Thursday, 18 September 2014

Ahoy! Pirate adventure awaits in inkle's "Down Among the Dead Men" gamebook, out today for iPhone / iPad


Yo ho ho, me hearties! Finish swabbing the poop deck and grab yerself a grog, because tomorrow the revered International Talk Like a Pirate Day will be upon us. But why settle for some 'arrr' and a few 'shiver me timbers' when ye can *play* like a pirate instead?
 
If yer a true sea dog then whip out yer aye-device, hoist the mizzen, and set a course for the App Store! The rogues at inkle have lashed together Down Among the Dead Men, a short pirate-themed gamebook for iPhone & iPad, and for a scant handful of doubloons ye can take part in the adventure. (That works out to $0.99 or 69p with no bilge-sucking in-app purchases, ye scurvy landlubbers.)
 
 
Brought to ye by the developers of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! and 80 Days -- in cahoots with salty author Dave Morris -- Down Among the Dead Men is a thrilling pirate adventure on the high seas. This interactive narrative won't only have ye talking like a pirate, but *thinking* like one as ye choose whether to play as a lad or a lass in disguise, construct a seaworthy ship, recruit a hearty crew, and devise a plan to blow down that son of a biscuit eater Captain Skarvench before his dastardly scheme can come to pass. Blimey!
 
Like all of inkle's tales, the Down Among the Dead Men gamebook adapts to yer choices to give ye a personalized, branching storyline with loads of possible endings. Plus, those digital pages are beauties to look at.



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