Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
How do you make a sandbox type game that includes combat, equipment upgrades and witty descriptions better? You add pirates! Welcome to Windward, an Early Access co-op game that’s full of potential.
Windward puts you at the helm of a ship (a sloop to begin with) as you trade with, and complete quests for the various towns in your area and fend off pirate invasions. All while peacefully coexisting with, or challenging the other factions for territory. The game begins with the selection of your preferred difficulty and a few options that help balance the game. After this you are given control over how many areas your procedurally generated world will have and what faction you wish to start off with.