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PC naval strategy game Abandon Ship is coming to iPhone and iPad soon

Abandon Ship Screenshot
Abandon Ship Screenshot (Image credit: Fireblade Software)

What you need to know

  • Popular naval strategy game Abandon Ship is coming to iPhone and iPad.
  • Gamers can download Abandon Ship from June 14.

Fans of the popular Abandon Ship game on Steam will soon be able to plunder the high seas on their iPhone and iPad as well. The game will launch on Apple's devices via the App Store in June.

Available for pre-registration via the App Store now, Abandon Ship will see gamers take to the seas in an "Age of Sail" ship, battling the elements, sea monsters, and other ships and their crews in an attempt to get the upper hand. But don't worry, even if your ship gets destroyed, it isn't the end for you!

Life in this world can be brutal. Death is permanent. But the journey doesn't end if your vessel is destroyed. You are the Captain, and as long as the Captain is alive, there is always hope. By escaping to a Lifeboat, or even being stranded, alone in the water, there is a chance to survive and fight your way back to the top.

The game itself is "inspired by Naval Oil Paintings" and looks gorgeous. But don't take my word for it, the mobile announcement trailer should give you a good look at what's in store!

Engage in piracy and become a hunted Captain. Take command of an 'Age of Sail' ship and her crew, exploring a vast, story-filled world that reacts to your decisions. Engage enemy vessels, fortifications and sea monsters in brutal tactical combat, all framed in an art style inspired by classic Naval Oil Paintings.

The App Store listing for Abandon Ship says it's expected to debut on June 14 and will be free with in-app purchases. You can pre-register for the download (opens in new tab) now! If you've always fancied yourself as a budget Jack Sparrow, this is the best iPhone game for you!

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.