Endgame content and new Fools now live!

Hey Fools! Developer Daniel here with the tasty Ship of Fools endgame content you’ve all been waiting for! The Great Lighthouse update is finally here for everyone on Steam for free! Grab another fool, load a seagull in a cannon and embark on the Stormstrider because your adventures on the treacherous seas of the Archipelago are not over!

After conquering the final boss AND rescuing all three NPCs, you will face a new challenge – unlocking the Great Lighthouse door (using a quite unconventional method) and restore the Entity of light.

The brighter the light atop the Great Lighthouse shines, the more agitated the enemies become. However, don’t be deterred by their anger, because as you progress, you’ll be rewarded with more valuable loot and unique prizes. The risk may be high, but the rewards are even greater!

The hard mode gameplay loop goes as follows:

  • Activate a new brightness level of the lighthouse effectively increasing the difficulty of the game
  • Beat the game with this brightness level active
  • Unlock a unique Reward and the next brightness level becomes available for purchase

Each Brightness level and each of their rewards will shape new ways to play and explore the game.

As an example, activating the first brightness level not only makes the enemies tougher, but their projectiles can now inflict critical damage upon impact. This added challenge requires you to be quick on your feet and react swiftly to avoid these deadly attacks. However, if you manage to beat the game with this difficulty setting, you’ll receive a permanent upgrade to the Stormstrider – The Beacon artifact. The Beacon is a miniature lighthouse that will light up your way through the most troubled waters of the Archipelago. It harnesses the powers of the Entity of Light in a more “portable” way.

You’ll need to load The Beacon with a Tendril to light it up!

Once The Beacon is loaded with a Tendril, you’ll have a new option available on the map when you are near the storm. It will allow you to consume the loaded Tendril in order to repel the surrounding storm! Very useful to reach those far islands that would have otherwise not been accessible. With this item you can repel ANY type of storm… I wonder what it does in the last sector…

There are 15 brightness levels in the Great Lighthouse to unlock and this was only the first one! I’ll let you discover the 14 others and their rewards by yourselves!

The Great Lighthouse update is adding new challenges to the game and their associated rewards to including:

  • 40+ new items
  • Siren’s quests
  • New cannon abilities
  • New encounters
  • New NPC
  • New achievements
  • And many more for you and your shipmate to explore!

I am also really excited to reveal The Deep Sea duo, the first pack of fools available for purchase as a DLC. As previously stated for the 2023 roadmap, alongside each free major update, we will offer a pack of 2 fools as a way for you guys to support your favorite hard-working devs! Each Fool comes with its own Steam achievement and some can be quite the challenge!

Jules and Angus are deep sea best friends, but most of all they are DEEPLY in love with setting the seas ablaze with carnage!

The whole team has poured their hearts and souls into this major update and we really hope the Great Lighthouse will give Ship of Fools the breath of fresh air it really deserves to keep you playing for a long time! We are truly grateful for all the incredible feedback and comments we received thus far and are excited to continue this epic journey with you on board!

Join us on discord to let us know what you think about this update and tell us what crazy new combos and builds you’ve managed to create!

Grab your shipmates, load up the cannons and face down the Aquapocalypse today! 🦑

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