Highlights of Scarlet Waves include:
- Create a pirate fleet of up to 5 ships by setting each ship's characteristics and picking among dozens of special traits to make sure each ship fits perfectly into your battle plans.
- Control all of your ships simultaneously in tactical battles where good thinking is more important than reflexes.
- Play alone in "Career" mode, against your friends on one computer in "Hot Seat" or on the Internet with the "Play-by-email" mode.
The game will be distributed online with a demo version available at the same time the game is released. "With almost 500 million Internet users world-wide, it only makes sense to use the web to distribute games," said Mr Garneau.