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Iceberg Interactive Acquires Blazing Sails Pirate Battle Royale

Publisher Iceberg Interactive has acquired the intellectual property (IP) rights to the pirate battle royale, Blazing Sails, from developer Get Up Games. Iceberg Interactive also teased what is next for the IP by hinting at future developments.

Since release, Blazing Sails has sold several hundreds of thousands of units on Steam. The game was downloaded several million times during a promotional Free Week on the Epic Games Store.

We have big plans to keep building on the success of Blazing Sails on the PC platform, but also aim to bring the game to the Microsoft Xbox console later this year. When we originally started publishing games 15 years ago, it was never our intention to develop games or acquire IP ourselves, but as time has gone by, it has made more sense to do so, in certain circumstances. For example, we are joint IP owners of co-op demon-shooter Hellbreach: Vegas, and before that we acquired the IP to the horror adventure Lunacy: Saint Rhodes.

Erik Schreuder, CEO, Iceberg Interactive

Get Up Games had expressed their desire to sail on to new projects beyond the waters of Blazing Sails. This allowed Iceberg Interactive to add the hit title to their IP portfolio. In addition, the lead programmer at Get Up Games has joined Iceberg Interactive.

Going forward the plan is to continue development and expand the Blazing Sails universe. The aim is to also bring the game to more platforms such as Xbox later this year.

In the case of Blazing Sails, Get Up Games expressed their desire to move on to new projects, and so we at Iceberg Interactive, took the opportunity to add Blazing Sails to our IP catalog, thus ensuring continued development. Get Up Games’ lead programmer has made the transition to Iceberg, so we look forward to keeping the Blazing Sails universe alive and expanding it, as well as bringing it to more platforms as we go.

Erik Schreuder, CEO, Iceberg Interactive

Gameplay in Blazing Sails is focused on survival in fast-paced PvP games. Create a unique pirate and ship, band together with other players to command the ship, and eliminate other crews in epic battles both on land and at sea. Treasure Hunt, Battle Royale, and Galleon Conquest are three different game modes that offer a means for a variety of gameplay styles.

Plunder islands for supplies, weapons, and upgrades. Use cosmetics to show off one’s style. Sneak aboard enemy ships and remove their cork to steal a victory. Be bold and aggressive with gameplay as one will respawn until their ship is sunk.

Blazing Sails Availability

Blazing Sails is available on Windows PC via Humble Bundle, Steam, or Epic Games Store for a $14.99. There are also several DLC packs available for Blazing Sails that range from $3.99 to $4.99. A Blazing Sails Supporters Bundle is also available that includes the game, most DLC, and the game’s original soundtrack.

For more information visit the Blazing Sails socials and Discord below or visit the official website at or

Blazing Sails – Release Trailer | Iceberg Interactive

Publisher and Developer Information

Iceberg Interactive

Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher based in Haarlem, The Netherlands. The company was founded in 2009 by an international group of game industry veterans who are also avid gamers. Working closely with developers from around the world, both midsize and indie, Iceberg Interactive aims to bring many exciting games to gamers. Several PC titles are a part of their portfolio including Clem, AirportSim, Doomblade, Strange Horticulture, Still There, Midnight Protocol, The Sojourn, Blazing Sails, Sacred Fire, Pax Nova, Star Dynasties, Circle Empires, Circle Empires Rivals, and Circle Empires Tactics.

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