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Burly Men at Sea

Embark on New Adventures as the Burly Men at Sea

Burly Men at Sea is an interactive story adventure game that will take you to new places as you explore Scandinavian folklore

Burly Men at Sea

by Brain&Brain
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Burly Men at Sea
Burly Men at Sea
$4.99 in the App Store

Burly Men at Sea is an interactive story adventure game that will take you to new places as you explore Scandinavian folklore.

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What is it about?

Burly Men at Sea ($4.99) by Brain&Brain is an adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a storyteller as well as a wayfinder. If you love titles that play more like experiences and stories rather than just another game, such as Monument Valley (, then you will enjoy Burly Men at Sea.

For those who...

  • Enjoy storytelling
  • Like adventure
  • Like minimalistic graphics and original soundtracks

Not for those who...

  • Don't like stories
  • Care more about the gameplay
  • Prefer a more hardcore gaming experience

Why we love it

Burly Men at Sea looks beautiful, has an amazing soundtrack, and has a unique control scheme that will pull you in.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Books Role Playing Adventure
Last updated
November 16, 2017
Release date
September 29, 2016
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App Store Description

One of TIME’s top ten games of the year, 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.

"5/5" —TIME

"9/10" —Pocket Gamer

“It’s whimsical and charming; a real breath of fresh air.” —Paste Magazine

BRANCHING STORY: Play through multiple choice-driven adventures, each designed to be completed in a single sitting.

INNOVATIVE CONTROLS: Shape the narrative through a unique, draggable viewport and your interactions within it.

PLAYFUL AESTHETIC: Colorful art style with handcrafted animation, set to a whimsical original soundtrack inspired by the game’s Scandinavian setting.

No in-app purchases or ads.

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.