Have you ever dreamt of sailing along your favourite coastline or amongst the tropical islands of the South Pacific?
Maybe you prefer the challenge of sailing across the Southern Oceans enduring the fiercest storms they have to offer?
Or you just wish to learn to sail but have no access to a boat to do so?
With Sailaway you can do all of these things. Sailaway - The Sailing Simulator brings all the world's oceans to the comfort of your PC or Mac for you to experience the ultimate in online virtual sailing!
In Sailaway, the oceans of the planet have been recreated with unparalleled accuracy; making a trip across the Pacific take months, just as it would on a real boat. With a persistent online world, adjust your settings and your boat will continue to sail even if you aren’t online. Receive updates via email as your boat continues its progress, but don't forget to check in often – with real-time weather data pulled from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conditions can change in just a few hours.
Sailaway gives players the most realistic digital sailing experience to date with in-depth simulations of weather, wind and currents while your boat and it’s sail are modelled to give even the most experienced sailor a work-out. The early difficulty modes will let you sail away while you learn the game and then it truly comes alive when the virtual help is removed and it’s you against the forces of nature. If you’re going to beat your friends then you’ll need to plot your course and constantly monitor your sail’s shape, use any slight advantage to help you arrive first!
Sailaway includes a variety of lovingly created boats for you to sail the world in, these can all be customised in hundreds of combinations using the provided options or by uploading your own textures for that extra something special! With Steam Workshop integration you can then share these designs with other sailors to enjoy.
The ocean can sometimes feel like a lonely place which is why Sailaway includes plenty of ways to enjoy activities with friends and strangers alike. Real-time global, local and group chat will allow you to communicate freely with other sailors to organise your own voyages or even to just pass on sailing tips!
Invite others to your boat to help tackle the voyage ahead or if you fancy some friendly competition you can invite them along with their boat to sail alongside each other, we make it easy to share the sailing experience with others.
If competitive racing is more your thing then we also have you covered, Sailaway lets you take part in races across the globe! Record your finish times in our online leaderboards and challenge one another for the top spot.
Maybe you have the creativity to design your own races? Sailaway allows all its sailors to create races for others to compete in via its Player Created Races feature.
Sailaway has been designed to accurately simulate the wonders of sailing as realistically as possible, which means all the little details count!
Sailaway as the title says is a simulator of a sailing boat. It's a very good title for relaxing because that what sailing is all about. This game gives you a lot of freedom. The boat behaviour is well coded and feels real, the boats can also be customized which gives a lot of satisfaction and leads to creativity. Overall, nice relaxing game if you're into simulation and have a stressful job.
This game has a lot of potential and it already shows developers know what direction they are heading. While graphics are rather mixed, being boats look well and detailed, water and everything else looks incredibly underdeveloped to the point that it seems like a mixture of two different games. Sound is ok, nothing to complain much, because there are no high expectations other than sound of water and maybe ropes. The meat of the simulators like this are gameplay (or in this case, simulation) and immersion, and here it is really well done and it shows promise. You can customise your boats however you wish. Physics and how the boat reacts are pretty spot on and weather system is well done. Only bad thing about it would be it's unpolished and you have to wait for final product, since it is in early access and those games have rather low odds leaving this stage. For what it is now, it's great promise for the things to come and if you want to immerse yourself into sailing and you enjoy this type of game (simulation), you will love it. Everyone else, better wait on the shore for this sail to leave EA port.
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