Picaresque Studio is bringing us Nantucket, a seafaring strategy game based on Moby Dick, on January 18th next year.
Nantucket – Captain Ahab & The Pequod
Set in the golden era of American whaling in the early 19th century, Nantucket takes place shortly after the events in the Pequod, where Captain Ahab and his crew lost their lives to Moby Dick. Surely that’s not a spoiler, now?
As Ishmael, the sole survivor of the Pequod, you’ll explore the seven seas, captain your ship, fight pirates and hunt whales, whilst on the lookout for your old foe, Moby Dick of course, in search of the ultimate redemption.
The announcement trailer can be found below, with some live action scenes included, because why not:
Here’s some extra gameplay from the developer themselves:
Marco Mantoan, Designer at Picaresque Studio, had this to say:
“Since the original Steam Greenlight, we’ve been developing a game we feel is unique in its setting, a love letter to Moby Dick and the strategy genre. We’re excited to be working with Fish Eagle, utilising its international expertise to help us bring Nantucket to more fans around the world.”
You’ll be able to pick up Nantucket on PC via Steam very soon. Moby Dick fans: is this what you’ve been waiting for? Let us know below!