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Pixel Piracy Sandbox Game Linux Video, Thoughts & Keys To Give-away!

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Pixel Piracy is a game we have been following for some-time now, we first posted about it back in July of last year the day before my birthday in fact! It's changed a lot since then and is simply fantastic. We also have a stack of keys to give-away thanks to chatting to the developers.

Linux game-play video

I fail miserably at playing a game yet again, I'm good at dying!

My thoughts
The first thing to note is that it is an early access game, so bugs and incomplete features are to be expected. That said you can still have cannons of fun with it, see what I did there?

For once it's an early access game that actually gives you a decent overview in the tutorial, it actually allowed me to read it once and then proceed to not only play Pixel Piracy, but enjoy it too! I would seriously suggest you put everything on easy for your first few games. You get to set a few options about the world before you start the game like if there was a War or a Plague before you set sail.
I found it near-impossible when the war option was selected, kept coming across ships 5-6 times as big as mine and they of course obliterated me! Damn those cannons.

The game starts off slow, but can quickly pile the pressure on as you need to keep plundering ships and islands in the search of treasure yaarrr! Paying your crew keeps morale up, but you need to keep their bellies full too or you could have a little mutiny on your hands.

Looks like you need to have quite a few mates and a decent level captain before you start attacking the natives on islands as they come equipped with spears and bows and it did not end well for me.

The only thing I dislike is that the graphics seem a bit fuzzy, like there is some kind of overlay on the game to make it a bit blurry somehow, but I think that's just the style they are going for. Could cause eye-strain on long sessions though.

This game even in the current early state is an easy sell for me, it's fun and full of boozed-up pirates, is there more you could ask for?

How to win keys?
Tell me your best pirate joke, yarrr! Or if you prefer screen-shot yourself looking like a pirate, extra points for DIY eye patches.

You can buy the Linux version on Steam.
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tuxisagamer 23 April 2014 at 7:01 pm UTC
Q:Where do pirates go to gamble?
A:ARGosy Casino
P4R4D0X 23 April 2014 at 7:06 pm UTC
ttyborgYou can also listen to this while you are playing Pixel Piracy!

There are better pirate songs than that. Thank god that LimeWire is gone! Check this song out if you are a geek, you probably understand what they are saying.

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rodvil 23 April 2014 at 7:15 pm UTC
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Believe it or not I was actually in my blue pirate outfit when I read the article!
My pirate photo

Great work with the website by the way!
JayBeee 23 April 2014 at 7:20 pm UTC
What's a horny pirate's worst nightmare?

A sunken chest with no booty!
southernfriedbb 23 April 2014 at 7:20 pm UTC
A pirate joke, huh?
Why did the pirate fail English?
His grade was below C level.

Why couldn't the pirate go to the movie?
It was rated Arrrr.

I'm sorry those are horrid, but I'm doing it for the booty
JoZ3 23 April 2014 at 7:29 pm UTC
Not official OST

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A good game to play with music from Alestorm!!!!

Los piratas también hablan español
Sn3ipen 23 April 2014 at 7:49 pm UTC
Help Microsoft fight piracy: Give Linux to a friend!

Oh, you mean the olden times pirates?

What kind of ships do pirates have trouble with? Relationships!
wolfyrion 23 April 2014 at 8:29 pm UTC
Liam The Fearsome Pirate Captain

Pirate 1: Captainnnnn , Captain ......... a ship to our right!!!!

Captain Liam : Take out the cannons and bring me the RED SHIRT!

The fight goes on and after a while the fight ends with Liam the Fearsome Captain as the Winner

Pirate 1: Captainnnn , all went good we won , but why you wanted the RED Shirt?

Captain Liam: In case I was going to get shot by a bullet I didnt want my crew to see any blood on me and panic.....Yarrrrr!
I am the Fearsome Captain Liam.....I dont afraid of death.....Yarrr!

After a while...........

Pirate2 : Captaiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnn................ CAPTAINNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10 Navy Warships to our LEFT!!!!!

Linas 23 April 2014 at 9:11 pm UTC
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How do you define a pirate?
public class Pirate {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    for (String arg : args) {

Oh and the "code" block in this editor does not preserve spaces. You may want to look into that.
OttoRobba 23 April 2014 at 9:16 pm UTC
Ahoy! Puns ahead!

Where do you take an injured pirate?
To the YARRRR!

Why do pirates fear the full moon?
Because it is curvy.

What do pirates do when they are horny?
They make a booty call.

What linux distro is favored by pirates?

Why couldn't the pirate stop playing games?
He was hooked!

What is the favorite pirate drink?
A salty dog.

What is the second favorite pirate drink?
Grape shot.

Why do pirates hate George Lucas?
Jar Jarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

What memory do they use on their pirate computers?

What car does a pirate drive?
A scallywag.

What does a pirate say when he can't speak loudly?
Come carouser.
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