What happens when a match-3 game and an RPG go out on a date to a pirate-themed stage show? They make Scurvy Scallywags, an eclectic puzzle game coming very soon to iOS. Back in March, co-creator Ron Gilbert first spilled the beans about Scurvy Scallywags on his Grumpy Gamer blog.
Scurvy Scallywags is an indie game from Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island, The Cave) and Clayton Kauzlaric (Voodoo Vince), whose collaboration includes the comedy RPG DeathSpank and last year’s iOS gem The Big Big Castle.
The Premise: It’s opening night for the soon-to-be-a-hit play, Scurvy Scallywags and The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty – but someone is trying to sabotage the production! It’s up to you to stop them, all while acting in the lead pirate role and matching your heart out.
How do you play the game? Scurvy Scallywags is a match-3 / RPG mash-up in the Puzzle Quest tradition. You move your pirate around the board by matching 3 or more tiles. With each match, the board shifts in the direction you swiped, so you can use strategy to line up your pirate with items you need or avoid enemies who are stronger than you.
Scurvy Scallywags is brimming with pirates, ships, loot, and more gold than you can shake your rusty hook at! Fight and pillage your way through four mysterious lands to find the hidden verses of a long-lost Ultimate Sea Shanty. Along the way you’ll dress up your pirate (to great comic effect), boost your stats, acquire special skills, complete side quests, and tick off 50 hilarious GameCenter achievements.