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We reveal the last two diver player classes and give you a glimpse into the world of "Fractured"

Posted by AJ_Quick on Mar 26th, 2010

Greetings from the deep!

We realize it's been way too long since our last update. So to make it up to you all, we're revealing the last two diver characters at once! Say Hello to "The Watcher" and "Seeker".


The Watcher's role is to provide his team with information on the position of enemy sharks. He keeps his team out of harm's way and if the situation calls for it can also employ devices which stun and confuse shark players.

The Seeker only has one thing in mind : Find that treasure and grab it! She is the fastest swimmer on the diver team and so stands the best chance of slipping past enemies before she is detected!

DEP-Fractured

Work on Fractured is going quite well indeed, so we felt like we should also give you a glimpse into its depths :) Props, including the boat were done by Myles Lambert. Level design is by JustFilth.

Some of you may have also been wondering about the "surface". Will players be able to go up there? Will it be safe? Are there going to be girls in bikinis? We can't answer the last two definitively, but yes players will be able to get a glimpse of the world above before they take their plunge.

From a technical and artistic perspective, having two very different "worlds" is quite a challenge. We have been working hard to recreate the various lighting effects, colours and sounds of each and make the transition between them as smooth as possible. We are pleased with the results we have achieved so far and would like to share a brief teaser video with you all! This video shows the transition as the player moves from under the sea to just above the water level. Let us know what you think!


We hope you have enjoyed our media! Be sure to follow us on moddb to get all the latest updates as they happen :) And remember to watch where you swim...

Love,
The Depth Team

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Ziji
Ziji Mar 27 2010, 1:25am says:

******* great, can't wait.

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KUB3ISM_GAMEWORKS
KUB3ISM_GAMEWORKS Mar 27 2010, 1:53am says:

looking awesome :D

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PsychoticLoner
PsychoticLoner Mar 27 2010, 2:05am says:

The graphics are gorgeous.

But why is it so loud when you get to the surface?

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Scynder
Scynder Mar 27 2010, 7:15am replied:

maybe a motorboat oslt

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Croco15
Croco15 Mar 27 2010, 1:19pm replied:

Waves!

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sbnewsom
sbnewsom Mar 27 2010, 2:36pm replied:

The transition isn't just about graphics, but the acoustics of the sounds.

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stenchy
stenchy Mar 27 2010, 7:04pm replied:

Have you ever been scuba diving? That's pretty much what it sounds like :P

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PsychoticLoner
PsychoticLoner Mar 30 2010, 12:10am replied:

I've never been scuba diving (someone's bound to harpoon me) but I'll take your word for it. In any case, it's more beautiful than I thought it would be.

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Flazor
Flazor Mar 27 2010, 2:09am says:

Godly detail O_O

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Froyok
Froyok Mar 27 2010, 3:44am says:

The underwater looks very, very, very good !

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AlCool
AlCool Mar 27 2010, 8:02am says:

Awesome!

Will the surface play a larger role then the jump point? Like, objective-wise or anything?

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer Mar 27 2010, 10:21am says:

I agree with everyone who has posted a comment so far.

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Dremth
Dremth Mar 27 2010, 11:49am says:

That surface transition is completely awesome.

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Croco15
Croco15 Mar 27 2010, 1:20pm says:

Everything is looking awesome.

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mesaone
mesaone Mar 27 2010, 2:42pm says:

nice one... the sound is great. No water streaming off the mask, like drops on a camera?

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chris_sloany
chris_sloany Mar 27 2010, 3:57pm says:

beautiful engine! very nice models and mapping! all of it looks great!

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jjawinte
jjawinte Mar 27 2010, 4:57pm says:

I'm on board with all this praise. This is the perfect engine for this project.

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peskyone
peskyone Mar 27 2010, 5:59pm says:

surface trans looks amazing how long did that take you

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Otreum
Otreum Mar 27 2010, 7:33pm says:

It's funny how the two different "worlds" feel safe in their own way, but also dangerous in their own way.
Being on the surface makes you feel safe because it's bright, it's sunny, there are the sounds of birds and lapping water, there are the lush colours everywhere etc, but....at the same time, terror lurks beneath, a terror that you cannot see from above the water, a terror that could grab you and tear you apart in seconds, fear of the unknown sets in when you're above the water.

Then while beneath the water, everything is eerily quiet, not really peaceful, but also not really frightening, everything is monotonously blue and dark, like a bad nightmare or a vague dream, and you feel so vulnerable, so alone, seeing a shark is suddenly much more frightening than floating on the surface and being dragged under by a shark...but at least you can react beforehand to try and prevent the attack, which gives some sense of security.

So while it may feel safe to float on the surface in the sunny happy looking and sounding place, you're in more danger than if you were under the deep blue sea, hiding amongst the coral and wrecks.

This mod will be awesome because of these things...just don't ruin it with silly name tags floating above players and a silly HUD.
If anybody is into diving games, I would recommend buying a game called Diver 3D or giving the trial a go, it's really fun, and can also be really scary.

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hate4uall
hate4uall Mar 28 2010, 9:12am says:

the god rays are swweeett

i wanna bum this game :)

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital Mar 28 2010, 12:51pm says:

Wow.... transition video just blew me away. I can only hope that it will play a part in the gameplay as well like having to tug the treasure to your boat on the surface before getting dragged down Jaws style by a great white. Man the tension in this game is going to be phenomenal!

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Tom@engineaudio
Tom@engineaudio Jul 16 2010, 12:59pm says:

This is going to be amazing! Its good to see some fresh ideas, backed up by a strong dev team.

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