Pirates love water, villagers not so much... it tends to drown them. Luckily, you're there to bring some well needed balance to the situation in this charming new puzzle game, Flooded Village, by Yoeri Staal with art by Pixelchunk, that comes just in time to fill all your pirate-themed puzzle needs for the day.
To advance through each stage, you'll have to channel water past plants and through pirates, without drowning the poor village bystanders. This is easy enough early on, when all you need to do is click on sand blocks to destroy them and let water pass through. Later, when villagers appear in the game, you can click and hold to create sand blocks and protect villagers. Farther along, you'll get more fancy gear like pipes to play around with, and mother nature will makes things hard for you by freezing your pretty water channels unless you direct them just right to beat the frost.
Flooded Village manages to be a relaxing, yet complex game. You get points at the end of each stage based on how fast you were able to finish it, which is great for speed freaks who need a little extra thrill, but most players will be satisfied with just figuring out the most interesting channel layouts to make their little flooded kingdom thrive. With 30 levels to play around with, there are plenty of opportunities to play village engineer for an afternoon.