|The subject of this article is Bungie Lore; one of the many myths, legends, and easter eggs that have been created by Bungie.|
|Lace up your platform shoes and pick up your diamond-studded whoop-ass cane - here comes a rival pimp bent on hijacking your hoes! Welcome to the world of Pimps At Sea, where you can hoist the jolliest of rogers and set sail for a different kind of booty.
Pimps At Sea is a trailblazing combination of action and real-time strategy set in a lush, fully 3D world. You'll sail from port to port, making mad loot with all the freedom and realism offered by the most complex economic simulation ever to appear in a game. Groundbreaking AI means that women, johns and cops think and act with unmatched depth and complexity - and you'll need to master your sweet-talking and strong-arming skills to keep your game tight. In the streets or on the high sea, you'll need to smack down those who would lay you low: rival pimps, police, and even mutinous girls from your own stable. Expanding on Oni's innovative full-contact action system, you'll keep them all in check with an impressive arsenal of weaponry in addition to your hand-to-hand critical beatdown skills. But the real fun starts when you get online and compete with thousands of other players around the globe in the world's first and only massively multiplayer pimp simulation.
Pimps At Sea: where pimping and poop decks collide! Coming Soon(tm)
Pimps at Sea is an April Fools' Day joke that was started on Bungie.net in 2001. The joke has been expanded and added to in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2011 on each April Fool's day, respectively. Pimps at Sea is supposedly a combination of action and real-time strategy and claims to have the most complex economic system ever to appear in a game. The storyline supposedly centers around the player, a combination pimp/pirate. Players can apparently create custom prostitutes from characters of other games, and then put them out on the streets (or canals, as it may be). The joke has had remarkable success, and even now is still frequently referenced in various Bungie Community outlets.
On April 1st, 2007, Bungie announced the Pimps At Sea movie, which was scheduled to release in 2008.
On April 1st, 2011, Bungie announced "PimpsVille," an expansion of the Pimps at Sea theme and a parody of the Facebook game by Zynga "Farmville". In PimpsVille players control their very own slice of the vibrant port city of Los Angeles. Visit friendly neighborhood corners, exchange a variety of classy gifts, and earn the respect of your peers, by friendship or by force, as you climb the social ladder all the way from Perpetrator to Pimp Daddy.
For more information on the specifics of various "Pimps at Sea" news stories, please visit Bungiepedia's April Fools' Day page.