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Displaying our new gameplay trailer which shows the long awaited shark attack system in action, the treasure grab/ cash mechanic, sneak-gameplay and "tagging". And also some GDC details

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Greetings, beloved prey!
We have been lurking around at the bottom of the ocean since August last year, invisible to the human eye... silently plotting, working and waiting for the moment to strike. That time has come. You should probably get out of the water.

In September of last year we were joined by veteran Epic Games programmer Ron Prestenback, who has proven himself a master of coding shark attacks. The shark attack feature was one of the most technically challenging and complex systems any of us have had the opportunity of developing in Unreal Engine. But now it's finished, and we are overjoyed. Recently we promised you a demonstration of this long awaited Shark attack system in action. Well, here it is.



Also on display in our brand new gameplay trailer is the treasure grab / cash system, sneak-gameplay, and "tagging", a crucial team-service offered by the "Watcher" class diver. Next, we'd like to announce the re-launch of our website now with tons of gameplay information and media. I think you will all agree it's a step up from our old site. Why not join our community forums while you're there?

But wait! There's more - Chris Latham of Engine audio, and myself - Alex Quick will be heading down to (hopefully) sunny San Francisco for this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC). If you also plan to attend, please drop either Chris or I a line! It will be a great opportunity to get some insider info on Depth, and booze it up with two celebrities. (Well, I'm serious about the first part!). See you in San Fran!

Love,
The Depth team.

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Henley Staff
Henley

Awesome, just awesome.

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alenoguerol
alenoguerol

i second this

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newbie2356
newbie2356

at first I was like, shouldn't the shark attacks be a bit more deadly? then at the end, I was like awww yeah.

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Hendar23
Hendar23

Wow. Great stuff!

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Cereal_Killer56
Cereal_Killer56

Amazing, Looking forward to this.

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

SHARKS!!!... No, no, nooooo, I can't play this... sharks, legs missing, blood, SHARKS!!!... help me mommy.... hahahaha....

Looks brilliant guys... I think the sharks are a little fast when cruising, but perfect speed for attack... excellent work.. SHARKS!!!... scares the crap out of me.

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|TheDR|
|TheDR|

You need to make some sort of elimination game mode called "Hide and Shark" :P

Looks great so far, can't wait to give it a go!

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ogggrez
ogggrez

i want to play this.... NOW!!!11

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medve
medve

only multiplayer?

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JustFilth
JustFilth

At present and for the beta release Depth will be focused purely on competitive Multiplayer only. This said there are plans to allow for some Single player interaction in the future but nothing is confirmed just as yet.

Hope this helps.

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simahas
simahas

oh would be awesome to eat singleplayer bots/npcs in the game as a shark...

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InvertedVantage
InvertedVantage

This game looks great. Tracking.

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Hajas
Hajas

AMAZING!!! keep the excellent work! :D

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morganio
morganio

ok... will this be freeware or p2p? anyways great work keep it up.

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

Wow this looks awesome, i would pay good money for this game. can't wait till you guys release.

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SPTX
SPTX

The camera is too steady when you got bitten. There should be some shaking, also I wonder if you can still move it (with limited angle of course), it would be frustrating, even if you can't overcome your eater.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

Holy god! That's just amazing! Please release D:

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_1dt3k_
_1dt3k_

And I jizzed in my pants

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Scherf
Scherf

Omg ! I cant wait

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Pennypacker
Pennypacker

Sorry guys, there's no way im buying this..
Im just too afraid that I'll not only suffer shark attacks, but also 3 simultaneous heart attacks :P

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Reymas
Reymas

That last part gave me chills! Amazing stuff!

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justinms66
justinms66

huh, i didnt see you guys there!

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Derb
Derb

Will the eels and other undersea creatures hurt you if touched? or serve as a health regen for sharks or something? the game looks very fluid as is! i like it!

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KaiMan32
KaiMan32

Nice gameplay trailer. I think this game might do a good job at triggering my fear of swimming in the ocean :P

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