FakeFish and Undertow Games alongside publisher Daedalic Entertainment have released in Early Access a hilariously fun multiplayer submarine simulator in Barotrauma.
This 2D sci-fi submarine experience sens up to 16 players under the surface and into the waters of Jupiter’s moon Europa. The chilly ocean beneath Europa’s surface is filled with strange creatures that players will encounter when jumping from alien ruin sites. While exploring players will find alien wonders and possibly horrors.
During their expedition, players will also command the various submarine systems and fend off dangers from both outside and within. Players can choose from several classes and will need to work together to manage the complex submarine systems that includes the nuclear reactor, weapons, engines, and sonar. Classes include Captain, Engineer, Security Officer, Mechanic and Medic. The crew will face off against many challenges such as fending off hostile monsters, sealing radiation leaks, or even surviving against crewmates infected with extraterrestrial viruses.
The game presents a thrilling and often hilarious chaotic experience that is both fun to play and watch. Levels are procedurally generated that features often ridiculous ragdoll physics and full mod support.
Players should always beware of threats and sometimes they may be closer than one would think. Barotrauma features a traitor mode in multiplayer that may randomly assign players to act as secret conspirators that come complete with individual missions that include assassinations and sabotage.
Undertow Games (@UndertowGames Twitter) is an independent game studio comprised of a single developer with the assistance of a looselt organize group of artists, programmers, and other talents. The studio was founded in 2014 by Finnish game developer Joonas Rikkonen after the success of his first major game project SCP – Containment Breach. Barotrauma began as an open-development project at Undertow Games.
FakeFish Ltd (@FakeFishGames Twitter) is an award winning indie game studio based in Turku, Finland. They develop PC and Mobile games with a team made up of industry veterans. The studio joined the Barotrauma in project in 2018 to help bring the game to Steam.
Daedalic Entertainment (@daedalic Twitter) is a publisher that develops high-quality games for all platforms. The publisher is based in Hamburg, Germany and was founded in March, 2007. In May 2014 the publisher became a member of the Bastei Lübbe group of companies.