Admirals: Caribbean Empiresby Aethyna Nov 28, 2018 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Set in the 17th century, during the Age of Exploration, Admirals: Caribbean Empires will have you earn glory for your King and country by building a trading empire, expanding your fleet, and taking on the enemies of the King. Will you be able to rise to the top and thrive in the Caribbean? Play Now Similar Games Played
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Admirals: Caribbean Empires is a brand-new, browser-based strategy/tycoon game developed by Travian. Set in the 17th century, during the Age of Exploration, you’ll need to live up to your new role as a captain and earn glory for your King and country by building a trading empire, expanding your fleet, and taking on the enemies of the King. You can even be appointed as a governor of a city and launch attacks on other cities in an attempt to bring those cities into the fold. Will you be able to rise to the top and thrive in the Caribbean?
Honestly, there isn’t much backstory to the game, except that you are appointed as the empire’s newest ship captain by the King. As such, it is your sole duty to bring glory to your King and country.
To begin your new career as a ship captain, you’ll need to create a character first. You can decide to be either a male or a female captain, and there are several character portraits of each gender for you to choose from. Then, you’ll need to choose your country of origin. There are six available in the game and each country has an equal chance of winning, or so the game says.
To win in this game, you’ll need to earn a lot of Glory, enough to put you above all the other players in the game. Glory works a lot like the experience point system used in most games. You can get it by simply performing special actions in the game such as trading, fighting, and exploring (clearing the fog of war).
Trading is a major part of this game’s gameplay, giving it a tycoon vibe… in a way that’s quite similar to The Settlers. So, basically, what you’ll be doing is to buy certain profitable goods from one port and then shipping the goods to another port to sell them off for a much more lucrative price. You can set up multiple trade routes and the ships will automatically run the routes until you put a stop to it.
Note that the prices of goods in this game will fluctuate over time but they don’t move as quickly as the stock market in real life, allowing you, the player, to take note of the changes and modify your routes accordingly. There’s also a “Merchant Goods” offer at each port you visit, allowing you to sell the said item at a slightly higher price.
Similar to actual accounts of this period of human history, trading vessels are often raided and plundered by pirates and warships from rival countries. As such, you’ll need to build warships and send them to escort your transport ships (you can use the Form Squadron feature to enable this). Like the latter, there are many different types of warships you can build as long as the port you docked at has the blueprint unlocked and that you’ve got the building materials required.
Combat is another important aspect of the gameplay. It’s turn-based and pretty much automated so all you can do to tip the scales in your favor is by having a strong fleet of warships. You can do so by building better warships and upgrading your ship’s technologies using technology points that you can earn gradually over time. At the end of the combat, you will get a treasure chest which contains the loot you’ve plundered from your opponent, provided that you won.
Exploration is the bread and butter in the Age of Discovery, and similarly, you’ll be expected to do some exploring of your own. There are plenty of undiscovered cities spread out across the Caribbean and you can send your scoutships, since they move particularly fast, to push back the fog of war and uncover them all.
Last but not least, Admirals: Caribbean Empires also has a political aspect, allowing you to work your way up to council member status and even governor of a city. By being governor, you can then launch attacks on other cities, determine the tax rate for trade and Royal protection, and commission upgrades for the city. However, if politics isn’t something for you, you can pull your name out of the voting ballot by simply renouncing your candidature via your player profile.
As a freemium game, Admirals: Caribbean Empires has a premium currency, Pearls, that you can buy and then use – presumably to purchase boosts and possibly cooler-looking ships. However, since the game is still in Closed Beta, the in-game shop is currently unavailable so we won’t be able to make any comments about the game’s monetization system.
Although Admirals: Caribbean Empires is an MMO of sorts, there is no sign that the game will add in a traders’ guild system, letting players work together to pursue some economic goal. Maybe that’s a feature that will be included in the future? The game does have an in-game chat system though.
For a browser game, the graphics are simply astounding! I really like how the game lets you zoom in and out freely, giving you the opportunity to view your ships up-close. The music works well with the gameplay and the visuals to further immerse you into the game.
Admirals: Caribbean Empires is not only a fun and entertaining game; it’s an impressive one at that. The game lets you build your trading empire in the Caribbean in the 17th century, battle pirates and navigate the political intrigue of the era if you so wish to. It’s definitely not the sort of game that you can play for hours at a stretch but instead, you can check in now and then to modify your trade routes and explore new areas on the map using your scoutships.
The game currently in Closed Beta so only selected number of people who have registered for the Closed Beta are allowed to play. However, considering that the game looks pretty much complete, we reckon the game would be released to the public really soon!