One of TIME’s top ten games of the year, 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. Play through once for a single tale, then set sail again to uncover paths to new adventures.

"5/5" —TIME

"9/10" —Pocket Gamer

“It’s whimsical and charming; a real breath of fresh air.” —Paste Magazine

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 the game’s Scandinavian setting.

No in-app purchases or ads.

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.

What's New

Version 1.3.3

A quick bug fix. Previously:
Burly Men at Sea now runs beautifully on the new iPhone X and Apple TV 4K.

Questions, worries, high fives?

Ratings and Reviews

Editors' Notes

We’re totally charmed by this eclectic adventure. Inspired by Scandinavian myth, Burly Men at Sea unfolds like an interactive storybook, letting you discover its quirky characters, dreamy music and colourful artwork at your own pace. Multiple paths offer plenty of surprises we won’t spoil, but this story of mystery and magic is thoughtful fun however many times you play.


Brain&Brain LLC
207 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2017 Brain&Brain LLC
24,99 lei


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