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Dec 02, 2022

subROV: Underwater Discoveries dives deep onto Steam Early Access today

From Press Release:

Pontevedra, Spain (December 2, 2022) — Developer sqr3lab invites you to dive to the bottom of the ocean in its deep-sea exploration simulation game, subROV: Underwater Discoveries, available now in Steam Early Access. Players can now sit behind the control panel of a submarine Remotely-Operated Vehicle (ROV) from the comfort of their homes, and simulate real dives previously completed by oceanographic institutions around the world.

“It’s wonderful to finally share this project with players,” said José Luis González Castro, Founder of sqr3lab. “While this Early Access launch is just the beginning for subROV, I hope players are able to come away from it with the same intrigue and fascination for ocean exploration that I have had for so many years.”

In subROV: Underwater Discoveries, players chart unknown regions, sample hydrothermal vents, find shipwrecks, study aquatic species ranging from fish to coral, and more! Experienced through the mysterious depths of the ocean, the game blends realism with intuitive controls to create a truly one-of-a-kind approachable sub simulation. With support from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and with partial-funding from a National Science Foundation BIO-OCE grant, players will embark on dives based on real oceanographic expeditions, and experience underwater exploration in a way few people have before.

Key Features of subROV: Underwater Discoveries Include:

  • Sim-ply Submarining: Take control of an oceanographic vessel, complete with a full-ocean-depth rated ROV, and an array of advanced tools including sonar, AI-assisted scanner, articulated arm, temperature sensors, landers, sediment cores, and other scientific equipment.
  • Choose Your Own Ocean Adventure: Every dive tells a remarkable story. Each dive features loose objectives, but you’re always free to explore to your heart’s content
  • Ocean Master(y): The ocean is full of mysteries waiting to be discovered! Rendezvous with ocean buoys and download scientific data and information on new points of interest. Build up your findings gallery, gain experience from completing objectives, and climb your way up the ranks from trainee to Dive Master!
  • A View to a Krill: From black corals to glass sponges, Chimaeras to sperm whales, there are dozens of aquatic life forms to encounter and study! Each one is accurately modeled — with many being brought to a videogame for the first time ever — to make the diving experience as true to life as possible.

To further prepare for your dive, be sure to follow subROV on TwitterYouTube, join the official Discord, and visit the official website.