Sailing simulator featuring realistic sailing physics and a vast open world to explore. Embark on cargo delivery missions, customize your boat, try fishing and cooking. A relaxing day sail, or an epic ocean voyage? Your sailing adventure starts here!
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (36) - 94% of the 36 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (1,315) - 91% of the 1,315 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 18, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Game development is always better with direct player feedback. We have reached a point in development where the game is complete enough to be fully playable (and quite fun!), but there is still the possibility of significant changes before release. I want Sailwind to be the best sailing game on PC and VR, and I need your feedback to accomplish that!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“A very optimistic release target is Christmas 2021. More realistic date would be the first half of 2022.”

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

“Mainly more content - planning to have additional three big ships, several more islands to explore, more unique items, furniture, decorations, etc. Plus general polish, visual improvements, better UI and controls, etc. There is also some room for additional features based on player feedback, of course.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The core gameplay features are now fully complete, and the content (islands, items, boats, etc) is about 80% done. Sailing, delivering goods from island to island, buying food and water to stay alive, fishing, cooking, decorating your boat with furniture, navigation, weather, etc. Many minor bugs (and possibly some major) still exist, and there is a general lack of polish (balancing, unfinished textures, sounds, UI elements, etc). Only 6 boats are available for now, out of the 9 planned, and there are only 5 or 6 islands in each region - would like to add a few more before release.”

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

“Yes, the price will increase after release.”

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

“I will read all messages on Steam, Twitter or email, and will try to respond to as many as possible, and of course will do my best to add features and changes based on your feedback and suggestions whenever possible.”
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About This Game

Set sail towards adventure in the world of Sailwind! This sailing simulator with survival elements features realistic sailing physics and a vast open world to explore. Embark on cargo delivery missions, customize your boat with furniture and decorations, or enjoy some fishing.

Take it easy and go for a calm, relaxing trip around the local islands, or, when you're ready for some adventure, buy a big boat and go on a dangerous voyage across the ocean to distant lands. Use navigation instruments, the sun and the stars to stay on course, battle storms and high winds, and don't forget to stock enough food and water for the long journey!


Full realistic sailing physics – in order to sail successfully, you’ll have to tack, reef the sails in heavy weather, keep track of the direction of the wind to find the perfect angle. Watch out for the ever changing weather and waves!

Six boats of different sizes and sail plans to choose from, each with its own unique sailing characteristics and performance.


There are many reasons to set sail – cargo delivery, fishing, exploration, or simply for pleasure.
Looking for some relaxation? Enjoy the sunny beaches and crystal clear waters around the tropical archipelagos.
Ready for an adventure? Buy a big boat, stock up on supplies, plot your route and set sail for an epic ocean voyage, where you will battle high waves, heavy winds, and where running out of food or water is a real danger.


The world consists of many islands across three distinct regions, each with unique climate, architecture and economy. Drop anchor or dock your boat, step off and explore each island freely. Make sure to stock up on food and water – both in game and in real life, as a journey across the ocean can take many hours of real time with no land in sight!


Use navigation instruments such as the compass and quadrant to determine your heading and position. Observe the sun and stars, chart your position on the map, and hope you don’t get too far off course on the long journey across the vast ocean.


Your boat is your home on the sea. Make it feel cozy by customizing with furniture, decorations and paint. Cook your own food, clean and polish the deck, and at the end of the day, sit in a chair and have some rum or smoke a pipe while watching the sunset.


- fishing & cooking
- dynamic weather & time of day
- realistic stars, sun and moon
- dynamic economy & trading (buy low, sell high for profit)

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 64bit
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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