Set sail across a vast ocean and explore a world filled with pirates, treasure, quests, and countless islands. Take on pirate captains, build a ship, hunt and fish for food, discover mysterious places, and take on epic adventures in the world of Salt.
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Mostly Positive (48) - 79% of the 48 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (988) - 84% of the 988 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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 Fall 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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October 16

Update 1.9.6 - Storms of the Sea is Now Available!



Update 1.9.6 - Storms of the Sea is finally here! This update includes a lot of great new changes such as weather and storms, a new NPC, and a lot more. Let's dive into some of the content you can expect to find in this update.


Weather


One of the biggest changes in this update is the introduction of weather! Now throughout the world of Salt you can experience cloudy days, rain, and storms. Weather really adds a nice sense of dynamics to the world and helps it feel more alive. Along with the weather we've included some new related items we think you'll find fun as well.


The Blacksmith


Throughout the world you will now be able to find a new NPC known as The Blacksmith. He offers various new loot for you to get as well as a new item known as salvage tools. These materials allow you to salvage some of your excess weapons for resources!


Ship Cannons


Also in this update is the inclusion of ship cannons! Around various pirate villages you can now find cannons and cannonballs. These are useful for placing your ship and blasting pirates from afar! We also anticipate these to be quite fun once multiplayer is implemented.


Player Avatar


Another fun introduction in this update is the player avatar. Now in the UI you can see what your character looks like with various clothing on. Equipping chest armor will affect the look of your outfit and you can also equip various hats for visuals as well.


Patch Notes

This update includes a lot of other changes such as jungle challenge chests, bug fixes, and general game balance changes. Here is a full of list of the patch notes:

  • Added weather and associated content.
  • Added a window where you can see your character's appearance in the inventory UI.
  • Added a new NPC to be found on islands.
  • Added cannons that you can find and place on your ships.
  • Adjusted the stats on some items.
  • Implemented jungle island challenge chests
  • Adjusted the number of pirates that spawn on some islands.
  • Fixed a bug where some fish were not able to be caught when they were supposed to.
  • A single stat (concealment) now affects how well and far away enemies can see you.
  • The stealth stat affects how well an enemy can hear you.
  • Torches now reduce your concealment.
  • What journal you can find in a particular hunting shacks and abandoned camp sites will now be consistent for all players on a given world seed.
  • How many enemies remain on an island is now saved when you quit the game and come back.
  • Fixed moonrock not glowing properly.
  • Many enemies now leave footprints. This can be adjusted in the options.
  • Arrows now inherit your velocity.
  • Pirates no longer collide with each other, keeping them from stacking, but allowing them to occupy the same position sometimes.
  • Weight now reduces your sprint speed by 1 m/s for every 5 weight.
  • Fixed trees spawning inside some abandoned camp sites.
  • Removed extra hitbox from player that caused double-hits in some instances
  • Changed the visual effects of bomb explosions.
  • Added graphical options presets in the options interface.
  • Fixed item placement button back to A on gamepad (was Y).
  • Inventory now opens upon button press on gamepad, rather than release.
  • Fixed cultists empowering their staves multiple times, giving them a huge damage bonus for a time.
  • Corpses of night-only creatures will no longer despawn at daybreak.
  • Fixed particle effects looping when destroying one of the portals in the Draegan fight.
  • Summoning Draegan now consumes one of the items, at random, required to summon him.
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October 5

Update 1.9.6 is Now on Testing Branch!



Ahoy!

You can now download Update 1.9.6 on the Steam testing branch. If you aren't opted into the testing branch and would like to help us find any last minute bugs before pushing to the official branch, here are instructions on how to join.


This update contains a lot of new changes including weather, a new NPC known as The Blacksmith, jungle island challenge chests, ship cannons, and many other changes! We are very excited about this update and can't wait for you all to try it.


Patch Notes

- Added weather and associated content.
- Added a window where you can see your character's appearance in the inventory UI.
- Added a new NPC to be found on islands.
- Added cannons that you can find and place on your ships.
- Adjusted the stats on some items.
- Implemented jungle island challenge chests
- Adjusted the number of pirates that spawn on some islands.
- Fixed a bug where some fish were not able to be caught when they were supposed to.
- A single stat (concealment) now affects how well and far away enemies can see you.
- The stealth stat affects how well an enemy can hear you.
- Torches now reduce your concealment.
- What journal you can find in a particular hunting shacks and abandoned camp sites will now be consistent for all players on a given world seed.
- How many enemies remain on an island is now saved when you quit the game and come back.
- Fixed moonrock not glowing properly.
- Many enemies now leave footprints.
- You can now occasionally find cannons to take at pirate villages.
- Arrows now inherit your velocity.
- Pirates no longer collide with each other, keeping them from stacking, but allowing them to occupy the same position sometimes.
- Weight now reduces your sprint speed by 1 m/s per 5 weight.
- Fixed trees spawning inside some abandoned camp sites.
- Removed extra hitbox from player that caused double-hits in some instances
- Changed the visual effects of bomb explosions.

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Reviews

“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.”
Power Up Gaming

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

    Minimum:
    • 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: 700 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • 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 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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