Factsheet

Developer:
Purple Gaming Lab
Based in Berlin, Germany

Release date:
2017

Platforms:
Windows Demo
Mac Demo - Summer 2017
Linux Demo - Summer 2017

Website:
purglab.com

Regular Price:
-

Description

POTSS is a roguelike pirate ship sim inspired by games like Sid Meier's Pirates, FTL (Faster Than Light) and RimWorld. Taking command of a sailing ship the player is trying to escape from the British navy. They are searching for clues pointing to a safe haven while upgrading their ship and crew. Every battle on their way will be unique, every run will feel different and every time they die they will have to start anew.

History

Early developing on POTSS started two years ago with the idea of creating a ship management simulation set in the age of sail. Getting first feedback for the concept it got clear that having sailing ships people want pirates and with pirates comes a Caribbean setting and so the idea for POTSS was born. Wanting to create a simulation that combines mechanics from my favourites games the first playable concept came to be a fusion of Faster Than Light, Sid Meiers Pirates and RimWorld. In early 2016 I decided to take this concept and start creating a full fledged game. Showcasing the first versions on game developer events POTSS got a lot of positive feedback and decided to go full time with the development in autumn. After founding PURGlab in October 2016 I focused on creating a playable demo version released in December and set a schedule for a Kickstarter campaign and a completion of POTSS in 2017.

Features

  • A classic pirate story line on a journey through the Caribbean
  • Randomly generated maps with increasing difficulty
  • Customizable ship layout, upgradable weapons, sails and planking
  • Mates can equip special objects or weapons
  • Capturing enemy ships and crew
  • Powerful Voodoo rituals
  • Close quarter combat
  • No reloading, all decisions are final

Videos

Gameplay Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (12MB)
harbour_dock_planking.png
harbour_dock_weapons.png
harbour_bar.png
harbour_dock_sail.png
harbourdock_support.png
harbour_warehouse.png
voodoo.png
harbour.png
crew_management.png
event.png
battle_boarding.png
battle_1.png
battle_repair_and_voodoo.png
battle_2.png
battle_breach.png
map_local.png
map_world.png
story.png

download logo files as .zip (2MB)
logo
logo

IndieDB
Link to the IndieDB project page indiedb.com.

Demo
Link to download the Demo on itch.io purglab.itch.io.


About Purple Gaming Lab

Boilerplate
PURGlab is a Berlin based indie game studio developing the roguelike pirate simulation: Pirates of the Stormy Sea

More information
More information on Purple Gaming Lab, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Pirates of the Stormy Sea Credits

Chris
Studio Wizard for All and Everything

lecorbeaugris
Music

László Ede
Illustrations

hamdiexile
Character Art


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks