great, nice look arcade game.

For me 10/10
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