Ever played Sid Meier's Pirates? Welcome to Luka Jandrić's SeaCraft!, similar in spirit and gameplay but made multiplayer and modified for mobile.
Establish your empire through captaining your ship from port to port. Cajole mayors from over 10 empires around the world, attack and plunder the loot of other players' fleets, and take on challenging missions to spread word of your pirate prowess. Trade up to bigger and better ships to rise in rank and title. Explore the enormous map, complete with over 5000 coastal towns.
There aren't any ads or in-app purchases here, but the free version only allows you to purchase the Sloop of War ship - you'll have to upgrade to Premium to gain access to more powerful crafts.
The idea is fantastic - there's a reason Pirates is such a classic - and it's great to be able to poke around the huge map and explore. That said, it's a little difficult to get started, I imagine especially without any prior Pirates experience (there's no tutorial). Steering your ship across the seas is also rather clumsy, and it can take a long time to get from place to place - which was acceptable on desktop, but less so on mobile.
Note that a data connection is required to play, and wifi is strongly recommended.
If you've got the patience to invest in building up your very own pirate world, SeaCraft!'s treasures are yours for the taking.
by Janel , Appszoom
May 16, 2014