One To Watch – Stranded Deep

Stranded Deep

Developer:

Beam Team

Platforms:

Windows, Mac

System Requirements:

    • MINIMUM:
    • OS: Windows Vista or higher
    • Processor: 1.8GHz Intel dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD5000 with minimum 512MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • RECOMMENDED:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX600 or ATI HD7000 series with 2GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Release Date:

23rd January 2015

Price:

£10.99 ($14.99 USD)

What you need to know:

Engross yourself in an infinite procedurally generated world above and below that is never the same twice.

You’re the sole survivor of a plane crash, luckily or unluckily, depending on your outlook, you manage to end up on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, now all you need to do is survive.

“Discoverer unique biomes ranging from lush colorful reefs to deep and dark trenches filled with hundreds of fully interactive marine wildlife. Take on swirling stormy waves or kick back and enjoy a calm sunset, all from a fully dynamic day/night weather system. Do you have the guts to take on Mother Nature and put your survival instincts to the test?

Stranded Deep hopes to create a whole new simulation genre by taking you on an adventure that will keep you wanting more. Supernatural horrors are a thing of the past, experience what a true horror is like.”

Gameplay Features-

•Infinite procedurally generated terrain and biomes – no two games are the same!
•Custom built water with realtime buoyancy, subsurface scattering, volumetric fog, god rays, caustics ..and foam!
•Dynamic day and night system affecting the environment around you,
•Detailed survival aspects and interaction,
•Unique item crafting and building,
•Endless underwater environments and deep sea exploration

Media:

SD-Hut

Doesn’t it look so luscious! Picturesque almost.

SD- Rain

This isn’t exactly what I had in mind when I think of desert islands…

I know what some of you might be thinking, “ugh another survival game?”. Yes there are a lot of them popping up at the moment, but to me there aren’t any like this one, well not that I’ve seen anyway. Usually most survival games have some sort of mutant, zombie, or another type of enemies to deal with, sometimes it’s even other players. But Stranded Deep looks pretty isolated, and I get the impression you will end up feeling pretty lonely. The main enemy from what I’ve seen so far lurks below the water.

I don’t know what it is about video games with open water, but it kind of terrifies me. I used to hate swimming in Far Cry 3 because I knew that at any moment a shark would probably pop up, same with GTA V. Maybe it’s because you don’t usually see them right until the last minute, or you might glimpse a fin and then a second later it’s gone and I’m treading water thinking “F**k, f**k, f**k where did it go”. It really unnerves me… Actually you know what, I’ve just talked myself out of playing this now. I’m, already too scared… stupid sharks!

Check out the blog post here for full info.

You know what else it great about Stranded Deep, it has a release date, and it’s really close. It will be coming to Steam on the 23rd January, so go and add it to your wish list!

Personally, I think this is looking fantastic and I can’t to give it a go, even if I will be too scared to go in the water.

Source for screenshots.

– Will

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