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Want to know more? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions we receive:

What platform is the game on?

PC, which is a platform we’re very passionate about.

Where will I be able to buy it?

We are planning to release on Steam, and also plan to launch on other online vendors such as GOG etc.

Any other platforms?

Right now, we’re solely focused on Windows PC. At some point in the future, most likely after release we’d look at other platforms that would be suitable for the game. This would include Mac and Linux versions.

Who is making Abandon Ship?

A team of 5 people have come together to make the game. Some of us used to previously work together and have shipped dozens of games and combined have decades of industry experience. That usually qualifies us as “industry veterans”!

We’ve formed a company called Fireblade Software, and we hope to be around for a long time, making great games for years to come.

Will there be Multiplayer?

We are a small team making an ambitious game, so we felt it best to focus on delivering an extremely high quality Single-Player experience.

Can I post videos of Abandon Ship and earn money from them?

Of course! We’d love you to post and share as much about the game as possible.

What games have inspired Abandon Ship?

We’ve been influenced by a lot of great games in many different ways. Some of the standout games include the exceptional FTL, Sunless Sea and Assassin’s Creed Black Flag.

Are there any other inspirations that have influenced the game?

Lots! It’s important to consume as much associated media as possible, and at some point we’ll put up a blog post that goes into more detail on this.
One of the biggest influences on the game has been classic naval oil paintings, which were a perfect fit for the themes and tone of the game, as well as providing a unique and compelling visual look.

What will I be doing in Combat?

You take command of your crew, moving them around your ship performing actions like firing the cannons, steering and performing repairs. You can change the distance between your ship and the enemy’s, even boarding them if you choose.

Of course while this is happening, you have to contend with enemy barrages, boarding attempts, storms, sharks, fires, hull cracks and all sorts of other things that you have to juggle in order to overcome your enemy.

What will I be doing in the Exploration side of the game?

By moving around the map, you uncover and complete events and quests. While there is a main story to follow, there are a lot of side-quests and incidental events to contend with.

Is the game set in the real world or a fictional one?

We think of it as “Grounded Fantasy”. By that, we mean it’s a believable world (no floating castles in the sky), one that doesn’t feel too dissimilar to the technology in the height of the Age of Sail. At the same time, a fictitious world allows us to inject some of our own twists and fun gameplay elements. That includes Sea Monsters!

Will there be storms and other weather effects?

Yes, most definitely! We want to make sure that weather has an effect on gameplay, so lightning strikes could ignite fires; storms could bring tidal waves that knock unprepared crew overboard and many more.

What happens after your ship is destroyed?

It’s not “Game Over” that’s for sure, although the game has just become harder.

If you managed to escape to your lifeboat, you can try to make your way back to a port where you can acquire a new ship and crew to continue your quest.

If you ended up stranded in the water, the odds are stacked against you, but that makes it all the more satisfying if you manage to make it back to a port alive. Unique events will occur whether you’re in a Lifeboat or Stranded.

I heard I can get my name in the game?

That is correct!

There is a form at the bottom of most pages on the website, which allows you to sign up to our newsletter. Once you sign up, we’ll add your name to a “names database”. When the game generates a crew-member (or other object in the game that will be named) it’ll choose a name at random from the database. That means anyone’s game could have you turn up as a crew-member!

When is the game coming out?

We’re planning to release in 2017.