Arrgh! Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th, and PirateFleet for Friends is Appropriate for the Occasion!
Here are two true facts:
- September 19th is "International Talk Like a Pirate Day"
- There is a German startup dedicated solely to pirate-themed iOS games called United Toy.
In celebration of this esteemed holiday where yelling "Arrrgh" and rum consumption suddenly spikes (148Apps reminds you to drink and pirate responsibly), PirateFleet for Friends is now available to help out. This asynchronous multiplayer game plays like the classic Battleship games. Players set up their ships on a grid, and launch shots at their friends, trying to wipe out all of their opponents' ships before they wipe out the player's. The game features the standard push notifications and in-game chat that other asynchronous multiplayer games have become known for. The game is available in both a free flavor that is ad-supported, and a $2.99 ad-free version. The free version allows for the disabling of ads via in-app purchase as well. So, this Talk Like a Pirate Day, celebrate by making friends say, "Arrgh! Ye sunk my pirate ship, ye scallywag!" What's a scallywag? Who knows? Not us, that's for sure.