Ship Of Fools Aims To Take Co-op Roguelites To The Next Level

Co-op games are not a new concept. It has existed ever since consoles have implemented a second controller with games like Contra, Double Dragon, and Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, and even on arcades with titles like Captain Commando, Dungeons and Dragons, and Knights of the Round Table. Roguelites are relatively a new concept compared to co-op, but it has proven to be a very lucrative market for both AAA and indie companies with games like Deathloop, Risk of Rain 2, and Dead Cells, just to name a few, that achieved great success.

Co-op roguelite games, on the other hand, might still be in their infancy. Most roguelites are played solo, with some of them even having leaderboards for those who thrive on competition. Ship of Fools, a new game just announced by Team17, aims to give gamers a “true good cooperative roguelike”.

Developed by Fika Productions, Ship of Fools is a seafaring co-op roguelite where you and your team are on a ship fighting different sea monsters, varying from crabs, snails, and even what looks to be a giant sea spider!

The project started three years ago by Fika Productions, a group of friends who enjoy co-op and roguelite games, and decided to create a combination of the two genres. They were able to get funded by Team17 and the result of their dream is Ship of Fools. Here’s what they have to say about their game:

Ship of Fools is a seafaring roguelite co-op game where you play the Fools, the only creatures fool enough to brave the sea. The Great Lighthouse that once protected the Archipelago is broken and a storm of malice and corruption is coming.

From the “Ship of Fools” Steam Page

The game is slated to be released sometime this year. To garner even more interest, Team17 has released the game’s announcement trailer, which you can see below.

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