Experience the thrill of navigating a wide range of ships. In single- and multiplayer modes, immerse yourself in tasks such as service, cargo transport, and commercial fishing as you explore the breathtaking open world of Norway´s Islands and its stunning scenery. The ocean is within your reach!
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (680) - 72% of the 680 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (975) - 69% of the 975 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 23, 2024

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What the developers have to say:

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?

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

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

“Our primary objective is to improve and enrich the ship simulation experience continually. During the Early Access phase, you can expect a steady flow of new content, including the gradual introduction of larger vessels from tier/class 3 to tier 5, as well as the inclusion of new gameplay mechanisms and duties tailored to each career path, including cargo transport, service operations, and commercial fishing pursuits. Our goal is to have a total of 16 distinct ships in the final version of Ships At Sea. Additionally, we intend to add new features such as co-op functionality, cross-platform play to enhance the multiplayer experience further, and an extensive crew system and skill tree.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Our single-player and multiplayer modes are functional. The game has two harbours where players can interact with various shops to purchase tools for missions, food for fish farming, fishing gear, and sell their catches. The shipyard will be available for players to rig, upgrade, maintain, purchase, and sell their ships. The game will launch with seven fully modelled and functional ships, providing players with diverse vessels to explore, navigate, and operate. Gameplay elements such as longline, jigging, and net fishing are integrated, and service missions include rescue boats, tow boats, and sea marker or fish farm repair. Basic crane and cargo transport are functional. Each player will have their boat and will need to complete their tasks independently. The UI elements are functional as well. For instance, players can interact, customize their character, interact with the shops, and rig or upgrade their ships in the shipyard. Additionally, the GPS map and the logbook are accessible and functional. The game is currently about 60% complete, with many minor bugs still existing, and some areas require more polish, balancing, unfinished level design, and UI elements that need to be completed.”

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?

“Our primary communication channels 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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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. This title features the multiplayer mode that fans have been eagerly awaiting.

Ships At Sea, the next generation of ship simulation, introduces service and cargo vessels, the most desired feature requested by our passionate fan base. Head out into the untamable Norwegian Sea with your friends 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 are proud to introduce a new water shader WaveWorks, in cooperation with Nvidia. This technology provides a cinematic-quality ocean simulation. Moreover, we´ve overhauled the buoyancy system entirely and replaced it with a physically-based one, ensuring vessels of all sizes float realistically. Furthermore, a dynamic weather system enhances the immersion by simulating weather conditions such as rain, fog, lightning and storms.

Above all, Ships At Sea takes a significant step forward by allowing players to explore authentically recreated harbours in Lofoten, Norway. Visit shops to purchase tools or equipment, or head to the shipyard to upgrade, maintain and repair your vessels.

Like our previous games, Ships At Sea offers an atmospheric 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. Embark on this adventure and become a master of the seas!

To offer you a fully engaging maritime experience, Ships At Sea has several features to enhance the game's quality. This includes support for Nvidia DLSS Frame Generation and AMD FSR2/3 Upscaling function, which allows for creating brand new game frames and improves FPS. Additionally, the game also supports Intel® XeSS and provides the option to adjust the color settings for those with color deficiency.


  • Single-player
  • Multiplayer with up to 4 players
  • Developed with Unreal Engine 5
  • Ships At Sea is a diverse maritime journey where you're not confined to a single career path.
Cargo: Take charge as a cargo transporter, loading and unloading goods and navigating across diverse locations on the map.
Service Operator:Command a service ship, offering crucial support to other vessels and conducting maintenance and repairs.
Commercial Fishing:Dive into the exhilarating realm of commercial fishing, starting with basic gear and advancing through catching various fish using various techniques.

  • Open-World map over Lofoten, Norway (46 x 46 km, world scale 1:1)
  • Boat class certificates
  • 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
  • Dynamic weather and economic system
  • Marine life AI system
  • Fish species like halibut, salmon and spotted catfish, and more
  • Improved fishing methods: Jigging, long-line, net fishing
  • Licensed boats, ships, equipment and navigation systems from the maritime and fishing industry

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1300X / Intel Core i5 9400
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1070 / Radeon RX 5500 XT 6GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: These system requirements can´t cover all possible system configurations so issues could occur that influence the functionality in some cases.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 11 64-bit
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 / Intel Core i7 10700
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 2060 / Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: These system requirements can´t cover all possible system configurations so issues could occur that influence the functionality in some cases.

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