Age of sail FTL-like Abandon Ship leaves Early Access

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After 20 months in Early Access, Abandon Ship (opens in new tab) is entering version 1.0 and sailing into full release. It's a game of krakens, lightning storms, and pirates that's a bit like a cross between FTL and Sunless Sea, although with a mercifully much faster ship than the latter game.

Version 1,0 contains a full story mode as well as a freeplay mode where you can run your own pirate base, 15 complete regions to explore, over 100 maps each with a unique island, more ship variants, a revamp of its Lifeboat and Stranded mode, the option to play as a lady captain, achievements, and more.

According to developers Fireblade Software (opens in new tab), "Full release is not the end of the journey - we'll continue expanding the game, and the more successful it is, the more cool content we'll keep adding".

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.