You’re the captain of a cursed ship in this crew management roguelite! Command your crew, keep the ship afloat, defeat pirates and deep-sea beasts, and sail as far as it takes to lift the curse.
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Positive (42) - 92% of the 42 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 26, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Though Cursed Crew already gives players a unique and fun experience, we have many more features that are still in development and features that will be polished further. We've been involving the community in this process since the Closed Alpha released in December of 2022 and would like to continue doing so as we release major features, new bosses, and more.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We believe we will need at least another year after the Early Access release.”

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

“It will primarily have major features listed on the roadmap such as Curses and Localization. We also plan to release new bosses, items, and events throughout the Early Access period.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“You can check the 'Roadmap' section to see what features the early access version currently has.”

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

“Our price takes into account that Cursed Crew is still in Early Access. It may change when the game is fully released.”

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

“Feel free to join our Discord community and become involved in what we're doing! We highly value the feedback from our community. We'll also read any feedback posted here on Steam, and through our other social media channels.”
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Cursed Crew is in Early Access which means we’re working on adding more features to the game. Here's our roadmap for the exciting things that you can look forward to! You can also join us on Discord to follow our progress.

  • Curses - Choose from dozens of curses and experiment with their effects to create mighty combinations.
  • Localisation - Additional language support for the game!
  • More bosses and creatures - Soon, the kraken will rise from its slumber… as well as other new terrifying foes.
  • Expanded world map - With the expanded map, there’ll be more locations, more events, and more threats!
  • Crew member traits - Every crew member will have their own traits that influence their behavior.
  • More playable ships - We'll add more ships, each with a unique starting loadout.
  • Steam Workshop support We started as RimWorld modders, so we know how important modding support is. We’re keeping moddability in mind with every decision we make for the game.
  • And more to be announced

The following features are already in the current version of the game.

  • World Map
  • Events
  • Ship to ship combat
  • Boarding and close combat
  • Crafting and cooking
  • Survival (hunger, sleep and morale needs)
  • Pale Reaper (boss)
  • Flying Dutchman (boss)
  • Weather
  • Many weapons, items and cannons
  • Various creatures
  • Various humanoid races
  • Various ships and ship variants

About This Game

Cursed Crew is a crew management roguelite where you’re a captain sailing the untamed seas! You’re responsible for giving orders, managing the ship’s resources, keeping your crew happy, fighting pirates and beasts, and taking charge when all hell breaks loose. But you and your crew are cursed, destined to sail endlessly, unless you can find a way to break free!

The Cursed Crew

A ship needs both a captain and a crew. As the captain, you command your crew and stock the ship with supplies and food to keep everyone happy and healthy. You also plunder and spend treasure, plot your ship’s course, and pick story events that lead to battles, treasure, or secrets.

Your crew takes care of the ship with or without orders: they steer, build, repair, go fishing, and prepare meals. In battle, they put out fires, haul supplies, load and man cannons, and defend your ship from beasts and enemy sailors. Your crew is an asset—so long as their morale is high. Positive events like well-fought victories, a good night’s rest, and delicious food and grog boost your crew’s morale, whereas unpleasant situations like lost battles, shipmate deaths, sleep deprivation, and starvation hurt it. A resentful crew member is a problem: they might ignore your orders, throw destructive tantrums, lose all motivation to work, or even start a mutiny against you!

Bombarding Action

These waters are infested with danger, so do whatever it takes to defend your ship! Order your crew to construct and man the cannons and fire at anything that moves. Batter your enemies with grapeshot and hull-breaching artillery, and use harpoon guns to reel in and board enemy vessels for a proper swashbuckling battle. Clear out those scallywags by arming your crew with daggers, cutlasses, flintlock pistols, muskets, and bombs.

Prepare for many deadly encounters on your journey. The high seas are filled with murderous pirates, skeleton crews, ghosts, rat men, packs of killer sharks, violent winds and storms, ravenous megalodons and more!

The Ship

Set sail in a vessel that tells the world what kind of captain you really are. There are variants of each ship and they all come with their own starter loadout.

  • Caravels: Swift and well balanced, these ships are excellent at catching and boarding weaker vessels.
  • Carracks: Big and made for war, they’re slower than most ships, and they often come with more cannons than men.
  • Cogs: Sturdy and resilient with a fortified castle, they’re capable of taking a hit and returning the favor with their devastating mortars.
  • Raiders: Originally built as trading vessels, these medium-sized ships are designed for speed and maneuverability.

Arrange and decorate your ship’s deck and floors just how you like them. A well-designed ship has strategically placed cannons, protected hammocks for sleeping, and stores of food and goods. Don’t forget structures for crafting like a woodworking bench, tailoring bench, smithy, cartography table, and kitchen.

All Hands On Deck!

Make a memorable team of buccaneers by customizing your captain and crew! Experiment with fashionable hairstyles, mustaches, expressions, tattoos, hats, attire, and more. Create a flag to match and strike terror into the hearts of the unfortunate sailors who cross you!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 8/8.1, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2Gb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 8/8.1, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2Gb Video Memory, capable of OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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