Do you have a Steam account? Please go to the Steam Store and put Sailaway III on your wishlist.
Watch the introduction video of Sailaway III alpha 4 here
There will be 9 alpha versions in total, to be published on a monthly basis. Each alpha version will contain newly added features. The primary purpose of the alpha versions is to provide early access to content creation. The world needs boats, liveries, ports, instruments, tutorials and much more.
A secondary purpose is to find bugs as early as possible and to get feedback from sailors. Feature requests, suggestions, etc.
The current alpha 4 version let's you start off more seriously with the boat designer and world editor and it contains an early try-out of the new instruments that can be created by yourself and shown on the boat and on the screen.
The alpha versions are the intermediate result of the development process and are not the finished end product.
The visuals aren't optimal yet and various functions may be lacking. Either because they aren't build yet or because they do not serve the specific purpose of the alpha version.
You can follow the development progress on this Trello board
If you encounter any problems, experience a bug, see something you do not like, have a suggestion, or anything else that might help Sailaway III to become better, you are invited to report it. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I understand that this may result in many emails and I therefor ask for your cooperation. When you encounter a bug, see if you can reproduce it. Try to keep your emails brief and to the point. Report the bug, how to trigger it and if possible add a screenshot and your log file. Do not send any videos. And check if your bugs is already present on the Trello board.
You can design your own boat, enhance a port, set up tidal currents, share useful links or videos, create a sailing club or a team. Or design an instrument, a livery or an alternative deck layout for a boat.
To edit the world, the waterlevel, tidal current or seamarks you will need a specific authorization. Simply send an email to email@example.com and I will set you up.
If you want to help with completing the old SA2 boats, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can give you the permission to edit one of them.
You can also help by making Sailaway III available in your native language by editing the translations of all words and sentences used in the game. If you are willing to help with this, send an email to email@example.com so I can add the necessary authorizations to your account.
The download link of the alpha 4 version will be available until 2024/01/31. It will be succeeded by the release of alpha 5 in februari.
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