If you’re an avid gamer, then the name Bungie should be familiar to you. They’ve created some of the most influential games in the industry and now they have their sights set on the iOS platform. Their spinoff company, Bunigie Aerospace just released their first game entitled Crimson: Steam Pirates and it’s a good first effort. Crimson: Steam Pirates is a turn-based strategy game where you are tasked with ruling over the seas by any means necessary. The graphics are good, the gameplay is solid, and the game is free!?! Yup, you heard that right, this game is completely free. Grab it in the App Store here on your iPad.
*UPDATE – The app isn’t “completely” free. What you do get is Chapter 1 for free and all chapters after that seem to cost $1.99. Still though, there is quite a bit of free content available for you to play.
In Crimson: Steam Pirates, plumes of black smoke fill the blue Caribbean sky as Thomas Blood’s pirate fleet steams ahead—over, above, and below the waves. On the surface, ships bristle with swivel cannons and lightning guns. Above, zeppelins drip with incendiary bombs. And below, silent and deadly, submarines stalk their targets, torpedoes at the ready.
Command your fleet and your Steampunk crew using an elegant action interface. Crimson: Steam Pirates’ turn-based gameplay provides an addicting mixture of strategy and action as you anticipate your enemies’ moves and counter them, luring them into a deadly hail of weapons fire while uncovering the mystery brewing in the Caribbean.
Crimson: Steam Pirates features:
• 8 voyages that begin the tale of Thomas Blood’s adventures in the Caribbean
• 2 “Pass-and-Play” multiplayer scenarios
• Over a dozen types of ships, subs, and airships
• Over 20 unique crew members whose special abilities enhance gameplay
Presented by Bungie Aerospace and conceived by the mind of Harebrained Schemes’ Jordan Weisman, creator of the MechWarrior, Crimson Skies, and Shadowrun universes.
[via App Store]