Maritime Calling roguelite RPG support update for Linux, along with Windows PC plus a Playtest. Thanks to details from developer Tiamat Games. Who also announce the Early Access release coming to Steam.
The seafaring roguelite RPG game, Maritime Calling, will launch for Windows PC via Steam Early Access. Doing so on September 28, 2021. Inspiring a sense of adventure akin to Master and Commander. All while coupling it with the crew management elements of FTL: Faster Than Light. Maritime Calling invites players to captain a ship and claim unexplored. Exploring resource rich lands for the crown. Manage everything from stem to stern as you oversee the wellbeing of your crew. You will also have to survive deadly oceanic hazards and explore uncharted lands. While a procedurally generated map keeps every playthrough fresh and exciting.
Linux support update:
We use Unity. It will be supported on Linux and Mac as well.
…we are going to have Linux and Mac support in September
Maritime Calling will focus on the Windows PC release first. Followed by Linux and Mac port, since the developers are keen to optimize the build. And why not, this is atypical for an Early Access release. Resulting in a more stable build for Linux.
In addition, Tiamat Games also announced that Maritime Calling will enter closed Beta. Due to start today August 18th and running through August 29th. Those who would like an opportunity to try the game ahead of its Early Access release. Make sure to visit the Maritime Calling Steam store page to register via Steam Playtest. Keep in mind this is a Windows PC, so we’ll have to rely on Proton support.
Maritime Calling Beta Test Trailer
In Maritime Calling, captains must utilize special masteries and skills. All so you can ensure the ship is properly maintained at all times. Even if that means ordering members of the crew to take on dangerous and un-glamorous tasks. Captains must ensure that the right sailor has the the right task. Since players will need to assess the skills of their crewmates. While taking advantage of their strengths and weaknesses. A crewmate that’s adept at navigation probably should not be on the front lines of a battle. Seeing their death could mean that the ship becomes lost at sea forever.
Everyone aboard relies on the captain to steer the ship clear of hazards. At the same time preparing for unexpected attacks from rival nations. While life on the high seas can sometimes lead to a watery end. The procedurally generated maps mean no two ventures are the same. Even in the Maritime Calling Playtest this will mean keeping the experience fresh as the cold sea air. Mastery of the helm, however, will lead to newly discovered islands with special quests. These will lead to rewards like forgotten treasures.
- Take the Helm, Captain: Steering a ship back in the day was a smidge more involved than it is compared to motorboats of today. It’s the player’s job to prep the sails and measure for wind direction. While steering clear of any rocky crags sticking out of the water.
- It’s a Sailor’s Life for Me: Set day to day shifts for the Maritime Calling crew. Order them to plug any leaky holes in the hull. Resolve quarrels among them and make sure everyone gets their fair share of provisions (and booty!). Don’t feel bad about bossing everyone around, either. Since it’s the captain’s job after all!
- Master and Roleplayer: An effective captain will assign the right sailor to their most well suited jobs. As each crew member gains experience through the tasks they’re assigned. They gain levels to unlock specializations that come with special bonuses!
- The World is an Oyster, so Pry it Open: These undiscovered countries are just waiting for players to explore them. And also uncover their riches.
- An Ever-Changing World: The map shifts with each playthrough thanks to procedural map and terrain creation engine. There could be a beautiful coral reef in a region on one playthrough. The next, a violent tropical storm!
Maritime Calling roguelite RPG will be available for Windows PC via Steam Early Access on September 28, 2021. As the build is stabilized, Linux and Mac support. You can also join the Tiamat Games Discord to join in on the conversation. And register for the free Playtest.