A dark and humorous 8-bit adventure about crossing the Atlantic in the 1700's. With variety in gameplay and custom difficulty, it's easy to pick up and play for anyone!
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Positive (18) - 88% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 19, 2017
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November 21

Ninth week update: Controller Support

Let's get straight to the updates.

The default names auto clear while your unique names can be changed without being completely rewritten. French and Spanish ship's captains are less shy and will talk to you now. When apples spoil they are no longer thrown overboard but are added to your inventory so you can force your crew to eat them anyway! The sloop's hull integrity was debuffed to balance the small hitbox that made it almost impossible for enemies to hit. A badge link to the Victorian Clambake twitter account (@Tophat_Scallop) was added to the main menu- plugo plugo.

The biggest update this week is gamepad support. The game wasn't designed to be controlled by a gamepad but there have been a few requests and even I'd like to play it from the couch. I've rewritten as much of the button code as I could do without rebuilding the entire game (No joke). The second hardest part was trying to fit a virtual keyboard in for writing crew names and bottle messages. Xbox controllers work and your PS4 controller will probably work.

So here's how it works: Use the analog sticks to move the cursor and the right shoulder buttons or "A" as a left click on any screen. The d-pad can be used for swapping characters and ships on the start menu, and portion control while sailing. The d-pad can also be used in battle for aiming the cannons and "B" can be used for firing them. You can pause the game any time during play with the "Start" button. The virtual keyboard isn't great but it can get the job done, some helpful alternative keys for typing are "Y" for space, "X" for delete, and the left analog button or left trigger for capitalization.

I know it isn't great but I just didn't consider controller support until far too late- I won't be making that mistake again on my future games. Thank you for the support and I hope you enjoy the updates as development continues!
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November 14

Eighth week update: Patching with Pitch

I've been building a lot of content for the expansions in the background while working on these updates and soon the time will come when weekly updates stop and I begin working on the "Route Planning" expansion. I'll share more details soon!

The first i'll let you all decide on keeping: I changed the Hunger status to read "Hunger 30/30" from "Hunger 30" to clarify what your maximum hunger is.

Making use of those new flags? Fantastic! Now you can go and fool the new Spanish ships I added to the game or just sink them because of the war and all that... New artwork has been added for the Captains cabin and you can now play Liars Dice with English Captains! Tired of all the leaking? Purchase a bucket of Pitch and Tar from the Shop for just four easy payments £9.99! Fling it against the wall to repair a few points of damage- sorta like I do with these updates! The pause key will also pause your adventure now, and dice have a simple animation when lost to better display when a round is lost/won, and you guessed it- MORE PARTICLE EFFECTS!

The feedback has been great and I'm paying close attention to all your ideas and requests! I started a forum thread where I can reply to them all in the community hub. On to the updates!
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Reviews

“Seriously if you are sick and tired of the traditional gaming experience and want something fresh you owe it to yourself to check this game out”
Indie Retro News

About This Game



Set sail across the Atlantic with your best friend, food. Food will keep you alive and food will keep you well- you get food by throwing harpoons at fish and turtles. Then one day BAM! The RNG screws you over and throws a pirate ship at you and you're forced to fight and defend your food!

The next thing you know, Johnny Macguffin is dying from an infected battle wound and you're amputating his leg to save his life- then you realize everyone is starving because Marvin Buttercup ate all the food and you're out of harpoons, on a raft, 2,000 miles from land, and it's raining.

The story is yours and unique every playthrough!

The Exciting Stuff!

  • 8-bit renditions of nautical shanties and folk songs!
  • Online messages in bottles!
  • Changing your flag to fool your enemies!
  • Liars Dice!
  • Harpoon Fishing!
  • Treacherous Reefs!
  • Dynamic Weather!
  • Varied difficulty by ship!
  • Hypnotic Water!
  • Naval Skirmishes!
  • Online Leaderboards!
  • Dark Whimsy!
  • Secrets and Easter eggs!
  • Turtles!
  • -and NO crafting! I promise!

Two large content expansions are being developed and will be added for free

  • Route Planning - Plot your own course across the Atlantic and visit new locations!
  • Fantasy Toggle - Fantastic legends of the sea, myths, monsters, and more brought to life!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: A Potato will do
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 69 MB available space
    • Sound Card: A voice for singing shanties
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1337 MB available space
    • Sound Card: A good voice for singing shanties
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    • Processor: An Apple will work
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 69 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1337 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14 or later
    • Processor: A Penguin should be fine
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 69 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14 or later
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1337 MB available space
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