A dark and humorous 8-bit adventure about crossing the Atlantic in the 1700's - Developed by one nautical enthusiast!
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Very Positive (54) - 92% of the 54 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 19, 2017

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May 4

The Shanty Off Results!

The Shanty Off has come to an end, the entries have been judged, the results are here!
My thanks to all who participated! It was a glorious assortment of gems mixed with bilge water and after sorting through the 49 submissions received, we have our winners! I also thank beepbox.co for making an amazing free music tool and this fantastic community for making it possible to host this contest at all!

For the dramatic winner reveal followed by all of the submissions, watch the compilation!

The Winners!

Third place: Rolling Down to Old Maui - arranged by Aidan Tramontana
Second Place: Randy Dandy O - arranged by Jazz-U
The Winner: Whistle Daughter Whistle - arranged by Atiq Ahsan


Here are the other submissions that will be added to the game!
    These will be added to the new locations
  • Iceland - Rolling Down to Old Maui, arranged by Aidan Tramontana
  • New York - Fiddlers Green, arranged by Cactus Boy
  • Portugal - Reilys Reel, arranged by Moon Lantern
  • Azores - Cooleys Reel, arranged by Moon Lantern
  • Shanghai - The Cruel Carpenter, arranged by Taxtengo
  • Belem - Santianna, arranged by Jazz-U
  • Calicut - The Banks of Newfoundland, arranged by Cory Hughart
  • Cape Town - The Sailors Grace, arranged by James Blick
    These will be available as Shanties from the shops
  • Randy Dandy O - arranged by Jazz-U
  • Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her - arranged by Slonn
  • Red Haired Boy - arranged by Nick Mundinger
  • Hullabaloo Belay - arranged by Cole Spears
  • On the Ocean - arranged by Taxtengo
  • Fish in the Sea - arranged by Oddbrew7
    I also might have a special use for
  • Hornpipe from Water Music - arranged by Taxtengo
  • Drunken Sailor - Oddbrew7

Short missive on the Route Planning expansion
These wonderful works of art will be added along with the expansion that I know you're all patiently waiting for. My estimate fell off as life events delayed me. The Beta is still expected to open this month but there's enough problems I'm aware of to make the delay worth the time it will save. Why find and report bugs I'm already working on fixing? The update will most likely be pushed to everyone in early June.

Until then, goodnight and joy be with you all!
- The Captain, Evan.

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April 9

[ENDED] The Shanty Off ended May 1st - Thank you all who participated!

The Shanty Off has ended. The rest of this post has been preserved for posterity.

Here's how to enter!
Sail yourself over to http://www.beepbox.co and make an 8-bit rendition of your favorite traditional shanty. Then, copy the url (the entire song is stored in it!) and paste it into an email addressed to ShantyClambake@gmail.com along with the name of the shanty, a link to your Steam profile, and the name you'd like to be credited with (no profanities).

The best entries will all be added to The Caribbean Sail and my three favorite entries will win their creators a massive pile of Steam doubloons!

First Place Prize - $100 in Steam Credit

Second Place Prize - $50 in Steam Credit

Third Place Prize - $20 in Steam Credit

Everyone else who transposed a shanty great enough to be added to the game will receive bragging rights to their friends and a sense of pride for their amazing work! You'll also get my thanks for being an amazing member of the community :)

    Complete Rules
  1. Having a great loop is much more important than an intro and outro.
  2. Entries after May 1st will not be accepted, winners will be anounced soon after
  3. You must submit a Beepbox URL as I may need to adjust something for it
    to work in the game.
  4. Entries must be sent to ShantyClambake@gmail.com
  5. It MUST be a traditional shanty, folk song, or old naval tune. No infringing modern copyrights.
  6. You can put a unique twist on your renditions but completely original compositions will not be accepted.
  7. If there are multiple different entries of the same shanty then only the best one will be added.
  8. Multiple shanties by the same person are accepted but only one of your entries can earn a prize. So attempt quality over quantity.
  9. By submitting an entry you accept the Terms and Agreements
  10. Renditions of shanties already in the game will not be accepted.

These are the songs already in the game
All for me Grog - Rule Britannia - Irish Washerwoman - What will we do with a Drunken Sailor - Windy Old Weather - Blow the Man Down - Yo ho ho and Bottle of Rum - Lowlands Away - Sailors Hornpipe - The Coast of High Barbary - The British Grenadiers - Heart of Oak

One Tip: Don't focus on just trying to make the longest most complex rendition possible. A great ten second loop that doesn't get on your nerves after 10 repeats is an absolute MASTERPIECE.

If you have any questions send those to ContactClambake@gmail.com

Happy singing, beeping, and sailing!

Sincerely, thank you to everyone who is playing my game. I wouldn't be able to even afford this contest without you and I'm happy to get you all involved and give back where I can - Your Captain, Evan.

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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!
  • Liars Dice!
  • Harpoon Fishing!
  • Treacherous Reefs!
  • Naval Skirmishes!
  • Varied difficulty by ship!
  • Hypnotic Water!
  • Particle Effects!
  • Dark Whimsy!
  • Secrets and Easter eggs!
  • Turtles!
  • -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!
  • 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: 69 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: 69 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: 69 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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