Salt 2: Shores of Gold
- Lavaboots Studios
Salt 2: Shores of Gold is an open world pirate exploration and survival game. Set sail across an infinite ocean with just you and your ship. Explore islands filled with massive caves, ancient ruins, pirate camps, villages, and other mysterious places. The world is procedurally generated, so you’ll never run out of islands to explore. Hunt and fish for food, find resources to craft rare items, decorate your ship, go on epic quests, and fight pirates and other dangerous enemies. Salt 2 also features RPG aspects such as loot rarities, player levels, and talents so you can customize your character to fit your playstyle.
Explore an Infinite World
We wanted to create a pirate game that focused on exploration and adventure first and foremost. You start in the middle of an infinite ocean with just you and your ship, pick a direction, and set sail across a procedurally generated world. Experience pure freedom in where you go and what you do. Discover uncharted islands filled with quests, pirates, and hand crafted points of interest such as ancient ruins, caves, pirate camps, villages, and other mysterious places.
Fish and Hunt to Survive
You’ll need some food to survive. Grab a fishing pole and toss a lure overboard to catch some fish or grab your bow and head into the woods to hunt some wildlife.
Craft and Upgrade
As you explore the world you will discover tons of resources that can be used to craft new items, armor, weapons, and upgrades for your ship.
Fight to Survive
The islands are full of dangerous enemies. Fight legendary pirates, bosses, and dangerous wildlife in your hunt for adventure.
Decorate Your Ship
We want your ship to be your home at sea. While exploring the world you will find items to upgrade your ship, decorating it and making it unique to you. And you won’t need other people to help manage your ship. It’s just you, the sea, and the endless horizon.
Unlock talent trees for different skills such as combat, fishing, crafting, hunting, and get unique perks for your character.
Loot Epic Treasure
Salt 2 features an RPG style loot system with different rarities of armor and weapons, and interesting stats to tailor to the play style you want.
What Makes Salt Unique?
You might be wondering, "What makes Salt different than other pirate games?" There’s a few things. For one, we’ve put our focus on the single player exploration experience. This means you don’t need friends to help you manage your boat or to have a good time. This isn’t a game focused on naval combat, but instead on exploring the sea, going on quests, and discovering interesting places and loot. Because of this focus on exploration, we’ve also made the world procedurally generated so you can explore in any direction for as long as you want. We’ve also put a large focus on the survival and crafting element of the game. Hunting wildlife, eating food, and crafting resources is a major part of the gameplay and will feed into almost everything you do.
How is Salt 2 Different from the Original?
If you’ve played Salt 1, you might be wondering what is new in the sequel. For starters, a complete visual overhaul. We are switching to a new rendering pipeline allowing for much better graphical fidelity. This means brand new models, textures, shaders, lighting, animations, UI, and performance improvements. We are also revamping the island generation system for more varied and interesting looking islands. In addition to that, Salt 2 will have hundreds of hand crafted points of interest such as caves to make exploration a much more deep and unique experience.
We are also putting a much bigger focus on crafting, survival, and ship decoration mechanics. In Salt 2 these mechanics will be deeper than the original and feed directly into the gameplay loop. You’ll also be able to level up your weapons and unlock talents that fit your playstyle. And of course Salt 2 will include brand new quests, new gear, improved combat mechanics, and a new soundtrack.