Captain Backwater is a fun puzzle game.
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Positive (27) - 81% of the 27 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 12, 2017

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“I recommend it to gamers looking for something new for their puzzle collections, parents who want to get their kids hooked on the puzzling games they love, and anyone who appreciates a good, piratey “YAAAARRR!””
7/10 – Brutal Gamer

“Puzzle fans will find long-lasting entertainment in the 100 levels.”

“You’ll find Captain Backwater a rather charming, straightforward puzzle game.”

About This Game

Captain Backwater is a puzzle game that was first released over 10 years ago. Since that was quite a while ago, I decided to offer the game for free to everyone. I hope some of you have some fun hours with it. I also did a greatly improved remake of it with improved art and music, and lots of level- and game-design fixes - so if you want to support me, please check out Pirates Gold. ;-)

Right now I'm working on my most ambitious project to date, so if you want to support me, please check out Tiny Thor and wishlist it:


You need to slide items around the playfield. If they collide with similar ones they magically disappear. This is getting more and more challenging as new items are introduced.


  • Fresh & challenging gameplay
  • Many extras & special items
  • Clear 100 treasure caves
  • Complete the cursed amulet
  • Become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1.0GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or better
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: OS X 10
    • Processor: 1.0GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or better
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.

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