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Freebooter is a sandbox game set in a fantasy pirate world. Players will be able to explore, pirate, trade and ingratiate themselves with the factions of the game. The game relies heavily on procedural generation to create varied and interesting content.

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18 comments by TribunalGames on Jul 11th, 2013

Hi everyone,

We have decided to close the Kickstarter and stop the development of Freebooter for the foreseeable future. At the time of writing, we are still at 8% of the Kickstarter goal amount, and we do not see a way to turn things around before the end of the Kickstarter.

We have loved the idea of Freebooter ever since we first discussed it and we have enjoyed working on the game for the past year. We knew it was a very ambitious project from the start and that it would be a long shot to get it made, but we are happy that we have made an attempt.

We would like to thank everyone who have backed the Kickstarter and everyone who has followed Freebooter over the past year. We have been overwhelmed by the attention Freebooter has gotten and we are sorry we could not give you a chance to play it. In the end Freebooter proved too ambitious, but we will keep making games. Once again, thank you all for your support.

Johannes, Jakob and Nissanthen, Tribunal Games.

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pepelomb Nov 30 2013, 12:23pm says:

Great idea, It's a pity you have to stop developing this

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Stevepunk Jul 15 2013, 6:26pm says:

Just saw this game on sandbox-games.net
Looks really good!

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Giamme Jul 12 2013, 8:48am says:

Why this decision?
It was a really good idea!

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TribunalGames Creator
TribunalGames Jul 17 2013, 10:06am replied:

We didn't have enough money to continue development full-time and we weren't willing to work on it part-time, so we decided to put the game on hold.

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orkenuu Feb 16 2014, 11:39am replied:

Does this mean that there still is a chance to continue the development on the game (thats what I understand from "on hold")

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Guest Jul 4 2013, 12:27am says:

is there any friends in the game

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Endimmion Jul 1 2013, 9:06am says:

Freebooter is now on Sandbox-Games.net: Sandbox-games.net

We wish you good luck for your Kickstarter campaign.

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TribunalGames Creator
TribunalGames Jul 1 2013, 9:20am replied:

Awesome - thanks!

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λpone Apr 2 2013, 1:33am says:

We can make our own ships?

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TribunalGames Creator
TribunalGames Apr 2 2013, 8:43am replied:

You will be able to buy ships and equip them with stuff, but you won't be able to build a ship from scratch.

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