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Pirate Code update for 31 May 2019

Pirate Code 1.6.2 Released!

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Patchnotes via Steam Community

It's been over a month since I announce that another big update was coming to Pirate Code. It has arrived. Pirate Code 1.6.2 is now available and it is by far, the best Pirate Code yet! What's new this time? Ship upgrades. You're going to love 'em!

Ship Upgrades

Pirate Code takes a big step away from Chess with the addition of ship upgrades. As you gain experience points in battle, your ships will now gain levels. Each level awards the ship with an upgrade key that can be used to unlock a ship upgrade or saved to unlock a large upgrade. The choice is yours. If you choose to unlock small upgrade then you one in each category to actually use. This means you have options. If you come across a fight that you can't beat, the first thing you should do is go into your ships and adjust the upgrades to give you an edge. This sort of planning is at the core of a good strategy game.

Once in battle, ship upgrades add a welcomed layer of complexity to the fight. Gone are the days when you can just mechanically gain up on one enemy at a time and coast to victory. You'll need to check which upgrades they're using and plan accordingly. Random battle include random upgrades and it's entirely possible to come up against a fleet that you have no way of beating. Expect to have to flee at times. Even then, fleeing is cheaper if you sink a few ships first so planning is needed even when trying to escape. Of course, the opposite could happen as well and you might find that your upgrades allow you to crush a particular battle. The important thing is that ship upgrades mean that no two battles are won in exactly the same way. You'll have to use STRATEGY!

Some Examples of Ship Upgrades

I'm not going to give a full list of upgrades, but here are a few examples:

  • Vicious: Damage +1
  • Molo Drain: Returns up to 4 life to the user after damaging a Molo ship
  • Cannon Beast: Adds 2 cannons
  • Zen Shield: Takes 1 less damage from Zen ships
  • Desperation: Gains 8 life when close to surrender
  • Quick: Speed +1
  • Martyr: Heals all surviving team mates by 5 on death
  • Revenge: Counter attacks for 1 damage

That's just a small sampling. Needless to say, there's a lot of ship upgrades - include upgrades that are only available on certain ships. Most upgrades also have a larger version which can be found in the larger chest.

Also, please note that if you already started a file in Pirate Code, your ships will be given levels based on what chapter you are in. So if you are in the 4th chapter then all your ships will be at level 4. This will prevent you from being out gunned to start with.

Complete Change List

  • Ship Upgrades
  • Victory Screen was reworked to spread out information better and show ship experience.
  • Ship Details screen allows player to unlock ship upgrades and now displays ship exp and level.
  • Fleet screen now shows ship exp and level as well, along with upgrades and keys.
  • 7 New Achievements where added to the beginning of the game.
  • Fixed a few bugs in the tutorial.
  • Fixed (again) a bug where the enemy ships continue doing things after the defeat screen opens.
  • Pirate League enemy fleets in the first chapter will now occasionally have Clockwork, Molo, and Zen ships to keep you on your toes.
  • Price of the Sea Dog has been reduced from 220 to 200 gold.
  • Swanson's life boost has been increased from 4 to 8.
  • Fixed several typos.
  • AI can now estimate the damage better with the Torpedo attack. Watch out!
  • Several small bugs have been fixed with Helpful Hints and new hints for ship upgrades have been added.

This update is now live for PC and Mac.

The Bigger News

Pirate Code has been on Steam for just over 13 months and I've decided it's time for a price reduction. Pirate Code will now cost $9.99 USD! If you've been waiting for a better price to try out Pirate Code, the wait is over!

Now go set sail!

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