PirateHell is a fast top-down shooter. Take command of a sailing ship and fight your way to honour, gold and all the pretty things a pirate likes.

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2 comments by ceiphren on Apr 3rd, 2013

Yarrr pirates,
I had to fix a bug which made the different rage attack types unselectable. The update is available now. Also the responsible crew member will now be keelhauled (unfortunately the crew is only me...).

Also what is going to happen with PirateHell now?

The answer is easy: I'll expand it.

I'll create a world map which will replace the mission selection menu. Also on this map there'll be harbours where you can buy stuff and select random missions (like wanted posters or protection missions) and find hidden treasures.

"Meeh. This surely is going to be DLC, eh?"

Nope. I'll take the "minecraft"-way which means: If you bought the game, all updates will be free. Nevertheless as the game is growing the price will be raised a little.

So long,


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YukoValis Mar 28 2013 says:

So I beat the game in one sitting, it isn't long but it's entertaining. I loved the music if anything else. Not much story sadly, but a decent chunk of missions and upgrades to be had. I ran into an error, but it was a one time dealy, most likely on my side. Also I couldn't select my ships super weapons. Maybe because I bought the buildings back to back? don't know. I liked the game, so good job.

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ceiphren Creator
ceiphren Mar 31 2013 replied:

Thanks for the comment. It was very helpful : )

You have to buy the armory to unlock the other rage shot types.

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YukoValis Mar 31 2013 replied:

That's what I mean, I bought the buildings back to back, and owned EVERY building upgrade, but it wouldn't let me change my super weapon. It showed them available under ship, but I couldn't select them. I tried left click, right click, tab, space, enter, arrow keys, nothing.

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ceiphren Creator
ceiphren Apr 1 2013 replied:

Hm sounds that there's something buggy. I'll take a look at it.

On which OS are you playing it?

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YukoValis Apr 2 2013 replied:

Vista, but that really shouldn't have much to do about it. Could just be a glitch that happened to me, or a bug if you buy the two super weapon buildings back to back.

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rcboothman Mar 27 2013 says:

any way to play fullscreen? there is no option to change to fullscreen, alt+enter doesnt work either

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ceiphren Creator
ceiphren Mar 27 2013 replied:

Sorry, currently there are some problems with the fullscreen-mode so I deactivated it for now. When I get a proper solution for that an update will be ready.

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rudeboyskunk Mar 27 2013 says:

I want to buy, but before I do, can any Linux users tell me if it works well on Linux???? I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.2 64-bit w/Unity.

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edgley Mar 27 2013 replied:

It's written in Java, so should work. The bundled .sh didn't work for me, but running

java -jar pirateHell.jar

from the working directory loaded it fine.

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rudeboyskunk Mar 28 2013 replied:

How was the gameplay under Linux?

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ceiphren Creator
ceiphren Mar 31 2013 replied:

As I'm the developer I would say: brilliant ^^

I tested it on several linux distributions and there was no difference to the windows version.

If you're not sure you can try the demo.

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ceiphren Creator
ceiphren Mar 27 2013 replied:

Hi edgley. Is there any error message when you try to run the .sh-file?

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erlend_sh Mar 27 2013 says:

Wohoo! Fantastic job ceiphren, been looking forward to this. Purchased and downloading now.

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ceiphren Mar 27 2013 replied:

Thanks Erlend. Wouldn't be possible without the engine from you and the other jme guys.^^

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