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Alpharrrrrr: Caribbean! Boards Steam Early Access

By Alice O'Connor on May 1st, 2014.

I'm calling ye out, ye lily-livered scallywag

The concept of ‘Mount & Blade with pirates and pirate ships’ is probably enough to sell a fair few people on a game, but what if that’s not enough? What if they need more? What if they demand razzmatazz? This problem calls for dramatic punctuation. Bang on an exclamation and bosh wallop, we have Caribbean! and the Internet falls over itself in excitement.

Snowbird’s piratical sandbox action-RPG has now hit Steam Early Access in alpha at £10.99.

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Masters Of A Pirate World: Caribbean!

By Jim Rossignol on June 18th, 2013.


Eador devs Snowbird have started talking about their secondary project, Caribbean! which we mentioned all the way back here. That’s Caribbean! in the sense of Pirates! rather than me being particularly excited about it, you understand. Nevertheless it’s an hugely ambitious project, allowing people to tackle that region of the world in the 17th century in a manner similar to the way Mount & Blade tackles medieval Eurasia. They’ve had a bit of a struggle with the game, and explain: “Having started with ‘Mount & Blade with ships’ concept over time we almost switched to making a war and historical colonization simulator.”

The beta, which was previously flagged up on their forums, has bene much delayed, but is now likely to happen soon, and could be worth keeping an eye on. You can also play it at Rezzed(!) So that’s nice.

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Wot I Think: Eador – Masters of a Broken World

By Adam Smith on April 30th, 2013.

The shards of Eador’s Broken World drift in space, waiting to be conquered by a commander versed in turn-based combat, RPG levelling, questing and looting, and town management. Fortunately, despite my extreme cowardice and feeble frame, I am just such a commander, and after many hours of play, I’ve finally decided wot I think.

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Impressions: Eador – Masters Of The Broken World

By Adam Smith on April 9th, 2013.

Eador: Masters of the Broken World will be released into our very own fractured realm later this month and I’ve spent a few hours with a preview copy and had many of my expectations defied. Is it more of a King’s Bounty than a hero’s swordsmanship and spell-biffing, or is it something entirely different? I’m still not entirely sure, but I’m looking forward to finding out.

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Break Time: Eador – Masters Of The Broken World

By Adam Smith on November 23rd, 2012.

I was talking to someone about Crusader Kings II last weekend and about twenty minutes into a hand-waving sermon about how brilliant it is, I realised I’d described it as a turn-based strategy game. It isn’t turn-based, of course, but I spend so much time pausing and pondering that I’ve managed to convince myself that it is. The I started thinking – what was the best turn-based strategy game of the year? XCOM is tactical, I didn’t warm to Fallen Enchantress and Warlock was solid but unspectacular. Have I forgotten something? Eador looks like it might have learned a trick or two from Age of Wonders and even though it won’t be out for Christmas, beta signups have begun. Here’s a new video.

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Mr Fix-It: Eador – Masters Of The Broken World

By Adam Smith on September 13th, 2012.

I wonder what it’s like being the Master of a Broken World. Probably quite difficult I’d imagine, but some folk would probably argue it’s better than serving in a fully functioning world. Snowbird are offering a chance to find out how you’d cope as just such a master with their upcoming strategy game, Eador: Masters of the Broken World. The world has been shattered and there are now separate shards of land scattered through the skies, which makes the setting look a bit like Bastion. But the game itself is apparently more like Age of Wonders as the gameplay overview video below communicates quite clearly. The video has been released to coincide with the game’s presence on Greenlight. Take a look.

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Parley Of The Land: Caribbean! Interview

By Adam Smith on August 9th, 2012.

Caribbean! is Mount and Blade with pirates, or at least that’s what I’d be telling everyone if I was making it. To learn more about what the game will actually include, how naval combat will be implemented and what kind of rum cocktails should be consumed while playing, I buried a list of questions in a treasure chest and gave a map marked with the location to producer Alexander Souslov. His responses, stuffed in a bottle, were floating in my bathtub this morning. Among other things, I found out that the governor’s daughter isn’t quite the catch I’d been led to believe.

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Excitable Archipelagos: Caribbean!

By Adam Smith on July 2nd, 2012.

Games about pirates sometimes feel the need to exclaim their titles, as if rushing into a room and excitedly waving their arms, jumping up and down, screaming in your face. ‘Pirates’, they yell, spittle flecking your bewildered visage, ‘piiiiirates’! Or, in this case, they’re bellowing ‘Caribbean’, which makes it really hard for me to work out which vowel to elongate. I guess it would be ‘Caribbeaaaaaan’!. Anyway, Caaaaaribbean! is a newly announced game from Snowbird Game Studios of Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword, and it uses the same engine for a piratical game, with naval combat, boarding operations and sieges. More screenshots below.

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