Burly Men at Sea is a folktale about a trio of large, bearded fishermen who step away from the ordinary to seek adventure. Set in early 20th-century Scandinavia, the game's story branches through a series of encounters with creatures from folklore.
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Mostly Positive (29 reviews) - 79% of the 29 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 29, 2016

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September 30, 2016

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“It’s a tiny-but-then-not-tiny, lovely thing with so much character and a wonderful sense of adventure," says Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

"5/5," proclaims TIME, for its "artful interplay of visual minimalism, waggish writing and hilarious but also haunting sound effects generated by gorgeous a cappella voices."

"It’s a calming, lovely game," adds Kotaku. "It left me with a little smile on my face."

"Aye!" grin the Brothers Beard as they set sail.

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“…Artful interplay of visual minimalism, waggish writing and hilarious but also haunting sound effects generated by gorgeous a cappella voices.”
5/5 – TIME

“It’s a tiny-but-then-not-tiny, lovely thing with so much character and a wonderful sense of adventure.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“You reeled me in with your talk of a branching narrative, and your lovely art.”
PC Gamer

About This Game

One of TIME’s top five games of 2016, Burly Men at Sea is a folktale about a trio of large, bearded fishermen who step away from the ordinary to seek adventure.

Set in the waters of early 20th-century Scandinavia, the game's story branches through a series of encounters with creatures from folklore. You play as storyteller and wayfinder, shaping the narrative around three ungainly heroes. Play through once for a single tale, then set sail again to uncover paths to new adventures.

Named Best Story Game of 2016 by Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and nominee for Best 2D Visuals (Unity Awards 2016), SXSW Gamer’s Voice Award (2016), and Best Adventure Game/RPG (Intel Level Up 2016).

FEATURES


  • Branching Story: Play through multiple adventures, each designed to be completed in a single sitting.
  • Interactive World: Shape the narrative through interaction with characters and the world around them, set inside a draggable, interactive vignette.
  • Playful Aesthetic: Colorful art style with handcrafted animation, set to a whimsical original soundtrack inspired by the game’s Scandinavian setting.

ABOUT THE DEVELOPER


Burly Men at Sea is the second game from husband-and-wife team Brain&Brain, developed during their own adventures as nomads and erstwhile farmhands.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 225 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 275 MB available space
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