Pirates and Traders
500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads
- Free, ad-supported
- Deep and intelligent readable strategy gaming
- It's too complex for whom
- Lack of animations and spectacularity
5 best free pirate games for Android - June 2013
You can play as the dread pirate Roberts or any other fictional pirate you want creating him or her. You choose a few traits (gender, nationality) and assign 10 points to the three main abilities: physical prowess, wits and social aptitude. Choose your ship and answer a few questions to you unveil your background and round up your stats and skills. You can start the game thereon.
Pirates and traders ain't an easy game, or at least you can bet it isn't a casual game. It's a complex RPG for a mobile game, with many skills, grades and combinations, both for characters and seafare (of course, simpler than pen and paper RPGs). Map is full of places to go and stuff to be done, and possibilities seem nearly endless. Hardcore old school gamers will definitely fall in love with this game, even though it hasn't spectacular cannon battles and boardings (it's all about Math in the end). In fact, it has no animations at all, but it does have somehow historical rigor.
Therefore, Pirates and Traders will only be enjoyed by a minority of nerd players, but those who do, will do it for weeks...or till steam age begins. This free version is ad-supported and allows to buy gold to make things faster.
- RPG System with 3 Aptitudes and 20+ skills
- Sail the Caribbean in any of 20 different historical ships
- Customize your ship with more than 20 different improvements
"Pirates and Traders" is ad-supported. Buy "Pirates and Traders: Gold!" to play ad-free and support the continued development of the game.
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NOTE: All developers cannot respond to comments on the Android market. If you encounter a bug that really bothers you, send an E-mail. For suggestions or help, use the game forums. Thanks to all the people who have contacted me by e-mail with bug reports.
Do you miss the version 1 game play of Pirates and Traders? Then "Pirates and Traders: Retro!" is for you. Enjoy!
Note: About savegames and updates: the pop-up you get is a WARNING - 99% of the time, you can continue old savegames with no ill effects.
IMPORTANT: If you have a savegame that Force-Closes when loading - CONTACT US BY EMAIL - and do NOT delete the savegame. Contacting us will allow us to give you instructions regarding how to send us the savegame and makes it much more likely that we can find and fix the error.
- Three new encounters.
- Fixed a f/c bug triggered outside the Cimarron free port.
- Fourth chapter of the Cimarron saga added.
- Fixed a ship combat bug.
- Fixed a bug with the gunnery skill.
- The fancy dress jacket can now be worn.
- Fixed a glitch in the new story script.
- Implemented workaround for one Android 4.3 bug.
- Third chapter of the Cimarron saga added.
- New location added (for new games only): Santiago.
- Fixed some glitches in story scripts.
No problems at all, really good game!!!
I loved it, wish it went longer. If your a pirates! Fan, get this. Combat is turn based, so think before you act.
Addictive! Even after save game errors that wreck games I spend hours on (ex: saved before back-alley duel, had my arm severed, quit, reloaded to an error message with all my letters of marque gone, all rank lost, all national reputations reset), I prompt
Btw it needs a bigger map. Much much bigger. And there should be actual pirates instead of privateers
Its challenging but a great game
I am a huge pirate nerd, and love the freedom to play how you want. I have downloaded this game across three phones now, and am always surprised to see what's been added. Supremely fun overall, though would like to see more one-on-one encounters. Whenever
Only no actual sea combat, fun but truly sad as a result...