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A folktale about a trio of large, bearded fishermen who step away from the ordinary to seek adventure.

Set in the waters of early 20th-century Scandinavia, the game's story branches through a series of encounters with creatures from folklore. You play as storyteller and wayfinder, shaping the narrative around three ungainly heroes as they set sail for the unknown.

IGF 2017 Excellence in Narrative honorable mention, one of TIME's top ten games of the year, and named Best Story Game of 2016 by RPS.

  • Branching Story: Play through multiple choice-driven adventures, each designed to be completed in a single sitting.
  • Innovative Controls: Shape the narrative through a unique, draggable viewport and your interactions within it.
  • Playful Aesthetic: Colorful art style with handcrafted animation, set to a whimsical original soundtrack inspired by the game's Scandinavian setting.

"…Artful interplay of visual minimalism, waggish writing and hilarious but also haunting sound effects generated by gorgeous a cappella voices. 5/5" —TIME

"It's a tiny-but-then-not-tiny, lovely thing with so much character and a wonderful sense of adventure." —Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"…The closest thing I've played to an interactive fairy-tale." —The Telegraph


  • IndieCade Showcase Selection (E3 2017)
  • Excellence in Narrative Honorable Mention (IGF 2017)
  • Best 2D Visuals Nominee (Unity Awards 2016)
  • Games and Playful Media Exhibition Selection (A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2016)
  • Indie MEGABOOTH Selection (PAX West 2016, PAX East 2016, PAX Prime 2015)
  • Best Adventure Game/RPG Finalist (Intel Level Up 2016)
  • Game Happens! Showcase Selection" (Game Happens! 2016)
  • Leftfield Collection Selection (EGX Rezzed 2016)
  • Gamer's Voice Single Player Award Nominee (SXSW 2016)
  • Day of the Devs Selection (2015)


Burly Men at Sea is the second game from husband-and-wife team Brain&Brain, developed during their own adventures as nomads and erstwhile farmhands.


Buy Now$9.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Burly Men at Sea (Mac) 126 MB
Burly Men at Sea (Windows) 111 MB
Burly Men at Sea (Android) 94 MB
Burly Men at Sea Soundtrack 68 MB
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