Pick a direction and set sail across an infinite sea filled with pirates, bosses, buried treasure, quests, and many mysterious places. Discover and upgrade new ships, loot rare armor and weapons, hunt and fish for food and resources, and take on epic adventures all in a procedural world.
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Mostly Positive (21 reviews) - 76% of the 21 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (874 reviews) - 84% of the 874 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 22, 2014

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

We have a free demo for you to try before you buy the game! The demo contains many of the features in the main game, but with a limited number of islands.

We chose early access because want to create a world worth remembering by working alongside a community of players who are as passionate about the game as we are. As we develop, we will be constantly interacting with Early Access players to get their feedback on what they like, don't like, and want to see in the game. This will help to guide us towards creating an adventure better than we could have ever done on our own.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate that Salt will be in Early Access until Spring of 2017.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have much more content, which includes:

  • Multiplayer
  • More places and content to discover
  • More items, armor, and weapons
  • More quests and rewards

We will make sure all of our systems and content are fleshed out to make a complete game experience by release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current Early Access version includes a wide spread of content and features such as quests, lore, bosses, hunting, sailing, fishing, ship customization, and a ton of weapons and items. It still contains bugs, incomplete content, and some placeholder elements.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We will re-evaluate the price when we complete the Early Access stage.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will continuously interact with the community throughout the entire development process through avenues such as Steam, Reddit and Twitter. We frequently engage in discussions about both current and future content. The community has already played an excellent role in guiding development, and that will continue to the end.”
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Recent updates View all (43)

April 13

A Look at Update 1.9.5

Ahoy mateys!

Today we wanted to give you a look at the next patch coming out, Update 1.9.5 - Treasures in the Sea. This is a pretty big update as far as content goes and we're still working hard on getting everything implemented and polished. We are also still working on multiplayer implementation and are making some great progress with that.

Let's dive into some of the content coming in the next update!

Sea Treasure

You've been requesting more content at sea for quite some time, and so we've started implementing some new ocean content we are calling Sea Treasure. Sea Treasure will spawn randomly out in the ocean and you'll have to find it and pull it up via a boat upgrade item known as the Treasure Grabber. In order to get the treasure though, you'll have to rank up with a new NPC known as the Sea Treasure Hunter. He'll require special coins that can only be found in Sea Treasure to rank up with him. As you rank you up, he'll get give you better treasure hunting items to find more rare treasure. And of course, the rarer the treasure, the harder it'll be to find. We are working on some neat puzzle mechanics for finding rare, epic, and legendary sea treasure.

Abandoned Campsites

With this update we are adding a new discoverable place on natural islands: abandoned campsites. These campsites will contain various resources, quest items, lore books, and finally, rum! What's a pirate game without rum anyways?

Sea Collector NPC

Many of the items you find at abandoned campsites will be collectible quest items that you can turn in to a new NPC known as the Sea Collector. He will mainly be a trade NPC that will have very unique and rare items, some of which are quest items leading to legendary weapons that he will give you in exchange for the collectibles you find throughout the world.

New Ocean Waves

In this next update we are increasing the deep ocean wave sizes and adding a chance for rare, huge waves. This new wave system will make navigating the deep waters a lot more fun and challenging!

Main Menu Changes

We've also made some subtle changes to the main menu, adding a randomly generated island in the background, some new graphical effects, and the ability to slightly move the camera, giving it a more immersive feel.

Additional Changes

In addition to lots of new items, weapons, quests, and lore, we've also made performance improvements, made some changes to NPC's such as giving them the ability to turn towards you when talking, and a bunch of audio changes such as new greeting sounds and sound effect improvements. We've also re-textured various weapons in the game to improve their look.

Overall this update is coming along well and we expect it to be out soon! As always, we'd love to hear your feedback!

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March 7

Update 1.9.4 - Songs of the Seas

Introducing Update 1.9.4 - Songs of the Seas. This update includes a new NPC, musical instruments, Steam achievements, new quests, items, bug fixes, and more! Let's go over some of the content you can expect in this update.

Musical Instruments and The Composer NPC

Hanging out at the Inn you'll be able to find a new NPC known as The Composer. This NPC features an entirely new quest line that will allow you to unlock and earn musical instruments that you can play throughout your journey. These instruments also give you buffs in addition to a nice melody for your adventure! With the new Composer NPC you can also earn new gear. And we may have added some secrets as well...

Steam Achievements

We have now added Steam Achievements for Salt! We are very excited about this and we tried to design some fun and challenging achievements for you to work toward.

Audio Changes

With this update we've also added a slew of audio changes and improvements. One such change is new boat sounds. Now when you are sailing in your big ship you can hear creaks, sail flaps, and things of that nature. We've also added new footstep sounds, and a new save sound.

1.9.4 Patch Notes
  • Added steam achievements.
  • Added a new NPC known as The Composer.
  • Added new musical instrument items.
  • Added new quests and item rewards.
  • Added music for the first time you use the raft.
  • Added new loading screens.
  • Added new secrets.
  • Added new boat sounds.
  • Added new footstep sounds and increased the variety of sounds that can play.
  • Added a new save sound.
  • Fixed white deer set bonus not applying properly.
  • Updated short sword model.
  • Fixed a bug that would have you receive multiple "Blood Jungle" items when completing the quest.
  • The Sea Scholar will no longer charge gold for books you have sold to him.
  • Fixed an error that would cause sound to sometimes not work properly after a death.

Progress on Multiplayer
We know many of you are awaiting the Multiplayer update, and we want to thank you for your continued patience. It is a large undertaking, but it will definitely be worth the time investment. More and more progress is made daily. We do not yet have an ETA on its completion.

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“It’s a properly lovely game to play. Calm, gentle and yet still letting you hit plate-faced pirates with an axe.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“The true beauty of the art and environment lends itself to the feeling of freedom Salt offers.”
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About This Game

Salt is a game about the journey, not the destination. Set sail across an infinite, procedurally generated world exploring uncharted islands, discovering mysterious places, hunting down pirate captains and bosses, going on epic quests, upgrading your ships, hunting and fishing for food, and looting hundreds of rare items throughout your adventure.

Current Features

  • Explore and Discover - Explore the sea and countless islands, discovering ancient ruins, cultists, merchants, and more.
  • Complete Freedom - Pick a direction and go. Whether it's fighting, exploring, questing, hunting, or crafting, the choice is yours to experience the world the way you want.
  • Adventure and Quests - Take on dangerous quests filled with bosses and secrets to earn rare loot and uncover lore.
  • Gear Up - RPG-style loot system with item rarities and hundreds of weapons, armor, resources, and mysterious items.
  • Procedurally-generated World - The world is limitless. Set sail on the ocean and explore an infinite amount of islands.
  • Chart Your Adventure - Use in the in-game map to chart the islands you come across and make note of rare loot or places you discover!
  • Customize your Ship - Discover huge ships and decorate them to make them your home at sea.
  • Battle your Enemies - Fight pirates, bosses, and other enemies using a wide array of weapons.
  • Hunting and Fishing - Hunt wildlife and fish the open seas for food and other resources.
  • Seed based world generation - Start with a default seed to share your discoveries with the community. Everyone using the same seeds will be in identical worlds.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB video card with shader model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 3.0Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB video card with shader model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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