Just like the game itself, the life of Pixel Piracy has been a wonderful adventure that constantly surprises. Welcome aboard, you scallywags!
We’re thrilled to bring Pixel Piracy to PS4 alongside 505 Games and Re-Logic. Abstraction Games has done an awesome job bringing our PC indie hit to console, and we’re grateful to have them all as part of our pirate crew!
I actually wanted to get into games because I saw that Andrew Spinks (Re-Logic, Terraria fame) had been in the military and had changed his life to pursue his dreams . Likewise I was stuck in the army on the Jordanian/Iraq border getting mortared daily and thought that there was more to life than that!
Andrew really inspired me to grab my dreams, turn my life around, and make them happen. It’s funny how things turn out, because Re-Logic published the game when we were ready to launch on PC, so my dreams came utterly true!
My life changed when I met Vitali Kirpu, an insanely talented one-man-band developer who had this awesome game demo which ultimately became Pixel Piracy… and the rest is history. Over time we’ve added more folks to the Pixel team and added a ton of new content to the game, making it the deepest, open-world pirate RPG sim that ever did live.
The great thing for console players is that they get all of the major PC update content already baked into the launch version. We’ve partnered with 505 Games on the PS4 launch. The team has done a great job with Abstraction to make improvements to the UI and to make sure the console controls are nailed, and giving it the all-around piratey polish it needed to bring it to the masses.
If you like pirates, this is the game for you. If you like the sound of recruiting a motley crew and sailing the seven seas in search of booty, other pirate crews to kill, chasing chickens, building your ship block by block, cleaning the poop deck, boarding enemy ships, then jump aboard.
It also has this wonderful pixel look — the title gives that away — but don’t be fooled; this is a really deeply layered RPG simulation that rewards time spent and exploration. Our pirate dudes are only a few pixels high but they are cheeky and deadly in equal measure.
Let us know what you think — or otherwise you might be the next to the walk the plank!