Windward

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  • Windward
Designed from the start to be a fully procedural co-op game, Windward can be played by yourself, but it truly comes alive when playing with friends. Start by generating a procedural world that will be unique to you, design your own custom faction then sail forward fighting pirates, trading with towns, doing quests or simply exploring -- it's up to you how you want to play.

As you sail about you will find resources you can make use of, upgrades for your ship, new towns that will ask your assistance, and as you get farther out from the starting area -- various pirates that will attempt to take what's rightfully yours. Combat experience will let you unlock new talents and abilities to make that particular line of work easier.

As you take up consignments with towns and fulfill their production shortages, the towns will grow, offering more quests, more resources and better items. As the towns continue to grow they will offer you a choice to upgrade your ship itself. Would you prefer a fast Schooner to explore the world, or a heavy Galleon that's able to take up 5 consignments at once? Or perhaps a massive Ship of the Line to take the fight with the pirates to their heartlands?

As you explore the world and get farther away from your starting area, the game will become progressively more difficult -- but so will the rewards. Throughout all of this you can expect the pirates to put up a fair fight, as the AI is bound by the same rules as the player: they have sight, and must explore the map before they can know what's there.

Speaking of AI, build a fearsome reputation and the AI will respect you, even fear you -- avoiding you if at all possible. Some friendly AI will even choose to follow you and assist you in your own adventures.

And so, on the topic of adventures -- ready to have yours?

I'm happy to announce that today marks the launch day for Tasharen's latest game, Project 5: Sightseer (available here on Steam). If exploration, resource gathering and base building is your thing, check it out! In other news, Windward is officially getting a sequel! The development on Windward 2 will begin next month, using Sightseer's tech as a starting point (which should shorten its dev cycle considerably). While right now is too early to commit to a release date of the first playable build,...

2019-08-16

A little trip back in time for old hats and new come join us on the TASHAREN Community server.

2018-12-02

Ahoy, Captain! We’re proud to announce that development studios from all over the world have united to offer you the Pirate ‘AAAAR!’ collection, a special bundle of games about pirates! The bundle is available on Steam starting today and last until the 4th of July. The Pirate ‘AAAAR!’ bundle contains three games that are going to be your ultimate journey into the world of pirates. As you navigate the dangerous waters you won’t just catch up with merchants, but you will encounter fellow pirates, ...

2018-06-21

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you guys again for being supportive of Tasharen's latest game -- Project 5: Sightseer. Since the original announcement just over a year ago we've had 3 open play test weekends where many of you got to play the free prototype, as promised, and allowed the two of us at Tasharen to gather a great amount of outstanding feedback. We took all of your feedback to heart (and the many, many bug reports with a nervous twitch and a sigh), and kept chugging awa...

2017-11-18

Interested in checking out the next game Tasharen is working on? You can do that for free this weekend! Right-click Windward in your Steam library, Properties, Betas, and choose "sightseer_weekend_2" from the drop-down. Let it download, then launch Windward and you will be playing the latest Sightseer Alpha. The preview test will last until Monday morning (June 5). Have fun, and I strongly suggest you play with your friends, as building your outposts is going to be a lot easier as a group. :) If...

2017-06-02

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:
  • OS: Vista
  • Processor: 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i3 or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4200
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated audio
  • Additional Notes: May need to reduce the graphics quality in-game

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:
  • OS: 7
  • Processor: 2.0Ghz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Any NVidia or ATI card that cost at least $200 in 2010
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated audio
  • Additional Notes: SSD recommended for faster loading times

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:
  • OS: OSX 10.7
  • Processor: 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4200
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated audio
  • Additional Notes: Macbook Air runs it smoothly with reduced graphics

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:
  • OS: OSX 10.7
  • Processor: 2.0Ghz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (mobile), or GTX 260 (desktop)
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated audio

LINUX SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
  • Processor: 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4200
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated audio

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.1
  • Processor: 2.0Ghz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (mobile), or GTX 260 (desktop)
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated audio
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