Nautical Protest is a top-down boating game in which you must deliver your cargo to port in the best condition possible. Encounters with other ships, tornados and icebergs will damage your stock and reduce the amount you’ll be paid when you reach land. Take too much damage and your ship will sink.
“A creative interpretation of the theme – maybe too creative,” Pope says. “But solid gameplay and mechanics, fun to play and the boat physics feel just right. Great presentation, too – feels very much like a good ’90s game!”
That retro feel extends to the game’s difficulty, though. “In this day and age, the frustration factor is unforgiving; you only get a few minutes to impress your audience,” Jackson says. “It needs easy tutorial levels at the start and for the hazards and bonuses to be introduced gradually.”