Oberhaching, Germany, September 19, 2023 – Arrr, me hearties! The pirates over at the helm of the development frigate Golden Hind Games and the publisher galleon Toplitz Productions be announcin' a name change for their high seas action-adventure Pirate’s Dynasty and welcomin' all aspirin' sea dogs, buccaneers or swashbucklers to Pirates Republic, when the ships set sail to explore the Bahamas in an open-world adventure like no other sometime next year.
Lemme tell ya, wit' the name change, Pirates Republic nah only pays homage t' the key location o' New Providence, which became famous as the “Republic o' Pirates” at the beginnin' o' the 18th century. 'tis the settin' fer the procedurally generated island world the players can freely explore 'n try to colonize while becomin' the most notorious pirate ever. A different name was also needed to better reflect the altered gameplay focus that the development took since its original announcement in 2022.
Darek Skrzypkowski, the captain of the Golden Hind, said to me: “Sometimes ye just have to set sail, follow the wind and see to what horizon it takes ye. While we started as a pirate adventure that wanted t' stay true t' the Dynasty franchise, we followed gameplay trails that led us in a different direction, where we figured that raisin' Davy Jones' locker in the Caribbean doesn’t mix well wit' family life. Lookin' fer booty ye don't 'ave time t' take care fer yer beauty 'n sprogs.
Robin Gibbels, first mate on the deck of the Toplitz Productions, got his two coins in as well: “The name might’ve changed, but the goal for our pirate adventure stays the same: To deliver a motivatin' genre-mix in an open world that ye can enjoy either alone or with ye mates. And even though ye will not have a dynasty that spans generations, ye will be able to leave a huge mark on history, when ye enter our version of New Providence. Ye can look forward to scenic locations, high-octane action with exhilaratin' ship battles, a huge map to explore as well as an extensive buildin' system.”
FIGHT - SURVIVE - BUILD: Become a legend in Pirates Republic
CO-OP MULTIPLAYER: Roam the open seas either alone or with your friends and become the most notorious crew the Caribbean has ever seen. Explore the beautiful world filled with memorable vistas, go on exciting treasure hunts and engage in both intense melee as well as ranged combat. Take the fight to the enemy captains in visceral naval battles before entering and plundering their vessels.
PROCEDURALLY GENERATED WORLD: Each new game is a unique experience. Immerse yourself in a continuously evolving pirate world and discover new treasures, challenges or dangers on each procedurally generated island.
EXPLORE: Sail the high seas or ready for shore and search the islands for valuable resources. Hunt exotic creatures to feed your crew and fuel your endeavors - either alone or with your merry band of trusted pirate friends.
CRAFT: Forge weapons, tools and essential pirate gear, utilizing salvaged materials as well as the spoils of your adventures.
BUILD: Ensure your survival by building a shelter to protect yourself from nature's wrath. Then build and expand your settlements into a pirate’s nest with the help of your crew mates! Create and modify unique ships via different presets, and customize them to meet your naval demands.
FIGHT: Engage in visceral hand-to-hand combat, executing precise strikes and defending yourself with a wide variety of weapons like cutlasses and sabers or even improvised armament like a paddle. Enjoy the fluid animations that capture the raw intensity of pirate duels. Parry and dodge to gain the upper hand in close-quarter encounters. Did we mention your trusted pistols yet?
CONQUER: As the captain of your customized vessel, you explore the idyllic Caribbean with its varied islands or engage in intense naval combat. Command your ship and crew, utilize cannons, mortars, swivel guns, explosive barrels and various other ammunition with devastating effects. Engage in boarding actions and take the fight to the enemy as you navigate realistic weather conditions. Outmaneuver your opponents with tactical sailing skills and immerse yourself in the thrill of exhilarating naval warfare.
TAKE CONTROL: Explore and conquer a huge procedurally generated Caribbean island world. Write your own story against the backdrop of infamy, betrayal and treasure hunts. Start small, pit your wits and bravery against other aspiring pirates and eventually become the first leader of the renowned Pirates Republic!
About Golden Hind Games
Golden Hind Games S.A. is a new studio established by Publisher Toplitz Productions and BeardedBrothers.Games S.A. Their studio was founded by an experienced 18 person team focused on procedurally generated gameplay. The studio's first goal is the highly ambitious game Pirates Republic. Golden Hind Games wants to show millions of players worldwide what a real pirate game is with this combination of survival and action! Arrr!
About Toplitz Productions
The German-Austrian publisher, whose name originates from the mysterious Toplitz Lake in the heart of Austria, develops and publishes games with "heart & soul" for all platforms. The company consists of a healthy mix of experienced industry veterans and young talents, all of whom are passionate gamers. They enjoy working with creative developers on many exciting titles, such as those from the "Dynasty" and "Giant" series.
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