Frequently-Asked Questions

What is Crimson?
Crimson is a turn-based action strategy game where you’ll guide your pirate fleet into battles on, above, and below the waters of the Caribbean.

How do I play?
The first missions of the game will guide you through the basics – or you can check out the Gameplay Tutorials page on this site!

What are crew, and how do their abilities work?
The Officers & Abilities page should answer all your questions!

What platforms is Crimson on?
Crimson is currently available for iPad.

How was Crimson built?
Crimson was made with Moai, a very flexible mobile development platform for games!
Made with Moai
Does Crimson have multiplayer gameplay?
Crimson has two pass-and-play multiplayer modes for two players: in Gold Rush, you race the other player to gather scattered treasure, while in Shipwreck, every victim you pluck from the water joins your crew in a race to sink the other player!

Can I compare my score to other players?
The leaderboards in Crimson upload the results of your journeys to Bungie.net for statistics tracking. Log in to Crimson via Facebook and you can compare your progress to your friends right inside the game!

I’m crashing while boarding X every time!
Try rebooting your iPad. We’ve found that it can get into a state where it’s low on memory and cannot free up enough to load the boarding UI. This generally only happens after your ipad has seen a lot of use without being rebooted. You might also try backing up & updating your iPad to the newest firmware.

I purchased in-app content, but it’s missing after updating or restoring my device. How can I restore it?
From the Crimson main menu, open the options menu and select “Restore Content”. (You’ll be prompted to enter your iTunes store password.)

Who are all the people Thomas Blood is meeting?
Find out more about the famous and infamous sailors on the Crimson sea over on our Notable Personages page!

Steam pirates?
Technology in the world of Crimson is driven by steam engines more powerful than our own – find out more on the Technological Marvels page!  As for why the pirates of the world are converging on the Caribbean, go learn more about the World of Crimson!

Will Thomas Blood be having any more adventures?
Yes! The sixteen journeys that make up the first two chapters of the Crimson story are only the beginning–eight more journeys are coming soon!