Early Access title European Ship Simulator is set for a full release on February 20, developer Excalibur. To celebrate the fact, the studio's released a trailer titled; “Eight Minutes of Internal Tug Gameplay.”
Oh, yes my friends. Eight whole minutes of hot tug action. Snark aside, if the game's a tenth as popular as the strangely hypnotic, fans are in for a treat.
“This brand new ship simming must-have brings six of Europe’s busiest ports together as you captain a wide variety of vessels between Calais, Dover, Rostock, Rotterdam, Hamburg and Gibraltar,” writes Excalibur. "Sail a passenger ferry, tugboat, bulk carrier, fishing boat, large ocean cruiser, LNG tanker, cargo container or speed boat on a multitude of varying missions.”
The game contains realistic weather conditions to give you an extra layer of challenge. Hope you're tuned in to the shipping forecast. Said weather engine will affect the physics of the water itself, which is bad news if you happen to be at the helm of a tiny fishing boat.
Mission Editor Create missions triggering changes in wind speed, weather effects and objectives
Mission Mode Play through individual challenges and improve your time and score to earn rewards
Ships Includes a fishing boat, container ship, tanker and ocean cruiser
Ports Calais, Dover, Rostock, Rotterdam, Hamburg and Gibraltar
Weather A variety of ever-changing weather conditions from bright, sunny days to dark, stormy nights with lightning and sound effects
Physics – fight against realistic water physics to maintain control of the vessel
You can find European Ship Simulatoror on Excalibur's , where the studio has kindly listed the very reasonable recommended specifications.