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Sun Sets on the iPad

After July 14th 2014, the iPad version of Puzzle Pirates will no longer be supported or updated. It will be removed from the Apple App Store shortly after this date.

We had hoped that the iPad would help introduce the Puzzle Pirates to a whole new audience of players, and that ultimately, we would be using the same new user interface and code for both the PC and the iPad. After adding content in parallel to both the classic PC client and the iPad version for almost a year now, it has become clear that it won’t be possible to maintain and develop Puzzle Pirates for the iPad and still continue to add new features to the core game. This was an ambitious project, and we’ve learned a great deal from it, but based on the game’s reception on the iPad, it no longer makes sense to devote additional resources to it.

We realize that some players have really enjoyed the iPad version. Any player who has acquired currency or items from the iPad version of the game can still continue to play with their pirates and treasure intact on the classic PC client.

HOW TO KEEP YOUR PIRATES:

If you have already saved your Puzzle Pirates account, then you just need to:

  1. Download Puzzle Pirates to your laptop or desktop from http://www.puzzlepirates.com/download.xhtml
  2. Log in with the same account name and password you use to log in to Puzzle Pirates on the iPad.

If you have not yet saved your Puzzle Pirates account on the iPad:

  1. Open the Puzzle Pirates app on your iPad.
  2. Tap the "gear" icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
  3. Press the "Save Account" button.
  4. Enter an account name and password.
  5. Press the "Create My Account" button.
  6. Tap the "gear" icon again.
  7. Press the "Logoff" button.
  8. Download Puzzle Pirates to your PC or Mac from http://www.puzzlepirates.com/download.xhtml
  9. Launch Puzzle Pirates.
  10. Log in with your account name and password.

If you have questions about this process, please contact support.

Brilliant!

Gold Boxes are now available! The color-changing chameleon familiar returns with secondary colors orange, light green and navy blue. The sea turtle pet is off surfing the ocean currents, and is temporarily unavailable. However, we have a new pirate pet for you to love! The Patchy Fox wears a handkerchief and has the look o' a pirate. This month’s fox has persimmon fur with handkerchief colors of aqua, blue and navy blue.

Watch for chroma and trinkets in June’s seasonal color, banana. Collect gold trinkets, furniture and pets, and keep an eye out for pink pomade hair dye and purple crystal ball furniture!

Find Gold boxes at your island bank until June 16th at 3 PM PDT. You can find the full list of prizes, right here.

Monthly Reward and Expeditions!

Model fanchuan!

Own a subscription or make a purchase of $9.99 or more in June to receive a tabletop model fanchuan! This is the fourth ship in the model ship series.

Summer has arrived and it's time to find that perfect beach and put yer diggers to work. While ye search for that foolproof hiding spot, enjoy some plunderin' and add to yer treasures! Earn your June Seal o'Piracy by completing any 5 expeditions.

Pirate Census Data!

Yarr! We thought ye'd like to see a bit of information from the recent pirate census. Thank ye for playing Puzzle Pirates!

Blockade Questionnaire 2014!

Blockade Questionnaire!

We would like your feedback about blockades! Specifically, we're looking for your thoughts on the mechanics and options for battles between player flags for control of islands. The results of the survey remain anonymous. We will use the information to help us decide what kinds of changes or options are of interest to the community.

The survey will be available through June 4th, 2014, so please take a few minutes to help us build a better blockades by filling out the questionnaire right now!

Palace Shoppe Pet Sale!

The Department o' Treasury has two new pets available in the palace shoppe!

There just isn't enough red available on the oceans right now, so the Department o' Treasury is releasing a Duroc Pig for a limited time. This docile pig is a perfect pet!

Is the Exotic Tiger black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? Something to consider over yer next pint o' rum.

These pets are available in the Palace Shoppe until June 4th, 2014!

Pirates of Plenitude!

Have ye earned a boatload of treasure on yer many adventures? Do ye consider yerself a gentleman of fortune? If so, the limited edition Crimson Class Sloop will be a perfect addition to yer armada of vessels!

Ye spent many an hour on the seas pillagin’ and plunderin’ yer way to greatness, so ye’ll want to keep that bounty under lock and key. The hold has a special treasure room to keep yer prized possessions safe.

Show off to yer known world the comfort that treasure can buy. The ship says lavishness on every surface - from the plush furnishing to the gilded statues. The cabin is perfect for entertaining a more intimate group of hearties. Leave the rabble in the hold, this is where ye’ll entertain yer top hearties in the affluence they deserve.

From the exclusive captain’s cabin, ye can access a private deck. From here, survey yer riches, and enjoy the fresh sea air!

Declare yerself the Crimson Pirate! Visit yer local shipyard today, because the Crimson Class Sloop will only be available through June 23rd!

Oh, and did we mention it be red? It be mighty red...

So Appealing!

Appealing!

Go bananas with the Banana Mystery Box! Open boxes to find banana colored furniture, clothing, trinkets, ships and chroma. Ye’ll also spot banana monkeys with tricorn hats and elephants adorned in banana and black. Will ye see the new banana spider familiar? You don’t even need a monkey to open up this box of side-splitting fun!

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on May 19th , 2014 you'll receive a free Banana Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time you purchase!

For more information about the full contents of the 2014 Banana Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. The Banana Mystery Boxes are only available for a limited time, so don’t slip up and miss them!

Tapping at the Cabin Door!

Once upon a midnight dreary

The Smuggler’s Guild is circulating information among members about a new series of Black Boxes. We’ve managed to get our hands on the information and decoded it for ye pirates. The skeletal monkey has gone into hiding, but Series 5 will have a new black raven familiar. For those nights when ye need to blend into the darkness, black seals, pigs and rabbits have been added to the box.

Ye’ll also find new Black Box trinkets that can be held in portraits. Be sure to take yer trinkets to a Trading Post, as there are whispers of a new familiar scurrying in from the jungle. Purchase a Spider Box artifact and ye'll have a creepy-crawly all yer own!

Looking for a Black Market? Tell 'em Lenore sent ye. Find a full list of the contents for series 5 Black Boxes here.

Monthly Reward and Brigand King Hunts!

Model Dhow!

Own a subscription or make a purchase of $9.99 or more in May to receive a tabletop model dhow! This is the third ship in the model ship series.

With the Empire’s campaign to end piracy defeated (this time), ye find the oceans are still not quite as free as ye’d like. Set out to sea and hunt down the menacing Brigand Kings. Earn your May Seal o'Piracy by engaging in melees with 3 Brigand Kings. Cursed Isles and Brigand King Blockades not included; credit is awarded for reaching the melee, whether you win or lose.

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