Subnautica: Below Zero Snowfox Update

Posted by Jessica 3 years ago

Subnautica: Below Zero receives a second Early Access update. Check out the Snowfox Update Site to see all the sweet new features in action!

  • Snowfox vehicle
  • Chelicerate & Snow Stalker
  • Two new, beautiful biomes
  • Seatruck Sleeper and Docking Modules, Perimeter Upgrade
  • Pinnable recipes
  • New music
  • Additional improvements and fixes

The Snowfox

The Snowfox is the first above-water vehicle in the Subnautica universe. Travel quickly over land, all without touching the ground! The Snowfox can be upgraded with a jump module (coming soon), and comes with a speed boost ability built in. Build a Snowfox Hoverpad (with power) to craft the Snowfox and customize it however you like!

Snow Stalkers

A new beast appears on land in the latest update. A …


Alterra Science Update Released!

Posted by acedude 7 years ago

Crashed on an alien world? Surrounded by ocean predators and hostile environments? Fear not, brave traveller: For you now have new means of crafting at your disposal. The Workbench and Propulsion Cannon will transform the way you explore the ocean!


The propulsion cannon was developed by a crack team of Alterra Corporation scientists. The cannon may or may not exploit un-patented work by one Dr Eli Vance, rumoured to be an employee of one of Alterra’s competitors, Black Mesa Corporation. We can’t be sure. We can be sure that nothing like the Propulsion Cannon has existed for a very long time – Perhaps even as long as the half-life of the universe.

The propulsion cannon can be used to …


Subnautica Submarine Flooding Prototype

Posted by acedude 8 years 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 Concept Art: Coral Reef 3

Posted by acedude 8 years ago

Diversity of environments is a key design feature of Subnautica. We want Subnautica players to be able to experience vastly different and beautiful ‘biomes’ as they explore the underwater world. Of course, no underwater world would be complete without a coral reef!

Cory painted Coral Reef Zone 3 to the team visualise what a coral reef biome might look like. Creating an ‘alien’ coral reef is quite tricky, because by their very nature terrestrial coral reefs already look quite alien!

We also need keep our desire for diversity of coral life in check: Each new life form is a new model that needs to be created and put into the game. There are financial, performance, and time expenses involved …


Subnautica Concept Art: Cave Thing

Posted by acedude 8 years ago

Subnautica will take you to diverse environments: From lava, to ice, to coral, and more. In these environments, you will encounter all sorts of creatures, big and small. The above image is Cave Thing, and is a piece of Subnautica concept art that tries to give form to several gameplay ideas.

Cave Thing is painted with a diver’s mask at the edges, hinting at Subnautica’s first person nature. On the right, a small vehicle of some kind if shining lights on to the evidently bemused creature. Small vehicles will be pilotable (or this one an un-manned drone, supporting the swimming player?), deploying from ‘mothership’ style larger vessels (See Exterior Sketch for more about this!).

Most importantly, this little encounter is …


Subnautica Concept Art: Interior Sketch

Posted by acedude 8 years ago

Over the past three weeks, we here at Unknown Worlds have released five pieces of concept art. Until today, each one was accompanied by a piece of ambient soundtrack created by Simon. We’ve come to the abrupt realisation that if we keep up at this pace, we will run out of soundtrack before we run out of concept art! So for two weeks, we are giving the Subnautica YouTube channel a break.

That doesn’t mean you allowed to stop visiting the Subnautica channel. Nothing makes Charlie happier than seeing that little ‘subscribers’ number tick upwards, so lets put a new year smile on his dial and subscribe!

The image you see above is called ‘Interior Sketch.’ It …


The Crew of Subnautica

Posted by acedude 9 years ago

A ship is only as strong as her crew. She may have the most accurate navigation equipment, the most powerful engines, the strongest hull: None of it is of any use if her crew does not do right by her. Subnautica is being developed by a small team. What it lacks in numbers, it makes up for in experience, determination, and energy. During development, this team will grow slightly, and we will update this post as it does.

Charlie (Flayra) is our leader, taking on the role of game director and lead gameplay programmer. He brought the idea of Subnautica to Unknown Worlds, and has inspired us to work on it. He is responsible for designing the …