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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 (http://appadvice.com/appnn/tag/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 Store Description
One of TIME’s top ten 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.
"9/10" —Pocket Gamer
“It’s a tiny-but-then-not-tiny, lovely thing with so much character and a wonderful sense of adventure.” —Rock, Paper, Shotgun
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.