A whimsically dark 8-bit adventure about sailing the world in the 1700's - Developed by one nautical enthusiast!
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February 13

V1.6.7 - I did Willy Whale today, thanks for asking.

Sometimes you get hooked on a passion project and can't stop yourself

You know that whale you always see? Yeah, that one. You can finally catch him.

Next time you see the whale flaunting his fluke and spewing his spume "Go Fishing" and you'll spot that beautiful blowhole bobbing in the bay.

After attaching your harpoon to him, a new mini-game will trigger. All you have to do is click when the white line is over the red line. If you mess up too many times you'll never see him or your precious harpoon again.

I intended to work on other things this week but once I got started I simply couldn't quit. Making a (comparatively) huge new animated asset, new song, and new mini-game, took quite awhile. Whaling has been requested frequently enough to hopefully make the effort worthwhile.

Apart from whaling, a game crashing bug was fixed... and oh so very many new glorious particle effects.

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February 5

V1.6.6 Blasted Cannons

I took off my eye patch and my full attention is back on development.

I've been doing some much needed cleanup within the assets in preparation for work on the expansion. You'd never believe how many cobweb.png and dust.gml files I had to clean off after spending a few months out of the deep resource code...

Combat has been re-balanced again. I had to plead with each nation to agree on tracking damage down to the decimal so upgrades would scale properly. They agreed on one condition; their ships begin with slightly more health.

A quiet death on land in a warm bed with full belly was never meant for a true sailor! If you're not hungry, you're not dying while resting anymore. Now get back on the Ocean- there are sharks that need to eat!

Some of you have noticed that "Me PiRaTeY gRaMmARGH" isn't quite what it should be. With the help of Aedyr, nearly all of the text has now been proofread and corrected. Buy him a round if you ever meet him.

To help guide new players, I made the location halo for Nassau yellow on the map until you make port there once.

The Jolly Riot promo icon was changed to a pair of cutlasses.

A few bugs nobody found were thrown overboard and replaced with particle effects.

Next week will be a feature update!
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Reviews

“Seriously if you are sick and tired of the traditional gaming experience and want something fresh you owe it to yourself to check this game out”
Indie Retro News

About This Game



Set sail across the Atlantic with your best friend, food. Food will keep you alive and food will keep you well- you get food by throwing harpoons at fish and turtles. Then one day BAM! The RNG screws you over and throws a pirate ship at you and you're forced to fight and defend your food!

The next thing you know, Johnny Macguffin is dying from an infected battle wound and you're amputating his leg to save his life- then you realize everyone is starving because Marvin Buttercup ate all the food and you're out of harpoons, on a raft, 2,000 miles from land, and it's raining.

The story is yours and unique every playthrough!

The Exciting Stuff!

  • 8-bit renditions of nautical shanties and folk songs!
  • Online messages in bottles!
  • Changing your flag to fool your enemies!
  • A branching storyline for you to become a Pirate or Privateer!
  • Liars Dice!
  • Harpoon Fishing!
  • Treacherous Reefs!
  • Naval Skirmishes!
  • Eleven locations around the world to visit!
  • Barnacle Scraping!
  • Hypnotic Water!
  • Particle Effects!
  • Dark Whimsy!
  • Secrets and Easter eggs!
  • Narwhal attacks!
  • -and NO crafting! I promise!

Two large content expansions are being developed and will be added for free

  • Route Planning - Plot your own course across the Atlantic and visit new locations! Complete!
  • Fantasy Toggle - Fantastic legends of the sea, myths, monsters, and more brought to life!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: A Potato will do
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 169 MB available space
    • Sound Card: A voice for singing shanties
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1337 MB available space
    • Sound Card: A good voice for singing shanties
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    • Processor: An Apple will work
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 169 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1337 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14 or later
    • Processor: A Penguin should be fine
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 169 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14 or later
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1337 MB available space

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