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Salt

8 months ago

Salt sails out of early access

Way back when, we declared the open-world pirate-o-craft-a-sailing sandbox Salt to be one of the best games of 2014 - when it was still in early access. If you've been waiting since then for it to be finished and properly out, buddy, I have good news for you. After three-and-a-bit years, Salt today left early access. I trust you've been starving your closest shipmates of…

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3 years ago

4 years ago

Feature: Hold the vinegar

The Bestest Best Exploration Of 2014: Salt

Salt has been a real treat this year - a real alternative. Where survival games have (rightly) mostly focused on intense difficulty, Salt put its emphasis on just idling about. And that's a fantastic thing to have in the mix. Even in its early alpha form, with minimal goings-on, it's still the most pleasant exploration I've had this year, and that makes it Bestest.

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Feature: Into The Wild

Survival Games Are Important

In early 2012, a mod for Arma II called DayZ was released. Two-and-a-half years later, its odd mixture of multiplayer, horror, and a need for players to keep themselves fed and watered, has given rise to the survival genre. Let's celebrate that genre.

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Feature: Videogame Piracy

Salt: The Continuing Adventures Of A Man With A Boat

It hadn’t been my plan to keep playing Salt over the weekend, but that’s what happened. The early access (although not yet Steam Early Access) game has only been out for two weeks, but the alpha is already receiving regular updates. Following my first adventures, I've been videoing my progress, and you can see the latest below.

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Feature: A Pirate's Life For Me

Salt: Hands On With Some Open World Piracy

I would never have imagined, just a few years ago, that we'd be spoilt for choice when it came to open-world adventure/survival games. I remember back in 2010 writing about my wish for more games that would just let me hunker down, find a cave, and survive the elements. At the time, a few suggestions for games offering this were made, but many were very…

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