Game-ho! The first trailer for start-up studio Midoki's debut iOS offering Plunder Pirates, an "epic online multiplayer strategy game," has just hoved into view over the horizon.
Comprised of a number of console developers who have decided to take a swim in mobile waters, the developer claims Plunder Pirates will allow you to build your very own pirate island, and then do battle on at least seven seas with other online skallywags.
Apparently inspired by the "fair" free-to-play structure of games like Tiny Tower, the team has opted to make the game a freemium experience, much like comparable multiplayer base-battler Clash of Clans.
Though you can sail solo if you choose, the game will allow you to create and join Pirate Guilds. By recruiting Fighters (which bring Battle Points to the guild) and Explorers (which add Exploration points), you'll be able to strengthen your guild, and become the scurviest seadogs ever to step onto a wooden ship and say "Aaaarrgh!"
According to the team, we can look forward to getting onboard with Plunder Pirates in "early 2014".