'Blood & Gold: Caribbean!' is a blend of economic strategy and open-world RPG, set in the pirate era of XVII Century Caribbean. The game is based on the significantly improved Mount & Blade: Warband engine. Free upgrade for all previous owners of 'Caribbean!'.
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Release Date: Dec 10, 2015

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September 15

Soundtrack released

Hi everyone,

Today we'd like to make a couple of small(-ish) announcements.

Firstly, Blood & Gold is at the deepest discount it's ever been right — 75% off on Steam until tomorrow. So grab it while you can!

Secondly, we often saw people expressing their love for the music you can hear in-game. And now you can listen to it wherever and whenever you want with the separate Blood & Gold Soundtrack, now available on Steam!

We dedicate this to the composer of the most popular tune from Blood & Gold (cover of "Drunken sailor"), who tragically passed away last year — Vladimir Kochetkov.

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September 12

Update Notes (September 12)

Hi everyone,

New small update for Blood & Gold is now available for download.

Update notes 2.066:

- Corrected water shader for the sea siege locations.
- Fixed an error with incorrect number of paddles for towers during sea sieges.

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About This Game

'Blood & Gold: Caribbean!' is a blend of economic strategy and open-world RPG, set in the pirate era of XVII Century Caribbean. The game is based on the significantly improved Mount & Blade: Warband engine.

Free for all previous owners of 'Caribbean!', Blood & Gold brings community's most wanted features, such as an addition of the Native tribes, reworked locations and strategy map, playable female character, special missions and other numerous tweaks and improvements.

Decide your own role and create your own adventure in Blood & Gold!

You could start out as a mercenary, accept an assassination mission, collect your reward, walk into a tavern and spend it all in a game of blackjack. Pick up a hooker, lend "protection" services to her procurer and get hit with a stool in your face during a street fight.

Get enslaved and sent to work in a mine, escape with your fellow prisoners, beat all the guards, then rob convoys with an army of former slaves. Save some gold, buy your first plantation and get rich by trading sugar.

Marry a governor's daughter, acquire a colony to rule and declare war against Spain. Spend all your savings on cannons, lose 10 boats and a corvette during a sea siege. Rush in first during a breach of the fortress in Havana and die from your own flagship's friendly fire.


  • Reworked version of the original game with a lot of new additions and improvements, free for all previous owners of "Caribbean!".
  • Gather your own fleet and army to conquer Caribbean — with detailed management options and a lot customization possibilities on your hand.
  • Make use of your business and trading talents by managing your commercial property and convoys.
  • Naval battles with controllable ships and boarding fights.
  • Special governor and underground missions: assassinations, arsons, seizure of property, protection of brothels and many more.
  • With blackjack and hookers: take a break and try to make some money by playing cards.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista 64 bit, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 295 or AMD HD 4870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X-compatible sound card
    • OS: Windows Vista 64 bit, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or better, AMD A8 2.5 Ghz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 560 or better, AMD Radeon R7 260X or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X-compatible sound card
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
I really wanted to like this game. I'm a big fan of M&B and open world conecept games in general. The game has several good ideas going, even if they've become tropes by now, and for the most part the personal combat system works great.

Sadly, however, that seems to be the only thing that works great. Yes, the first-person combat is everything you'd expect from the M&B engine, but everything else ranks from "meh" to "poor" in comparison. The towns are lag-filled messes, with every one of them functionally identical. It borrows the resource model from Port Royal, which is a shame because Port Royal's resource model is a disaster, and then somehow managed to make it even worse with fixed pricing and even more shallow economics that, somehow, someway, manages to be even more dreary & less intutive than its progenitor. Economics in this game are, simply put, horribly broken and pricing on both goods & equipment are basically darts thrown at a wall of numbers during an LSD binge.

Ship combat is... there, I guess. Another mash of tropes, it's the same formula we've seen used in ever wooden-ship navy combat minigame we've seen in the last twenty years or so. Not that it's a bad formula - after all it worked in Sid Meier's Pirates - but at the same time nothing new is really brought to the table except for first person boarding combat. While this does seem new & exciting it doesn't take long to realize that the number of goons you bring & the number of goons you fight against rarely has anything do with the actual numbers claimed to be on board the ships. It's also buggy movement-wise, and one wrong pixel can toss you overboard or clip you into something & freeze you into place.

There's a few missions, too, all buggy to one degree or another. You can toss torches at ships and watch them do nothing, accidentally exit temple ruins too soon simply by facing the wrong way, get weird dialog pop-ups out of nowhere from characters you've never met, and generally run around wondering what you're supposed to be doing because there is no real in-game guides that actually, y'know, teach you anything.

Overall I'd say the general problem is that they took the solid M&B combat engine and then tried adding lots of stuff to it that it was never really meant to do in the first place, and then spent the next several years trying to bugfix the resulting mess. The result is a game with one great strength followed by a long list of ever increasing weaknesses. The ship combat barely works. The economic game doesn't work at all. The scripted stories... I can't even tell if they're working. The strategic map is a mess that still has pathfinding issues to this day.

Saddest of all is that you know a game has reached the end of its development life when they try to sell you it's soundtrack for extra cash (y'know, the same soundtrack that's already included in the game you already own?). Therefore I don't see any of these problems ever getting fixed, which is a shame.

The ideas are good. We've needed a pirate game with more first person combat for a long time. It's the execution that was lacking, because they used a engine that's good for first person combat and not much else, and it's that not much else that brings the game down. I don't blame the developers for the limitations of the game engine. I'm sure they did the best with what they had to work with. The problem is mostly just the inadequacy of the tools.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I love the M&B series and have put more hours into Napoleonic Wars than most people spend raising a small child. I wanted to love this game, but it cannot be loved by mere mortals.

Firstly, the multiplayer is dead. Not in a CS:S kind of sense, I mean literally: no one at all plays the multiplayer and if you go online you will be the only person in the world playing. If it wasn't dead however, I have a feeling it wouldn't be that great. The maps seem to make little sense (for example, one of the fort maps is a huge square shape, but fighting only occurs down one side) and the game modes aren't too exciting. Also, there doesn't seem to be ship battles online. Are you kidding guys? That's the main reason I bought the game!

The single player makes next to no sense to me, but perhaps I'm a bit slow. Compared to the Viking Conquest single player, it's even more 'sandboxy' and offers next to no guidance on where to go and what to do. When you do stumble across a mission, it ends up being next to impossible and you end up getting stuck in the 'I failed and got kidnapped by ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s' cycle where you lose everything and end up getting beaten up by men with pitchforks.

Overall, its a good idea but it just doesn't really gel very well at any point.

4 failed assassination attempts/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
Generic gameplay. Poor UI.
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149 of 162 people (92%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Seeing as it's often misunderstood by the newcomers I'll state it right here :
"B&G Caribbean!" is a FREE EXPANSION to the original "Caribbean!"
There are COMPLETELY NO FEES, OR PAYMENTS REQUIRED for the owners of the game.

After not-so-warmly welcomed release of Caribbean! The developers of SnowBird put a lot of effort
to completely revamp the game and provide players with greatly enchanced experienced. Different than what players had expeirienced so far on this engine. Did they succed in that? Yes they did!
(It's still the same game, but honestly there are some things I didn't even have idea they are possible on this engine. Mainly the missions.)

At the very first glance, player may think to himself that not that much has changed, but do not let that fool you. In just a couple of minutes you are guaranteed to get amazed with creativity and new possibilities.

My personal number one, would be the new taverns, where not only you can play BlackJack, or hit another guest with a chair, but also take on the... less legal missions. And the variety of these... is just amazing.
While these I'll call them mini-missions are usually very hard, they are also just so much fun, you get to escort an individual and protect him form assasin attacks, or try and seize the control of a ship stationed in the docks, there are hold out missions, and even sabotage ones. With the time I spent in the game so far, I haven't had time to get bored with these.

There are also various interesting missions from the governors from other countires.

Now I'd also like to talk about the capture system. Most likely most people assumed that new system for being captured is something they won't be using all that often, since they instantly re-load the game if they are defeated. But honestly, on the low levels if player is not careful it's quite easy to end up as a slave and the trasition is so fluent there is no time to load the game. Sure you can still do that a moment later, but honesetly I myslef haven't done so once. Getting ready for your uprising and finally trying to break out free is a lot of fun.
However, you should remember that your goal is to escape throm the plantation or mine, not to kill all the guards. Even with huge uprising like 80 out of 107 prisoners, the plantation garrison is just very strong. So do not waste your chance trying to kill all of them - run for your life.

The Sea battles and feet management have been changesd slightly too. 1) You can now own several fleets stationed in different Bays or ports.
Your ships not being currently used by a character can be always used to form a convoy and sell goods. Be wary of the pirates though! The Sea battles themselvs are now happening in a bit faster pace, and ships are slightly more responsive... Personally I liked it like it was, but this was popular complaint, so it was adressed. There is also a new mechanic, that allows to destroy cannon or cannons of enemy ship. The same may happen to you though!

Last thing I will take note of, is there are a couple of new character skills, one allowing player to cheat in Blackjack more efficently, the other one allows player army to use more cannons, and makes canoneers more efficient. Ah right, about the cannons, they play a lot bigger role in
sieges now, along with destructible defense structures.

There are many more new features, that I am planning on writing about, but I will add these later on, since I want to post this review as quickly as possible :P

For the Multiplayer gamemode, at this stage it's only a very early beta, so I will not include it in the review just yet. This aspect of the game will be updated according to player needs / requests, but it will take some more time. At the very moment it's only a bare skeleton. Hoping an update will come soon.
At this point I'm sure no one needs further proofs that developers will deliver on their promises if given enough time.
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66 of 73 people (90%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
101.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Ah, Blood and Gold Caribbean. If you like Mount and Blade styled games, you should definately pick this one up. As of this writing, the game is still fairly unstable. There are a plethora of bugs and glitches, however any real Mount and Blade fan is used to this kind of thing. First time players of a M&B style game may find the bugs too much to handle.

Despite those shortcomings, this game is still incredibly fun. It has the one thing that defines all Mount and Blade games; the ability to start as a worthless bum and work your way up to a king. The game doesn't tell you what to do, you have to go out and take ports for yourself in any way that you wish. This game is about raiding conveys is search of dat booty. This game is about cheating at cards and then beating the daylights out of an entire tavern full of drunks. This game is about starting a war that will end tens of thousands of promising young lives just so you can see all the towns on the world map have your faction color. This game is about being defeating in battle and being sent to a prison camp where you try to organize a prisoner uprising and fail to such an extent that you injure your head and become permenantly dumber. Can you really afford to not try this out?

In conclusion, whether you like to yo ho or prefer to diddly dee, you should find this game to be an exciting pirate adventure.
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75 of 88 people (85%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
This game is what Sid Meier's Pirates! was meant to be when it grew up (and drank too much rum). I love the boarding party battles and watching people fall from the crow's nest. I swear, I say 'wheeee! splat!' every time. There are some little things that need tweaking but a great pirate game.
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70 of 82 people (85%) found this review helpful
47 people found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
answer this little QA before you buy this:

1. are you a fan of Akella's pirate RPG, Sea Dogs (or Corsairs/Korsary in the dev's native language)?

2. can you enjoy something that has prehistoric production values, being held together with chewing gum and tape?

3. do you not mind seeing the Mount and Blade engine being butchered in bizarre ways?

4. do you like ambitious, open-world PC games made in the former Eastern Bloc?

if you answered yes to 3 or more, then play this bad boy.
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92 of 117 people (79%) found this review helpful
217 people found this review funny
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
Mission: Burn the shipyard. Ok, that shouldn't be so hard. Nice I have 50 thugs with me. Kills few guards and got to the shipyard, started burning the ships, nice, just 2 more to go. Suddenly, 60 guards came up, killed all the thugs and captured me. I was sent to a plantation as a slave.

After months of persuading people to escape, we have tried. Guards killed all of them and knocked me out. I tried again, and succeeded! As soon as I escaped I headed to nearby town and was intercepted by marauders who captured me and sent me to a mine as a slave.

Best slave simulator!

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53 of 60 people (88%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
56.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
I started as a small time pirate looting unfortunate enough small boats. Then I went on a quest in the far, far away town to find out governor's source of income. Plan was to seduce governor's daughter so she can tell me the dirty secret. She was reserved, but after few nice gestures and the night out in the inn, she opened up. Her father was arrested, but then we fell in love. so I became the new governor and formed my own faction. Suffice to say, England, my former ally, was bitter because of that.

I tried to manage all this state affairs, but it wasn't easy. Economy was weak so I decided to go pirating and gather some cash. Few moment later, I spotted ongoing battle between my allies and new enemy, England. It was rather huge battle for me at the moment - lots of galleons while I had meager one-deck-of cannons boat. I said what the heck and went straight into the battle. I waited until both parties were exhausted, then grape-shoted one galleon and boarded it. Melee fight started, my heroes and well trained boarding party fought well. We got the ship!

Now, after owning heavy galleon I started intercepting English trade convoys. I established my own trade routes. Money was flowing. My reputation grew. Then one day, while passing near the Spanish city, I saw huge English navy besieging the city. I could see fiercest ships - 1st, 2nd, 3rd ships of the line. And the Spanish city fell. So it was time for me to get hell out of there. But then I was small group of ships - 2nd and 3rd ship of line, breaking from rest of the attack force. It was time to do my vulture tactics again!

I went into the battle - and there where two ships sailing straight into me. I started damaging the sails of the first ship, while cornering so second enemy ship didn't have the clear shot - first one was blocking her view. Then I switched to grapes, and decimated first ship's crew. Turned out tactic was good - crew count fell from 550 down to 50! Then I made a sharp turn and boarded the ship. After a quick battle one of the biggest ships were mine. I didn't have enough crew to sink the other enemy, so I managed to retreat. Some of my crew weren't happy, but hey, we won the jackpot!

I wasn't home for quite some time. My relationship with my wife began to deteriorate. Meanwhile, she was fighting natives and protecting the land. So I headed to my land. In was at that moment I saw several English ship of the line convoys following me. They wanted a revenge. But hey, I can outrun then, right? So I was sailing across the Caribbean, while enemy was behind my feet. They were relentless. I reached my city, but the didn't stop. I went inland by foot, by they also did that! ♥♥♥♥, this was going to be bad. But then, I could somehow cover my tracks so they lost me. I returned to the town, got my wife, and boarded my new ship. I left the garrison in the city because enemy was still there somewhere. Maybe my only city will fall and I will lose my faction. Who knows?

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48 of 56 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
I played this game when the original caribbean was released. I was sorely unimpressed with the original project, and seriously considered filing for a refund. However, the devs promised to hammer out the bad, so I stuck with them. And then we received our copies of this beauty. And it has been all uphill from there. I love evey aspect of this game, from the classic, Pirates!-style combat, to the extremely in-depth story that you can develop for your character. It is less about who you were before the game started, and more about where you are headed. Fall in love with the Governor's daughter and start your own kingdom. Strike fear into the hearts of men pirate, merchant, and soldier alike. Toil in a mine while you plot your escape with fellow prisoners who are enslaved with you, The options are insanely varied. And entirely up to you. I'll edit this to add bullet points to it later, but I sincerely hope that more people decide to give this game a chance. It is really a diamond that fell out of a lump of coal. Also not sure if this counts as having received this product for free, as I paid for caribbean.
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Barbarossa Bey
22.5 hrs
Posted: October 24
Recent patch bug fixed.. game is more playable now, despite the occurance of lag after a couple battles.

Until achievements are introduced to this game, I will have to down vote it because the communists promised achievements since last year and have not kept their promise..


1) Tutorial messages are too fast for reading.. not even nerds can read that fast.

2) My 5th rate can handle 45 crew upon boarding.. yet I never saw more than 32 on any boarding session.. not to mention when i battle vs. a 150 crew cutter (yes, a pieace of crap cutter).. the cutter somehow can spawn the entire 150 in the session but i'm only allowed 32? Get real commies...

3) Frequent crashing such as "hash vector", and many more weird type crashes

4) During sea siege assaults, player starts trumpling like a horse on deck, and all other party members stutter in movement

5) Text typo mistake when promoted to 4th rank.. instead of saying "can use 36lb cannon"... it says "16lb cannon"

6) On rate ships during boarding.. ladder is kind of messed up and you must jump to continue your way up

7) Graphic issues during sea siege assault if leading assault before bombarding first

8) Renown and XP gained for missions are too much.. making it too easy to rank, especially in the artillery quest. 50 renown per friendly character mission also is a little too much.

9) Player item availability from the very start.. would have been nicer to anticipate the more advanced armor and weapons rather than have them available from the first week.

10) During nighttime battles.. the sky is glowing bright yet the ground and everything in it is very dark.. is tough fighting battle especially with those native monkeys jumping around you
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63.0 hrs
Posted: October 18
I've been a lover of pirates for a long time (yes i know they weren't as glorious as it looks, shut up, let me have my fantasies) and couldn't find any good pirate games to play for a long time. so far there are 2 that did a pretty good job: AC black flag and Blood & Gold: Caribbean. At first it might have been quite sloppy, but unlike many games, the game is still getting updated. It's quite nice so far and is only getting better in my opinion. I did and will again recommend this game to all my friends, because it's just so amazingly good.
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6.9 hrs
Posted: October 14
Mount and Blade with pirates.

Devs did one mistake earlier as they released game to early with Caribbean name. Though they did continue work on it ,still do, and game is quite mutch more than it used to be.

Lots of thing to do, good old M&B combat, ship combat, nice musics, working trading (eyes you can build your own trading empire in this), horse races, criminal missions etc.

To me it is a good pirate game but reality is that engine is old and is starting to show. But as said it is still a best effort in this genre, hopefully devs can get better engine and more money to continue pirate games as they do have taste to it!

So if you like pirates and M&B cant really miss with this!

ARRRRR!! Whers me gold!!!
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3.6 hrs
Posted: October 12
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14.6 hrs
Posted: October 12
for a while i really enjoyed it but over the past few updates it has gotten a lot worse. now it freezes often, crashes to desktop, suddenly lost everything from inventory, when raiding a city it has a lot more soldiers than it says (i had 157 and the city said 138, ended up fighting over 400), more enemy soldiers spawn at a time than yours making raids completely unbalanced, take damage from nothing (i had full health and when starting a raid i started with half health), a glitch where enemy boat can travel across land, upgrading athletic to max has the same speed as when it was 0. can't recommend this game to anyone
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 29
For the combat, think "With Fire & Sword" but with less cavalry and more guns. Finally, I can make an all-infantry/musket army without worrying about those hussars breaking my ranks!

P.S I've played more than it says; most of my hours are in the "older" version.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
just play MWB
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