Video game puts you in driver’s seat of a Great Lakes freighter

Players can drive lake freighters the full 750 miles from Duluth to Port Huron in the upcoming Great Lakes Simulator game

The new Great Lakes Simulator game allows players to simulate sailing a freighter through the Great Lakes. Contributed / Jason Dial

A new game set to release this December will put players into the driver’s seat of a Great Lakes freighter and simulate the journey from Duluth to Port Huron, Michigan, according to a news release from video game service Steam. Players will be able to sail the full length of both Lake Huron and Lake Superior at 1-to-1 scale.

The game was created by Jason Dial and Digital Light, the creators of Suez Canal Simlulator and Panama Canal on Steam, the online video game platform.

With the at-scale speeds, this journey will take players a few days to complete, though there is an option to compress time.

The journey will take players past some of the Great Lakes’ noteworthy locations including well-known lighthouses. The game has simple controls to ensure a short learning curve.

The game is set to release on Steam on Dec. 15.

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