Rum & Gun combines fast-paced shooter action with ARPG loot and character building. Journey across the Indian Ocean, uncover the secrets of the Drunken God, and become a legendary pirate captain. You're not on the Caribbean anymore...
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Very Positive (184) - 94% of the 184 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 1, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Rum & Gun and its custom game engine has been in development for 3 years. We still need some time to finish the epic single player adventure, but we believe that a game lives and dies by its community. In short, we just couldn't wait any longer to hear your feedback on our project and the modding tools.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The full version is set to come out in March 2024.”

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

“The full version will have 50+ maps, multiple ship battles, arena challenges, and a fully functional map editor also used by the developer. Several new music tracks and will also be added. Graphics and gameplay systems will not change in any significant way.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version has about 10 hours of playable content (50 maps). The map editor is lacking documentation, but it has Workshop integration. Multiplayer is in an experimental phase, it needs a lot more testing.”

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

“The final version will have the same price as the Early Access version.”

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

“Easier communication with the community is the main reason for our Early Access launch. Your feedback will help us in fixing technical and balance issues, but we're also welcoming any suggestions for bonus content and editor features, such as arena challenges, weapons, hat designs.
Furthermore, we'd love to see your own creations using the Map Editor.

Content updates will be coming every few weeks, adding new zones to the story.”
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About This Game

Journey across the Indian Ocean, uncover the secrets of the Drunken God, and become a legendary pirate captain. Rum & Gun mixes fast-paced shooter action with ARPG loot and character progression. You're not on the Caribbean anymore...

Notable features

  • Enter an epic pirate adventure in single-player. Four acts worth of hand-crafted levels are waiting for you to be explored (Act IV is work-in-progress). Not that you'll remember any of it from all that drinking.
  • Live the pirate's life: Drink the finest rum instead of those weird-colored potions and elixirs. Boost morale by playing your music instruments. Gamble your gold away in a game of Liar's Dice. Dominate the waves in naval combat. You may also hunt legendary beasts if you can solve their mysteries.
  • ARPG? I say YARRRPG! Looting is a pirate's profession. There are 32 hat fashions, 28 weapon types, 15 species of pets and plenty more to collect. Every weapon can have up to 2 Spell Runes with their own level-ups, modifying their attacks in wild ways. Character perks aren't missing either. Customization is as deep as the seven seas!
  • Gun is half the title! The core game loop is that of a hectic top-down shooter, but melee and spellcaster builds are also viable. Note that movement is with the keyboard, since you need the mouse for aiming. The game is also using an active reload system.
    WARNING: gamepad support has been discontinued!
  • Done with the story? Enter the Arena or the randomly generated maps of the infinite Treasure hunt mode. Try it in LAN Co-op with as many mates as your network can handle, or make your own maps with the included map editor. You could even share them in the Steam Workshop.
  • Made with dedication: The game is being made by one person since 2018, with a custom-built game engine and original assets paying homage to low-poly classics of times gone by.
  • Kick a zombie in half while playing the fiddle!

Borington is a one-man development project based in Transylvania. Rum & Gun is my first desktop release, after 2 web-based projects.
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System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: x86-compatible, 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Anything compatible with WebGL 1.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS *: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: x64-compatible, 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 510 or equivalent
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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