Announcing Master of the Seven Seas

by picaresque

Ahoy there,

we are happy to announce our next DLC for Nantucket, Masters of the Seven Seas, coming this summer.

Masters of the Seven Seas introduces the Challenge Mode, a new game mode set in a new cylindrical map of the whole world with randomized whaling areas, new cities to visit and new events.

You can check the DLC page, with more details about the new features, here and add it to your wishlist now!

Part of the content of the DLC (new events and a few new features) will be released for free to all the owners of Nantucket as part of the next patch for the game, coming just before the release of the DLC. We are already planning more content for the months to come, so, thank you all for your support and keep helping us with your feedback.

To celebrate the announcement, we are offering a 50% discount to the base game, the lowest price ever, for a few days.

Stay tuned!


DLC Songs of the Braves is out now!

by picaresque

Ahoy there,

the first DLC for Nantucket, Songs of the braves, is out now!

Songs of the braves is a collection of 10 new sea shanties, 30 minutes of additional music performed by the Roaring Trowmen, the Bristol based band behind all the shanties in Nantucket.

You can find the DLC on Steam and GOG. If you don’t own the game, you can find it 40% off during the DLC release week.

More content is going to come in the next months, keep following us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!


Patch 1.2 is out! Mac and Linux versions are finally available.

by picaresque

Ahoy there!

After a long beta test phase, patch 1.2 is officially out.
The biggest change introduced by this update is the support for Mac OS and Linux. In addition to that, major updates included in this patch are a complete rework of the scenes loading system, improving loading time by 75%, and the introduction of a new background image for each city, giving them a unique feeling.

Here is the list of changes contained in this update:


  • Implemented compatibility with Mac and Linux
  • Added possibility to toggle controller support
  • Implemented customization of controller key mappings
  • Added difficulty panel in Character Creation


  • Improved loading times
  • Added a new background image to each city in order to have them unique.


  • Fixed “Quest Completed” window appearing during combat and blocking the game, during Kahekili and Bass final quest
  • Fixed Game Over not appearing when losing in Main Quest 9
  • Fixed block on loading a game from the same scene
  • Fixed seadog save files not appearing in the load screen
  • Fixed graphical glitches on the first few frames after loading
  • Minor fixes in event tooltips
  • Fixed quest text of a non-whaling area discovered
  • Fixed wrong “Crew healed” notification when entering the port, when the crew had only maimed men
  • Fixed music overlapping after the tutorial

Nantucket is 20% off during Steam Summer sale

by picaresque

Ahoy there,

Steam Summer sale is finally here and you can buy Nantucket with a 20% discount. Go get it!


Mac and Linux versions are now in beta, more to come.

by Mex

Ahoy there!

We keep working hard to satisfy the requests of all the people who bought Nantucket (thank you very much for the support) and the ones of people that would like to do it. Mac and Linux versions of the game are now in beta and we are looking for testers.

In case you are interested, please write us a mail at beta@picaresquestudio.com specifying:

– Hardware specifications
– Operating System name and version
– Steam username and account page link

If you already own the game, and you have a machine with Mac/Linux OS, you can try the beta for those versions by clicking with the right mouse button on Nantucket in your Steam library, select “Properties”, pick the “Betas” tab and select “Beta”.

Meanwhile, we are working on additional features. Some of them will be available to you all, while others will be part of a new DLC coming in the next months, adding a new game mode.

Here a glimpse to the new cities images we are working on to increase their variety:

Keep following us on our social pages for more updates about the development of Nantucket.

See you soon!


Nantucket – Out Now

by picaresque

Ahoy there!

The wait is finally over. Nantucket is out now with a 10% launch discount that will last 7 days. Buy it now!

Thanks to all the people who supported us during the development. It’s been a long and exciting journey, we hope you will enjoy the game.

Apart from Steam, the game is available via Humble Store, GOG, Fanatical, Gamersgate, Green Man Gaming, Indiegala and other local digital stores.

Also, there is a new trailer:

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Price and stores announcement

by picaresque

Ahoy there!

Here we are, nine days to go before the release of Nantucket and we are really excited about it. In the past days we have reached a lot of youtubers and twitchers, so there are quite a lot of videos out there to watch if you want to know more about it. We are really happy about the feedback we have received and we hope you are ready to enjoy our game too.

Today we are finally ready to reveal the release price of Nantucket: £13.99 / €17.99 / $17.99.

If you use a different currency, you will be able to see your regional price on our Steam page after the game release. Visit it now to add the game to your wishlist.

Apart from Steam, the game will be available via Humble Store, GOG, Fanatical, Gamersgate, Green Man Gaming, Indiegala and other local digital stores on January 18th 2018.

Did you missed our release date announcement trailer? Here it is for you:

Follow us on our social media pages for updates!


Nantucket release date announcement

by picaresque

The wait is almost over, there is a release date and a brand new trailer to announce it!

Nantucket releases on January 18th 2018 on Steam and other leading PC storefronts, thanks to a partnership with our publisher Fish Eagle.

The game is available to add to your Steam wish list right now!

Follow us on our social media pages for updates!


Sea shanties in Nantucket

by picaresque

Ahoy Sailors,

We are glad to announce that we signed a partnership with The Roaring Trowmen to add the most popular 19th century sea shanties in Nantucket. The Roaring Trowmen are an English group based in Bristol who share with us a passion for nautical folk stories and popular music.

Every sailor who got on board from the 17th until the first half of the 20th century had to learn and sing shanties. Their rhythm served mainly to synchronise repetitive movements and fight the boredom of the long periods of inactivity on the ships. Since then, sea shanties represent a big cultural phenomenon which inspires thousands of enthusiasts across the world to meet each other and sing all together.

Here’s a little preview of what you will experience in the game.

Sea shanties in Nantucket will alternate with music and the crew, depending on its morale, will sing a joyful shanty or a sad one.

What song you would like to see in Nantucket? Please write your favourite ones in the comments below.

In the following weeks we are going to announce the official track-list of the sea shanties included in the game. To be sure to not lose any news about Nantucket please subscribe on our Newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

P.S.: Nantucket is still in Beta and we are constantly adding new players to have more feedback. If you would like to get involved write us a mail at beta@picaresquestudio.com


Nantucket is in Beta

by DanieleBubb

Nantucket has officially gone Beta last week. We are going to close the first round of beta testing, where we let our friends and families play the game in exchange of feedback and bug reports.

The feedback has been great so far, many testers played the game for long play sessions and came back to us with mails showing us what they liked and what they would improve.

The testers helped us discovering bugs, we found 100+ bugs and right now we are working on a patch which fixes (almost) all of them. We are also working on balancing the difficulty thanks to users’ feedback and data collected from their save files.

After the patch is up, we’ll start a second round of closed beta, with the aim of finding more bugs and check if the difficulty curve improved.

Now some quotes from the testers:

I had a blast playing this game and I was surprised at how easily I would get absorbed for hours when playing. Now I’ll start a second playthrough trying to be as wicked a captain as possible.


I found it difficult at the start, but after few hours it sucked me in


I just fired a man because he had typhus and syphilis … 10/10


Many of you are asking us on social media about the release date, but unfortunately we haven’t set it yet. Right now Nantucket is feature-complete and we are focusing on bug fixing, difficulty balancing and overall polishing. We also hired Steven which will help us proof reading all the texts in the game.

Probably we will do other testing sessions and we will involve our most loyal followers, if you would like to get involved in testing Nantucket please follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to our Newsletter to stay updated.