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Island Sailing

Island Sailing


A simple sailing simulation. It allows the player to experience basic sailing boat navigation with different winds in various terrains. The gameplay is rather difficult, but quite realistic.

The game is the first app to use the "gEngine", my own openGL2.0 game library.

The app requires a state of the art smartphone or tablet.
Please note that the game is still in a beta phase and might not run stable or at all on your device.

Feel free to drop your comments below or contact me via email:
[email protected]

/** Version History **/
1.1.04: Updates for compatibility with high-end devices
1.1.03: Introduce bump maps for water surface instead of normal maps.
1.1.02: Improved virgin island level.
1.1.01: Added trainer mode / autopilot; added pack ice level
1.1.0: Improved boat 3d model, save score and settings
1.09b: Zoomable maps & lake Lucerne level
1.09a: Introduction of the map feature.
1.08: Render quality settings can now be specified by the user.
1.07: Improved tangent space calculation, resized all textures to POT, changed some level designs.
1.06: Added clouds to some levels, improved Virgin Islands course.
1.05: Attempt to resolve Galaxy Nexus EGL Problems by setting stencil buffer bits to 0.
1.04: Fixes the mess I made with version 1.03
1.03: Improved the tutorial.
1.02: Font texture atlas was deleted at runtime.
1.01: Initial Version


/** Background information **/
About the developer: Based in Aarau, Switzerland, working on games in my free time.
The game graphics: Uses openGL ES 2.0, without any native interfaces.
The game idea: It's basically a test run for the gEngine.
It's free because I didn't know whether the gEngine would work on a broad range of embedded devices and didn't want to take money for a product that mightn't work.

Recent changes:
Version 1.1.05
Several stability improvements for high-end devices.
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3.3
User ratings
323
Installs
10,000+
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File size
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About Island Sailing
A simple sailing simulation. It allows the player to experience basic sailing boat navigation with different winds in various terrains. The gameplay is rather difficult, but quite realistic.

The game is the first app to use the "gEngine", my own openGL2.0 game library.

The app requires a state of the art smartphone or tablet.
Please note that the game is still in a beta phase and might not run stable or at all on your device.

Feel free to drop your comments below or contact me via email:
[email protected]

/** Version History **/
1.1.04: Updates for compatibility with high-end devices
1.1.03: Introduce bump maps for water surface instead of normal maps.
1.1.02: Improved virgin island level.
1.1.01: Added trainer mode / autopilot; added pack ice level
1.1.0: Improved boat 3d model, save score and settings
1.09b: Zoomable maps & lake Lucerne level
1.09a: Introduction of the map feature.
1.08: Render quality settings can now be specified by the user.
1.07: Improved tangent space calculation, resized all textures to POT, changed some level designs.
1.06: Added clouds to some levels, improved Virgin Islands course.
1.05: Attempt to resolve Galaxy Nexus EGL Problems by setting stencil buffer bits to 0.
1.04: Fixes the mess I made with version 1.03
1.03: Improved the tutorial.
1.02: Font texture atlas was deleted at runtime.
1.01: Initial Version


/** Background information **/
About the developer: Based in Aarau, Switzerland, working on games in my free time.
The game graphics: Uses openGL ES 2.0, without any native interfaces.
The game idea: It's basically a test run for the gEngine.
It's free because I didn't know whether the gEngine would work on a broad range of embedded devices and didn't want to take money for a product that mightn't work.

Recent changes:
Version 1.1.05
Several stability improvements for high-end devices.

User reviews of Island Sailing
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Oct 8, 2014
Hmmm Its ok. Bored after 10min. Controlls could be better
A Google User
Oct 4, 2014
Pretty good sailing app. Would be better if you could lock on one view, like forward.
A Google User
Sep 20, 2014
Not bad for beta app... Considering it's a free beta app and it's fairly solid as far as function and the only one of it's kind...not to mention that it's not easy to make something like this of this quality, I believe this deserves a 5 star at least until something comparably better comes along at the same price point. The Dev put warnings of possible instability for this beta app but I've had absolutely no stability issues with it so far and ran almost all of the maps. It is a bit difficult and the interface could be smoother.
A Google User
Sep 20, 2014
Tiller turmoil While my left thumb is on the tiller and I try to change the camera angle or use my right wench, the tiller jumps hard to starboard. This is very difficult from which to recover. I love the game but my "tiller delimmer" happens all too often for me to enjoy the game play for long.
A Google User
Aug 25, 2014
Learn to sail I am just learning to sail and I find using this game really helps me to practice the skills I have learned.