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This page will serve as a basic how to play guide for Stranded Sails. It will provide basic information and tips on how to play the game, and more comprehensive information about individual subjects can be found on their relevant pages. Feel free to edit this guide with any tips, tricks, and suggestions.

Basic gameplay[]

The core gameplay loop of Stranded Sails is farming and fishing to gather ingredients for cooking food, exploring to complete quests, then returning to camp to advance the quest, interact with the crew, and acquire new tools and building kits to unlock additional exploration options, all the while managing energy consumption.


Action Mouse1 Keyboard Xbox PlayStation
Move Right WASD Left Stick Left Stick
Interact Left Space A X
Sprint (hold) ⇧ Shift X Square
Open inventory B Y Triangle
Open equipment Tab ↹ RB R1
Cycle equipment tab Q or E LT or RT L2 or R2
Cycle equipped item Middle Right Stick Right Stick
Use currently equipped item Left Space A X
Pause menu Esc Menu ?
1. All functions aside from sprint that do not have a dedicated mouse bind have an onscreen button that can be left-clicked

Tips and tricks[]

  • Early on, the player is given a map from Charles. This map tracks where the player is and what areas have and have not been explored. It also allows the player to fast travel back to the camp at any time and with no cost of any sort, so there is no need to make preparations for a return trip from any exploration.