With a last call for its latest phase of beta-testing coming this week from developer Lemonbomb Entertainment, we thought it was about time we take a look at its promising pirate-themed, open-world farming game, Stranded Sails.
This single-player adventure will see you play as a young pirate shipwrecked on a tropical island who must survive long enough to “prove your skills as a ship builder” and build a ship to return you and the crew back to the sea safely.
Check out the trailer for Stranded Sails below:
As you can see from the trailer, the game has a beautiful low-poly art design and a cute and colourful pirate theme that reminded me a little of the opening island in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. There is also a huge emphasis on crafting and farming, with your young pirate having to use the island’s many resources to set up a camp in order to grow crops to feed the shipwrecked crew and keep them sheltered.
The resources on the island that you’ve been shipwrecked on will only get you so far, so it’s down to our young pirate – son or daughter of the ship’s captain – to set sail on a tiny rowboat to discover additional items and the many secrets that await on neighbouring islands. The game will feature a day to night cycle, so it’s possible that your young adventurer may be forced to set up temporary shelter at one of the “several excitingly different islands”.
As with most open world farming/resource gathering titles, you’re free to explore the mysterious islands at your own leisurely pace. Developer LemonBomb has stated that there will be story-driven quests for players to take on as well as combat that will see you “fight against supernatural dangers”, as well as many hidden secrets to uncover that will reveal more about the island you and your crew have become stranded on.
Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands is set to be available on PC in Q2 2019 according to its page over on Steam, with a Nintendo Switch release to follow sometime after.