Halo developers begin indie initiative with swashbuckling pirate adventure.
Bungie, the video game studio behind the fabled Halo series, will launch its first game for the Apple iPad on September 1st.
Strategy game Crimson Steam Pirates is the first title in the Bungie Aerospace initiative, which connects with independent developers to give their titles higher profile launches. It was built by the Harebrained Schemes studio.
Crimson Steam Pirates, which is the first of a number of episodes will feature 8 free missions, during which you'll have to "Command your fleet and your Steampunk crew using an elegant action interface. Crimson: Steam Pirates' turn-based gameplay provides an addicting mixture of strategy and action as you anticipate your enemies' moves and counter them, luring them into a deadly hail of weapons fire while uncovering the mystery brewing in the Caribbean."
A second chapter will also be available on September 1st, which will also feature another 8 missions to power through. Crimson Stream Pirates, which features pass-and-play multiplayer elements will be an iPad exclusive.