Experience the ultimate sensation of gliding through the sky! Built for real glider pilots in mind this simulator is as close to real as it gets. The sim can be played outside VR or inside VR.
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Very Positive (120) - 90% of the 120 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 28, 2021

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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?

“To get the community involved and providing feedback as the simulator evolves”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“2 Year.”

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

“We plan to include:
  • Multiplayer.
  • 3 Maps Total
  • Scored Challenges and Missions.
  • More gliders such as miniwings, speedwings.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Very good! Playable in free flight with the ability to choose your starting launch point, paramotor or paraglider, set the wind and direction, set thermal activity and more!”

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features.”

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

“Will be listening and responding to feedback in the Community Discussions forms on Steam.”
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About This Game

Experience the ultimate sensation of gliding through the sky!

Glider Sim is a professional Paragliding and Hang Gliding simulator built for real pilots in mind and is aiming to achieve photorealistic graphics! You can fly in Free Flight mode, Multiplayer mode or Challenges. The sim can be played outside VR or inside VR. We recommend playing in Virtual Reality as it provides the highest level of immersion!

Glider Types:
The sim includes 5 types of gliders: Paraglider, Paramotor, Mini-Wing, Speed Wing, and Hang Glider! As well as a FPV (First Person View) Racing Drone you can use to get awesome cinematic shots in multiplayer! The FPV Racing Drone has realistic physics with 3 flight modes including: Auto Hover, Angle and Acro.

3 maps are included: Sun Valley, ID, United States and Walenstadt - Switzerland (Swiss Alps) and the Grand Tetons, USA. The scenery is derived from real world satellite imagery and overlaid with high resolution textures, grass, trees and wildflowers! The scenery also includes custom placed roads, houses, buildings, power lines, soaring eagles, cruising airplanes and more! We are striving to create a beautiful living environment with many placed detailed scenery objects that you can discover as you fly and explore the map. Each map has 100+ launch points to choose from!

Weather System:
Experience the realism of our meticulously crafted wind and thermal system in the Glider Sim. Tailor your flying conditions by adjusting the wind direction and strength, as well as the time of day. Watch as the sun angle and terrain types dynamically influence thermal activity and cloud formation. Our synchronized weather system ensures a consistent experience across multiplayer sessions, allowing you to share the skies with friends.

Harness the power of ridge lift and thermals to extend your flight, and toggle wind particles on or off to visualize the invisible forces at play. This feature is an invaluable training tool for novice glider pilots, providing a clear understanding of wind currents.

Adding to the immersion, you'll find eagles soaring through the skies, instinctively seeking out and riding the thermals. Join them in the dance of the winds and master the art of gliding in Glider Sim.

Flight Physics:
Experience state of the art flight physics where each cell of the glider is modeled and has physics applied! You can do maneuvers such as wingovers, spirals, stalls, and swoops. Watch out and don't let your wing collapse!

Scored Challenges:
Each map includes a list of Scored Challenges you can fly to put your flying skills to the test! Challenges include Speed Flying challenges, and XC (Cross Country) Races with more coming soon. Each challenge includes monthly leaderboards so you can compare with where you skills stand amongst all the other pilots in the world!

More features we hope to add to the game during Early Access is as follows:
  • More Scored Challenges/ Missions.

    Don't forget to share this experience with your fellow gliding enthusiasts and we look forward to hearing your feedback in the community hub as we continue development!

    See you in the skies!

    --------Special Note ---------
    If you are interested in using Glider Sim in a commercial setting, or creating Hang Gliding or Paragliding Simulators we have a separate edition called Glider Sim - Pro Edition. It includes extra control modes, telemetry data output and tools to be used in a commercial setting. https://5drealities.com/games/GliderSim_Pro.aspx website to learn more.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 / 11
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 22 GB available space
    • VR Support: SteamVR or Oculus PC
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 / 11
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1070
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 22 GB available space

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