Hi, yeah I was playing the game, and I think I downloaded the beta version. The pictures said 'locked for Alpha' and I simply couldn't get a good ending no matter what I did. Otherwise, the game is really good. The characters seem like actual people, with stories behind them. Even the main character is really enjoyable to play.
The Spanish Privateer [Demo]
A downloadable visual novel for Windows, macOS, and Linux
The Spanish Privateer is a Pirate Otome demo made for the 2018 Otome Game Jam.
The full game is slated for release in the Summer or Fall of 2022. Sign up to our Newsletter to be notified when the game is released!
It takes place in the early 17th century, in the Atlantic Ocean, featuring runaway 18 year old Isabel Carlota de Castilla as she joins a ship and three romanceable pirates. Join Carlota as she battles pirates, friends, and social standards.
Isabel Carlota de Castilla ran from her life of luxury and high-society to escape a forced marriage. Will life on the sea be the freedom and refuge she desires, or will she learn the truth the hard way?
Half Scottish, half Spanish, and entirely charming. Lark is a hired Lutist whose job is to entertain the men—and he takes liberty to entertain the women, as well. His specialty is playing the lute.
Hailing from Puerto Rico, Captain Rico is no stranger to the sea. His kind and forgiving persona hides his secret past which granted him his scar. His specialty is swordfighting.
Flint is the ship’s quartermaster and protector. Fiercely loyal to the captain, Flint is equally distrustful of women. His specialty is gunnery.
The current version of the game is a beta demo! It covers the prologue (main route) and ends when the paths diverge. The music for the demo was created by Alcaknight and Derek & Brandon Fiechter.
- 27.8K Words ~2 hours
- 40 unique menu choices (with three options each)
- 2 unique scenes with each guy
- Achievements and Music Box
- 3 personality traits with corresponding dialogue options!
- Accessibility Options
→ Choose the font (Default, OpenDyslexic, Helvetica, Arial, or Verdana)
→ Choose the font size and line spacing
→ Choose the default, medium, or large size quick-menus
→ Use the default colour contrast, black-on-white, or white-on-black
→ Use text-to-voice (Press 'v' to activate)
FULL GAME INCLUDES
- 227K Words
- Three Good Endings
- Seven Bad Endings
- Six "Alternate" Endings
- ~6 CGs per route
- Love, Friendship, and Personality Meters
- Plenty of Piratey Adventures and Monkey Island Jokes!
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- New demo build + Steam Release69 days ago
- 123% Funded on Kickstarter!May 14, 2021
- Kickstarter Launched!Apr 13, 2021
- New Alpha Demo + Kickstarter Tuesday, 9AM EST!Apr 09, 2021
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Oh no! The game currently only has an alpha demo available, however, you should be able to get onto the start of each route! There are only a few lines indicating which route you got at the moment, so you're not missing too much, but here are some tips:
- Participate in battle with AND eat with the same guy (you will have to say no to Lark's offer in battle to get Flint's offer, etc.)
- Accept their offers to spend more time with them
- In general, Rico prefers bold answers, Flint prefers diplomatic, and Lark prefers humourous (there are exceptions, though!)
- Consult the Friendship Meter from time to time to see how your standings are with the guys (the romance meter only matters for the full game). You can find this under the "Crew" section of the journal. The max fill for the demo is about half of the bar.
- Lark's route is the easiest to get, then Flint, and finally Rico's.
Let me know if this helps! We're hoping to release the full game in about a year's time, so you can look for the release date around then. Thank you for playing, I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of the demo! :D
I just started playing this demo and i would like to suggest adding something so you know which options go to which stats? as someone who is autistic it's kind of hard for me to know which goes with which...
Thank you for playing our demo! If you're referring to the dialogue choices as "bold, aggressive, or diplomatic", sometimes we purposely make the options less obviously bold/aggressive/diplomatic to encourage players (neurotypical and otherwise) to choose what option they like best, rather than because the option is bold/aggressive/diplomatic. Also, it is worth noting that there are options that won't fall into these categories. However, upon release, there will be guides (including complete guides available via our upcoming Kickstarter) that will give complete details about which choices increase which stat, which should help.
If you're referring to something else, however, please let us know! Or if there are other options that would make your experience more enjoyable, we would love to hear.
Playing this while listening to sea shanties is just an amazing vibe (I would suggest "Soon May The Wellermen Come")
Great suggestion! I also recommend the Jimmie MacGregor rendition of "Henry Martin", as it's a song we may use in the full game ;)
I loved the demo when I played it ages ago, is the project still going ahead? :))
Any updates on this project? Still excited for it!
Thank you for your continued interest! No major updates yet, but it is still being worked on. In terms of writing, Flint and Lark's routes are complete and Rico's currently has around 60K.
How have I not found this before- I'm playing the demo and love it - I especially love both Flint and Rico - From reading the descriptions and first meeting I was leaning more towards Flint but Rico and the main character have amazing banter. Props to whoever wrote those exchanges :D
Edit: I also love the music and I'm assuming it was especially made for this visual novel as it seems pirate themed and I haven't heard it before while some other visual novels and games I've played use the same non licensed stuff.
Hi! Glad to hear you enjoyed the demo and the banter! The music is actually free for non-commercial projects, some of it provided by Derek & Brandon Fiecher and the rest by Alcaknight! We were lucky to find such talented artists with pieces well-suited for the game. Finding royalty-free music suited for a pirate-themed game was tricky!
Do you guys have an update? Maybe even a release date?
The scripts for two of the routes are done, and the third (Rico's) is in progress! However, we won't be posting any updates until there is a major art update or something along those lines. Thank you for your continued support!
I LOVED THIS! Everything about it from the writing, to Isabel's personality was amazing! Please let us know anything we can do to support you guys! I'm definitely craving more.
Thank you! We're happy you enjoyed it! The current writing schedule is looking at major progress up through November, so there should hopefully be an update around December or the New Year!
Ok, so first of all- I just ADORE the artstyle, it's so pretty and I just love it so much! Second of all- may I just say that I instantly fell in love with Flint and Rico, They're both cute in their own different way.
And lastly, the writing, oh my god. The writing was so good.
I can't wait for more of this game! Will definitely be looking out for it in the future. Good luck!
Thank you for the feedback! We're so happy you enjoyed the demo. Progress is quiet, but still continuing! :)
Really delightful demo ~ I had so much fun with the story and characters (all written SO well)! I look forward seeing this project progress. :)
Just finished the whole demo in one sitting and I have to say; I am absolutely charmed by the characters, and the story is equally as enjoyable as well. Really looking forward to the full release of the game. Best of luck, devs!
hey how is progress?
Hi! Right now everything is on pause until May. I (the writer) am back in school for the time-being, but once I'm done I'll have time to continue writing and reassess the situation in terms of artwork etc. Thank you for your interest!
Loved this game! Nice artworks, perfect storic background! Really like all the three guys. Kudos!
I just finished the demo and I really liked it! I loved the characters and MC! I can't wait to play the full version! Do you have an estimated release date yet?
Thank you! I'm glad to hear that. We haven't estimated a release date yet, but we will announce it as soon as we have an idea!
This game is amazing!! Can't wait to play the full version!! Rico is so hunky!!!
Amazing demo! The guys are charming, and the protag is amazing. Can't wait for the full game!