The world of Abandon Ship is heavily inspired by naval oil paintings, embracing the beautiful aesthetic of artists like Willem Velde, James Wilson Carmichael and Ebenezer Colls (so much that map borders are literal picture frames, painting in the world as you uncover the canvas-like fog of war).
Announcement trailer for Abandon Ship's Steam Early Access release:
Along with its art style is procedural-generation, letting players enjoy a diverse environment that can react to the player’s choices. Depending on the quests you take, the world can alter dramatically for good or bad. With islands to explore, ships to fight, and mysterious sea monsters in the depths, Abandon Ship is perfect to unleash your inner captain and sail the high seas.
- Tactical and Savage Combat. Each battle is hard-fought, always on the edge of defeat. Your only chance of overcoming the odds is to employ every advantage you can and utilize all the tools at your disposal.
- Ship Destruction is not the End. Life in the world of Abandon Ship can be brutal. Death is permanent. But the game doesn’t end if your vessel is destroyed. You are the Captain, and as long as the Captain is alive, there is always hope. By escaping to a Lifeboat, or even being stranded, alone in the water, there is still a chance to survive and fight your way back to the top.
- Explore a procedurally generated world from Tropics to Arctics. Engage in quests or deal with incidental events on your journey to save the world from a Doomsday Cult.
- A Personal Adventure. Customise and upgrade your Captain, Ship and Crew. Build yourself to be worthy of any foe, whether that be human or otherwise. But be prepared to make moment-to-moment life-or-death decisions for you and your crew.