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Windward is a fast-paced naval combat game set in the fantasy time period similar to the mid-17th century. It features a variety of different ships to choose from, different maps to play on, randomly generated booty to discover, talents to earn, ships to unlock, and plenty more. Play skirmish by yourself or with up to 15 of your friends and become a feared pirate like no other. Best of all, you can try it for free!

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The fast-paced fantasy-themed naval warfare game Windward is free until further notice! Download links inside.

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The fast-paced fantasy-themed naval warfare game Windward is now free until further notice. Every account is now treated as a full account. If you play the game and like it enough to support it -- you are still welcome to, and thank you -- but you don't have to. Just go to tasharen.com/windward, sign up and enjoy it!


You can also download the game directly (and on Desura):

Windows
Mac OS X
Linux

More info and the reasoning behind "why" can be found here.

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

So after reading through the article, it seems you didn't get sales because you stopped working on the game. The catch-22 is obvious: you need people to spend money on the game to fund further production. I don't have advice there, but I can tell you why I didn't spend money on Windward:

There wasn't enough to keep me playing the game. The cost versus the quantity and quality of entertainment was not worth it. The direction the game would go with future updates wasn't clear, so I wasn't willing to invest in the future of Windward either.

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lotsofpaper
lotsofpaper

I invested when it was on sale, but I really would have loved that persistant world...

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AlexVSharp
AlexVSharp

Will you be adding a "Free" version to the Desura purchase list? Also, will you upload the Linux version to the client? This would help get more eyes on it. What are your future plans...?

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

Linux has been on the "verge" of being a standard gaming platform for years. I get the feeling Linux as a social phenomenon is trending downward. Seems like there are fewer people actively looking to support Linux games.

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liamdawe
liamdawe

lolwut, you have no clue what you are talking about

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

If I believed myself knowledgeable on the subject, I wouldn't have used phrases like 'I get the feeling...' or '[It] seems like...'

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