Every activity in Puzzle Pirates is a uniquely fun puzzle: be it sailing, gunning, or hauling treasure, your own puzzling skill determines your success!
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Release Date:
Jul 6, 2018

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July 6

Full Sails Ahead - Blockades on the Horizon

Dark Seas Full Launch

The Dread Ringer crew is happy to announce that today we’re launching the Dark Seas ship! We’ve battened down the hatches and are sailin’ out of Early Access. Join us in raisin' a mug o' rum to our fine crew and ye mates. What are ye waiting for, dust off yer puzzlin' skills and hit the high seas!

Parrrrty Like a Pirate

In celebration of our Full Release Launch we're going to have a series of blue grey tournaments and competitions. These festivities will culminate in the opening of the first large island, Melanaster, for blockade on July 14th. We suggest you start recruiting mates and making plans in Parley.

As part of our celebration, we're making the following update to Dark Seas:
  • Final preparation for today's Dark Seas release.
  • Brigand Kings that have been scuttled will not attack islands that were previously blockaded by a Brigand King in the past 5 weeks.
  • Shoppes that have been shut down by the governor will now be destroyed after 14 days, rather than 30.
  • Adding a slider to the Voyage Configuration panel that allows reducing the number of swabbies that should be hired.
  • Bugfix for a situation where Brigand King expeditions could create a target vessel weak enough to trigger the Black Ship.

Along with the changes above, there have been quite a few changes during early access including new servers, the new War Galleon ship type, and rewards for PvP. You can see all the changes here.

New DLC - Shadow Raider Pack

We've released a new DLC package to help celebrate our launch. With the Shadow Raider Pack, ye’ll pillage exclusive items to help gain a nocturnal advantage while explorin’ the Dark Seas. This special pack contains exclusive items suitable for any pirate lookin’ fer a fightin’ edge.

With this pack ye will obtain the following items:
  • Shadow War Galleon. A special limited edition War Galleon ship with a Shadow theme.
  • Permanent Shovel bludgeon. This bludgeon comes in random colors and is exclusive to this DLC. It will never dust.
  • Permanent Rogue Hat. This black hat is exclusive to this DLC and will never dust. The bandana will be selected at random between gold, red, maroon, white, or blue.
  • Black Vampire Raiment coat. The secondary color will match the color of the bandana on the Rogue Hat.
  • 30 day Parlor Badge. Play cards and carousing puzzles at yer local inn.
  • 10 Rogue Marks. Rename yer ship using Rogue Marks.
  • 3 Shadow Chromas and 3 Crimson Chromas. These allow you to dye one of the colors on a piece of clothing.
  • 1 sanguine amulet. Temporarily turn your pirate into a vampire!
As with all DLC, items can only be accepted by one Pirate on the account, so choose wisely matey. Permanent hats and Shovel Bludgeons will bind to the pirate that accepts the items.

A hearty thanks for everyone who has sailed the Early Access seas and provided feedback. We’ve made a lot of changes based off of that feedback and hope to continue to do so in the future. So today we raise a mug o' rum to all ye fine mates who've stuck with us through the years!

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June 29

Make Way For Full Launch - July 6th!

Full Release

Ahoy! As we mentioned in our last post, we're sailing towards full launch. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, full launch will be July 6th. We'd like to thank all of you who helped us improve the ocean for everyone.


We've made a large number of changes to Dark Seas over these past months which you can review here . Many of these changes are thanks to your feedback in Game Design.


We will be opening new islands on Dark Seas after the game is fully released. The first island to be opened will be our first large, Melanaster on July 14th. By waiting for a week after the launch, we'll give our new players a chance to be able to participate in the action.

We are planning other island openings this summer, however we will open them as competition demands and as we see how some changes affect blockades. As always, additional openings will be announced in advance in the Announcements forum thread.

As noted here and in the Announcements forum thread: Islands on the classic oceans will be closed to blockades on the weekend of July 14th. You will still be able to scuttle brigand kings.

For those who have been sailing the Early Access seas, we do not foresee us needing to wipe the server, so you'll retain all of your progress

Thank you all for the passion you have shown for this game these past few months. Please help us get ready to welcome new mates aboard!
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About This Game

Brace yourself for swashbuckling puzzle action as you pillage your way to glory across the briny deep! Create and customize a pirate, collect booty, and join a player-run crew of cutthroats! Every activity in Puzzle Pirates is a uniquely fun puzzle: be it sailing, gunning, or hauling treasure, your own puzzling skill determines your success!

Key Features

  • Co-operative Piracy: Sail the seas with your friends and pillage brigands and merchants aboard your very own pirate ship!
  • A Plethora of Puzzles: Play more than 20 puzzles and mini-games, representing various piratey exploits, such as Swordfighting and Sailing!
  • Sail to Adventure: Explore a living world filled with thousands of other players! Hunt dangerous Sea Monsters and voyage to lost treasure-filled realms, such as the Haunted Seas!
  • Intense PvP: Pick your side and fight Defiantly for honor, or lurk in the Shadows to infect and dominate the ocean.
  • Booty: Customize your pirate with a bounty of different clothing items and equipment!
  • Player-Run Economy: Run your own shop and produce weapons, ships and other goods for sale. Band crews together under a mighty “Pirate Flag” and become governor of a pirate haven.
  • Free to Play: Puzzle Pirates is free to play, no subscription is required to enjoy everything the game has to offer!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 98, ME, or later
    • Processor: 500 MHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 280 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java version 1.5
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: 500 MHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 280 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java version 1.5

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