Wander the high seas amassing fine booty, freely shifting between ship-form and human-form. Take advantage of your curse to reach hidden hordes of gems and precious metal.
Jam year: 
Stress Free
MS Windows
Tools and Technologies: 
Unreal Engine
Installation Instructions: 

Unzip and run Wereship.exe.  The game can be played either with mouse and keyboard or an Xbox controller.

If the game doesn't start, you may need to run Engine\Extras\Redist\en-us\UE4PrereqSetup_x64.exe first.

Movement: WASD or Gamepad Left Stick
Camera: Mouse or Gamepad Right Stick
Shapeshift: Q or Shift or Gamepad X or Gamepad Left Shoulder
Jump: Space or Gamepad A
Open Treasure Map: Tab or Gamepad Y
Quit Game: Escape or Gamepad Menu Button

Optimize graphics: F5
Show performance information: F9

Sea Shanty
Sailing far to gather gems
Cursed: skafothropy!
Not a wolf, but a ship that hunts
For treasure across the sea.

T’was a fateful day on a haunted ship
A splinter did you get 
Now to a ship you must transform
A sailor’s strange duet

Booty lies across the seas
Awaiting your gift so rare
Other sailors try their luck 
But no were-ship can compare

So you voyage far and wide
Searching for pirate’s gold
Will you break this ship-bound curse
Or forever take its toll?


Created for GGJ 2022 by Michael Noland

The Wereship Shanty

  • Katie Garling (Lyrics)
  • Seth Paxton (Voice Acting)

Additional assets

Pirate Kit (CC0)

  • Created/distributed by Kenney

Stylized Nature Pack

Ancient Treasures

Various sea shanty songs used from The Longest Johns

Google Fonts (Apache License 2.0)

Quixel Megascans

35 wooden cracks/hits/destructions (CC0)

20 Rustles of dry leaves (CC0)

Sack of Gold (CC0)

40 CC0 water / splash / slime SFX (CC0)

Sea and river wave sounds (CC0)

Old Parchment Paper (CC0)

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