SailSim - Sailing Simulator

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2.6
146 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

As a Live-Aboard I wanted to create something anyone could use for learning, as well as for those rainy days when going out to sea is difficult but you still want to sail. The simulator was created to provide sailing knowledge in a fun and intuitive way. The main goal is to have fun and learn something along the way. Hopefully that goal is being achieved with every update i make to the simulator.

🔸 Play with others in a Multi-Player session
🔸 Collect Stats and share them with others
🔸 Test your self through Exams
🔸 Try out different sailing vessels
🔸 Learn different parts of a sailboat
🔸 Learn sailing through simple yet instructive courses
🔸 Check out marine terminology and sailing equipment
🔸 Explore Adventures and Solve Challenges
🔸 Use Keyboard or Game Controller
🔸 Cross - Platform Integration and Scoreboards
🔸 Achievements and Leader Boards
🔸 Google Play Games Integration

⚫ Currently available vessels are
◼ Laser - Olympic
◼ Catalina 22 - Classic (Fin Keel)
◼ Sabre Spirit 37 (Fin Keel)

⚫ Current Sailing Features
◼ Keel Control
◼ Keel vs Vessel velocity & mass effect
◼ Boom Direction
◼ Boom Jibe & Tack forces
◼ Boom Vang Control
◼ Main Sail Folding & Unfolding
◼ Jib Folding & Unfolding
◼ Jib Sheet tension & Winch Control
◼ Spinnaker Control
◼ Sail Reefing
◼ Rudder vs Velocity control
◼ Rudder & Turning circle based on vessel mass
◼ Rudder reverse control
◼ Outboard engine control
◼ Outboard engine prop walk effect
◼ Sail Drive Prop Walk effect
◼ Dynamic Wind
◼ Drift effect vs Sail direction
◼ Vessel Heel & Potential Capsize effects
◼ Jib and Main Sail "Rudder Pull" when used separately
◼ Dynamics based on the environment
◼ Much more...

SailSim applies actual physics to simulate the behavior of a sailing vessel. This means you can actually capsize or sink a vessel if you are not careful. In some cases the sailing simulator can even reproduce unpredictable results based on your actions, selected parameters and conditions. The visuals are meant not to be too serious where it doesn't matter as much (Environment in specific) but playful and fun.

I spend a great deal of time on the physics of the simulator where a vessel can receive up to 40 or more forces dynamically at the same time, so the vessels are not just bumbling around but are actually getting the forces you would get in real life (mostly since nothing is perfect).

Although by no means this should be considered as an exact replication of the actual sailing process, it does provide things you shall encounter when you step on any boat. If learning is not your thing, it is very addictive to just play with physics when the wind is howling outside and you have nothing better to do.

Some controls and reactions of the sailing vessels in this simulator have been set intentionally in an awkward way and not as a typical Sailing Game would do it. This is done to try and replicate what you shall encounter when controlling a sailboat by yourself.

I am having a blast developing this as an ongoing project. Spend lots of sleepless nights just because the specific environment or function is just too fun to stop making. Hopefully others will appreciate the work that is made by just one man on a small boat at sea :)

⭕ Make sure you update to the latest available version as i fix bugs and release fixes and new functions as i go.

✴ Since i do not have the resources to check the simulator on older devices, if your device is older than 2 - 3 years, the simulator might not work properly. Unsupported older devices may manifest faults as broken texturing or in general the look of the simulator will not be as in the screenshots.

✴ If you find faults (bugs) not related to graphics but based on general behavior, please don't hesitate to mention it by E-mail or Discord

⭕ Steam Community: https://steamcommunity.com/app/2004650
⭕ Discord Support: https://discord.com/channels/1205930042442649660/1205930247636123698
Updated on
Mar 22, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

2.6
129 reviews
kohlrak
January 21, 2024
The developer is active. There's a huge issue I was having with it and the developer worked with me for about 2 or 3 days to actually resolve it when sailsim was not supposed to actually be available for my device. The only area in which I think could use improvements is possibly a better explanation of the controls, or maybe that could be in a lesson later on, and maybe the better indication of what question you got wrong so you know where to study. It accomplishes what it sets out to do.
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Demetris Z.
January 21, 2024
Thank you for your feedback. I am realising now that perhaps more explanations are a good idea :) I will do something about the lessons. Dont want to make it so people just copy/paste the answer but something subtle would be feasible. Once again thank you.
Ethan Leyland
February 27, 2024
Well the tutorial isnt working properly. The compass isnt visible and no indicator of where you're looking making it tough to actually progress the mission
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Demetris Z.
February 27, 2024
The tutorial will display items as you take each step. The compass will appear when you reach that step. If you have an issue with SailSim in the future, please use the proper channels and not the review section. The tutorial was tested on numerous devices with no issues. I recommend sending a screenshot with the issue so i can understand it.
Dmitriy Geels
March 22, 2024
Broken graphics. In game payments are everywhere - you just cannot progress without payments. Extra -1 star for developer's attitude.
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Demetris Z.
March 23, 2024
Thank you!

What's new

A new achievement was added for those who really love SailSim and reach 20.000xp. I finished the Flag/Country translations which were new in the previous update. Added a "Force Start" function in the racing lobby in case someone fell asleep so the rest can begin racing. One cool addition to Racing was "Penalties" which will speed up your time in case you hit something.

- Race Penalties
- New Achievement (Commander)
- Force Start (Race Lobby)
- Flag translations