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Sail across the seas and probably die a thousand deaths, The Caribbean Sail is a quirky retro 8-bit take on sailing the world in the 1700's and it got a huge update.

"Set sail across the Atlantic with your best friend, food. Food will keep you alive and food will keep you well- you get food by throwing harpoons at fish and turtles. Then one day BAM! The RNG screws you over and throws a pirate ship at you and you're forced to fight and defend your food!"

Covered here on GOL back in 2018, our contributor BTRE gave it a favourable look. Recently, the developer put out the Fantasy Toggle expansion to The Caribbean Sail adding in a completely new story, new encounters, new events, new opportunities, treasure hunting, sea monsters, mythical locations and a lot more.

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The Fantasy Toggle update is practically a whole new game, and it took a lot longer than expected, which the developer attributed to 'the calamity maelstrom that has been 2020'.

Not played it before? Expect an 8-bit soundtrack of traditional shanties and naval tunes, ship and character upgrades, real-time naval combat, harpoon fishing to replenish supplies and all the dangers that comes with sailing a boat in the 1700s. There's lots of little details to it that make it quite the fun experience and it seems the majority of players agree, with it now having a Very Positive user rating on Steam.

This new fantasy themed expansion so far seems great, with a very different atmosphere to the main game. It's an option you can toggle so you can turn it on/off for each new run as you wish. Depends if you want to die by pirates and disease or mysterious fantasy creatures.

I have to admit the soundtrack is quite hilarious too. 8-bit drunken sailer is wonderful.

You can find The Caribbean Sail on Steam.

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6 comments

cbones 21 Jul
This expansion gave me another 20 hours of exploration from it. Definitely a second game. Some day I will aim to reach for the 250,000 mile marker I saw in a screen shot.
furaxhornyx 21 Jul
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I love the trailer music
I will look into this, added to wishlist for now
hardpenguin 21 Jul
This game is absolutely lovely, recommended!
My sincere gratitude for this follow up!

The Linux community on whole have been my best supporters when it comes to everything from bug fixing to simply getting the word out about my work.

I thank you all for the help, and I hope to show other developers how worthwhile supporting the Linux community is.

Fair winds to you!
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Cyril 22 Jul
Too bad itch.io have only the Windows release, is there any reason for that?
Quoting: CyrilToo bad itch.io have only the Windows release, is there any reason for that?

Thanks for asking! I've uploaded a Linux build on Itch.io.

Originally I had to upload new builds with a custom launcher, now that it's no longer needed there's no reason!

If you run into any trouble, let me know at contactclambake@gmail.com and I'll see that it gets fixed!
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