Description of Burly Men at Sea
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One of TIME’s top five games of 2016, Burly Men at Sea is a folktale about a trio of large, bearded fishermen who step away from the ordinary to seek adventure.
Set in the waters of early 20th-century Scandinavia, the game's story branches through a series of encounters with creatures from folklore. You play as storyteller and wayfinder, shaping the narrative around three ungainly heroes. Play through once for a single tale, then set sail again to uncover paths to new adventures.
Named Best Story Game of 2016 by Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and nominee for Best 2D Visuals (Unity Awards 2016), SXSW Gamer’s Voice Award (2016), and Best Adventure Game/RPG (Intel Level Up 2016).
- Branching Story: Play through multiple adventures, each designed to be completed in a single sitting.
- Interactive World: Shape the narrative through interaction with characters and the world around them, set inside a draggable, interactive vignette.
- Playful Aesthetic: Colorful art style with handcrafted animation, set to a whimsical original soundtrack inspired by the game’s Scandinavian setting.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPER
Burly Men at Sea is the second game from husband-and-wife team Brain&Brain, developed during their own adventures as nomads and erstwhile farmhands.