Tempest is a Pirate Open World Action RPG which is offering an ultimate ability to free roam three vast worlds filled with dozens of colonies and forts, hundreds of quests and countless ships to plunder. You can trade, fight, explore on your own or call friends to do the same together!
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Release Date: Aug 22, 2016

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September 6

Patch 1.0.3

Ahoy!

We have been busy last week and rolled out two patches. More to come!

What's new:

1.0.2
  • Steam used to damage save files - fixed;
  • Added notifications about new players joining in multiplayer;
  • A significant nerf of healing and mana-restoring ammo;
  • A deck is now much better detailed in third person mode;
  • Artifact of Speed is now less effective;
  • Artifacts' activations now cost more energy;
  • Fixed several Leviathan glitches.
1.0.3
  • Enemy's boarding party deals less damage now;
  • Enemy's boarding party has 50% less defence now;
  • Players's boarding party deals more damage now;
  • Overall duration of boarding is much less now;
  • A ton of tweaking and bug fixes in tutorial, quests and multiplayer.

Good hunting!

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August 25

Patch 1.0.1.

Ahoy!

This is an amazing launch, thank you! Expect fresh new content updates relatively soon, right now we have 1.0.1. patch going live!

What's new:
  • Fixed camera glitch during boarding sequence;
  • Fixed deck's loss of graphics after the player leaves tutorial mode;
  • Translation fixes in tutorial;
  • Exiting game during the death of the ship caused major bugs: fixed;
  • Fixed damaged save files;
  • Second stage of'The Black Beard' quest is fixed - now all boarded ships gets in count;
  • Time window between encounters on global and tactical maps is now bigger;
  • The Kraken's quest is fixed.

Good hunting.

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About This Game

Dear community,

Thank you for supporting us during the Early Access stage of development. This is game is yours as much as ours.


Game Features

  • Always something to do
    Three regions, dozens of islands, hundreds of quests!
  • Free roam
    Limitless sailing in real time - use Global Map only if you want to!
  • Pirate cooperation
    Share the world of Tempest between you and your friends. Pirate, trade and do quests together, or declare war to each other and watch the ocean burn!
  • Pure singleplayer
    Want to be a lone sea wolf? Multiplayer is only an option, the game is originally designed for singleplayer mode.
  • Seafarer’s adventures
    Buy ships, upgrade your ships, decorate your ships!
  • Being a pirate: Marketer or Racketeer?
    Buy something cheap and sell it at a higher price… Or plunder galleons, sink warships, destroy forts!
  • Fight huge monsters
    Kraken’s sea-friends are waiting for you!
  • Not only cannons
    Use mystical crystals to escape the enemy’s cannonballs, bring down meteorites onto your opponent or call a huge octopus to your aid!
  • Create a great, loyal crew
    Level up your pirates, let them grow from sailor boys to skilled old salts!


Hey Captain! Now that you’ve got the Jolly Roger fluttering in the wind over your ship, you’re ready to rove the seas, take on merchant ships loaded with booty and storm formidable fortresses. Set sail and get your hands on all those legendary treasures that are just waiting for the picking!
When we created Tempest, we focused on the most thrilling part of pirate life – sea battles.
As you navigate the dangerous waters of the game you won’t just catch up with merchants, but you will encounter fellow pirates, creepy followers of a mysterious cult and terrible mythical monsters: Kraken, Leviathan and other infamous creatures.
Your ship – the pride and joy of any freebooter – can be customized in many ways. You are free to change almost everything – from the color of your flag and sails to the ship’s hull and figurehead.
Of course, there are plenty of weapons to choose from for every battle, including cannons, mortars, flame throwers and so on. Also there are special tools ready to help you to rig the ship for any purpose. However, you can win the most valuable artifacts only by finishing the multilevel quests called “legends”.

Good hunting.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5 and above
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
237.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Smooth Gameplay.
Fine Graphics.
Legend Monsters look stunning when you encounter them.
Newly added Tornados, are outstanding as they wreck havok on everything in its path/

Other than the sinking of enemy ships like all other similar sailing pirate games.
The Boarding Strategy stood out, greatly improved gameplay experience,
had fun trying to win battles by boarding rather than simply sinking the enemies.

BUT,

it gets repetitive and monotonous after awhile.
Its a grind for missions and sinking/ boarding of enemy ships while you follow the main story.
Seeking information from port to port, doing delivery work,
same routine and style,
There isn't much of a trading economy.

Having only one save slot,
some extreme bugs when triggered could do serious harm to your save files forcing you to
restart or give up.
Some quest and story mission are buggy to trigger and details aren't sufficient nor relevant.

Had played the game four playthroughs,
the last three have always been met by game ending circumstances of
'Unable to proceed further'.

The last was at final story mission that goes blank with no further details to proceed.
Feeling of reading a book with the last few pages torn off.
Spend hours circling the map aimlessly looking for what was missing where it should appear.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=759040682
The above is an unfortunate bugged save.


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=761763940
Replayed a continued old save which was previously bugged and completed the 21 Legends.
Little to No satisfaction of completion,
the ending is just a text of an encounter with a turtle, which is rather weak for a finale,
as the Captain just stays on his ship outside the port waiting,

perhaps theres more addons in future for a better sequal or ending.


Last Sea Wolf Achievement isn't working as well.



Could use more implementation of Ships, Expansion Maps, Improvement on the Multiplayer interface and more Resolve on buggy situations which i brought up in the support,
perhaps the game is already considered Done and what was said are just redundant.



Used to recommend the game,

had to delete and rewrite the review.
Now its your choice.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
The only good naval/pirate game to come out since Sid Meier's Pirates
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
127.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Ahoi guys/girls!

There is lots of things to say about "Tempest" but to sum all this up, this is what I ended up with.

Tempest is a really nice game which place you at the command of different ships (small to big one! up to rank 2) that you can acquire by "boarding them" (Trophy ship) or "buying them" (If you are a wealthy guy!).

You will be able to join different factions by doing quests, destroying and boarding ships. The way you act will have an impact on your reputation toward the different factions.

Each faction gives you different bonuses/rewards. (pick the right one!)

There is also multiple "history quest lines" that are pretty fun to do like an encounter with the well known "Flying Dutchman" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Dutchman).

Combat mechanics is pretty much "Arcade style" but not in the wrong way because there is still complexicity underneath (crew configuration / collected ships parts or upgrades), and IA is "OK".

In term of graphics, they are yet pretty simple but still clean and neat (for a game that is only 300mb large!), ships are well designed and full of details, effects have ben used wisely and are overall pretty good. There is also a first person view which is a big plus when you are sailing in "open world".

I said "open world"? Yes there is! You can actually jump from the map to open sea in real time!
This is actualy one of my favorite feature in the game, you can actualy go from point A to B by sailing in real time but not without encountering enemies on your path, that I'm sure you will help in their quest to meet the bottom of the sea!

Now in term of musics and sounds They perfectly fit the game atmosphere! Canonballs shot sound / Fire rain / explosion / combat music are pretty nice.

Forgot to mention that there is a Multiplayer mode in the game which allow you to meet ppl in open world and coop with them (right now max 3 ppl in the same session)

Overall conclusion!

Tempest is a nice little game (that reminds me POTBS), is priced as it should (15 euros "here") and will give you plenty of fun if you give it a try!

Hope to see you soon in the high seas!

PS. Sorry if my english is not that "great", I actualy do my best so that everyone could understand (I hope! :) ).
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
This is a gem of a game and well worth the price,I like that you can sail in real time anywhere on the map and i like the way you manage your ship and crew the way you want to.Nice work Devs.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
65.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Pretty fun little pirate game. There is a lot to like and it seems like the developer is tinkering to make it better. I would recommended looking at the guides available on Steam; the game has a little learning curve. I havent played multiplayer, but the single player, open world is amazingly detailed--sun and moon constantly change. You can sail by the stars. Overall very cool. Looing forward to updates as time progresses
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
UI needs some work but otherwise it's a great game imo.
Amazing value for money and devs are communicating with the community on the regular basis which is really cool of them! Lets hope money won't ruin them and they won't stop making Tempest better.

Keep it up guys, thanks!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
been having a blast playing this coop with 2 of my buddies.

i enjoy that the game doesnt hold your hand from the start and you need to learn through trial and error.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
For those of us who were fans of Sid Meier's Pirates, after so long, this game is a great surprise!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
This game is a awesome sea fighting bucanneer adventure i love it. shame you can't go third person nd explore the towns nd cities more indepth would be epic nd explore the returners land seaching for relics etc etc? but still a awesome game. 5 star \(^,^)/
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
71.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Learning curve on making money was a little challenging at first. I bought a flag of a nation and would initiate fights next to that nations forts. The fort would sink all the ships and I would collect the loot. Make sure to sell the loot at towns with the red % next to them. You get more money selling at them. Then buy at towns with the green %, items are cheaper, but sell for less there. I have been enjoying this game quite a bit. The openness and the quests reminds me a lot of playing Mount and Blade. The song even sounds similar. Def recommend this game if you would like to do some good ole pirate ship battles.
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Handsome
9.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
Yes! This is a perfect pirate game which fills the niche quite nicely.
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Conker The Cat
80.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
I really like this game. Its deep in lore, and has challenging missions.

Pros
Tons of missions
Tons of lore
Lots of sea monsters
Huge maps

Cons
Online is currently limtied to 3 players (needs at least 16 to 32)
The chat sometimes turns random English words into Russian (very annoying)
No server list (you join by random)
Some current bugs with false online user list
PVP boarding is a tad bit bugged sometimes, and may cause you to auto sink when you dont want to board.
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ragenz
18.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
i read some stunning reviews for this , they were ....... missleading / game is a gellphone game either ported to pc or designed to sell to cellphone users ... i really wish steam had a catagory for that so i could ignore these types of games. And comeing to that i should have done more research on it before the purchase.

Game has a strange combat system which i thought would have the same feel as rebal galaxy but it doesnt due to the enemy fire arcs being almost 4x wider then your own and you pretty much "swipe" for everything... i have to say im really a little put out by trying to remain positive game is fast with loading and the graphics are pleaseing i guess.

negatives computer has endless artifact use ,uses op ammo endleslly you do not have access to till later in game and then it starts useing the next tier so you will never be "on parr" , will drop random bosses on you so you are now fighting 2 cheating enemies and a big fish that can instant kill you . But every game cheats to keep the challenge for players so ... again its a annoyance that you see it and you know its there .The man isnt behid the curtain hes out front in a tank while you hold a butterknife.

Missions drop some good loot but the missions dont end with the loot drop you often spend more gold then what you get from the missions attempting to complete the mission and therefore should be avoided and shoud be considred for the most part money sinks..

The only reason to do missions is to earn faction rep of which you will earn more by simply buying the faction flag equiping it and auto fighting .

Tradeing is bad I only found one trade run that actualy made any sort of money.

The only part to this game which seems to have any draw for me is the ship customisation ... with the prices however you could possbily spend the day just grinding auto fights "purchaseing ammo" for a spike in your ship that appears to do nothing but look kewl .

If you do decide to buy the game you really dont want to fight those random encounters just auto them its quicker you will kill 20 and earn 10x more $ comparrison to 1 fight you may not win its really not worth it.

This game is a top down turn based strat with some rpg elements but its not about your ship and you its all about your crew which for the most part you will ned to replace half of every hour if you dont like auto fighting aka you will waste exp upgradeing crew alot of expbecuase the will die alot..

Is it sidmieyers pirates no not even close it dosnt even have the depth of windward if you really want a indepth pirate game you would be better off playing warbands pirates then this.

However if you only have a cellphone to play on i guess this would do fine its a coin flip really .
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HURR1CANE
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
GREAT THEME

THE GAME IS BUGGY AS ♥♥♥♥, SYSTEM CRASHES, CANT RESUME ORIGINAL PLOT/POSITION, RE-INSTALL WONT WASTE MY TIME

NO LOAD OR SAVE

THE GAME COSTS TOO MUCH FOR WHAT IVE SEEN
DO NOT BUY UNLESS FOR $5.00
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AnyonesShadow
2.6 hrs
Posted: September 21
Can't get any where damage phsyics in favor of the computer.... no fun dude
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johnnymangos
29.2 hrs
Posted: September 19
TLDR: This game is fun, hands down. There are some epic moments to be had, but the interface outside of combat is not intuitive, and after 30 hours into the game i'm feeling like i'm done.


The bad:
* UI is not intuitive at all. Crew member allotments, moving gear from the warehouse, the quest log, all terribly designed.
* Cannot trade items with other pirates?
* The "trading" mechanic in this game is simple at best. Lost opportunity for sure
* Very little roleplay opportunities outside of shooting cannons and turning in quests
* Cannot create parties and join random games together
* Steam integration is minimal at best
* Not enough variety in quests. This is due to the limit in activities in the game.
* Weird graphical bugs happen when you hide the interface sometimes, so it hinders RP play for sure.
* Other various little glitches with movement/boarding/etc make this game super frustrating at times.
* The tutorial needs a lot of work. It jumps around, sometimes has overly generic instructions, or even (from my perspective) the wrong instructions all together. It definitely doesn't teach you enough.

Now, that's a lot of bad, but that's not the heart of the game, and I still thoroughly enjoy playing.

The good:
* This game is FUN. I have had some awesome OH CRAP and HOLY ♥♥♥♥ moments that were really enjoyable
* Playing with a friend has definitely increase the fun factor, and made this game not-so-irritating when it bugs out since the friend can save you.
* Upgrading your ship and customizing it is definitely fun, makes it feel like GTA on the sea.
* If ANY other aspect of seafaring or pirating gets added, this game will be a steal.

All in all, tons of bad, but they are minutae compared to the fun factor to be had. You might not even have the same complaints.

If you're into pirates/seafaring, i'd say go for it. You'll probably have a great time. Just know this is an indie game, and know what caveats that implies.

Enjoy the high seas!


P.S. I always play on the US server under the game name "mangos". Feel free to join any time and say hi!.
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5 Beers On Patrol
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 17
It's a complete and total mobile port. Don't buy for PC. Tablet maybe.
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Captain Keelhaul
9.6 hrs
Posted: September 14
WE SHALL SAIL AN CONCORE TILLL WWWWEEEEEE DIIIIIEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! seriously 2 player and it is just amazing if you get over the literal ton of repetable quests that spam you.
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Pyro
57.8 hrs
Posted: September 12
I love this game, Its got a lot of great components that make it both casual and very addictive and the devs are great too, Loving the updates in the game so far and hope it continues to get more popular
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