A folktale about a trio of large, bearded fishermen who step away from the ordinary to seek adventure.
Burly Men at Sea is a folktale about a trio of large, bearded fishermen who step away from the ordinary to seek adventure.
Set in the waters of early 20th-century Scandinavia, the game's story branches through a series of encounters with creatures from folklore. You play as storyteller and wayfinder, shaping the narrative around three ungainly heroes as they set sail for the unknown.
SXSW Gamer’s Voice Award nominee (2016), finalist for Best Adventure Game/RPG (Intel Level Up 2016), and selected for festivals and showcases internationally.
Burly Men at Sea is the second game from husband-and-wife team Brain&Brain, developed during their own adventures as nomads and erstwhile farmhands.
Branching story for multiple adventures, each designed to be completed in a single sitting.
Narrative shaped by interaction and discovery, paired with a unique draggable vignette mechanic.
Colorful aesthetic with handcrafted animation, set to a whimsical original soundtrack inspired by the game’s Scandinavian setting.
Games and Playful Media Exhibition Selection (A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2016)
Indie MEGABOOTH Selection (PAX West 2016, PAX East 2016, PAX Prime 2015)
Best Adventure Game/RPG Runner-Up (Intel Level Up 2016)
Game Happens! Showcase Selection (Game Happens! 2016)
Leftfield Collection Selection (EGX Rezzed 2016)
Gamer's Voice Single Player Award Nominee (SXSW 2016)
Made with Unity Showcase Selection (GDC 2016)
The MIX Showcase Selection (GDC 2016, SIGGRAPH 2015)