Blackreef Pirates is a single player third-person P-RPG (Pirate Role Playing Goodness) developed by indie studio Subvert Games, focusing on a great storyline, deep tactical combat and lots of islands to discover and explore in a lively and fascinating fantasy universe.

Gather a crew to lead, develop your characters and set sail in a world where your choices really matter.

Current features

  • Unique and memorable non player characters that remember you and your actions.
  • Complex yet immediate dialogue and interaction system.
  • Fight alone or with your entire party for more tactical combat with a combination of melee, ranged and vodoo attacks.
  • Optional combat AI: select a combat style for your companions or give them direct orders...you choose.
  • Plenty of loot to use or equip.
  • Extensive ability tree
  • Arena mini-game with duels and tournaments.
  • Cloud savegames: play from desktop or mobile

Planned features

  • Trade
  • Resource harvesting
  • Craft
  • Naval battles

Supported platforms

  • PC, Mac, Linux with keyboard&mouse and console controller
  • iPad, Android tablets with touch controls.

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2 comments by cominu on Feb 1st, 2013

Leeds

Another step in my "world conquest" plan: after Italy and Germany, it's the time for UK! I moved in Leeds and after one week I'm already in love with the city. I really want to thank the strong wind, rain and snow for making one the most awful and unpleasant trip of my life. Aside from that, I'm still alive and ready to start working on games again...but what is really happened in the last months? 

What happened to Blackreef?!

Let's start with Blackreef Pirates: you know, it's my main project and I started it almost 2 years ago and from day one I worked non stop on it, including most weekends. It's a huge project and too many times I've been close to burnout so I decided to take a needed break from it. That was the right time to explore new ideas and develop some quick game prototypes in a more relaxed and stress-free way. One of these prototypes quickly emerged as fun and Marco (the main artist of Blackreef Pirates) jumped too on this new little project.

A new project?

Today it's been 5 months since the start of this (still unnamed) project and we're really proud to show you a little teaser screenshot of it.

Unnamed project preview!

Yes, before you ask, it's a platformer game heavily inspired by Super Meat Boy and Portal with a very arcade feel. We had a lot of fun building a game that is 100% gameplay and because we already received some feedback from friends and close collaborators, why not letting you try the game before is completed?

It's closed beta time!

This new project is not finished yet, but we're looking forward to a closed beta release before the end of February. If you're interested in taking an active part in this beta testing just create yourself an account in the forum and send us an email at beta@subvertgames.com including your forum username and a short description about you.

Note: There are only 100 beta slots available in a "first come, first served" way, so don't wait if you're interested :)

Is it Blackreef Project dead?


Far from it! :D

With this new Unnamed Project nearing completion I started working again on Blackreef code and, I must admit, it's even better with some new tricks I learned during the development of the side-project. Working on a different project also helped me realise what is really missing in Blackreef: GAMEPLAY! We have all the systems in place, a really good way to explore the world and interact with NPC but we made some serious mistakes: the combat system is lacking depth and we need a faster way to create all the art assets and the story.

Oh, it's tea time! I'll keep you posted about our Unnamed and Blackreef projects next week ;-)

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Backstay
Backstay Mar 2 2013, 9:41am says:

This looks really good! Keep up the development! :)

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Dotdroid
Dotdroid Feb 5 2013, 12:46pm says:

Loving the new updates still looking good Cominu

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Remedius
Remedius Jan 26 2013, 11:34am says:

I hope this game is not dead... there is no news for months. =/

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cominu
cominu Feb 1 2013, 9:54pm replied:

And we're back :D

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Remedius
Remedius Feb 2 2013, 3:53am replied:

Cool ! :D Thank you, and good luck for the development. Do not be discouraged !

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DeductionKing
DeductionKing Aug 19 2012, 3:51am says:

Wow i want this! Is this also on Android it says it but i want to make sure?

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cominu
cominu Aug 19 2012, 6:23pm replied:

The game is already working on android tablets too, so yes! :)

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skeletonlord
skeletonlord Aug 7 2012, 5:22am says:

awesome!

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L()KI
L()KI Jul 20 2012, 2:31am says:

Unity pro ey, with fancy real time shadows and what not. Looking good man.

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TheOtherBrothers
TheOtherBrothers Jul 19 2012, 11:35am says:

Have had my eye on your little pirate project since the beginning Cominu! You've made some amazing progress and it's really looking awesome.

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