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Pixel Piracy

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Pixel Piracy offers the player a role of a pirate captain. The game is designed in a very simplistic pixel-art style. Pixel Piracy plays with all sorts of jokes and comical stereotypes about pirates.


Before the game starts, the player has to choose the difficulty level and other options by answering questions about the game's world and its main character. Initially, the player only controls a single pirate, the would-be captain. The protagonist is partially customizable: the player can choose the character's look from several presets. As the game begins, the character has to build a ship and recruit a crew before they can set off to the sea.


The goal is to lead your crew to fame by defeating enemy pirates. Other than that, the player is free to explore the map, fight enemies to gain prestige points and upgrade the ship and the crew with new equipment. The pirates belong to various classes. A crew needs fighters to attack enemies, sailors to control the ship, a carpenter to fix it, and a cook to make food.


While Pixel Piracy is more of a strategy, there are some features of the roguelike genre. The world is procedurally generated, and the crew will randomly encounter feral beasts and hostile pirates from other gangs. The player has to keep track of the ship's resources, otherwise, the crew might die of starvation or lose its morale. As in the most roguelike games, the death of the main character is permanent, and he will not respawn if killed.

Release date
505 Games
Vitali Kirpu
Quadro Delta
505 Games, Re-Logic, Quadro Delta
Age rating
13+ Teen

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System requirements for macOS

  • OS: 10
  • Processor: Intel I-3

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 1.6 GHZ
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Pixel Shader Capable Graphics card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 200 MB available space

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Pixel Piracy reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review What is Pixel Piracy? A Kind Of Sandbox RPG with Pirates. You sail from Place to Place and experience different Adventures. Either you fight other Pirates or Neutral Opponents or you fight on Islands or you experience milling Events. You can also design your Own ship and choose your Skills and those of the Crew yourself. Is the Game good because of that? Yes and no. In my Eyes, unfortunately, the No. Why? Even if the Game world is big, the Events will quickly repeat themselves. Many early Opponents are unnecessarily heavy and You need a lot of Trial and error to find in the Game at all, let alone understand it. The Tutorial (if you can call it that) is a Slideshow with its associated Text that really only explains the complete Basics and does not address any later questions that you only begin to ask yourself when you play the Game. The bigger the Crew gets, the heavier the Game gets. Although you can generate a lot more Money and Loot, you quickly lose sight of it, because the Control takes more than getting used to. One manages the Morale (with Alcohol) and the Hunger of the Crew, but also has to think about Your Salary and the Skills. And when a Pirate dies, he and everything you have invested in Him is gone. At the Death of the Main Character, the Game ends. You can save before you leave a Location. I recommend to look at a little Of a Let's Play of Players of his Trust and get a Picture of yourself, as the Game has Potential. It just unfortunately didn't hit my Taste. Apart from that, at a 25% Discount, I have still paid £10 for it, which does not seem to me to be a justified Price. But that's a Matter of Taste Again ...
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First of all, to this Review is to say that it is an Indie 2D sandbox game in 8-Bit style. That means Graphics are difficult to evaluate here. So the Rating for the Graphics here is the Rating for the Animations and The structure of the Textures rather than the Graphics themselves. Overall Rating Content: 7/10 Graphics: 6/10 Gameplay: 5/10 Game Fun: 8/10 Story: 4/10 Detailed Review Content The Game has a lot of Islands, Pirates and Cities. Unfortunately, however, these are all very obviously built up very much on the same ground. Cities vary only by Size and number or Variation of Stores. The Ships are a bit more varied, even if they are built according to the same Pattern. Nevertheless, the whole thing is Fun right at the Beginning. Graphic The Graphics are decorated in typical 8-Bit style and especially the Pirates are sweet. The Animations, however, are often a bit sluggish to unclean, which can be very annoying, especially with deceased Enemies which are still lying on the spot after 15 Minutes even though you have long since sailed. With all the Gameplay The Gameplay is simple and simple. In General, you discover new Places, fight against Pirates and expand its Crew. Opponents are sorted by difficulty levels and heavier and heavier. Playing fun The Game is a lot of fun Despite the simple game principle. The many Ways you can proceed or how to Skillt the Crew Just make a mood and make for some entertaining Hours. Story There is no Story in the true Sense. The goal of the Game is to reach and defeat 4 Legendary Pirates. Simple but challenging. Verdict Pixel Piracy is a fun little 8-Bit game That offers a few Hours of Entertainment. Anyone who expects an AAA title is of course wrong here, but the Game shows once again that it is not necessarily a Bombs graphic and Story to make fun. Especially for 8-Bit fans definitely worth buying!
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