Experience the thrill of navigating a wide range of ships. Immerse yourself in various career paths such as service, cargo and commercial fishing, as you explore the breathtaking open world of Norway´s Lofoten Islands with its stunning scenery. The ocean is within your reach!
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Why Early Access?

Ships At Sea is a vast world, and we have many ideas that we would like to implement to provide the best ship simulation experience. We realized that working directly with our community is the best way to achieve this goal. With Early Access, we receive valuable feedback and collaborate with our fans at every step of the development cycle.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Depending on player feedback and how much content we choose to integrate into the final game, it may take one to two years.”

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

“We are systematically working on expanding and improving the ship simulation experience. We will add more content, such as various classes of ships, followed by new gameplay mechanics and tasks for each career path.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Most planned core features will be completed, meaning single-player and multiplayer modes will be fully functional. We plan to launch seven fully modelled ships.”

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

“There will be no price increase during the Early Access version. However, the price will be adjusted once the full version is completed.”

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

“Primary communications channels for communication with our community will be our Discord server #suggestions chat channel and the Steam forums. Players are welcome to suggest new features and modifications there.”
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Planned Release Date: 2024

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About This Game

Misc Games, the developers behind the highly popular single-player commercial fishing franchises, Fishing: Barents Sea and Fishing: North Atlantic, return with a brand-new title, Ships At Sea, which features the multiplayer mode that fans have been eagerly awaiting.

Ships At Sea, the next generation of ship simulation, introduces service and cargo vessels for the first time, the most desired feature requested by our passionate fan base. Head out with your friends into the untamable Norwegian Sea and connect with players worldwide as you build your service, cargo and commercial fishing careers.

In addition to the highly detailed fishing, service and cargo ships with new gameplay features, we will present a new water shader WaveWorks in cooperation with NVIDIA to provide a cinematic-quality ocean simulation, a completely overhauled buoyancy system allowing vessels of all sizes to float realistically, a dynamic weather system that enhances the overall immersion by simulating weather conditions such as rain, fog, lightning and storms.

Furthermore, Ships At Sea takes the most significant step forward, allowing you to set foot on the authentically recreated harbours in Lofoten, Norway. Visit the shop to purchase your tools or equipment, upgrade your vessels, stock up on essential supplies for you and your crew, or enter the hangar to repair and maintain your ship.

Like our previous games, Ships At Sea, lets you experience the atmosphere and realistic environment based on accurate maps, licensed ships and equipment. With stunning graphics, Ships At Sea delivers striking, immersive visuals to provide the most profound ship simulation experience. Join the adventure and become a master of the seas!


  • Single-player
  • Multiplayer with up to 4 players
  • Developed in Unreal Engine 5
  • Cargo career:
    Take on the role of a cargo transporter. Load and unload cargo and move goods and materials across different locations on the map. Manage your cargo weight and distribution, plan your routes and upgrade your ship to handle tougher challenges as you progress through the game.
  • Service career:
    Operate a service ship to provide essential support to other ships or players by delivering fuel and other necessities. Perform maintenance and repairs. As you progress through the game, you can upgrade your ships' capabilities and take on more challenging missions, ultimately expanding your business and becoming a successful service ship operator.
  • Commercial fishing career:
    Embark in the exciting world of commercial fishing. Start with basic fishing gear and work your way up by catching a variety of fish using various fishing techniques. Learn to manage your resources effectively, constantly refine your fishing strategies, and make strategic decisions about when and where to sell your catch in order to maximize profits.
  • Open-World map over Lofoten, Norway (46 x 46 km, world scale 1:1)
  • Boat class certificates
  • New ocean simulation WaveWorks from NVIDIA
  • Physical-based buoyancy system
  • Character customization (at present: it is possible to customize clothing options for various career paths)
  • Boat customization
  • New dynamic economic system
  • New dynamic weather system
  • New marine life AI system
  • New fish species like halibut, salmon and spotted catfish
  • New and improved fishing methods: Jigging, long-line, net fishing
  • Licensed ships from Breeze
  • Licensed and nominated for the innovation award at NorFishing 2022, the tracking system for fishing gear PingMe from Ocean Space Acoustics
  • Licensed longline and net hauler from Lorentzen Hydraulikk, which allows pulling lines or nets on board
  • Licensed net clearer from Østbornholms Kutterservice. The net clearer is used for clearing, spreading and transporting onboard netting vessels. It separates the float and the foot lines as it pulls the net to the stacking cages.

    System Requirements

      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
      • DirectX: Version 12
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection

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