Strategy seafarer based on Moby Dick makes waves.
Nantucket is finally out of dock, ready to challenge wannabe sea captains to hunt whales and explore the high seas using their own strategic wit and cunning.
Set in the era of American whaling in the early 19th century, Nantucket takes place shortly after the events in the Pequod, where Captain Ahab and his crew lost their lives to Moby Dick. As Ishmael, the sole survivor of the Pequod, you’ll explore the seven seas, captain your ship, fight pirates and hunt whales, whilst on the lookout for your old foe, Moby Dick, in search of the ultimate redemption.
In Nantucket you’ll sail the seven seas, visiting cities while increasing your prestige by hunting whales and landing jobs. You’ll develop your character with RPG elements such as increasing your stats, making choices through dialogue with other characters and increasing your seafaring skills.
It’s also up to you to hire and manage the crew of your ship, and managing their jobs and tasks. They’ll help you improve on you ship with new compartments and capabilities. There are more than a thousand events that will become available to you depending on your actions and choices throughout your adventures.
The developers, Picaresque Studio expressed:
“We’re absolutely delighted to finally launch Nantucket onto the digital high seas. It’s been a long journey, but during the past few months of beta testing we have felt our community near us, helping us to deliver what we believe is a unique glimpse of the world narrated by Herman Melville in Moby Dick.”
You can purchase Nantucket on Steam now, with a 10% discount for the first week of sale, priced at £13.99 / €17.99 / $17.99. It’s also available from other digital retailers, including Humble Bundle, GOG.com and Gamersgate.
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