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Prepare for war, Captain! The unique combat gameplay in PlunderNauts™ is fast, easy-to-play and explosively fun! Pulverizing pirates with a fully-customizable starship never felt so good!

Did we mention the epic booty?!

>> Install PlunderNauts™, it's FREE!

The legend of Ironbeard is known throughout the Universe. For centuries, the cyborg pirate Ironbeard pillaged and plundered vast riches from countless galaxies. Now, greedy space pirates wage war across the cosmos, searching for Ironbeard’s Treasure.

And you, are a very...greedy...pirate!


• Master the exciting combat with intuitive, real-time controls
• Command and customize your starship & crew
• Plunder planets & hoard their treasures
• Collect loot to craft powerful weapons & upgrades
• Build a vast fleet of starships
• Navigate wormholes to explore distant galaxies
• Launch fighters to swarm your enemies
• Crush your adversaries with Cannons, Lasers, Torpedoes & more...

IMPORTANT: iPod Touch (4th Generation) & iPhone 4 are NOT supported.

IMPORTANT: Network connection required to play.

Published by: Backflip Studios
Designed & Developed by: LightBox Interactive

What's New in Version 1.4.1

• IMPORTANT: Fixed bug so players don't get 'stuck' in tutorial


Pirate vs. Pirate multiplayer is now open for all players as the PvP early-access event comes to a close.

New Multiplayer Features:

• Choose to engage in multiplayer when you're ready
• Fully-integrated multiplayer tutorial
• Collect PvP "Captain's Logs" for Antimatter
• Thank-You gift for players in the PvP Early-Access Event

Multiplayer Features Now Available to Everyone:

• Battle enemy players and steal their gold
• Rank-up as you and your fleet climb the Leaderboards
• Use the Scanner to find enemy players to attack
• Check your fleet's battle record using the Fleet Log
• Revenge enemy players that defeated your starships
• Promote your crew to officers with selectable battle tactics
• Control how much gold you store in your starship's cargo

Other New Improvements:

• Level-cap increased to 30
• Forge now displays rarity outline around ingredients
• Even-more improvements to the battle camera to help track targets
• Overhaul Bot fixed (no-longer zeros starship fleet-rank)
• And of course, bug-fixes!


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Customer Reviews

Could be better, could be worse!

Well, I was certainly pleasantly surprised when I saw this game for download... I enjoy tactical space stuff like this, and anything involving starship battles and customization is my cup of tea. I was slightly disappointed in the execution though... I really wish it were possible to replay battles and get a small exp and gold bump for each battle (much like Spellfall, another Backflip game), and maybe some way of different control would be nice as the tap and drag style is really clunky and can be difficult to use in a pinch. Those are the few things I wasn't too big on. However, the game looks great and runs pretty well even on my dinky old iPhone 4, which really isn't even supposed to run the game. The graphics are colorful and pretty well detailed (which is almost standard in all of Backflip's catalog of games), the music is a nice mix of futuristic meets typical seafaring pirate music, and the story is fairly interesting, which could probably have used a little more than just, "Iron Beard has treasure, hit wormholes to get it."

While it's certainly not a bad game by any stretch, I wouldn't necessarily call it great either. It's in that kinda hazy gray area between the two, while I might say it's more good than bad. My search for the iOS' own FTL-style space strategy/sim game continues...

Fun but the bird is really starting to bug me

The combats are frantic. Customization is cool. BUT the tutorial forces you to spend antimatter resources (one of the in game currency's) that I did not want to spend... Either that or wait for a quarter hour with the game up and running while a counter counts down. There is also a specific item I could get a reward for but I probably won't get it as it is an item I have to create but have no idea how to do so and it's on a 24 hour real world timer. Probably it's a reward for progressing at an approved of rate.

In app purchases are hideously expensive for what you get. If you have the money and time for this game all the more power to you. I have neither so I'll probably kick it to the curb before much longer.

Update: tried the multiplayer and have now dropped this piece of trash. Would not let me setup my ship and it picked my weakest ship which I had stripped the guns off of to defend. When I got back to the game it forced me to "retaliate" against a supposed player that had attacked me but would not let me put guns on the ship instead forcing this unarmed ship into combat.


multiplayer level 10 ship...fighting ships that have 40x my current amount of health...they oneshot me... not even the levels of ships are shown so you may as well be screwed from the start... terrible ai for your ship EVEN WITH OFFICER RANK...multiplayer completely hinders current single player and crafting by having your crappy ai do nothing during the battle and losing all your money... developers be overpricing cloak for pvp... you can't even see the ai battle for you so you don't know if aggressive or defensive or balanced even mean anything...those stupid command rank things don't do anything so you just battle for gold...I know this is something new but seriously there have to be expectations it had a open beta or alpha for level 20's and god knows how bug ingested glitch crawling that was... and I would right a more in depth review but disappointment has just made me hate this game after I loved it so much... and my super physic ability will tell me what will happen next YOU'LL LOSE ENERGY FOR BEING ATTACKED!

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  • Category: Games
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  • Version: 1.4.1
  • Size: 203 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad, and iPod touch.

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