Freedom and fortune are fine for a time, but the devil awaits in the depths of the unknown.
This is the seamap for Fantasy Toggle
I've held back the most creative ideas in favor of maintaining an accurate 1700's sailing experience. That's about to change.
Fantasy Toggle is the final major content expansion to The Caribbean Sail. It will be mysterious, dangerous, fantastic, free, and entirely optional. It will bring that sense of wonder and possibility from nautical mythology to life in the game.
Here's the plan: A toggle will be presented to enable fantasy mode when you select an empty save slot. This will allow people who prefer the historically grounded setting to continue playing without any intrusions from the mythical.
Disclaimer: Like the legends of old, some features may change.
The Charted Features
Though much is planned, many of the events and encounters would be better experienced than explained. Where's the mystery when you already know what you'll find? Instead, here's an overview of the types of content I'll be creating.
At least three new map locations that you'll have to discover before being able to set course for them.
It won't have much impact on the likelihood your crew will become sick and die, but many of the new features had to depend on something. It will reflect your relation with the sea itself and lead to some "interesting" scenarios.
Why trust banks when the ground is a perfectly safe place to keep money? I bury every penny I make from this game behind my house and it hasn't been stolen yet. It is really hard to find a buried penny though...
There will be new professions and ships to unlock. You probably expected that, but what you didn't expect was the power of pistons! You'll be able to acquire a Steamship that isn't dependent on the wind... but you will have to pay for fuel.
As for the new encounters; You'll find sea monsters, ghost pirates, curses, events based off traditional nautical mythology and a few of my own!
Though the current set year of the world will not change, it will be instantly apparent that things are different. Unlike the current main story, many opportunities will present themselves and allow you to decide your own investment in them.
Can you really ever have enough musical alternatives? I won't be satisfied until every inventory slot contains a shanty.
Do you love particle effects? By George, I can't get enough of them. There will be new particle effects and they will be glorious.
I'm going to push one more patch before I dedicate to working on Fantasy Toggle. As with Route Planning, this will complicate the file too much to push in multiple patches so it all has to be completed as one massive update.
I'd like to complete Fantasy Toggle in four months or less but it's impossible to know how long something will take when you're a solo developer.
It’s been two years since I began work on this game. I promised Fantasy content and I intend to deliver. Thank you for following along!