A whimsically dark 8-bit adventure about sailing the world in the 1700's - Developed by one nautical enthusiast!
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Very Positive (90) - 92% of the 90 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 19, 2017

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October 11

Back on course, directly to the Tavern!

It's certainly been awhile since the last content patch but we're back on course.

The world no longer contains eleven identical pubs around the world because some interior decoraters came in and spruced up all the taverns.

Your logbook journal is also more than a single page to write on, now it's 99 pages to write on! You can keep record of your adventure, manually track your quests, create a lot of profane ASCII artwork or whatever else your heart desires.

I know this isn't a huge content update but my attention is divided. There are plenty of suggestions and requests that I'll go through and prioritize but the final feature to complete the original Route Planning checklist is varying the Liars Dice AI around the world.

After those patches I'll hopefully begin work on the free Fantasy Toggle expansion!
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September 19


'Tis time to celebrate!
365 days ago this vessel set out from port with a heading for fortune and glory. 'Tis a proud moment that brings a tear to me cheek... no wait, I've only been impaled by a cyan tessera.

To celebrate this fine day I've decided for this week to only plunder half as many doubloons from those of you who want to get yer mits on the labor of love that is The Caribbean Sail!

What a fine day!
What a pleasant coincidence that today happens to be Talk Like a Pirate Day... not at all contrived... no chance at all... YER DANG RIGHT I PLANNED THIS! IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF THE BLASTED YEAR!

Ye should keep the scurvy spirit alive by joinin' the community Discord!

Welp! Break's over, time fer me to get back to the helm of this adventure and take meself and me work further. If ye want to stay in touch with all the important updates ye can't beat the Victorian Clambake Twitter!

What's on the Horizon?
I have so many plans and lists that I could jam them into a whale's blow hole and make it explode from the pressure! ...visceral analogies aside- the next big moves will be towards announcing the store page of Jolly Riot! It will be a glorious spectacle fighter about pirates and cephalopods! I'm sure yer britches are already burstin' to take a stab and some squids but keep yer buttons tight and wait for more here on the Jolly Riot Twitter!

I'll share me next plans when I've decided on them. Until then, drink up and be proud to be apart of such a jovial crew of sailors! :TCS_Tophat:


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“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”
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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    • Processor: An Apple will work
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 169 MB available space
    • 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
    • OS: Ubuntu 14 or later
    • Processor: A Penguin should be fine
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 169 MB available space
    • 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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