Pocket Pirates! - Multiplayer Action Platformer

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Post » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:06 am

Pocket Pirates! is an action platformer about fighting your friends and stealing their gold.

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In Pocket Pirates! Up to 4 players fights each other in crazy fast battles across 6 colorful stages. Your goal is to collect more gold coins than your friends, grabbing weapons from treaure chests to help you protect your booty until the end of the match.

The more you play, the more weapons and stages you unlock. Crazy weapons as the Crab Rider or the Hurdy-Gurdy are hard to get but will made the battles even more fun.

In Story Mode, you get to play a single player campaign, jumping on the hat of legendary buccaneer Captain Jota Flint, as he sail the seas looking for his missing crew, finding himself trapped in the middle of an unexpected and bigger conflict.

Pocket Pirates! is the product of over 9 months of work. I have made several web games before, including A Pretty Odd Bunny, which was featured on Gamejolt and Newgrounds. But this will be my first fully fletched PC release. I have worked on it with a single goal in mind: Making a fun little experience for everyone.

After this time, I think I'm getting close to complete it.

Main game have:
+ 6 Stages
+ Over 8 weapons to unlock
+ Full gamepad support for local multiplayer action

and Story Mode have:
+ 11 Chapters
+ A fully fletched story inspired by classic pirate tales and fun sea adventures.
+ 10 quirky Boss fights with individual challenges
+ 2 Mini games
+ And the possibility of more tales starring the rest of the crew.

Gameplay in Pocket Pirates! has been designed to be fun and fast. I have been a fan of old school nintendo two-players games since I was a child and I wanted to create a love letter to those classics without going the fully retro route on it.

Pocket Pirates! is not a revolutionary game by any means, it doesn't have outstanding graphics or an unique and addictive gameplay (Well, maybe a little addictive but not the most). Nevertheless, this is a game made for pure love and passion. It is meant to give you a compelling single player experience and also a place to have fun with your friends.

I hope you find this little adventure interesting and I hope to see you soon with more updates. The goal is to put something playable in your hand in the near future.

You can watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdE9md2GWac

and some gifs with the newest graphics (Looks a lot better!).

Game Feature (So far):

* 6 Stages with individual game-changing environments
* Multiplayer Action - Up to 4 players locally
* Full Gamepad support
* Unlockable Weapons and Stages
* Full platforming adventure for Single Players
* Slightly historically accurate SFX
* And... You get to ride a Crab!

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Post » Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:45 pm

I know pretty difficult to do be multiplayer across devices would be great.
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Post » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:59 pm

dhillyard wrote:I know pretty difficult to do be multiplayer across devices would be great.


Oh that will be great definitely. I'll never try the multiplayer object so it will be a challenge no doubt.
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Post » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:44 pm

Its pretty tough i have had a play, but not impossible.
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Post » Mon May 18, 2015 4:19 pm

Just updated some info on the game. We only going to have 4 players now and Story Mode IS happening. I've wrote a short story about one of the Pirates on the game with a very fun approach. I'm very happy with it and think it will add a different feeling to the game. Obviously it also means production will take longer :( Nevertheless, Brawl Mode (That is what I'm calling Multiplayer) is almost ready, just some polish left.

Here I let you some screens. Character Select and Stage Select, from the Brawl Mode!
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Post » Wed May 20, 2015 8:46 am

Looking nice so far. I'm a bit curious how a 4 player game would work on a small device... 4 people tapping on the same screen?
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Post » Wed May 20, 2015 1:07 pm

tunepunk wrote:Looking nice so far. I'm a bit curious how a 4 player game would work on a small device... 4 people tapping on the same screen?


That pretty much sums it up. But since each player controls his character with a single button, it doesn't get too messy. Still, tablets might be better for this one :)
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Post » Sat May 30, 2015 10:42 pm

Hi guys! Time to see the game in action ;)

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Post » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:00 am

Lol, cute little pirate icons.
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Post » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:31 pm

crypticblonde wrote:Lol, cute little pirate icons.


Thanks! ;)
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