Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, The Cave, Total Annihilation, Deathspank) and Clayton Kauzlaric’s (Deathspank, Total Annhilation) newest project is a top-down pirate puzzle game, coming soon for the Android and iOS mobile platforms. The game uses familiar dynamics from the popular game Puzzle Quest by developers Infinite Interactive, mixing both puzzle and RPG elements into a fine-tuned mosaic of sea shanty proportions. The puzzles are based on a Bejeweled-style archetype, where you earn points and forward progression by matching 3 or more tiles in a row. Combat is created by the ability to move and collapse the board in various ways, initiating combat between you and the monsters within each match-3 puzzle.
The game follows you as an actor the lead role in the soon-to-be a hit play:Scurvy Scallywags and the Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty, but someone is trying to sabotage the entire production. Your job is to save your production through (ACTING!!!) (*raises his hand to the air*) and collecting booty on your travels to four distant lands.
You can read all about the game and its upcoming updates on Ron Gilbert’s own personal blog Grumpy Gamer!