Abandon Ship hits Early Access today

Fireblade’s pirate exploration game takes players from Tropics to Arctics. 

Indie studio Fireblade Software announced that their pirate exploration and combat driven game Abandon Ship hit today Steam’s Early Access although promising a 10+ hours single player campaign from the get go. Inspired by the Age of Sail and naval oil paintings (as well as a clear reference to H.P. Lovecraft), the game’s procedurally generated world takes players through dangerous quests and deadly encounters with rival pirates and fierce creatures.

In Abandon Ship players will be in control of a ship and her crew in a mission to survive while exploring a fantasy world filled with danger, adventure and discoveries to make. While death is a possibility, as long as the capatain survives, the game goes on. Combat promises to be hard and with the need to plan ahead and have a strategy.

Each player will be able to customize his or her ship according to their styles, gathering resources and loot through their adventures and using them to upgrade different aspects of their vessels. All in all, Abandon Ship appears to be an experience full of content and surprises, with a randomized world for each playthrough.

Abandon Ship

Fireblade’s press release specified the following features:

  • Tactical and Savage Combat. Each battle is hard-fought, always on the edge of defeat. Your only chance of overcoming the odds is to employ every advantage you can and utilize all the tools at your disposal.
  • Ship Destruction is not the End. Life in the world of Abandon Ship can be brutal. Death is permanent. But the game doesn’t end if your vessel is destroyed. You are the Captain, and as long as the Captain is alive, there is always hope. By escaping to a Lifeboat, or even being stranded, alone in the water, there is still a chance to survive and fight your way back to the top.
  • Explore a procedurally generated world from Tropics to Arctics. Engage in quests or deal with incidental events on your journey to save the world from a Doomsday Cult.
  • A Personal Adventure. Customise and upgrade your Captain, Ship, and Crew. Build yourself to be worthy of any foe, whether that be human or otherwise. But be prepared to make moment-to-moment life-or-death decisions for you and your crew.

You can pick up Abandon Ship right now in its Early Access version through its Steam page for $19.99/£14.99 with a 15% discount at launch.