Windward: RPG lootin’ on the high seas


To a sailor, a ship represents freedom. It grants the ability to go anywhere and do anything. In Windward, players take on the role of a captain, dropped into a tropical archipelago sandbox. True to theme, there are many options for how to spend time as a captain.

The video above focuses largely on ship combat. It shows corvettes zipping around dreadnoughts, each trading fire with the other. At the end of the trailer, a more serene vista is shown. Indeed, Windward is designed to allow players to play peacefully, focusing on exploration, diplomacy, and merchantry instead of piracy and combat.

Windward is currently on Steam Early Access, with a planned release for the Q2 2015.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.