Ron Gilbert's Scurvy Scallywags plots course to iOS today


Ron Gilbert's latest, Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty, launches on iOS today as a universal app for $.99. Scurvy Scallywags is a pirate-themed match-three game with RPG elements. Players explore themed islands, match symbols and collect treasure. Oh, the life of a pirate!

Iconic game designer Ron Gilbert is best known for his time at LucasArts back in the '90s, where he helped to create Maniac Mansion and the first two Monkey Island games. This year, Ron Gilbert completed a stint at Double Fine Productions working on co-op adventure game The Cave. %Gallery-188719%
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Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty Launches Today for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Customize your character, kill monsters, and collect loot in this pirate-themed match-3 / RPG mash-up

WOODINVILLE, Wash. - June 6, 2013 - Indie developer Beep Games today announced the launch of its Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Scurvy Scallywags is a pirate-themed game created by game industry veterans Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island, The Cave) and Clayton Kauzlaric (Voodoo Vince).

This app is a match-3 game, RPG, and Broadway musical all combined in one. Each user has a pirate character that appears on a classic style match-3 game board, along with loot to be plundered, valuable quest items, and enemies who want you dead. When you match three or more tiles the board shifts in the direction you swiped, so you can use strategy to line up your pirate with items you need or avoid monsters stronger than you. This game is entirely fun and will keep players engaged.

Features:
Travel through four mysterious lands to find all 16 hidden verses of the Ultimate Sea Shanty, a long-lost ditty brimming with secret pirate lore by acclaimed composer Steve Kirk.
Dress up your character in funny costumes, build ships, and choose from a long list of special abilities, moves, and weapons to give your pirate an edge in combat.
Complete 50 GameCenter achievements and keep plundering randomly generated islands long after you've finished the game's main story.
Continue the voyage on any iOS device thanks to convenient iCloud saves and share exploits and pictures of your pirate through Facebook and Twitter integration.

The Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty app is currently available for $0.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, or at https://itunes.apple.com/app/scurvy-scallywags/id593299847.

About Beep Games, Inc.
Beep Games, Inc. is based near Seattle, Washington in the pleasant town of Woodinville. The company has been creating offbeat, quality casual games for iOS and PC since 2003, before it was cool. Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty is the studio's third iOS game and ninth overall title. Learn more at http://www.beepgames.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.