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App description: *** This application is designed the iPhone 4S/iPad 2/5th generation iPod Touch or newer. Older devices may produce a poor gameplay experience and/or the application may close unexpectedly due to memory shortages.

You always knew that one day you were going to have to annihilate a bunch of pirates, didnt you? Well that day is here! Your task as a Privateer is to save the world from a pirate infestation. You will earn letters of marque throughout your adventure, granting you legal right to annihilate pirates. Command your crew as they wage war on an army of enemy ships, pillaging and plundering your way to total sea domination.

- 10 levels for hours of gameplay
- 4 playable ships to choose from
- 25 upgrades possible per ship
- 6 different types of weapons to equip
- 5 level upgrades for each weapon
- Powder kegs to blow up enemy ships
- Armor plate your ships for added strength

Funonium's comments:
Hi everyone!

I am an independent game developer who just released my first app in the Apple App Store. The game is called Letters of Marque. You play as a privateer who is tasked with ridding the waters of a pirate infestation.

The game is FREE, so if you get a moment, check it out!

Here's the game trailer:

I hope you like the game!

12-16-2013, 01:35 AM
Saw your Reddit post, game looks like a lot of fun

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Last edited by Bronxsta; 12-16-2013 at 01:50 AM.

12-16-2013, 01:42 AM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 572
It's free? Sure, why not give it a go
12-16-2013, 09:36 AM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 17
Yep, it's free! I am also going to share some post release stats (like number of downloads and so on) if anyone is interested in that kind of thing. Here's a link to my blog where this information will be posted probably in a week.

If you have any feedback on the game, I am all ears!
12-16-2013, 10:37 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,166
Wow, this is the game that AC Pirates could have been!
12-19-2013, 01:07 AM
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Pinellas, FL
Posts: 1,839
Looks like the poor mans AC Pirates. It looks good though. Any imps?
12-19-2013, 01:45 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 313
Yes! We need all the pirate games we can get.

Any chance more depth might be added to it? Recruiting crew, trading, etc.
12-19-2013, 02:18 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 289
Looks really interesting, for sure I'll give it go!
12-19-2013, 02:41 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Pinellas, FL
Posts: 1,839
One downside, it takes up over 700mb of space.
12-22-2013, 07:02 PM
I finally had some time to play this. I really like it, however the cost of being destroyed is a bit high. I was in the second level with about 900 gold on my ship when I was sunk before I knew it. It cost me 728 gold. I could have used a pirate relic to keep it, however, apart from buying through IAP, it seems the only way to earn them in game is one at a time when you clear ports. That said, it's 0.99 to get 50, and with the game being free, that's not bad. It also looks like you can replay earlier levels to grind up some gold, but I haven't tried it yet.

So, I like it, and in spite of the large install size, I'll be keeping it on my iPad for awhile.

Last edited by Collin; 12-22-2013 at 07:10 PM.