Factsheet

Developer:
Iteration Games
Based in Manchester, UK

Release date:
28 February, 2020

Platforms:
Steam

Website:
iteration-games.com/paper-pirates

Regular Price:

USD$8.99
EUR€7.39
CAD$10.29
GBP£6.19

Description

Paper Pirates is a social deduction party game for one to ten players, where players use web-enabled devices (such as their mobile phones) as controllers. Set sail on haunted seas as you and your crew attempt to head home to safety, but be careful, someone has been possessed, and will be trying to throw all your treasure overboard! Players must follow the captain’s orders, with the captain choosing who they do and don’t trust for daily tasks. If anyone disobeys an order, chaos ensues and treasure goes overboard. Got an idea who might be disobeying the captain? Or is your captain choosing untrustworthy players on purpose? Each round ends with a voting phase, where pirates can be thrown overboard to return as the human stowaway, ready to make their way up the ranks all over again! But get it wrong and throw over someone that isn’t possessed, and you may end up haunted yourself! Plain sailing ahead? If you make it back home and the captain is a ghost, it’s game over for the humans, so keep your wits about you, and trust no one!

History

Paper Pirates began as an entry to graduate competition Tranzfuser in summer 2019, where our team of three formed Iteration Games and were granted funding to develop the game after attending various pitching events. After taking the game to Insomnia 65, UK Games Expo, MCM Comic Con, Manchester and EGX in 2019, we knew we wanted to push for release early 2020 and did so by the end of February. Since launch we have updated the game continuously with additional content, features and even a new game mode!

Features

  • Up to 10 players can set sail by watching the game on a single screen or through a streaming service. With additional players affecting the game through audience mode!
  • Events that mix up everything, with whirlpools, mutinies, spies and more, no two games will ever be the same.
  • Collecting achievements unlocks hats for your customisable pirates in game, as well as backgrounds, poses and foils in the Captain’s Log, so you can show off your pirates in style!
  • Custom games allow you to customise how easy you want the game to be for your ghosts or humans, how many events you want to show up and even how many ghosts you start with!
  • Scored games add a less team-based variation on the game, where players can collect coins over their time at sea, throwing over players and completing secret objectives and will be ranked at the end of the game accordingly!

Videos

2.0 Update Trailer YouTube

Launch Trailer YouTube

Gameplay Video YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (28MB)
Voting.png
Success Toast.png
Title Screen.png
Event_MagicLamp-Lamp.png
Voting Toast.png
Event_TimeWarp.png
Loads of Votes.png
Event_Seance.png
Custom Game Options.png
Failed Toast.png
Treasure Overboard.png
Event_MessageInABottle.png
Overboard.png
An Event has Occurred.png
Event_HotPotato.png
Event_MagicLamp-Genie.png
Full Lobby.png
Round History.png
Captain's Log.png

download logo files as .zip (48KB)
logo

About Iteration Games

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A small indie games studio based in Manchester UK, working on Paper Pirates! A social deduction party game with pirates and ghosts!

More information
More information on Iteration Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Paper Pirates Credits

Alex Brooke
Frontend Developer

Matt Lawrence
Backend Developer

Kevin Plover


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