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Blackwake is an upcoming naval action MMO where players command 18th Century ships as members of a crew, working together to fire cannons and undertake tactical maneuvers. Take to the high seas as one of numerous roles and blow your enemies out of the water.

Publisher: Mastfire Studios
Playerbase: TBA
Type: Naval Action MMO
Release Date: February 24, 2017
Pros: +Dynamic roles. +Cooperative gameplay. +Ship variety.
Cons: -Limited information 

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Blackwake Overview

Blackwake is a naval action MMO where players work together aboard an 18th Century vessel to blow up enemy ships. Cooperate with other players to steer your ship and launch barrages against enemy vessels. Take on one of numerous roles, such as Captain, Cannoneer, Repairman and more. Players are not confined to a class and can freely change roles to suit the changing tide of battle. Captains issue orders and the crew is free to obey the captain's command or mutiny in democratic fashion. Fire cannons at enemy vessels, ram your ships, board enemy vessels armed with a cutlass, and set fire to your victims. Battles are dynamic and only the crew best able to adapt will survive. Compete in a variety of game modes such as faction vs. faction or objective-based gameplay. And sail on a variety of ships, from small 8-person frigates to enormous 40-man warships.

Blackwake Key Features: 

  • Various Ships - sail aboard one of numerous ships, supporting between 8 and 40 players.
  • Scenario-Based Game Modes - compete in faction vs. faction, objective mode, and more.
  • No Class Roles - players are not confined to one role, such as cannoneer, but are free to take up any task that's needed to secure victory.
  • Cooperative Gameplay - blowing up enemy ships requires coordination and a wise captain.
  •  Dynamic Battles - the tide of battle is ever-changing: ram your ships, board enemy vessels, and ensure your ship isn't engulfed in flames.

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Blackwake Screenshots


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System Requirements

Blackwake System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
CPU: i5 2400, FX-6300
Video Card: R9 270, GTX 660
Hard Disk Space: 3 GB

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
CPU: i5 6500, AMD FX-8350
Video Card: R9 290, GTX 970
Hard Disk Space: 3 GB


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Additional Information

Blackwake Additional Information

Developer: Mastfire Studios
Lead Developer(s): Dakota, Tyler Newton 

Game Engine: Unity

Steam Greenlight: November 04, 2014
Kickstarter Launch: August 03, 2015

Alpha Testing: Q2-Q4 2016
Early Access: February 24, 2017

Release Date: TBA

Development History / Background:

Blackwake is developed by independent development studio Mastfire Studios, composed of two employees located in the United States and Australia. The first Kickstarter campaign was launched in November, 2004 but failed to meet the required goal of $34,000 AUD, raising $7,683 AUD. But a second Kickstarter, launched on August 03, 2015, successfully raised $171,422 AUD. The developers specified through the Kickstarter campaign that there will not be an Early Access release. The game was posted to Steam Greenlight on November 04, 2014 and approved on November 26, 2014. Blackwake released as an Early Access title through Steam on February 24, 2017