Subnautica is currently in early access, and being created by game company Unknown Worlds, a small studio founded by Charlie Cleveland and Max McGuire that traces its roots back to 2003. The team is scattered around the globe, from the United States to the United Kingdom, France, the Czech Republic, Russia, Thailand, Australia, and many more places.
Open World (Water)
Subnautica is an open world, underwater exploration and adventure game currently under development at Unknown Worlds. The game have been in Early Access since 2013, with substantial content now available. Performance/frame-rates, stability tho, are not yet up to the standards of a AAA game.
The Big Blue
You as a nameless character have crash-landed on alien ocean world, and the only way is down. Subnautica’s oceans range from sun drenched shallow coral reefs to treacherous deep-sea trenches, lava fields, and bio-luminescent underwater rivers. Manage your oxygen supply as you explore these harsh and beautiful environments. The water is full of life, some of it helpful, most of them harmful.
After crash landing in your Space Life Pod, the clock is ticking to go find water, food, and to develop the equipment you need to explore. Collect resources from the ocean around you. Craft knives, lights, diving gear, and personal water craft. Venture deeper and further form to find rarer resources, allowing you to craft more advanced items.
Build bases on the sea floor in Subnautica
Choose layouts and components, and manage hull-integrity as depth and pressure increase. Use your base to store resources, park vehicles, and replenish oxygen supplies as you explore the ocean further.
As the sun goes down, the predators come out and the ocean is very unforgiving of those caught unprepared in the darkness. Areas that are safe to explore during the day become treacherous at night, but also reveal a beauty that those who hide from the darkness will never see.
Find out what Happened
What happened to this planet? Signs abound that something is not right. What caused you to crash? What is infecting the sea life? Who built the mysterious structures scattered around the ocean? Can you find a way to make it off the planet alive?
The ocean is full with life: You have to use the ecosystem to help you. Lure and distract a threatening creature with a fresh fish, or simply swim as fast as you can to avoid the horrors.