Raw, real survival in the Pacific. Build a modular floating base. Master realistic sailing mechanics. Face challenging Pacific-like weather & seasons. Hunt, craft, build & navigate using Sun Dial, Sextant & Triangulation. Explore an endless island cluster-based world. Simulate real life scenarios!
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (17) - 64% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (668) - 69% of the 668 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 23, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are a team of gamers building a game for gamers and we believe that the community can tell us best what’s best for them in this case. Offering the game as Early Access will enable us to involve the community in the development process from the beginning.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are planning the Early Access phase to last for two to three years, to give us enough time to implement the core mechanics. However, depending on how quick the community grows, we might have to extend the Early Access period to allow for the implementation of features suggested by the community.”

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

“We aim for the full version to reflect exactly what players expect from an immersive survival game. The full version will contain all features developed during Early Access plus a plethora of new features. To name a few:
  • Story Mode
  • Quests
  • More flora and fauna
  • NPCs
  • More fluid animations
  • Improved 3D models
  • More recipes
  • More optimized and balanced game-play
  • New game mechanics for cooking, building, crafting, sailing and many more
  • Optimization for a variety of gaming hardware (better performance, more FPS)

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version includes all core mechanics and features needed for the player to enjoy a relaxed sandbox survival game-play. We worked hard to deliver a great experience from day one and although the game is enjoyable already, we are constantly developing new features based on player feedback and suggestions.”

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

“Our way of saying “Thank you!” to the early and very patient supporters is by offering the game at a discounted price. The price of Escape the Pacific will increase slightly as the game gets closer to its release date.”

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

“We are proud to say that the community was involved from day one in the development process of the game. The community around Escape the Pacific is thriving on Discord where we talk to players daily, ask for feedback, discuss suggestions and run voting polls for everyone to vote for future features. The help from the community is essential for us to achieve our goals and to make a better, more stable game with less bugs. . We thank every single one of you and we welcome new members to join us on this exciting journey.

The more players vote on a certain feature, the higher the probability for us to change course and implement the requested feature first. Good things take time and while game development is fun, miracles don’t happen overnight.”
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About This Game

A Realistic Survival Game set in the 1850's

Experience raw, real survival in the Pacific. Collect resources and build a modular raft. Learn and master realistic sailing mechanics with different difficulty levels. Build a shelter to protect you from the challenging Pacific-like weather and seasons. Hunt for food, craft tools and weapons, build a sundial to determine the time of the day, use the sextant to find out your global position, and draw your map from scratch using the triangulation method. Explore the endless world based on islands and island clusters. Simulate real-life scenarios and learn how to survive in the wild Pacific!

Build a modular raft from scratch and explore the full area of the real Pacific. You can build a raft with just a captain’s cabin on it or you can go crazy and build a survival floating base with chests for storage, drying racks for food preservation, sleeping arrangements, item holders and so on. The decision is yours. The realistic sailing mechanics enable you to learn how to sail. You can start with the beginner-friendly easy mode and switch to a more advanced one once you mastered your raft.

Scavenge the waters and surrounding islands for clues and items. Find out the time of the day by building a Sun Dial. Find a piece of paper and a compass to draw your map from scratch using the Triangulation method. If you’re ready to explore new island clusters, find a Sextant and off you go into the unknown!

Weather data from the real Pacific is implemented in the game. With up to 27 different weather factors the player can simulate a plethora of realistic scenarios: Hot, cold, dry, windy, calm and many more combinations. The in-game weather (wind, temperature, rain etc.) and seasons are based on the day of the year and the actual latitudinal position of the player on the global map. Items can get wet, and while wet wood is perfect to smoke food, it can be deadly when the player is suffering from starvation and can’t light up a fire. Everything is dynamic in this game. While the strong wind is perfect for sailing, it can cause the rain to fall at an angle and reach the inside of a building through a window.

Build, craft and cook with the help of blueprints in three simple steps: Place the desired blueprint, add the required resources and finalize it by either using a tool (hammer) or by placing it on a cooking spot (in case of a recipe). Build complex structures on land or your raft and stay alive by cooking a delicious meal.

The following features can be experienced in the game at this point. We are keeping this section updated as best we can, to reflect the current state of the game progress.

  • Sandbox mode
  • Endless procedural generated map with randomized seed numbers
  • Different types of islands (Small, big, forest, rocky, archipelago, with pond, with hill etc.)
  • Navigation and Cartography (Compass, Sun Dial, Triangulation, Sextant)
  • Engaging map building from scratch
  • Wildlife
  • Weather mechanics with data taken from the real Pacific
  • Realistic sailing mechanics
  • Realistic sun, moon and celestial bodies movement
  • Latitude based weather and seasons
  • Complex temperature mechanics
  • Different difficulty levels and time flow intervals
  • Complex player statistics and experience system
  • Dynamic fire, rain and moisture mechanics
  • Immersive building and crafting mechanics (raft, shelter and tools)
  • Modular raft building
  • Modular shelter building on land or on the raft
  • Fast Time (sit down and let time pass faster)
  • Fast Sail (sail super fast out in the open ocean)

The following features are not implemented yet in Escape the Pacific, however, they are planned to be implemented during the Early Access development phase. These features are subject to change, based on the feedback and suggestions we receive from players. In no particular order, these are:

  • Grand Narrative (Primary story with quests, secondary quests, End Game content)
  • Material aging
  • Building degradation by environmental factors
  • Building repair mechanics
  • NPCs
  • Different island biomes
  • Additional wildlife
  • Additional tools and weapons
  • Fauna and flora matching the latitudinal position
  • Realistic tides based on moon movement
  • Tsunamis, typhoons, and wide variety of atmospheric and oceanographic weather elements
  • Illness and cure mechanics
  • Achievement system
  • Refined UI
  • 2 player co-op mode
  • 3rd person
  • VR support
  • Ongoing optimization

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 2.5GHz Intel quad-core and above
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX460
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Escape The Pacific is an Early Access game, and minimum specifications may change during development
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 3GHz Intel 6-core and above
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Escape The Pacific is an Early Access game, and recommended specifications may change during development
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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