For more than 6000 years, Indigenous people from the New World have cultivated CACAO from trees initially found in the Amazon rainforest. As the key ingredient for the production of rare hot drinks, powders, and primitive forms of chocolates, the demand for these beans rapidly expanded all across the Americas. The rising value of the commodity led Aztec and Mayan civilizations to rely on CACAO as a trade currency.
With the Spaniards and Portuguese arrival to the region, CACAO production flourished further as new plantations were placed and local establishments exported the beans to Europe for consumption. But crossing the waters was no simple task.
Loaded with CACAO, cargo ships known as Galleons were slower and difficult to navigate. An easy target that Pirates couldn't ignore. As experienced sea robbers, the buccaneers attempted to steal new cargo ships and recruit people for their crew at every opportunity. Aware of the commercial risks, Governments issued Letters of Marque to the Pirates in an attempt to stop the attacks on their fleets in exchange for immunity and a share of the CACAO cargo.
The Pirate Game is a play-to-earn game that puts you at the epicenter of the Golden Age of Piracy. You can play both sides simultaneously — running your own fleet of Galleons and earning $CACAO (our official in-game currency) for your duty while also exploiting your darker, freebooter side and stealing from other cargo ships.