Seasteader is a city building and management strategy game that allows you to develop and rule over your own seastead, a floating community.
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Release Date:
Feb 24, 2017

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November 20, 2017

Update 1.2 - Silk and Clothing

Hello everyone! We've got a little update for everyone, but this one isn't just bug fixes. We've got some new buildings and reworks to share with you.

Silkworm Farm
The silkworm farm adds a new production good to the game: silk. It's a production building that can bring in some good revenue relatively early on in the game as silk sells for more than the average production good.

Clothing Factory
It seems that the textile mill is a favourite of players, so we've expanded the production chain to add a new level of manufacturing: the clothing factory. By taking an input of textiles and silk, the clothing factory produces the new good, clothing, which sells for a very high price on the international market.

Population Limit
We've been debating internally whether to have this or not since the game started nearing completion. We had previously decided not to include a population limit so as not to hinder players, however a lot of people have been building seasteads that are much larger than we ever intended the game to support, so we've decided to compromise on the issue. The game now has a seastead-wide limit of 650 seasteaders at any given time, HOWEVER you can edit this number from the settings file at "Seasteader_Data/Data/settings.txt" by changing the value labelled "maximumPopulation". If either the file or the value don't exist. Start the game and close it again, and both should be present.

Game Speed
We'd initially not intended the 5-speed to be a typical speed of gameplay, which is why it was included only to boost speeds by holding down the plus key on the numpad. The issue a lot of people have run into however is that in later games, you sometimes just need time to pass to collect export money or build up a population, and holding down a key for that to happen was becoming annoying. So by popular demand, you can now access 5-speed with one click by pressing the 5 key. Boosts with the plus key will continue to work as normal, unless you're already in 5-speed, of course.

Upgrade Buttons
We'd gotten some feedback that when all the upgrade buttons are coloured in faint green, it can be difficult to tell if they are green (active) or grey (inactive). We've done away with this subtlety, and now the upgrade buttons turn a much stronger, unmistakable green when active. No more accidental de-upgrades!
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About This Game

Set on the wide open ocean, Seasteader is a city building and management strategy game that allows you to develop and rule over your own seastead, a floating community.

Your aim is to create a prosperous and thriving society, using your production and manufacturing capabilities to create goods and sell them on the global market. The profits can then be invested back into improving the lives of your seasteaders or increasing your industrial capacity.

The most important resource, however, is not a product, but your seasteaders themselves. As well as paying them wages and taking (or not taking) money from them for rent and food, you also need to ensure their happiness, as measured by 8 separate metrics. Each individual also has unique skills that make them better suited to some jobs over others.

In the end, the degree to which you wish to micromanage the game or let it run its own course is entirely up to you. There are no right or wrong ways of playing.


  • Campaign featuring 15 missions of increasing difficulty

  • System for crafting your own unique custom missions

  • Sandbox mode where you can build to your heart's content

  • An economic system with 17 goods to produce, buy and sell

  • 30 buildings in five different categories - production, manufacturing, housing, entertainment and infrastructure

  • 8 different happiness metrics for your seasteaders

  • Extensive modding support - almost everything is stored in easily editable txt files

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB Video Card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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