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App Description

Burly Men at Sea is a folktale about a trio of large, bearded fishermen who step away from the ordinary to seek adventure.

With gameplay halfway between a visual novel and a point-and-click adventure, the branching story carries its ungainly heroes into waters where lurk creatures from Scandinavian folklore and other misadventures. You play as storyteller and wayfinder, shaping a custom tale that begins again where it ends.

BRANCHING STORY: Play through multiple choice-driven adventures, each designed to be completed in a single sitting.

INNOVATIVE CONTROLS: Shape the narrative through a unique, draggable viewport and your interactions within it.

PLAYFUL AESTHETIC: Colorful art style with handcrafted animation, set to a whimsical original soundtrack inspired by folk music of the far north.

No in-app purchases or ads.



“The closest thing I’ve played to an interactive fairy-tale.” —The Telegraph

“Artful interplay of visual minimalism, waggish writing and hilarious but also haunting sound effects generated by gorgeous a cappella voices. 5/5” —TIME

“9/10” —Pocket Gamer



Burly Men at Sea is the second game from married duo Brain&Brain, developed during their own adventures as nomads and erstwhile farmhands.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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Apple TV Screenshots

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App Changes

  • September 29, 2016 Initial release
  • October 02, 2016 New version 1.0.1
  • October 08, 2017 New version 1.3
  • June 13, 2019 New version 1.3.6
  • December 17, 2019 New version 1.4
  • December 24, 2019 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • January 06, 2020 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • January 21, 2020 New version 1.4.1
  • January 28, 2020 New version 1.4.2

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