Arcane Waters is an open world pixel pirate adventure. Fight other pirates, monsters and players! When you need a break, tend to your farm, craft new equipment, or trade in distant lands. The choice is yours in this vast piratey world.
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Nov 14, 2022
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Arcane Waters is a multiplayer action game that will support thousands of players concurrently. Many of the features we are building will involve tens if not hundreds of players coordinating together in a shared experience. Our goal during Early Access is to balance how these features work, tuning Guild, cooperative, and PvP play so that they support our original vision of the game. Particularly, we want to make sure that these capabilities encourage players to chart their own path, developing specific skills and resources based on their own interest in the game. We’ll be successful in Early Access if we’re able to deliver that experience to our player community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect to leave Early Access in 2023, but we’ll remain flexible and respond to players' feedback and development challenges, which might have an impact on our timeline. We’ll be sure to keep players involved and informed about our progress.”

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

“We plan to use Early Access to complete the final set of our 7 regions for the game, each with unique quests, items, and foes. We’ll also develop and test the meta-game with the community. This way we ensure proper balance and engagement for both new and more seasoned players.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Arcane Waters will set sail into Early Access with the core elements of the game complete. This includes 4-5 unique regions to explore, sea and land battles, farming, quests, PvP, and guilds.”

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

“Arcane Waters base price will not change upon entering full release. However, all players that purchase during Early Access will receive a commemorative in-game item with their purchase that won’t be available thereafter as thanks for coming along this journey with us.”

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

“During EA we’re excited to continue the conversations that we’ve already started with the community. We’re still ironing out things like ship strengths, how challenging the puzzles are in each quest, all the way down to the price of carrots and potatoes. Those are all active conversations with players today that we hope will continue. And we’re looking forward to sharing new topics for discussion as we add new regions with more quests and challenges and roll out new ships.

By the time we get to EA, players will understand most of the fundamental mechanics of the game, but there will still be some new capabilities: We’re super excited to develop the meta-game. That’s going to involve a lot of conversations about what kinds of things guilds will invest in, whether it’s new buildings, control over sea lanes and resources, or bragging rights over some of the distant territories that may require significant investment to reach.

In terms of how we talk to players, we’ll continue to take feedback via our Discord and social media, and use player surveys for specific details. We plan to continue to run playtests to showcase new capabilities after we enter Early Access. We expect that will help us focus players on the feature we’re adding as we move through the year.”
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About This Game

Arcane Waters is an online pixel RPG, featuring trading, exploration, combat, and farming. On your own, or with friends, explore handcrafted sea and land maps, sail to visit remote towns to trade goods, hunt for treasure in dangerous waters and lands filled with monsters, or play against other pirates in PvP sea battles. In the meantime, tend your farm to grow crops, buy and upgrade your fleet of ships, and craft items to use or sell.

FIGHT

When you leave the safety of your farm, you'll have to fight to survive! On the high seas, fight tense real-time cannon-blasting battles against pirates and huge monsters. On land, take part in thrilling active-time fights with strange creatures to reveal hidden treasures. You’ll need your wits about you!

FARM

Starting with a humble farm, plant seeds, water them and pick your crops. Eventually you will unlock other farms to increase your yield and diversify your produce.

Explore

A vast open world awaits you or your team as you sail to distant lands. Explore multiple different biomes, each with their own unique towns, valuable goods for sale and dangerous monsters, to complete quests and help each other level up.

TRADE

Whether you grow your own food, or buy it from traders, you will need to find the best price to sell and make a profit. This will mean sailing far from home to discover new continents and towns where your goods are highly sought after.

CRAFT

Use items dropped by enemies or sold at stores to make your own weapons and armor, and either use them yourself or sell them on the public Auction for a profit!

LEVEL UP

Stay neutral to avoid being attacked by other players, or join a guild to help fight for your place in the world. Level up by completing quests, finding new locations, and utilizing your skills. Use Perk points to increase stats based on your chosen specialties, and use your hard-earned gold to buy new equipment to help you progress even faster.

System Requirements

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macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1.73 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1.73 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.11.6+
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1.73 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.11.6+
    • Processor: Dual Core 3.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 4000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1.73 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1.73 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128mb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1.73 GB available space

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