PiratesAhoy! is a community for all fans of pirates and the Age of Sail, centred around games, books, and movies. We are best known for our work-in-progress indie game Hearts of Oak: Conquest of the Seas, as well as our 'New Horizons' mod for PotC, and 'Gentlemen of Fortune' mod for AoP2:CoAS.

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PotC: New Horizons - What's New in Build 14 Beta 4.1?
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PotC: New Horizons - What's New in Build 14 Beta 4.1?

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Our biggest release in years recently went live with more features and refinements than you could wish for! Find out what's new in this article...

Hearts of Oak News March 20th, 2016!
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Hearts of Oak News March 20th, 2016!

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Hearts of Oak News for March and with a new Pre-Alpha Demo! This Demo has the distinction of being the first playable release to feature work from many...

Hearts of Oak News February 28th, 2016!
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Hearts of Oak News February 28th, 2016!

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Ahoy mates, this update is far to long in the making, but there are some technical issues behind the long wait. After the last Demo release, we ran in...

Hearts of Oak News January 16'th, 2016!
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Hearts of Oak News January 16'th, 2016!

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Ahoy mates, we are a bit later with this demo than we would have liked to have been, but we ran in to a few issues. The first of which was some weirdness...

PiratesAhoy! Year in Review: 2015
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PiratesAhoy! Year in Review: 2015

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It's that time again! We've had a great year at PiratesAhoy! developing Hearts of Oak and our other projects, so join us as we celebrate all that we have...

Hearts of Oak News December 17'th 2015
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Hearts of Oak News December 17'th 2015

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It's time for another Hearts of Oak Pre-Alpha demo release! Most of this months demo is focused on ship physics and kinematic motion. Tired of seeing...

Hearts of Oak News November 16'th 2015
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Hearts of Oak News November 16'th 2015

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We had some issues with last months update, hopefully most of those are fixed in this version! This release is focused on enhancing ship physics and damage...

Hearts of Oak News 6th November 2015
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Hearts of Oak News 6th November 2015

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We are a bit late on this one, but that is because we have quite a lot packed in to the "October" release!

Hearts of Oak News 19th September 2015
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Hearts of Oak News 19th September 2015

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It's Talk Like a Pirate day, and what better way to celebrate than with a new release fer you to try out, ye lily-livered landlubbers!

Hearts of Oak News July 2015
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Hearts of Oak News July 2015

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We have some exciting news to share with you - and it might just take you by surprise! We explain what the team has been working on, and more ways for...

Hearts of Oak Dev Blog 30th May 2015
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Hearts of Oak Dev Blog 30th May 2015

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It's been a while, but we've got more news on the game's development, including some eye-watering new screenshots!

Hearts of Oak Dev Blog 27th Feb 2015
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Hearts of Oak Dev Blog 27th Feb 2015

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The first in our new blog series, aiming to bring you more frequent updates on the game's development.

PotC: New Horizons - Build 14 Beta 3.4 Released!
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PotC: New Horizons - Build 14 Beta 3.4 Released!

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A shipload of piratey goodness has arrived in port once more! Read on to see what treasure there is to be uncovered in the latest release of New Horizons...

Hearts of Oak: A Look Back at 2014
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Hearts of Oak: A Look Back at 2014

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To mark the end of what has been a phenomenal year, join us as we celebrate our greatest achievements of 2014...

Hearts of Oak News 12th December 2014
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Hearts of Oak News 12th December 2014

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Our latest (slightly late) article is absolutely packed with videos, images and music that will amaze and surprise you...

Hearts of Oak News 6th November 2014
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Hearts of Oak News 6th November 2014

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The elements are out in force in this week's article, with wind, fire and spectacular lighting offering some impressive imagery for the game...

Hearts of Oak News 17th October 2014
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Hearts of Oak News 17th October 2014

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Ships, guns, more ships, more guns... and a whole host of other finely-crafted items await you in this week's article.

Hearts of Oak News 3rd October 2014
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Hearts of Oak News 3rd October 2014

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In our latest article, we're showing off working cannons, a realistic ocean, modular weapons, high-detail ships and more!

Hearts of Oak News 2nd September 2014
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Hearts of Oak News 2nd September 2014

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Find out how to donate to our project in this week's article, and take a look at how we're progressing in the Unity engine!

Hearts of Oak News: Important Announcement
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Hearts of Oak News: Important Announcement

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We've been busy making some crucial decisions about how to move Hearts of Oak forward. Read on for all the details...

Hearts of Oak News 22nd July 2014
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Hearts of Oak News 22nd July 2014

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If you're a fan of the astonishing 3D artwork and unforgettable music our team members produce, you're in for a treat...

Hearts of Oak News 4th July 2014
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Hearts of Oak News 4th July 2014

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In this week's article we have a multitude of new buildings, ships, weapons and more... including a t-shirt!

Hearts of Oak News 24th June 2014
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Hearts of Oak News 24th June 2014

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See new models, hear more music and find out why we're one step closer to the first playable release in this week's article...

Hearts of Oak News 4th June 2014
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Hearts of Oak News 4th June 2014

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This week we've got some exciting engine news to share, along with some more high-quality 3D models!

Hearts of Oak News 23rd May 2014
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Hearts of Oak News 23rd May 2014

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World Map concepts, Spanish gold, a behind the scenes look at a musical composition and more await you in our latest article...

PotC: New Horizons - Build 14 Beta 3.2 Released!
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PotC: New Horizons - Build 14 Beta 3.2 Released!

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Improved gameplay, new ships, more fixes. And an extended Storyline as well! Everything you need for some good old-fashioned plundering.

Hearts of Oak News 9th May 2014
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Hearts of Oak News 9th May 2014

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A lot has been done on our historical seafaring game Hearts of Oak over the past few months. And it is now time to start sharing our recent progress...

Battle Damage (Buoyancy)
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Battle Damage (Buoyancy)

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More updates to ships that allows for sinking effects.

Stress Tests
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Stress Tests

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Running through more stress tests to find any weaknesses that we need to shore of for the Tech Demo

Latest Videos
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Latest Videos

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A quick summary of latest developments with the team and the programming side.