Steve Jobs once said that it’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy. More than 30 years on, you can put that mantra to the test, courtesy of a new iOS game that’s just landed in the App Store.
Called Tempest: Pirate Action RPG, it’s a premium adventure role-playing game which lets you assemble a vicious crew of salty sea dogs, arm yourself to the gunwales, and go out in search of buried treasure. Check out the trailer below.
Tempest previously washed up on Steam, where it was enjoyed by more than 50,000 players. Its mobile conversion now brings the multiplayer open world game to your iOS device, so that you take the game with you as you sail the high seas (or commute to work).
The game starts with you in control of a small ship, which is hastily sunk by a Kraken sea monster. You then have to travel around, upgrading to bigger and better ships, unlocking the map, and battling, trading and stealing with and from other vessels.
There are all the features you’d hope for from a pirate-themed RPG, and there’s plenty of depth that’s going to appeal to lovers of the genre. Best of all (at least from my perspective) is that the game’s a premium offering, which means that — once you’ve shelled out your $7.99 to buy it — you’re not going to find yourself bombarded with constant requests for in-app purchases.
I’m looking forward to playing more of this over the coming days, so hopefully I should have a few more thoughts (and a recommend) by the time I compile this week’s “Awesome Apps of the Week” update on Sunday. For now, though, this is definitely ticking all the right boxes for me.