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Oct 12, 2022

Tortuga – A Pirate’s Tale now accepting applications for Closed Beta testing in November

From Press Release:

Seattle, Wash – October 12, 2022 – Publisher Kalypso Media and developer Gaming Minds Studios are thrilled to announce the official closed beta for the upcoming pirate adventure strategy game, Tortuga – A Pirates Tale. Are ye ready to come aboard?

The closed beta will run exclusively with the Epic Games Store from November 3rd – 16th, with applications, now live for aspiring pirate captains. A select number of lucky recruits will join the crew, where they can test their sea legs with an exclusive first look at the world of Tortuga and all the gold it has to offer. Rally your shipmates, raise the mast and prepare your weapons; there’s much to see on the Caribbean Sea… and even more to steal. Think ye are brave enough? Sign up to join the crew here. Applications close October 23rd. 

Tortuga – A Pirate’s Tale, explores the journey of a pirate captain with an unquenchable thirst for gold and glory. You will assume command of a fleet of pirate ships and set sail, ready to plunder the vast and beautiful world of the Caribbean. Choose from 18 unique ship types and customize distinct features to ensure your fleet is the most formidable of all. It’s a wide world out there, and you can never be sure whom you might encounter on these unpredictable waters. Keep your wits about you and be careful who you decide is friend or foe as you parley with historical pirate captains or take on trading convoys in tactical turn-based battles. With a magnificent fleet and enough gold, you might be able to keep your crew happy. But be warned! Whispers of mutiny can be heard below deck, and if the morale of your crew slips, it won’t be long until they make it known.

Tortuga – A Pirate’s Tale will weigh anchor in Q1 2023 when the pirate adventure strategy game will be available exclusively for Windows PC at the Epic Games Store, as well as on PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. 


  • BECOME THE PIRATE OF ALL PIRATES: You are not born a great pirate, but we give you the tools to make you THE great pirate. Customise your own flag under which your fleet will sail. As you gain experience, your notoriety and skills will improve. Roleplay with more than 35 distinct pirate’s skills on your way to claim your pirate throne.
  • RAID AND VOYAGE THE CARIBBEAN SEA: The Caribbean of the 17th century is dominated by the four colonial powers of the Old World. Being a pirate is not your fault, but it is your responsibility! Take action to relieve the Spanish, Dutch, French and English colonies from their burden of drowning in riches. But be wary! Unless you are sure you are the biggest fish in the sea, don’t venture out too early or too far from your trusted hometown port.
  • ENGAGE IN TACTICAL NAVAL BATTLES: A ship is safe in a harbour, but that’s not what ships are made for. Fight in tactical turn-based naval battles on a hexagonal grid of epic proportions. Use your wits when raiding a convoy or a settlement. Victory is determined by a clever combination of your ship’s distinct armament with the varying and rough conditions of the sea.
  • UPGRADE YOUR FLEET: It is your job to maintain and upkeep a formidable fleet before facing the cannon hail of those mighty warships lurking in the seas. Combining distinct upgrades of your ship’s basic gear, such as weaponry, hull, mast, or figurehead allows for more than 360 unique loadouts.
  • MEET YOUR CREW’S NEEDS: As an elected captain of the ship, it is your responsibility to split the spoils and riches with your crew. Agreeing on so-called ‘articles of capture’ clearly define the objectives you embark on before leaving port. Remember the whispers of mutiny below the decks can lead to nasty outcome. After all, you are an elected captain and not placed by the grace of the Lord.
  • PARLEY WITH INFAMOUS PIRATE LEGENDS: On your journey to become the most fearsome, most glorious pirate captain, you will have the opportunity to get to know several historic pirates. Choose your foes and companions wisely…
  • COMMAND HISTORICAL SHIPS: Featuring 18 unique types of ships such as Ship of the Line, Frigate, War Galleon and many more.
  • DROWN IN QUESTS: Sink more than 25 hours into stories set in the Golden Age of Piracy. The world is your oyster after all. Governors and fellow pirate companion provide you with valuable questlines where a few doubloons can be made. Also don’t forget to seek out the local tavern and eavesdrop on the latest rumours. A bottle of rum loosens the tongue, showing the way to treasures otherwise hidden…