Friday Subnautica dev blog

Posted by charlie 1 week ago

New dev blog

We’ve been inspired by the Rust Friday devblogs, and thought we’d try doing them ourselves. Not sure if they will be worthwhile, but we’re hoping to keep them image and video heavy, using just the media we happened to create this week and shared with each other. We weren’t planning on releasing any of this media, or else we would’ve made it look a bit nicer…

Procedural to hand-crafted

About a year ago, we had tons of low-fidelity, but totally playable prototypes (which we’re hoping to release to you – details coming). I was thinking that we had the game “in the bag” and that it was merely a question of arting things up. Boy was …


Warper Concept & Starship Update

Posted by Hugh 3 weeks ago
Subnautica Concept Art

In real life / meatspace / on Planet Earth, the underwater world is often more ‘alien’ than we realise. It is surprisingly hard to come up with ideas for Subnautica creatures that are alien, when so much of the real underwater world is so utterly incredible.

Get a high resolution version of the Warper concept here.

The Warper though? We will bet our left kidney that you have never seen one of these on a diving trip. The Warper could have crazy gameplay effects: If you choose to follow it through its portal, you might end up far from your submarine, supplies, and not be able to work out where you are.

A few weeks ago, we showed off the


Subnautica Rock Puncher Concept Art

Posted by Hugh 1 month ago
Subnautica Concept Art

Do you ever wake up in the morning and think ‘today, I’m going to punch rocks.’ This guy does. Conceived by , the Rock Puncher is a creature that you might be encountering in Subnautica.

Grab a hi-res version here.

Now just in case you think all we do is post concepts all day, remember the Sand Shark from last week? Well, that friendly critter has taken on some bona fide 3D form!

Subnautica Concept Art

Sand Shark in-progress 3d model

First the biting, now the punching… Subnautica’s ocean might be a little rougher than expected!…