A Naval Strategy With No Reinforcements On The Way. Command a Custom Fleet with faction abilities in Multiplayer matches or Faction Campaigns.
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Jan 19, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The purpose of Early Access is to release the standard match right away, before development is complete. The standard match is only a part of the planned game. Early Access can help balance the 6 available factions and help playtest the current Ruleset. All of the future planned features are based on the ruleset and balancing of the standard match.

In order to deliver the best possible campaigns it is important to get feedback early and see different strategies and combinations people will select.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to have small balance updates through out Early Access but planned features will be released in two large updates. Once the following updates have been completed, the game will leave early access.

Some of the planned features are as follows:
1st update:
Computer AI player
Custom Map Maker

2nd update:
Single Player Faction Campaigns
Player customized Faction”

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

“The Early Access releases with a complete standard match. This is a Player vs Player 2-4 match.

The Full Version has a planned single player campaign/story for each faction. This campaigns will be able to deliver single player content and progression to Old Salt.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Early Access includes:
2-4 player PVP match - lan, hotseat or internet
6 playable factions
5 playable ship types”

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?

“Please join the Discord to help improve Old Salt! https://discord.gg/zCw9haRRma
We are already doing events and actively communicating with players. We are on a pre-steam ruleset and have already made great improvements from the help of players testing the game!

We also pull a battle log of ever move made on multiplayer games, This data will be used to see what works well and what changes need to be made. We are planning to create a report for the community and generate polls from things we see in the report.”
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About This Game

Players begin the game as one of six factions with control of three islands, a fleet of ships and a handful of gold.
A player obtains victory over the other players by controlling 6 islands or being the last ship sailing. There are many routes to that victory but the journey will without a doubt involve sailing your ships, firing cannons, seizing islands, and using faction abilities.

Sail ships

Players can move up to 3 ships on their turn and are able to move a ship up to 3 tiles unless aided by Known Tradewinds
Ships are able to turn in any direction players desire. Think of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean where they dropped anchor and drift a U-turn and outmaneuvered the Black Pearl.

Fire cannons

Step one of firing your epic cannons, count the number of tiles to the target. That is the minimum you need to roll to hit the target.
Step two, pay your crew to load and fire that cannon! 1 coin to fire a single shot. Roll to see if it is successful.
If successful, place a damage token under the target, if unsuccessful, roll better next time.

Seize islands

When seizing an island, a player must first be adjacent to the island they would like to control. Once in position, pay 2 coins for the island along with a mast that belongs to the faction you are wrestling island control from.
Seizing an island that is defended is very costly. For each enemy ship that controls that island within 2 tiles adds 1 coin to the overall cost of seizing the island.

Use faction abilities

When playing with faction abilities, each player selects 1 of the 6 factions to be. Each faction comes with 3 exciting and unique abilities that no one else has access to. These will help players turn the tide of war.
Abilities can cost coins to use or be limited on when you can use them, such as on your turn or when you seize an island.
On the left side of each faction card is an illustration, some adjectives to describe the faction and a quote the faction can be heard saying from time to time.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows 8.1 64-bit / Windows 10 64-bit (ver.1909 and above)
    • Processor: AMD A8-7600 / Intel® Core™ i3-2105
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 3000
    • Storage: 255 MB available space
    • OS *: Windows 8.1 64-bit / Windows 10 64-bit (ver.1909 and above)
    • Processor: AMD A8-7600 / Intel® Core™ i3-3225
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 255 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 3000
    • Storage: 255 MB available space

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