Source: Blue’s News
Steam News announces the launch of Naval Action, a sandbox (seabox?) naval combat game, that’s now officially available for Windows on Steam. A look at the game can be found in this trailer, though this is from three years ago. Developer Game-Labs discusses the game’s emergence from Early Access in this post, saying, “In the next 2 weeks we plan to stabilize the build, provide final updates for localization (including the steam page) and publish the roadmap for the 2019.” In spite of the game’s PvP focus, they confidently say, “Naval Action is one of the few games where hacking is made impossible by design.” That’s explained further in this description:
Naval Action is a hardcore, realistic, and beautifully detailed naval combat game immersing players into the experience of the most beautiful period of naval history – when sailing ships ruled the seas. No game has come closer to the replication of the Age of Sail sailing mechanics and combat.
Here is what you can expect:
- Beautiful ships – We have been painstakingly recreating the beautiful ships of the Age of sail period. Accurate hull models, sail plans, guns, internal upgrades, historical speed trials were used in the creation of vessels. The game features 50+ ships from small cutters to large 100+ gun 1st rates allowing the player to experience every possible role of that era.
Conquest and PVP Activities
- Fight on War Server – Fight for the domination of the West Indies, recreated based on 18th Century maps and navigational charts. Build ships, trade, attack enemies of your nation almost everywhere and capture their ships. Open trading outposts and levy taxes in the ports governed by your clan. Invest to turn your controlled ports into industrial hubs, shipbuilding arsenals or fortified harbours. Invite other clans of your nation into your alliance.
Built for PVP
- Age of sail combat is a personal affair with no dirty tricks, corner camping, or hiding in bushes: you see the enemy from 20km and so do they. Just like in boxing you have to get close; and use all your tactical knowledge of wind, your ship to slug it out face to face. Broadside weight matters, but even a smaller vessel can overcome the superior enemy by focusing on the enemy weak spots.
Absolutely no hackers.
- Hacking is a killer of fun in PVP games. From the start we have build the tech around one main goal – complete elimination of hacking from PVP. We are very proud to say that we have succeeded. Naval Action is one of the few games where hacking is made impossible by design. Every battle action is calculated on the servers, even water and wave shapes. Yes – you have heard it right: there is a special server that calculates and replicates waves to all users in battle. When fighting in Naval action you can be sure you are only facing skills and ship fittings.
More game info is available on the official Naval Action website.