Pirates of the Polygon Sea (Canceled)
Pirates of the Polygon Sea (Canceled)
Hunt for lost treasure, fight famous pirates, and slay the mighty Kraken in Pirates of the Polygon Sea! Coming to PC.
Hunt for lost treasure, fight famous pirates, and slay the mighty Kraken in Pirates of the Polygon Sea! Coming to PC. Read more
About this project
Pirates of the Polygon Sea is a high-seas adventure where you play as a swashbuckler vying for control of the Mythic Isles. You will build a bustling port town, trade with neighboring islands, hunt for lost treasure, and if you dare, plunder merchant ships as a pirate.
As your reputation grows, so too will your wealth and influence; with some daring and skill you may even rise to become lord of the high seas.
Be sure to keep your cannons loaded and your cutlasses sharpened, however, for rumors speak of dark shapes spotted lurking beneath the waves...
- Engage in action-packed naval combat against enemy fleets; fire broadside cannons, throw burning oil, and board enemy vessels in your quest to dominate the high seas.
- Navigate raging storms, giant waves, deadly vortexes, and other dynamic weather effects as you sail throughout the world.
- Build your humble coastal town into a bustling sea port, constructing docks, marketplaces, shipwrights, fishmongers, guard towers, and more.
- Experience a dynamic, procedurally generated world; AI opponents, world layout, events, and objectives are randomized, creating a unique experience each time you play.
- Play by yourself or alongside friends with both single and multi-player modes.
- From mysterious shipwrecks, deadly pirates, and lost treasure to enchanting mermaids, giant whales, and even the legendary kraken – you never know what you’ll discover when you set sail!
Beginning with a humble port town, you will sail the Mythic Isles as a swashbuckler, collecting the resources required to upgrade your ship, expand your fleet, and build your small community into a bustling sea port.
Violent storms can form quickly on the open sea, causing tremendous waves that can throw you off course and cast careless crewmen into the churning waters. Learning to navigate storms will be essential to your survival, and skillful stormriders may even learn to use the sea’s fury to their advantage in a battle.
The Mythic Isles are bustling with activity, from merchant ships trading goods port-to-port, to pirates waylaying hapless crews and capturing their cargo as prize.
Port towns serve as trade hubs for merchant ships and travelers alike. Dock here to seek deals, trade goods, or stalk visiting merchants for plunder.
However, if you are thinking of taking up the life of a pirate, be warned: armed military ships often patrol these shipping lanes and lookouts are ever-watchful for black sails on the horizon.
Once you have amassed enough wealth or military might, you may bring independent free-ports under your control, either bribing them with gold or forcing them to submit at gunpoint.
Fish, dolphins, and sea turtles aren’t the only creatures to inhabit the waters of the Mythic Isles; beware the enchanting sirens who can lure your crew to a watery grave, take care to not disturb a colossal white whale of the open ocean, and keep a constant vigil for the fin of a legendary giant shark, lest you become its next meal.
Aside from the known dangers, rumours abound of other unseen shapes lurking beneath the waves. Could they be giant octopi? Sea serpents? Giant crustaceans? Or perhaps these stories are simply the rum-addled ravings of madmen driven insane by the sea. Only the bravest and intrepid explorers may yet uncover the truth...
Travelers beware, for not all who sail these waters reside within the realm of the living. Tales of ghostly ships and undead crews can often be heard, whispered in fearful voices by those who frequent dockside taverns. Many say these spectral ships sail the world of the living, searching for souls to add to their undead crews... Perhaps the truth lies only with the dead, but as we all know, dead men tell no tales.
All other dangers of the deep pale in comparison to the mighty Kraken. This immense beast slumbers in a lagoon beneath the shadow of an ancient island, waiting for its next meal to draw close...
If by some miracle you manage to fend off the mighty Kraken’s attempts to devour your entire fleet, you will subdue the legendary beast, gaining the ability to unleash it upon your enemies.
Load the heavy shot and fire the cannons! Whether you captain a nimble frigate, a swift galleon, or a powerful man’o’war, you’ll need to rely on skillful maneuvers to sink your enemies before they sink you.
Ship combat will combine raw power, special abilities, and skill at the helm into a single, fluid system: bigger ships can have more guns and heavier armour but are ponderous and slow, while smaller ships have less guns, lighter armour, but are quicker and more agile.
Regardless of the ship you choose, you will have to manage your abilities carefully and accurately aim your shots – you can be sure that your enemies will be doing the same.
Through researching and upgrading your ship technology, you’ll be able to arm yourself with a number of powerful armaments and abilities such as the fearsome Dragonbreath Cannon, a flame-spewing weapon capable of torching ship hulls and setting even the water itself aflame.
Volleys of round shot can be fired from either broad side of your ship. The closer you maneuver towards an enemy ship, the more likely your cannonballs are to find their mark – but beware, the closer you are to them, you increase the risk of taking a full barrage yourself.
Weakened ships may become vulnerable to boarding actions. If you seek to take a ship intact to either sell or claim as your own, load your pistols and sharpen your cutlasses because the enemy crew is not giving up without a fight!
When ships collide, hulls crack, sailors are thrown from the deck, and major damage is inflicted. Some ships can be outfitted with specialized rams that inflict even greater damage when impacting a ship head-on.
Ready the cannons and hoist the jolly roger!
If managing fishermen, cutting trees, and raising sheep sounds like too much work, to hell with it, become a pirate and take what you want!
Entering ‘pirate mode’ will turn your sails black and hide your name and faction, allowing you to commit acts of piracy against other players without anyone identifying you.
Becoming a pirate has other advantages, including gaining access to the Blackfort, an immense, heavily-guarded pirate stronghold. Within the Blackfort you can take shelter from pirate hunters and gain access to the black market, trading pieces-of-eight for stolen relics, unique weapons, and other illegal goods.
Are you tired of pirates preying on your merchant vessels and raiding your outposts? Gather your allies, arm your armada, and set sail for the Blackfort itself. Destroying the pirate’s main fortress will strike an immense blow to piracy in the Mythic Isles, making the waters safer for everyone.
Know, however, that the pirates will not go down without a fight; attacking the Blackfort is suicide for all but the most capable and powerful admirals.
You’re not the only swashbuckler trying to stake a claim on the Mythic Isles; other factions are also vying for control over these waters and your actions will determine if they view you as a friendly competitor, a trusted ally, or a hated enemy.
The world is alive with diverse characters who will react to your choices – sink or plunder someone’s ships and you will become mistrusted and hated, assist their ships in battle and you will gain their trust and friendship (and perhaps access to their coin coffers).
Good relations can lead to trade treaties, non-aggression pacts, and even military alliances with other characters and the factions they command. The relationships you foster with other others can be integral to your success, prosperity, and sometimes, even your very survival; it’s often good to have friends, provided you don’t end up with a dagger in your back...
Sometimes, diplomacy fails and an untrustworthy, irredeemable scoundrel just needs to be wiped off the map. In these situations, your only recourse is to show the scurvy dogs the barrels of your guns and send them to the depths of Davy Jones' Locker.
When relationships deteriorate or treaties are broken, you may find yourself embroiled in active war with another faction over territory, honour, or wealth. In war, your very survival may be at stake; if you hope to emerge the victor, you will need to defeat your enemies’ fleets in battle, sack their colonies, and raze their port city to ashes.
Supporting both solo and multiplayer modes, you can set sail alone into a world populated by AI-controlled factions, invite your friends for a co-op experience, or pit your skills against other players from around the world.
Play how you want to play, the choice is yours.
Even the best captains cannot win wars alone. Once you have built a shipyard, you’ll be able to construct escort ships to travel and fight alongside you, lending you additional firepower, tactical bonuses, and the extra space in their cargo holds for treasure and goods.
Upgrading your shipyard will unlock more advanced ship designs, weapons, and abilities. Ship building does not come cheaply, however, and you will have to amass a large amount of resources before you are able to build the most powerful and specialized ships.
Constructing ships is not the only way of gaining escort vessels. If you are a more... ahem, ‘enterprising’ captain, you may prefer to simply take ships through boarding actions, installing your own captain from among your crew and adding the newly captured ship to your fleet.
A port city’s needs are always changing: Are the people well-fed? Do they have access to lumber to build ships and homes? Wool to make clothing and sails? Gunpowder to arm cannons and pistols?
These constantly shifting needs create a dynamic economy, one that creates opportunities for crafty merchants looking to exploit these needs for profit.
Cunning ship captains who keep an eye on prices can travel from port to port, making immense profits buying goods cheaply and selling them where they are valued most.
Occasionally, the market will experience a severe shortage of a particular commodity. Perhaps a hurricane hit a major lumber-producing island, a prominent fishing village got attacked by raiders, or giant crabs wandered ashore and destroyed a large sheep farming community. Major events can have drastic effects on the economy of an area, cutting off supply of a particular resource and driving the market into chaos.
A particularly ruthless and savvy merchant will recognize these situations as opportunities and manipulate market upheavals for personal gain.
Pirates of the Polygon Sea has been in development since February of 2016 and is built upon the same core technology as Beyond Sol. As a result we've already invested significant funds in its development and we are approaching our Alpha milestone.
We need $40,000 to complete the core feature set, commission the art, and pay the licensing fees for the game's music and audio. All excess funds will be used to produce more content and features.
We've been backing other Kickstarter projects for a while and we believe this platform is a great way for our community to participate in the development of Pirates of the Polygon Sea.
We're offering a unique set of rewards that are truly exclusive to our Kickstarter backers and will not be offered anywhere else.
I.E. - Name a famous pirate captain after yourself and you'll be immortalized as a fearsome plunderer of the Mythic Isles.
Risks and challenges
We have a core team of industry veterans with a combined 30+ years of experience making games. This is our second title as an independent studio and we are passionate about this project.
The greatest risk to completing Pirates of the Polygon Sea is funding - without your support we may need to delay the project significantly. We have all the talent, legal, and deals in place to complete this project all we are missing are the funds.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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