A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Android

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

With gameplay halfway between a visual novel and a point-and-click adventure, Burly Men at Sea's branching story carries its ungainly heroes into waters where lurk creatures from Scandinavian folklore and other misadventures. You play as storyteller and wayfinder, shaping a custom tale that begins again where it ends.

  • 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 Selection (E3 2017)
  • Excellence in Narrative Honorable Mention (IGF 2017)
  • Top 10 Video Games of 2016 (TIME)
  • Best Story Game of 2016 (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)
  • Gamer's Voice Single Player Award Nominee (SXSW 2016)

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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) 120 MB
Burly Men at Sea (Win) 120 MB
Burly Men at Sea (Android) 102 MB
Burly Men at Sea Soundtrack 68 MB
if you pay $14.99 USD or more

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