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Windward
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Sep 2, 2012 @ 3:23am
Apr 3 @ 1:01pm
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Description
Windward is a fast-paced naval combat game set in the fantasy time period similar to the mid-17th century. It features a variety of different ships to choose from, different maps to play on by yourself or with your friends, randomly generated booty to discover, talents to earn, ships to unlock, and plenty more.

Some of the features include:
  • Variety of skirmish maps: 8-15 min duration matches with different objectives (capture the flag, grab & hold, defense, one vs all to name a few)
  • Different ships to choose from -- from maneuverable Sloop of War to a slow but powerful Frigate. More ships can be unlocked via certain achievements.
  • Experience from combat results in levels, levels result in talent points to spend in the talent trees
  • Random items drop in combat that you can use to customize your ship. Fast and maneuverable parts? Check. Huge burst damage? Check. Support and repairs? Got that too.
  • Full multiplayer support to play with your friends, or against them
  • As a fun side-feature, your ship will appear in other player's games (even single-player), so they will either praise you or curse your very name, depending on which side your ship ends up on and how uber you've made it
All of those features are already in place. Going forward, for those in search of a longer single-player and co-op experience, there will be the Campaign mode, where a huge procedural world gets generated just for you and your friends, complete with factions controlling territory that you can work with or plot against, do tasks for, discover treasure, or of course -- pillage everything in sight.

Ready to jump in and play for free?

http://www.tasharen.com/windward/
Popular Discussions View All (2)
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17 hours ago
Discussion about features: Auto-aim, Fog of War, "healing", etc.
ArenMook
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17 hours ago
Other distribution channels?
GnomeSlice
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mr bigdad 14 hours ago 
So, you wont be selling the game in first early access then? Maybe best to do it that way. For I wouldnt pay and then have to wait to be honest.
ArenMook  [author] 17 hours ago 
Yes, everyone who bought it back when it was on sale will have Steam keys for Early Access here. In fact, the first Early Access will be only for those people as a thank you.
Matimal Apr 13 @ 4:58pm 
Any plans to provide Steam keys for those of us who have already purchased the game?
ArenMook  [author] Apr 7 @ 3:18pm 
Early access -- likely sometime this summer. I still have much to do before I release it.
mr bigdad Apr 6 @ 11:53am 
Its greenlit! When can we expect it?
ArenMook  [author] Apr 3 @ 4:35pm 
Well... that's certainly unexpected. Good thing I've been working on it again quietly, focusing on the co-op campaign mode, eh?
GnomeSlice Apr 3 @ 4:32pm 
Really happy to see this greenlit. Hopefully development will pick back up now? =]
darude&storm Apr 3 @ 1:27pm 
Congrats on getting greenlit!
Xylinga Feb 20 @ 5:11pm 
it seems kinda cool
Zalym Feb 8 @ 2:02pm 
Looks interesting - loved Pirates! when it was re-made a while back. I hope you achieve your goals and look forward to playing this in the future.