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 (99) - 88% of the 99 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 28, 2021

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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 paramotor 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!

The sim includes 4 types of gliders: Paraglider, Paramotor, Mini-Wing and Speedwing. As well as a FPV (First Person View) racing quadcopter drone you can use to get awesome cinematic shots in multiplayer! The FPV Racing Drone has realistic physics, so it too can be used for real world practice. The 3 Drone Mode included are: 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!

Lots of attention went into the wind and thermal system. You can set the wind direction, wind speed and thermal activity and all weather is synced across multiplayer. Use ridge lift and thermals to stay airborne. You can toggle on and off the wind particles for both thermals and ridge lift to visualize the wind currents. Wind visualization is a great training aid for beginner glider pilots! You will also encounter eagles seeking out and flying in thermals!

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!

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

    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 hooking up Glider Sim to a harness while in VR we have a separate edition called Glider Sim - Harness Edition. It includes bonus features such as flight tracking and post flight analysis tools. Meant for Instructors and the die hard paragliding pilots. Please go to 5drealities.com/games/GliderSim_Harness.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: 1 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: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1070
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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