Venture Into Unknown Waters in the Nautical Rogue-Lite RPG, Maritime Calling - Coming Soon to Steam

Does the sea beckon to you? Does it challenge you to tame its treacherous waters? Your ship is waiting for its captain, so set sail if you dare! Take command of your crew and explore endless horizons in an ever-changing ocean when Maritime Calling, the nautical rogue-lite RPG from Tiamat Games, sails into Steam Early Access on September 28, 2021.

Life on the high seas is a constant balancing act, full of split-second choices and dangerous consequences. Maritime Calling challenges you with keeping your vessels in ship-shape while fighting off foes and making high-pressure decisions, so that you can survive to sing sea shanties for at least another day. The safety of the ship is put squarely on the captain’s shoulders; keep your wits about you, and you might survive.

Inspired by games like FTL: Faster Than Light, Maritime Calling puts you in command of a pre-colonial sailing ship with a crew eager to see what’s beyond the horizon. As captain, you'll manage everything from stem to stern as you oversee the wellbeing of your crew, survive deadly oceanic hazards, and explore uncharted lands while a procedurally generated map keeps every playthrough fresh and exciting!

Key Features of Maritime Calling:

  • Take the Helm, Captain: Steering a ship back in the day was a smidge more involved than it is compared to motorboats of today. It’s the player’s job to prep the sails, measure for wind direction, and steer clear of any rocky crags sticking out of the water.

  • It’s a Sailor's Life For Me: Players set day-to-day shifts for the crew, order them to plug any leaky holes in the hull, resolve quarrels among them, and make sure everyone gets their fair share of provisions (and booty!) Don’t feel bad about bossing everyone around, either - it’s the captain’s job after all!

  • Master and Roleplayer: An effective captain will assign the right sailor to their most well-suited jobs. As each crew member gains experience through the tasks they’re assigned, they gain levels to unlock specializations!

  • The World is An Oyster, so Pry it Open: Undiscovered countries are just waiting for you to explore them and uncover their riches!

  • An Ever-Changing World: The map shifts with each playthrough thanks to the procedural map and terrain creation engine. There could be a beautiful coral reef in a region on one playthrough, and the next, a violent tropical storm!

15. September 2021, von Markus 'Markus S.' Schaffarz