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Seabeard (2015) is a simple adventure game where you follow in the footsteps of the great sea captain to explore and civilise. Play involves working on each island, tapping to move around, collecting items, talking to locals and developing your economy. It's like Animal Crossing, although with more focus on developing an economic ecosystem to earn your progress (or accelerate this with in-game purchases).

As the game develops you steadily improve your home with furniture and expansions. Alongside this, you also set up marketplaces, residences for traders, storehouses and trading depots. As you explore you meet craftsman characters who help you earn the in-game currency through cooking, fishing, sailing and exploration. How well they do depends on their skill level and how well you complete the related mini-games.

As you progress you can increasingly customise your character, home and the craftsmen crew you recruit. There is always a wide range of quests to take on that offer more crafting options and other opportunities for exploration. You do need some patience (particularly at the start) as many aspects of the game are locked behind timers that can be sped up by spending real money.

The result is a world-building game that not only offers another take on the Animal Crossing experience, but one that is simpler to navigate and can be played for free. The combination of story missions, working towards goals and the hand-drawn visuals make this great for younger players. Whether you play to be a world-famous chef, fearless archaeologist, or deadly warrior there's a lot of fun to be had.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Seabeard 10 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Collecting, Role-Play and World Building game with Action, Adventure, Communication, Sequencing and Simulation elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 2-player online game. You can explore the island of other players as well as trade with them and pass judgement on their crew.

You can play this game in the following styles:


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

This was previously rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence based on the developer questionnaire. The Games Rating Authority examined the game more recently and updated the rating to PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Skill Level

5+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Players need to be able to get around the world by tapping where they need to go. Some perseverance is required to find the right route. A lot of patience is needed to wait for things to unlock (and avoid spending real money). For young players, it's a game they can check in with and play for short bursts through the day.


There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can purchase currency, in the form of Coins and Pearls, with real money. Although it's possible to progress without spending, many players find that these in-game purchases are an essential part of the experience. 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/05/2015, updated in 2022

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Players: 1 (2 online)

Genres: Collecting, Role-Play, World Building (Action, Adventure, Communication, Sequencing and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon, Day and Night and Weather

Developer: Hand Circus (@HandCircus)

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