Pimps at Sea (sort of) in development!
Originally a long standing joke at Bungie Studios, it appears that the fake-game moniker Pimps at Sea did provide game-makers with some actual inspiration. Certain Affinity, the studio formed by ex-Bungie devs and currently working on the 360 port of Left for Dead recently announced that their first original work will be an XBLA/PSN RTS game, inspired by Settlers of Catan and called Plunder. The pirate-themed game is based on the amount of land controlled by the players, and the designers are shooting for that sweet-spot of easy-to-learn, hard-to-master type of gameplay. Similar to Catan, the game will use a tile-based interface and will including things such as ship upgrades, town captures, curses and more. Not only will the gamplay have depth, but the feature set is very well-rounded as well. With a map editor, 4-player split screen, and a party-based online system, Plunder looks like it could steal the show when it hits this summer.