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You Must Build A Boat

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You must build a boat.
You must spring out of bed.
You must bargain with the lizardman.
You must heed your undead navigators.
You must slide rows or columns of tiles on a 6x8 grid.
You must match at least 3.
You must run to the right.
You must focus intently on 2 areas of the screen simultaneously.
You must match keys to unlock chests and swords to attack.
You must literally collect your thoughts and trade them for dragons.
You must not dally.
You must not be too hasty.
You must voluntarily ramp up the difficulty by taking on multiple quests at once.
You must incrementally reach your goals. You must build a boat.
You must try again.
You must try again x5.
You must win every time, even when you don’t.
You must remain optimistic.
You must upgrade your magic staff.
You must occasionally stop playing to allow for your hand to uncramp.
You must take credit for random chain combos you made no effort to arrange.
You must trust a blue bean man to make dangerous investments with your money.
You must forget about the blue bean man.
You must mind the asp.
You must reconcile that despite the game’s title, you begin your journey in possession of what is, in no uncertain terms, already a boat.
You must build a boat.
You must go all-in on the retro aesthetic.
You must trade junk for gold with the voidorb.
You must pray for salt.
You must consume fish and tomatoes for time.
You must venture through hell.
You must disarm traps like your life depends on it.
You must make an offering at the chapel.
You must rally the Fantasy Union and the Undead Buddies to your cause.
You must weigh anchor and methodically yet joyously hop in sync with your entire crew.
You must feign interest in critiquing the gardener’s work.
You must look up at the clock and wonder how it’s so late already.
You must build a boat.
You must build a boat!
YOU MUST BUILD A BOAT!!!
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Metacritic rating
71
Release date
Jun 4, 2015
Developer
EightyEightGames
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EightyEight Games LTD
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EightyEight Games
Publisher
EightyEightGames, EightyEight Games LTD
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.youmustbuildaboat.com

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for Android

Varies with device

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit or Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit
  • Processor: 2.6GHz single core
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit or Ubuntu 12.10 32-bit
  • Processor: 2.6GHz single core
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Core2Duo
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Core2Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: OSX 10.5
  • Processor: Core2Duo
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
  • Storage: 150 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: OSX 10.8
  • Processor: Core2Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card with 256 MB shared or dedicated RAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
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You Must Build A Boat reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
I'm too stupid for this Game. You should combine 3 Boxes, preferably exactly the ones you need right now. You have 1.4 Seconds to do that. It may be Fun on a Touchscreen, you may need to have some special Eye Skills to do so. In any case, I am used To Candy Crush, you also have to combine 3, but you can just look at the Playing field and think about it. Because you only have a Split second Here, you have no Time at all to look at the Playing field, to think, to bone. It's just left, at least to me, to move all the Lines as quickly as possible in the Hope that something happens. Due to the fact that there are only 6 Symbols, of course something happens all the time, the Blocks rattle together, which only makes it more confusing, and you can make even less. Stress, no Gameplay, nothing to think about, and this Graaaaafik.
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Microsoft from Swedish
This game is one of the best one time pay games i've ever purchased and the most satisfying action packed matching game of all the other mainstream games. 9/10 needs more awesome levels!
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Microsoft from Dutch
Humor, fine retro music and an amazingly addictive gameplay. You have to Get through and then it works wonderfully therapeutically. Have played the game but still do a jar.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Super Game for in between, have played it through very many times and started again and again. Thank you for the many beautiful Game Moments. Have by now all the "Skins" would be Nice if there are a few more to come or Stuff for the Boat so it makes Sense to continue playing the Daily Challenges:)
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Microsoft from Dutch
This game is being reviewed completely broken, too bad. It is for the lover of a long in-depth game like an RPG. Match-3 RPGs are a genre ansich, and you should just love it. Just very sorry about the deeply rooted negative reactions. Game on the internet has been praised for years in heaven.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
The Game is great when you have to bridge some Waiting Time and you get really good at the Game with some Practice. Unfortunately, I have a Bug and I can't get on. I am supposed to fulfill the Quest That I should open 10 Chests with a Bomb, but I have already sat at this Quest For about 60min and not got a single Bomb ... I hope that will be fixed then there will be 5 Stars.
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Microsoft from Norsk
I found it a bit difficult after a while to look at the board, think and match. So I decided to just try to swipe completely randomly as fast as I could and I succeeded the first time on two quest I had been stuck on for over ten minutes. I REALLY wish there was an option for how quick the game goes, because it’s a good game, but it’s not fun when you realize just swiping fast randomly wields more success than trying to think.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
So I think the Game is great, I don't get bored. The frequently mentioned Level of difficulty slowly decreases as one gradually fledes his Skills. I also find it a bit unusual to call a Game like this repetitive, which is Tetris and other Puzzlers. I only lack a Display of the current Values, maybe this can be installed in the future. Very good Game which comes very close to Dungeonraid.
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