We recently posted screenshots and details of the upcoming turn-based strategy puzzler Stoneship in an exclusive granted us by Cyan Worlds. Today, the studio pointed us to a brief video they have posted that provides a look at the game in action.

The upcoming Stoneship: The Curse of a Thousand Islands represents "a lighthearted new direction" for Cyan Worlds, the studio indicates. The game is a casual, top-down, turn-based, strategy puzzle game "with a bent toward the whimsical," we're told. Stoneship sets you and your first mate on the high seas, charged with exploring, controlling, and protecting vast oceans and islands, under continual threat of a pirate siege. There are eighty three included levels to play through, with additional levels to come later via update.

Cyan tells us that the game is nearly complete, but that they are considering slightly delaying its release in order to integrate Apple's GameCenter functionality, what with the iPhone-maker's recent announcement that we will see its arrival in the upcoming iOS 4.1. If GameCenter integration does not make it into the initial release of Stoneship, it will join a planned update that includes additional maps and other gameplay features.

Stay tuned for a close look at Stoneship: The Curse of a Thousand Islands we'll be posting as soon as we have the game in hand.

  • Mr Slinky Spring

    Sorry to go off-piste here but why does the Game Center theme and backgrounds look like it was designed in the 1970's?

    Apple take note- Make it look cooler before you release it.

  • Mr Slinky Spring

    Sorry to go off-piste here but why does the Game Center theme and backgrounds look like it was designed in the 1970's?

    Apple take note- Make it look cooler before you release it.

  • Lord Gek

    My only question, are these 83 levels scripted maps or whipped up on the fly with ever increasingly nasty parameters.

  • Lord Gek

    My only question, are these 83 levels scripted maps or whipped up on the fly with ever increasingly nasty parameters.

  • araczynski

    can't say in/exclusion of any openfeint/gamingcenter/whatever has ever mattered to me in the past, but i know some gamers get constipated unless they can whip out their epenises every gaming session.

  • araczynski

    can't say in/exclusion of any openfeint/gamingcenter/whatever has ever mattered to me in the past, but i know some gamers get constipated unless they can whip out their epenises every gaming session.

  • http://gravatar.com/kbrinkman01 Brinkman

    Can't tell what's really going on in the preview.

    • http://omnigeno.blogspot.com Omni Geno

      I can't really tell either, but some of the quick scenes look pretty neat, as long as they're interactive (I'm talking about the side-view pirate ship battles).

      I have faith in the creators of Myst.. though I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't beaten anything but the first Myst.

      • Andvari101

        The scene at 0:18 looks like there are "Fire!" buttons you have to tap to get your side to shoot.

    • amn624

      Want a stupid preview. Like I have any idea what is going on? Hey, why not cut it down to 4 seconds and not even give a title, I'd know just as much. Crazy.

  • http://gravatar.com/kbrinkman01 Brinkman

    Can't tell what's really going on in the preview.

    • http://omnigeno.blogspot.com Omni Geno

      I can't really tell either, but some of the quick scenes look pretty neat, as long as they're interactive (I'm talking about the side-view pirate ship battles).

      I have faith in the creators of Myst.. though I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't beaten anything but the first Myst.

      • Andvari101

        The scene at 0:18 looks like there are "Fire!" buttons you have to tap to get your side to shoot.

    • amn624

      Want a stupid preview. Like I have any idea what is going on? Hey, why not cut it down to 4 seconds and not even give a title, I'd know just as much. Crazy.

  • http://www.planetshooter.com Planetshooter

    Pause it at 0:26 - First mate Soggy Jim provides a monster hunting bonus. From this we can deduce that not only is there a monster hunting aspect to this game but also that they have outsourced the character name creation to a country populated mostly by persons devoid of imagination.

    • deadclown

      Says a guy named 'planetshooter'? :)

      • http://www.planetshooter.com Planetshooter

        Says a guy named 'deadclown' ... ? See, we can all play that game.

      • deadclown

        I didn't claim anything about the silliness of anybody's name. We can all play, but not everybody loses. :)

      • http://www.planetshooter.com Planetshooter

        Did I mention the silliness of anybody's name? No, I didn't. And, to carry on the schoolyard humour to its logical conclusion, nah nah nah nah nah.

  • http://www.planetshooter.com Planetshooter

    Pause it at 0:26 - First mate Soggy Jim provides a monster hunting bonus. From this we can deduce that not only is there a monster hunting aspect to this game but also that they have outsourced the character name creation to a country populated mostly by persons devoid of imagination.

    • deadclown

      Says a guy named 'planetshooter'? :)

      • http://www.planetshooter.com Planetshooter

        Says a guy named 'deadclown' ... ? See, we can all play that game.

      • deadclown

        I didn't claim anything about the silliness of anybody's name. We can all play, but not everybody loses. :)

      • http://www.planetshooter.com Planetshooter

        Did I mention the silliness of anybody's name? No, I didn't. And, to carry on the schoolyard humour to its logical conclusion, nah nah nah nah nah.

  • oliath

    Sounds good.
    I love cyan from back in the days of manhole.... although with iphone games i tend to read '..will be included in a future update' as 'if the game is successful then we will give you updates... if not... bye'

  • oliath

    Sounds good.
    I love cyan from back in the days of manhole.... although with iphone games i tend to read '..will be included in a future update' as 'if the game is successful then we will give you updates... if not... bye'

  • starmonkey101

    I wonder why they used a myst reference ("Stoneship") for the name of this game...?

  • starmonkey101

    I wonder why they used a myst reference ("Stoneship") for the name of this game...?