Block of Rum is a sandbox dedicated to building sailing ships and piracy.
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Positive (17) - 82% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Feb 5, 2019
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I develop Block of Rum alone, this on the one hand requires a significant investment of time, on the other makes my vision of the game biased. Early access will allow me to get feedback in order to make Block of Rum a more enjoyable and exciting game. I also hope that the Block of Rum sales at an early stage will allow me to focus on the further development of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Probably the Block of Rum will be in early access for about two years, since it will take me a long time to make the game more intense in terms of both gameplay and content.”

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

“In the full version of the game there will be more features, designed to diversify the gameplay with different events, as well as provide the player with more opportunities to interact with the game world. For example: crew morale and mutinies, storms appearing on a world map that can speed up or slow down the movement of your ship, or even cause some damage to it. It is also planned to add the player’s interaction functions with the cities captured by him, in order to make them suitable not only for plundering, but also for development, with the full creation of your own pirate empire. It will also be possible to add a map editor or some new game modes. To a large extent it depends on the wishes of the players. Besides to adding new features, the existing functionality of the game will be refined - new types of blocks will be added to build more beautiful and diverse ships, the AI ​​will be modified in naval battles to make battles more diverse. Also in the full version will be added more content - sounds and music.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At the moment, the Block of Rum is in alpha version. For now, only the most basic mechanics of the game have been implemented, such as building ships, naval battles and boardings. In more detail all implemented, at the moment, the functionality is specified in the full description.”

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

“After exiting the early access game will rise in price by approximately 1.5 - 2 times.”

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

“I hope that you will leave your wishes and suggestions that you think should improve or add to the game in the Steam Community Hub. Also, sometimes I will share my ideas about what can be added or changed in the game and ask if it is worth it.”
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About This Game

Block of Rum is a sandbox dedicated to building sailing ships and piracy.
Voyage the procedurally generated world on a ship of your own construction, you have to fight with other ships and capture towns - all in order to get more resources and make your ship more cool.

Building

Create your ship from a variety of blocks with different characteristics. Think over the appearance. Hone the design of the ship. Find your balance between speed, strength and firepower. Experiment as you like, the main thing is that your creation could keep afloat and move at least a little!
However, remember that the ship is not only a combat unit, it's also a transport. The blocks located in the inventory do not move in the place with you - they are in the area where you purchased them and will disappear as soon as they are left without your supervision. Only blocks that which is loaded on the ship always remains with you! Unless, of course, will not be destroyed in the next battle. But you can always sell the extra load in one of the cities.

World

Around the world, on the islands and continents scattered dozens of cities, they all trade with each other, and at the same time constantly feuding. Sometimes some cities manage to capture others and form whole empires. Of course, cities do not tolerate pirates, and no one guarantees that your ship will not be attacked while you are busy, but only in cities you can buy the missing blocks, replenish your crew and, on occasion, find some dubious job.

Sea battles

Attack other ships and cities to take away all that remains of them when the battle is over. Shoot the cores or grapeshot, without any sight, simply turning the ship with cannons in the direction of the enemy. Use the strengths of your ship to win. But remember that damage affects the characteristics of ships and any accidental hit can drastically change the course of the battle.

Boarding

But the battle is not only artillery fire. Often you will have to arrange a boarding to finish the battle or get an enemy ship in the best condition. During boarding, you will command the crew of your ship in step by step mode. Hand-to-hand skirmishes and musket volleys are break by calms when you have the opportunity to assess the situation and give the next orders to the crew. Isn't it a bit like card games? That's just the moves are made simultaneously with the enemy, and the "decks" may be disparate sizes ...

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 2GHz or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 100 MB available space

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