Horizons: The Wager

June 18th, 2011 by | Comments Off

Here’s an interesting game that you may not have tried out yet: The Wager. It’s a free (!) indie game that has you sailing the seas to discover and explore islands in return for coin. On your journey you meet with lots of unexpected occurrences, such as a ship full of ghost pirates. It’s not a long game, but it will keep you entertained for a bit, so it’s ideal lunch/coffee/whatever break material. Interesting tidbit: the game is made by the duo Surprised Man, one half of which is Peter “SurplusGamer” Silk, who you may have seen around the Mojo part of town.

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Horizons: Queen Anne’s Revenge

May 28th, 2011 by | Comments Off

Does that name ring a bell? That could be because the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the flagship of the pirate Edward Teach (better known as Blackbeard), plays a part in the new Pirates of the Caribbean film. Now archaeologists have recovered the ship’s anchor from the bottom of the sea, and it’s huge. That’s no surprise really, since the ship itself, boasting 40 guns, was uncommonly powerful, and contributed greatly to Blackbeard’s success. She was originally a French ship used to trade slaves, until Blackbeard captured it in 1717. He then turned the ship into a killing machine by increasing the number of guns from just 14 to 40. In 1718, the ship ran ashore in North Carolina, which was possibly a deliberate act in order to cut down on his pirate crew. The ship whose anchor has now been recovered, is believed to be the Queen Anne’s Revenge, a replica of which you can now see on the silver screen.

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Sea For Two – Episode 1

March 3rd, 2011 by | 3 comments

What should the Englishman say next?

  • You remind me of a very young King George! (14%, 10 Votes)
  • You do know piracy is illegal, don't you? (40%, 29 Votes)
  • Where's the toilet on this thing? (46%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 72

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