Posts Tagged ‘Iron Helmet Games’

Buccaneers, Bounty & Boom out today from Neptune’s Pride devs

Later today, piratical goblin strategy game Buccaneers, Bounty & Boom! [official site] will be released. It’s the new game from Iron Helmet, makers of the infamous Neptune’s Pride. Like that game, BBB is a competitive multiplayer game with simultaneous turns which, depending on the game speed you set, can take place over days and weeks of real time.

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Neptune’s Pride devs announce piratical project in beta

Buccaneers, Bounty & Boom

Buccaneers, Bounty & Boom [official site] is the latest project from the Neptune’s Pride devs. If you’re familiar with the simultaneous turn-based nature of Neptune’s Pride, or its use of diplomacy and deception, you’ll probably already have a good idea of what BBB involves. If not, everyone takes a turn and those turns play out at the same time with ships moving and exploration happening and attacks looming. You’re trying to become the Pirate King by accumulating buccaneers, harvesting bounty and building up your firepower… and so is everyone else.

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Blight of the Immortals Cleaned Up And Put On Steam

The slow hordes of fantasy zombies from Blight of the Immortals [official site] were first spotted back in 2010. “Hmm, there’s some undead from a browser-based strategy on the horizon” we thought. “Spawned by the folks who made Neptune’s Pride, looks like. But that’s fine, they are very far away.” Six years later and the zombies on our doorstep. And by “doorstep” I mean Steam. The browser version has been out for yonks but has been heavily spruced up via Steam Greenlight over the past few months and was released yesterday. You can now indulge in time-hopping single-player or team up with friends for “the slowest real time game you’ve ever played”.

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!: Neptune’s Pride II!


Few games have had quite as much emotional impact on the RPS (or indeed PC Gamer) team as the original Neptune’s Pride. You can read the complete, epic account of our intrigue and anguish in this real-time browser-based strategy here. It was so affecting that it took over our lives for several weeks. And now it is BACK. Neptune’s Pride II: Triton has quietly launched and I can hear the sound of inevitability ringing in my ears.

Tutorial overview video explains the new game, below.
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Neptune’s Pride: The Complete Epic

In case you missed it first time around in March 2010, this epic space conflict AAR is about as required-reading as this site has to offer.

Neptune’s Pride is a slow-form multiplayer Strategy game. We got together with our friends from PC Gamer to play. Weeks of bloodthirst, treachery and violence on a galactic scale later, we stopped. Then took a few weeks to recover. And then we wrote about it. The results follow. They say more about the players than anyone would like to admit.
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