subROV: Underwater Discoveries remotely operated submarine game seeks you for Linux support with Windows PC. Which is the result of further details from developer sqr3lab. Working to make its way onto Steam Early Access.
Developer sqr3lab announces its deep sea remotely operated submarine game, subROV: Underwater Discoveries. Which is coming soon to Windows PC via Steam Early Access, December 2nd, 2022. Coming to life by a oneman dev team. subROV: Underwater Discoveries recreates the events of deep sea search. But doing so without some of the details of a true to life sim. Soon, players will take control of their submarine Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Due to embark on dives based on locations all around the world. That may also include a native Linux support too.
I’m developing the game in Unity, and I’d love to release it for Linux but I’m literally the only developer working on it.
I’m not opposed to porting it, but since I’m working on it alone, I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep two versions and my sanity.
But if things go well and people show interest on a linux version, of course I’ll at least try.
subROV: Underwater Discoveries is a work in progress. The developer email also outlines the profit margin. Which is seems to be a big topic with dev’s porting games to Linux. Since the game is due to hit Early Access first. A one-man dev team supporting multiple platforms, well?
But sqr3lab is encouraging people to show their support in the forum. Plus you can also spread the word, by tagging the dev on Twitter.
subROV: Underwater Discoveries Trailer
In subROV: Underwater Discoveries, players chart unknown regions and sample hydrothermal vents. They will also find shipwrecks, study aquatic species, these range from fish to coral. Take on the mysterious depths of the ocean. Since the game blends realism with easy to use controls to create a truly one of a kind sub sim. An ocean full of wonder awaits.
subROV: Underwater Discoveries is developed by former Frontier Software developer and sound designer José Luis González Castro. Along with support from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and the Schmidt Ocean Institute. While including partial funding from a National Science Foundation BIO-OCE grant. The game is inspired by José’s search for a novel setting. Due to tinker with sound design and his love for ocean exploration. José quickly realized there was a Marianas Trench-sized gap in the sim genre. So he set out to create a game to capture the wonder he felt. Due to show people what lies beneath the surface of our oceans.
Key features include:
- Sim-ply Submarining: Take control of an oceanographic vessel. Coming complete with a full ocean depth rated ROV. Plus an array of advanced tools including sonar and AI-assisted scanner. There is also an articulated arm, temperature sensors, and landers. As well as sediment cores and other scientific gear.
- Choose Your Own Ocean Adventure: Every dive in subROV: Underwater Discoveries tells a story. Each dive has loose quests, but you’re always able to explore freely to your heart’s content
- Ocean Master(y): The ocean is full of mysteries waiting for you to find them. Link up with ocean buoys and download scientific data on new points of interest. Due to up your findings gallery and gain experience from finishing quests. Climb your way up the ranks from trainee to Dive Master!
- Creatures of the Deep: From black corals to glass sponges and chimeras to sperm whales. There are dozens of aquatic life forms to find and study. Since each one is acutely modeled. Along with many being brought to a videogame for the first time ever. Due to make the diving experience as true to life as possible.
subROV: Underwater Discoveries remotely operated submarine game. Working to explore its way onto Linux and Windows PC. So be sure to Wishlist the game on Steam.