It's been 2 weeks since Corsairs Legacy announcement and, as promised, here is the first video about the development process.
In order to present information systematically, every video will be dedicated to a separate topic and it will provide the full picture about certain game aspect.
Today we will tell you about the game's plot and the main character, but before that, we would like to thank everyone for all the likes, subscriptions and comments. We’ve seen opinions under the game's announcement and teaser on other news sites. After we analyzed all the feedback, we changed some things in the development plan and we decided to post a video about graphics comparison only after some changes that we will announce in the near future. We think that open communication with the community on the development stage will help us to make the final product better and more interesting. That’s why we always welcome any constructive feedback.
We also received more than 100 messages to other official sources and answered all questions. Once in 2 weeks, we will try to respond to all messages that we receive through feedback form on the official website.
A lot of people want to financially support the project. We appreciate the support, but we won’t be receiving donations yet. First, we will prepare digital content that we would provide as a reward for support. We made a list of tasks on development. After we’re done with that, we will be adding a way to financially support the project, but for now we are fully focused on the development.
If you want to support the project – follow to the Steam page and add Corsairs Legacy to your wishlist.
For the last 8 months, we have been actively working to collect exclusive information about the Sea Dogs series from key developers and others associated with the project. We have already published around 20 videos about Sea Dogs on our official Russian YouTube channel Save the Pirate, and we are also working on translating these videos into English. For those who want to support us financially and help in this matter, we have created an account on Patreon. This will give you the ability to more frequently see interesting videos about Corsairs Legacy, Sea Dogs, other books, and movies about pirates on our official YouTube channels Corsairs Legacy and Save the Pirate. Every month four people are working on the content for our YouTube channels. We want our YouTube channels to continue growing without our constant financial support, which will allow us to invest more resources in game development. We will keep surprising you with new videos. Patreon allows people to access bonus Corsairs Legacy gameplay videos, and to access development videos a day early. Link to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/savethepirate
Right now we are at the final stage of finishing video-interview with western developers of New Horizons addon. We will post 2 versions of the video: English – with original voice, and translated to Russian.
Let’s get to this video’s topic. Before we started working on the game’s story, we studied a lot of existing film adaptations, novels and games on that topic. There’s not a lot of movies about pirates, but we watched every one of them, from Cutthroat Island to Pirates of the Caribbean, and also Black Sails.
Our attention was focused on the documentary series The Lost Pirate Kingdom, that was recently released on Netflix. We posted a series announcement on our YouTube channel and we planned to make a full review, but due to low interest in this topic we canceled it.
Looking back at every book about Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini and other creations about pirates, we studied historical materials about Henry Morgan's biography and decided to focus on Captain Blood: His Odyssey universe.
Rafael Sabatini, Captain Blood: His Odyssey series author
In Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships the storyline of Captain Blood repeats first quarter of Rafael Sabatini’s. Seaward.RU recreated the beginning of Peter Blood’s journey as accurately as possible. We decided, respective to the game’s title, to create a story about the “legacy” that left after Peter Blood’s story ended.
For those who like this book, the game has many easter eggs of characters and events from Rafael Sabatini’s books. The story is based on one of the stories about valiant Captain Blood, that was published as continuation of the saga.
By the way, for those who decide to read a series of books after this video, note that there’s 3 books, although the fourth book is mentioned in some sources, but that's false information.
Storyline of Corsairs Legacy was created considering game mechanics that will be available by the time the game comes out. In the first game, the story will take place on land and based on third-person RPG mechanics. In the second game, the story will include sea battles, along with third-person RPG gameplay. The second game’s story arc will end in a way so that in the third game, a player could choose their own path.
Toby Schmitz as Jack Rackham in Black Sails TV show
For the main character, we chose bright and charismatic Jack Rackham, close to the Black Sails’ series character. The main character is enterprising, smart, educated and can solve any situation without using weapons. But, eventually, he ends up in such a situation, so he must learn how to solve conflicts with swords and pistols. As he develops his combat skills, it changes his mentality, and by the end of the game he changes his worldview completely. The poster shows Jack Rackham as a changed person after all the hardships and losses.
Game events will take place on the Barbados island, where 6 years ago, the future captain Peter Blood arrived as a slave and was bought by Colonel Bishop to work on plantations. While being in demand as a doctor, Peter Blood provided medical aid to the governor of Bridgetown colony.
After the shameful resignation of Bishop as governor of Jamaica, thanks to the mercy of new governor Peter Blood, the colonel came back to his plantations in Barbados.
The game starts like this: in the dead of night, a smugglers’ ship approaches a deserted bay near Barbados island. Jack Rackham comes to the land to deliver a very important cargo, but this simple task takes an unexpected turn, and our hero ends up in the center of events, where Jack’s life and the life of his close people will depend on player’s decisions.
Game presents an alternative life of Jack Rackham, more noble and heroic than historical truth, according to which he showed cowardice when his ship was attacked, while his cohabitants Anne Bonny and Mary Read were furiously fighting for their freedom, and as a result he was hanged.
Clara Paget as Anne Bonny in Black Sails TV show
The narrative will show a romantic line in the life of the main hero. When creating a story, we try to keep it historically accurate. Combining the world of Captain Blood and historical personalities of the pirate republic era, we made a small leap in time, moving Jack Rackham and other famous pirates 25 years back in time. We kept the original history of the flag, which became a symbol of pirates in our days. The flag consists of a skull and two sables, where the skull represents Jack Rackham, and two sables – Anne Bonny and Mary Read. We were using this image when creating Corsairs Legacy logo.
That’s all for today, we are continuing the development and we will wait for you in 2 weeks on our YouTube channel. While you wait for the new video, we recommend you to add the game to your wishlist, and, if you want, to support our channel on Patreon.