It's time for a tease. We've got a gameplay video for you! (and lots, lots more)

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First, an apology.

It has been close to two months since our last news update! We hope you can forgive the radio silence though, because we have been working like madmen behind the scenes. In the last few months Depth has become a playable game with a strong competitive vibe and a creepy / sneaky atmosphere. Though it will be a while before any kind of release, we felt the least we could do was to put together a teaser video for you which embodies the tension of a typical Depth game. We truly hope you enjoy watching it and that it helps shed some light on what Depth is all about!


The fun does not end there, though. "Just Filth" , Depth's resident mapping guru has been battling hard to create above water scenery as spectacular as what he has created underneath. So far his results are a little *too* good. During play tests none of us want to leave the boat!


In addition to the mapping bonanza, we have been working on more tools for the divers to use against their fearsome foes. If you watched the teaser you probably noticed a certain aquatic firearm. Meet " The penetrator ", Carlos Santiago's weapon of choice. A direct hit on the gills or eyes of the shark is enough to bring down even the mighty white shark! Thank goodness! But one must aim carefully, this spear-gun is anything but a rapid fire weapon.


Finally, we are pleased to announce that Depth is now backed by the talent of Engine Audio a collaboration between a pair of veteran audio designers and musicians who have done audio design and implementation for everything from mods to EA titles. In the short time they have been working on Depth our audio has been transformed from a weak point into a truly impressive aural experience.

And that about wraps up our news update! But for one last thing ...

We are looking to hire a talented unrealscript programmer into our ranks. If you are a programmer who has worked extensively with unreal engine before and are familiar with the UDK codebase, please send me an email! (jesusrocko@hotmail.com). This is a serious paid position and we would appreciate if only dedicated and professional individuals with a significant amount of experience applied. Thanks!

As always, watch where you swim.

Love,
The Depth team.

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RocKRebel
RocKRebel

Looks awesome so far

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Spooboy
Spooboy

The divers movements look kind of buggy but other than that this is pure awesomeness.

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bikkebakke
bikkebakke

they are turning a bit too fast, as there would be no resistance.

Well it looks like that for me atleast :/

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Smoth
Smoth

Water gives AMPLE resistance.

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier

You are as dense as the water. Have you no concept of gameplay? Realism hardly ever equals good gameplay. If you couldn't turn very fast it wouldn't feel natural to PC players.

Thank god you aren't designing this game.

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linfosoma
linfosoma

About the turning/rotation speed, I agree that it's not realistic to be able to turn around so fast, but if you think about it, the only way to make it more realistic would be to lower the mouse sensitivity to emulate the effect, and that is never good ;)

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alenoguerol
alenoguerol

there could be two modes. one with hardcoded limited mouse sensitivity and a free mode like any fps

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Martanz
Martanz

This will be epic!

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Cryrid
Cryrid

Nice touch with the shark cage

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SinKing
SinKing

Great video! Underwater is a scary place.

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thelastlambda
thelastlambda

Really Good, tracking, can't wait to try it out.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

PLEAAAASE STOP TEASING USSSSSSSS I WANNA SWIM WITH SHAAAAAAAAARKS!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

looking awesome, mind you I would expect nothing less

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

Woooow, excellent teaser!

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Torabi
Torabi

This looks awesome. Can't wait to try it!

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Intolerance.dll
Intolerance.dll

this is gonna be apnoepic

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56er
56er

Very nice, wil you add some effects on the part were the steel cage hits the water? Some "slosssssshs" and so on when that thing drops down would add some more atmosphere there, I guess.

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JustGam3r
JustGam3r

Sweet. Nice game comming up great. Will it be destributed through steam?

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Micah
Micah

Hopefully someone isn't having their....time of the month when they dive in.

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Tom@engineaudio
Tom@engineaudio

Wow! That is gonna be fun, and I am sure it will sound incredible as well. 56er, there is a series of audio based effects when the cage drops in. Both a splash and a really dark / eerie music cue as well.

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

Wow that trailer is epic :D. Awesome game can't wait to get this :D.

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Radar11m
Radar11m

cool

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Newbez Online
Newbez

i'd say the character is swimming too fast, i've been underwater diving and i don't think anyone swam as fast as that

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Captain_Perfect
Captain_Perfect

well would it be any fun then if the sharks always catch the humans?

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Smoth
Smoth

It looks awesome I have only two complaints, the surface of the water is visually jarring when such realistic looking terrain. Your shader on the sharks makes them look too shinny almost metallic.

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Dr.Nick
Dr.Nick

Zomg it looks pretty scary under the water x.x

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LowiSky
LowiSky

OMG ! It's just awesome ! My dream in game with lot of action and horror :p. I'm impatient. The game is looklife and fish are very pretty !

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OIiver
OIiver

Can't wait to see the beta Alex. The graphics are splendid =)

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