IUGO, fresh off of their entry into the freemium social gaming scene with Lil' Pirates, are releasing another social game. This one is for those who like their games nautical, but not quite so pirate-y. Welcome to Sunshine Cruise Lines!
The game puts players in charge of their own cruise ship, with the goal being to build the ship up to make it as big and popular as possible. The app starts with naming the captain, and the ship. Feel like naming a ship after elements of Norse mythology? Go ahead! Next, the player selects a starting point and destination. Cuba is a possible destination, no embargoes here in the world of Sunshine Cruise Lines! Along the way, players manage the cruise ship themselves, from restocking and filling vending machines to helping to break up fights amongst passengers until the ship reaches its destination. This is done by tapping on elements of the ship as time passes. Between cruises, the rooms on the ship can be rearranged or even changed entirely, while new elements can be purchased for the cruise ship.
The game doesn't just dump players into the middle of the ocean, however - there's are missions to accomplish in the game as well, going along with a storyline. These missions generally involve making it to specific locations, providing a guiding hand for progressing through the game. Sunshine Cruise Lines' premium currency are Cruise Bucks, which are used to do things like instantly travel to a location, reaping the rewards of traveling instantly. The game is a universal application, and it supports Retina Display graphics on compatible devices. The game can be played across multiple devices, but only when connected via Facebook; it does not happen through Game Center authentication. Sunshine Cruise Lines is available now from the App Store.