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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

Posted by myles on Feb 26th, 2011

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!

The Depth team.

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Henley Feb 26 2011 says:

Awesome, just awesome.

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alenoguerol Feb 26 2011 replied:

i second this

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newbie2356 Feb 28 2011 replied:

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 Feb 26 2011 says:

Wow. Great stuff!

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Cereal_Killer56 Feb 26 2011 says:

Amazing, Looking forward to this.

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RogerRamjet Feb 26 2011 says:

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| Feb 27 2011 says:

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 Feb 27 2011 says:

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

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medve Feb 27 2011 says:

only multiplayer?

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JustFilth Feb 27 2011 replied:

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 Feb 28 2011 replied:

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

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InvertedVantage Feb 27 2011 says:

This game looks great. Tracking.

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Hajas Feb 27 2011 says:

AMAZING!!! keep the excellent work! :D

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morganio Feb 27 2011 says:

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

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Kamikazi[Uk] Feb 27 2011 says:

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

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SPTX Feb 27 2011 says:

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 Feb 27 2011 says:

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

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_1dt3k_ Feb 27 2011 says:

And I jizzed in my pants

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Scherf Feb 28 2011 says:

Omg ! I cant wait

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Pennypacker Feb 28 2011 says:

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 Feb 28 2011 says:

That last part gave me chills! Amazing stuff!

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justinms66 Mar 6 2011 says:

huh, i didnt see you guys there!

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Derb Mar 13 2011 says:

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 Mar 14 2011 says:

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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