Curious Toys has announced that the Sea Captain videogame for iPhone and iPod Touch is now available for purchase in the iTunes App Store.
Sea Captain is an "action strategy" game that has players acting as the navigator of all ships docking into their respective ports. Players use fingers to direct the path of each ship to its dock of the same color. The simplicity ends with the convergence of multiple ships, all in danger of colliding with one another, wily pirates and floating icebergs.
In addition to the usual dock-as-many-as-you-can game play, Sea Captain introduces strategy and skill through its Captain?s Orders system. The game tracks the number of lines drawn, and calculates the player?s score based on the amount of ships docked as well as the number of orders required. For those who wish to score big, this game play feature requires players to carefully think through each path. Another innovation is the old Sea Captain himself?a lovably odd character who narrates the experience and guides the player on how to best navigate the seas.
Captains can unlock three environments: New England, the Arctic, and the Caribbean Sea. Each map can be played in both day and?the more difficult?night modes. Once players think they have mastered the art of sea navigation by unlocking all maps, they can enter the Challenge Mode, which features six bonus game play scenarios. Players can post their scores on the global high-score leaderboards.