Grab your crew and weigh the anchor, because Fireblade Software has released Abandon Ship now on Steam’s Early Access for $19.99/£14.99 with a 15% discount at launch. The new single-player game, inspired by the Age of Sail and naval oil paintings, puts players on their own ship to explore an exciting and dangerous world.
Abandon Ship Early Access
Even in its Early Access state, Abandon Ship promises a 10+ hour campaign that showcases game features such as ship upgrading, combat, and exploration. Upcoming updates for the game after launch include more sidequests, greater ship variety, and standalone stories to explore these updates as they release. More details about the future can be found on Fireblade Software’s Abandon Ship Early Access Roadmap.
Players will take the helm as they muster a crew and sail across the ocean blue in a beautiful and diverse world. Along the way, perilous encounters against other vessels will force quick thinking to juggle weaponry, crew placement and repairs to keep their ship afloat. Even if your ship is destroyed, it isn’t Game Over. As long as the Captain is alive, they can always rebuild what was lost.
As you battle through the world, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, the loot gained from quests can be used to upgrade your ship. No matter if a player prefers to be a close-quarters fighter or a long-range sniper, they will be able to make a ship to fit the type of captain they want to be.
But this world isn’t just an oil-painting brought to life. As players explore, surviving on the edge, they will be chased by the Cult of Haliphron: a powerful, world-ending faction that wants to consume the world and bring you back into the fold. With fanatical cultists that don’t fear death and their fearsome Kraken, they will always be in close pursuit. If you’re ready for adventure, peril, and glory, it’s time to master the seas of Abandon Ship!
- 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.
Check back shortly as we’ll be bringing you a complete review of Abandon Ship Early Access which we’ve been exploring the world and gameplay. I am really excited about this game and have had some great time playing it, to the point I need to stop and finish up the review. More to come.