Seaworthy is a 16bit pirate adventure roguelike inspired by FTL and Sid Meier's Pirates | PCGamesN

Seaworthy is a 16bit pirate adventure roguelike inspired by FTL and Sid Meier's Pirates


Have you ever wanted an FTL-like game, but where the space is the sea and your ships are made of wood? Seaworthy is that game - an adventure roguelike about sailing the high seas in search of gold, glory and more gold. As the captain, you'll be tasked with growing your crew and improving your ship, while trying to keep her floating through dangerous encounters involving other pirates, and even mythical sea monsters.

Similiar to FTL, the game will have a centric plot, while allowing you to experience random events and sub plots during your voyage. Random encounters can be equally bountiful or deadly - death is permanent for your crew. The map itself will also be procedurally generated to avoid any familiarity between playthroughs.

Combat comes in two different flavours. Ship versus ship will focus on crew management in order to best deal with new situations as they arise. The enemy might breech your hull with a well placed cannon ball, injuring a bunch of your crew and forcing you to divert resources. 

Sometimes, the enemy will take the fight to you directly and board your ship (you can also do the same to them). Different crew memebers will excel with different weaponry, so placement is key. Your captain is also key at barking out orders to boost morale, and keep your crews will from breaking.

If you like the sound of Seaworthy, then head over to their Kickstarter page They're nearly half of the way to their funding goal, and also pursing a Steam release with their Steam Greenlight page.

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Tovias Avatar
3 Years ago

The square edges on the lower floors irk me, wouldn't they be round to follow the form of the ship?

Mountain_Man Avatar
3 Years ago

I often think "retro" art-direction is just an excuse to be lazy.

ArcusTenshi Avatar
3 Years ago

What's with the trend for retro graphics?

This is getting old, I know this is probably an indie developer but ... this is 2015 guys, get with the program.

Thagarr Avatar
3 Years ago

These graphics are truly awesome! Take a closer look at the animations and details, if you really think that is lazy, I would like to see how long it takes you people to produce similar results! This game looks fantastic!

Regardless of the graphics, if this game has half the gamplay of Sid Meire's original Pirates!, it will be one of the best games of the past 20 years! It is gameplay that makes or breaks a game, eyecandy is meaningless without substance behind it