Sea of Thieves heads to the tabletop with Steamforged Games
Rare’s popular Sea of Thieves video game is getting the board game treatment thanks to Steamforged Games.
In a partnership brokered by Rare’s brand extension licensing agency Tinderbox, Steamforged is set to launch Sea of Thieves: Voyage of Legends this summer.
The game will see players competing for the title of Pirate Legend by completing various Quests and objectives to gain reputation; all while battling hostile ships and behemoths like the Kraken and Megalodon.
“It’s a privilege to bring Rare’s vivid pirate world to life as a board game for the first time,” said Steamforged Games’ Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Mat Hart.
“From a creative perspective, Sea of Thieves’ distinctive art style has been a real pleasure to work with and looks just as evocative on tiles as it does on screen. Rare captured pirate magic with their compelling gameplay loop, and that’s something we’ve strived to bring to the board game too.”
Rare’s Head of Brand & Licensing, Adam Park and Brand & Licensing Art Director, Peter Hentze, added: “We know our fans have a real passion for gaming of all kinds, so it’s been great to work with Steamforged and create something that plays to the strength of the board game experience while remaining authentic to Sea of Thieves, its world and its characters.
“Even from the early playtests we knew we were onto something special, and we can’t wait for players to get together and enjoy the game for themselves!”
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