European Ship Simulator
Publisher: Merge Games, Excalibur
Genre: Simulation, Early Access
Release Date: 21 Nov, 2014
Mode: Single player
Steam link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/299250/
Mission 1: Tug Mission Tugboat – Dover
Mission 2: Passenger Ferry – Dover
Mission 3: From Calais to Dover – Bulk Carrier
Mission 4: Fishing Boat – Dover
Mission 5: Passenger Ferry Maneuvers – Calais
Mission 6: Bulk Carrier – Rostock
Mission 7: Speed Boat – Rostock
Mission 7: Speed Boat – Rostock (PROPER no stutter)
Mission 8: Tugboat – Calais
Mission 9: Large Cruise Ship – Calais
Mission 10: Long Tanker
Mission 11: LNG Carrier
Mission 12: Container Ship
Mission 13: Speedboat Ride
Mission 14: Container Ship Night
Mission 15: LNG Tanker Night
Finally in early access! I’ve already played the first two missions (tug boat & passenger ferry) and I’m very impressed. The game is beautiful & relaxing with very few issues to report. I can see this becoming a success story like Euro Truck Simulator 2 in multiplayer but for sea faring fans everywhere!
As for what I’d like to see in the future, well I think that while navigating on your main quest waypoints (which can take +1 hour or more on some missions) you could also have sub quests.
1. ‘jump to next waypoint’ button should be available at all times or maybe a ‘fast forward time’ option should be implemented as well.
2. on board customer services like administrative crew hiring/firing, catering or even medical attention
3. routine engine room & pumping station maintenance checks (for all large vessels)
4. various emergency situations like random post vessel collision rescues, responding to fires or even rescuing drowning victims could be a thing as well.
5. the option to use a smaller speed boat to reach some nearby objectives would be cool too.
Overall I love this game because I see it going very far and I’m looking forward to countless hours of gaming here. Awesome job from Merge Games & Excalibur Publishing. Keep up the great work guys.
About the game
Captain a wide variety of vessels from a speeding power boat, a humble tug to a luxury cruise liner. Sail highly detailed ships, fight against realistic water physics and take in spectacular vistas as you navigate across famous European ports.
-Explore a selection of European ports including a route that will allow players to sail across the English channel between Dover and Calais.
-Weather effects include blazing sun, pouring rain and snow
-A variety of vessels to captain including a sports motor boat, fishing boat, ocean cruiser and a tugboat, each with highly detailed interiors and exteriors
-An in-game mission editor allows users to create their own missions triggering changes in wind speed, weather effects and objectives
-Compatible with the Ship Driver controller from P.I. Engineering
-The Early Access version allows players to help us shape the game further
Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Windows Vista/7/8 (All OS must be 64 bit)
Processor: Intel i3 2.6 or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Dedicated graphics with 1GB VRAM (DX11 compatible – Nvidia Geforce GTX 470/ATI Radeon 6900 series or greater)
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive: 2700 MB available space
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