Digital Release:Steam
October 10, 2014
June 30, 2015
Delisting:October 17, 2019 -
Developer:Tasharen Entertainment
Publisher:Tasharen Entertainment
Available On:Digital:
Steam announcement


Windward was removed from on October 17th, 2019. One day prior, GOG team member Chandra posted to the game’s forum to announce the impending removal:

We’d like to inform you that on October 17th, 1pm UTC, Windward will be delisted from our catalog. Those who already own the game, or will purchase it before its removal, will still be able to access it through their GOG.COM Library.

Discussion in the forum and references to Discord conversations imply that the removal was a conscious decision by the developer due to concerns over piracy of the GOG version of the game or GOG’s treatment of publishers. A definitive explanation has yet to be made by Tasharen Entertainment.

About the Game

Windward is an action-filled sandbox game that puts you in control of a ship sailing the high seas of a large procedurally-generated world. Windward started as an arena-based action game that was prototyped in 2012, only to be put on hold in October of that year. It was restarted (almost) completely from scratch on August of 2014, going into Early Access in October as an action-filled naval sandbox game set in a large procedurally generated world. With nearly daily updates since then the game has progressed quite well with the help of the community’s feedback.

  • Large procedurally generated worlds for a unique experience every new campaign.
  • Play with your friends via full cross-platform multiplayer! Bring your ship into your friends’ worlds, or have them join yours.
  • Play as much or as little as you like. The game saves your progress on the spot — no need to save manually.
  • Play it how you want: relax and immerse yourself doing trading and questing, or venture forth into pirate-infested lands for some high-adrenaline naval combat.
  • Unlock new ships, find upgrades, recruit allies, fund new towns, build coastal defenses, even bribe pirates to join your cause!
  • Extensive talent tree with role-specific specializations.
  • Customize your ship to make it look how you want. Pink hull with black sails? Sure, why not!
  • Procedural itemization system where higher difficulty automatically means better rewards.

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Thanks to Dimchkin for submitting this game to the site