Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Under The Ocean

Explore, build, survive and get home. Under the Ocean throws you on a deserted island after you have been shipwrecked. You have to find the means to make a home, build weapons and survive the night. This PC/Mac game is the sequel to 2010's Under the Garden, which also has building elements and a similar sandbox gameplay, but they are both also platformers at their core. They have been doing developer logs for Under the Ocean for a good long time, but up until now they didn't have anything for people to try themselves. They just reached their first playable alpha, but it is only available to those who have pre-ordered the game in some capacity. Before I talk anymore about it, just take a look at the new video showing off the alpha. As you will see, this isn't a simple crafting game.

 

Under the Ocean is made in Unity and developed by just two people, Paul Greasley & Michael Reitzenstein. You can pre-purchase the game for a minimum of $7, which gets you instant access to the alpha and the game when it releases. The one other option is $25 and that gets you quite a few extras and a lot of appreciation from the developers. I haven't played the game myself, but I would like to and it looks like a lot of fun if you like exploring. It is only in alpha, so I hear the first version is rather rough, but I'll be watching this one as it inches towards release. Find out more at their main website and thanks for checking it out. 

-Written by Sean Cargle

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