Subnautica Submarine Flooding Prototype

Posted by Hugh 2 weeks ago

Subnautica features submarines. What happens when you drive a submarine into a rock, or a large alien life form gets a little too friendly? Watch this video to find out:

Sylvain has been hard at work creating these effects. This is a technical prototype, and not representative of the quality of the final game.

As the water level rises, there is less and less room to hide, and to breath. Perhaps if a submarine is not repaired fast enough, it will sink – And all the hard work that has gone into customising it, all the equipment stored on board, and even your life could be lost.…


Subnautica: Open Development

Posted by Hugh 3 weeks ago
Subnautica Trello

Today we made our internal task tracker, a Trello board, public. Anyone can now see what the Subnautica team is working on, in real time. You can see where we are delayed, where we are fast, our failures and successes. The board covers almost all of Subnautica development!

Not included are in-progress trailer renders (super serious secret stuff guys!), some story elements (also super secret!) and our 3D art production pipeline (housed in a separate tracker that can’t be easily made public.)

Our builds usually run on a Monday to Friday timescale. On Mondays, we generally self-direct, analyse the previous build, and scope the week’s work. On Friday evening, builds are made as we all run off for the weekend. …


Subnautica Concept: Cyclops Engine Room

Posted by Hugh 4 weeks ago
Subanutica Concept Cyclops Engine Room

This is not floating-metal-hulk-simulator 2016, people, our submarines need engines! A few decades ago, we showed off pre-alpha screenshots that featured a Cyclops submarine.

Subnautica Pre-Alpha Screenshot

Cyclops Sub and Stalkers

The Cyclops is the first major submarine we have added to Subnautica (Though not the first underwater vehicle!). Those who played Subnautica at PAX East 2014 were able to board it, walk around, and pilot it.

Cyclops Submarine Concept

Cyclops Submarine Concept by Pat

But much of the Cyclops’ internal structure was closed off. On an upper deck, a Seamoth submersible was parked, but apart from that there was not much going on. Crucially, there was no access to the engine room. Soon, that will change…

Subanutica Concept Cyclops Engine Room

Cyclops engine room with moving parts marked

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