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Burly Men at Sea

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A branching folktale adventure game about the misadventures of a trio of large, bearded fishermen.

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.

With gameplay halfway between a visual novel and a point-and-click adventure, the branching story carries its ungainly heroes into waters where lurk creatures from Scandinavian folklore and other misadventures. You play as storyteller and wayfinder, shaping a custom tale that begins again where it ends.

“The closest thing I’ve played to an interactive fairy-tale.” —The Telegraph

“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.



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.

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ESRB rating

Fantasy Violence

Supported play modes

TV

Tabletop

Handheld

Product information

Release date

April 12, 2018

No. of players

ESRB rating

Supported play modes

TV mode, Tabletop mode, Handheld mode

Game file size

243 MB

Supported languages

English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

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