Think of Treasure Island Online as battleship for pirates. It’s an interesting social experiment that has several people playing at the moment, so it’s sure to keep you entertained for a few hours if you enjoy suspense.
The premise for the game is quite simple. You’re marooned on an island with however many other people are playing the game, and you’re tasked with finding the square that has the treasure. The kicker is that it costs one gold to dig a square, so if you go digging like crazy, you’ll quickly find you’ve run out of money.
Finding the balance between digging to progress the game, and digging to win is the name of the game in Jesse Venbrux’s latest game. Of course, the online aspect is really what makes the game, because there’s nothing like swooping in on a progressed board to find the treasure. My current high score has been 130 coins, but I’m sure there’s someone out there who can beat that. After all, the ultimate goal of the game is to find this:
Of course, how much you find is entirely randomly generated, as well. Anywhere from 5 to 30 coins are hidden in a chest on the island, and once someone finds it, the game is reset. It was a two day effort by Jesse Venbrux, so check it out and give it a play. It’s definitely fun watching people scramble around to dig.