Every activity in Puzzle Pirates is a uniquely fun puzzle: be it sailing, gunning, or hauling treasure, your own puzzling skill determines your success!
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Release Date:
Sep 14, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Puzzle Pirate: Dark Seas is a new take on a beloved MMO that's been sailing the seas for over a decade. This requires a lot of updates and input from players to help us create an exciting experience without losing the charm of a game they love.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We believe it's important to be flexible depending on our needs. However we anticipate that we'll be in Early Access for 6 months to a year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The world of Puzzle Pirates: Dark Seas is large and has a lot of interconnected parts. The final version should include fully functional blockades and chances for flags (a collection of crews) to colonize islands and build an empire. We also hope to include more PvP elements to help track and reward those who take risks and have the most skill.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version contains the core game. Blockades and island ownership are not yet operational, but we hope to implement them soon. You can create crews and flags, pillage, run shops, play puzzles, PvP, and increase your wealth while you prepare for the battles that are to come.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game will continue to be Free to Play after Early Access with in game purchases. We currently do not expect in game purchases to change price. However the cost of items within the game may change price as we make balance adjustments.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Absolutely! Puzzle Pirates has a long history of using player feedback to improve the game. This is especially true for Puzzle Pirates: Dark Seas. We encourage anyone with feedback to post on our forums.”
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October 20

Trick-ARR-Treat Event

Are ye ready fer Halloween, mates? To get ye in practice, we have a fine competition prepared for ye: Starting October 20th, Pirates will be invited to participate in the great Trick ARRR! Treat event of 2017. That's right: "Arr!" We're pirates, after all.

And how do ye win this competition: Sail with yer crew and retrieve candy from the unwilling hands of brigands! A boon fer the Pirate with a sweet tooth!

Along with the competition, pirates might find hordes of monsters washing up on shore at an alarming rate. If yer scared, don’t worry, ye can hide behind one of the masks available at the palace shop.

Since our last post, we've implemented the following changes:

  • Fixed the building arrows which had disappeared.
  • Allowing the "Blockades" tab of the Notice Board to be accessed even when not on an island.
  • Added an in-game Doubloon History link on the doubloons panel.
  • Increasing the maximum number of free accounts that can be created by an account. This should help people who were unable to set up their Steam account the first time.
  • Experimental update to allow shoppe inventory data to be exported to a text file in JSON format by double-clicking the "Inventory" tab in the client. If tools are created to parse and manage this sort of exported data, the functionality can be expanded to other panels in the future.
  • Displaying faction icons next to job applicant notices in the Dark Seas client.
Ye can find the change log here.

We have a few items we're currently working on. This is by no means a complete list:
  • Plans for blockade openings. Expect an announcement next week regarding these plans.
  • Issues with the Steam Overlay not working correctly. Most of these have been corrected. A few related to Mac OS are likely a Steam issue and outside our control. We're still investigating.
  • Issues installing the game the first time. Most of these have already been fixed, though a few are lingering.
  • The new "War" tab of the Notice Board is still being constructed and redesigned. Let us know if there's certain info you'd like to see here.
  • Additional Steam achievements.

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October 6

Trick o' Treat In a Phantom Class Sloop!

Phantom Class Sloop

We're starting the month off fright, with a Limited Edition ship: the Phantom Class Sloop! Limited edition ships are only available fer a limited time, but tend to have some surprises for ye. LE ships are available at yer local shipyard. Below ye'll find a sneak peek at this ghostly sloop.

Don't let appearances fool ye, the ship is more than seaworthy! It even has a full-sized captain's cabin, though mind the cobwebs as you enter...

Be warned of an unearthly wailin' coming from the belly of the ship.

Each Phantom Class Sloop will also come with its own wanderin' ghost! Don't ye worry: they won't be part of the crew count and aren't able to grab a mug to partake in yer rum. This limited edition sloop is now available fer sale from yer local shipyard, but only until the end of October. Be sure and grab one now and get to know your new spectral roommate!

October's Gold Box

Summer is over and the leaves be changin’. Pirates in the inn are tellin’ tales of a spooky howl when thar be no wind fillin’ the sails. Rest easy mates, tis just the sound a Spooky Spider makes when descendin’ from the crowsnest.

Tis no trick mates, the Department o' Treasury has created a Gold Box with items designed to haunt ye pirates. ‘Tis no trick, these here boxes are filled with treats including Autumn Ravens, Jack o’ Tigers, Spooky Spiders, and Pumpkin Pooches! Visit the Gold Safe at your island bank to *buy gold boxes today*!

Find Gold Boxes at yer island bank until October 16th at 3 PM PDT. Get the full list o' goods right here.
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About This Game

Brace yourself for swashbuckling puzzle action as you pillage your way to glory across the briny deep! Create and customize a pirate, collect booty, and join a player-run crew of cutthroats! Every activity in Puzzle Pirates is a uniquely fun puzzle: be it sailing, gunning, or hauling treasure, your own puzzling skill determines your success!

Key Features

  • Co-operative Piracy: Sail the seas with your friends and pillage brigands and merchants aboard your very own pirate ship!
  • A Plethora of Puzzles: Play more than 20 puzzles and mini-games, representing various piratey exploits, such as Swordfighting and Sailing!
  • Sail to Adventure: Explore a living world filled with thousands of other players! Hunt dangerous Sea Monsters and voyage to lost treasure-filled realms, such as the Haunted Seas!
  • Intense PvP: Pick your side and fight Defiantly for honor, or lurk in the Shadows to infect and dominate the ocean.
  • Booty: Customize your pirate with a bounty of different clothing items and equipment!
  • Player-Run Economy: Run your own shop and produce weapons, ships and other goods for sale. Band crews together under a mighty “Pirate Flag” and become governor of a pirate haven.
  • Free to Play: Puzzle Pirates is free to play, no subscription is required to enjoy everything the game has to offer!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 98, ME, or later
    • Processor: 500 MHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 280 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java version 1.5
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: 500 MHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 280 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java version 1.5
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