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Hit the High Seas with Sail Forth, Coming Early 2020

December 10, 2019

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

There are a small subset of games that let you hit the high seas, and there's an even smaller fraction that manages to do it well and make it fun. Sail Forth is one such game, and they're aiming to do something pretty cool.

The recent Nintendo Indie World livestream announced a whole bunch of games, and Sail Forth was one of the many indie titles that was stated to be making its way to Nintendo Switch. It's shaping up pretty nicely whether you're a hardcore boating enthusiast or someone brand-new to the genre. Let's get into it!

 

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Hitting the High Seas in Sail Forth

In Sail Forth, players are put in command of their very own ship. Unfortunately, it's not a very good ship to start, so you'll have to get to exploring the procedurally-generated world to beef up your boat.

 
 

Take a look at the newest Sail Forth trailer to get a feel for the game!

The boats in Sail Forth are simulated to behave realistically, but not so much so that the game is completely inaccessible to new players. There will be several unique environments that you can explore, each of which will have its own unique flora, fauna, and ambient soundtrack.

 
 

You won't be restricted to prefabbed ships in this game, mind. You can pick out different flag and sail designs and customize your ship's weapons. You won't be alone, either — you can recruit a fleet to keep you in fighting shape if you happen to get sunk by pirates.

Sail Forth will be available sometime in 2020 and you'll be able to get it for PC and the Nintendo Switch. In the meantime, you can add it to your wishlist on Steam.

What do you think of Sail Forth? Do you like the idea of a procedurally-generated game set on the high seas? Let us know in the comments below!