Windward Released May 12th

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A couple of months ago, I wrote this post to tell you about Windward, Tasharen Entertainments action sandbox game set on the dangerous and considerably wet, high seas. Well, this is just to let you know that Windward is due to be released on the 12th of May for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Of course, if you don’t want to wait that long you can hop on the early access which is available now.

If you want to learn more, you can either exercise that middle finger… no, not like that. I meant use the scroll wheel on your mouse. Anyway, you can either scroll down and check out the release below or you can pop over to the Windward site and check out some more stuff there.

Windward Sets Sail for Windows, Mac, Linux on May 12th

windward seas sandbox rpgGamers who want to earn their sea legs can dive into Tasharen Entertainment’s Windward on May 12th, 2015 for Windows, Mac and Linux.  In this action-packed sandbox game, set on the high seas, players captain a ship sailing the open waters of a beautiful, large procedurally-generated world.  Windward is currently available in Early Access.

Windward offers a plethora of gameplay possibilities.  Gamers who prefer a more relaxing adventure can explore the unmapped crystal blue oceans filled with detailed marine life, resolve conflict through diplomacy or make their mark as a master merchant.

Players looking to get their adrenaline pumping in high-stakes combat can join a crew of scurvy scallywags online and plunder together as pirates, ally with an in-game faction that protects an area or go rogue and send NPCs to Davy Jones’ Locker in an immersive single player experience.

Specialization is key to survival and gaining an edge over the competition.  With more than 100 talents, players can focus on three separate skill trees.

  • Defense – the ideal class for large ships.  Skills include the ability to turn faster, converting the vessel into a powerful turret on the open oceans, dealing more damage when standing still and increasing damage absorption as their health goes down.
  • Offense – great for quick ships.  Offense enables increased agility, reducing the opponent’s armor and greatly improving the damage done by allies.
  • Support – the perfect team member.  The crew of support vessels specialize in repairing ships quickly and providing benefits to other nearby allies – like putting out fires, repairing other ships to a greater extent than their own crews can and forcing enemies to get closer before they can attack.

 

windward rpg sandbox screenshot picture image“After more than four years of development, and plenty of blood, sweat and tears, I am thrilled to say Windward has an official launch date,” said Michael Lyashenko, founder, Tasharen Entertainment. “Every PC gamer can find something to love about the open world and endless possibilities of Windward, no matter what genres they love.”

About Tasharen Entertainment

Tasharen Entertainment is a one-man indie studio based out of Toronto.  Established in 2011 by Michael Lyashenko, an experienced software developer, the studio is most well-known for its Unity plugin — NGUI — a tool widely used by publishers and other developers that was originally created to aid the development of Windward.

Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin is a freelance writer, living in Derby UK with his wife. When time allows he likes nothing more than losing himself in a multi-hour gaming session. He likes most games and will play anything but prefers MMO's, and sandbox RPG's.

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