Barotrauma takes place several hundred years in the future. In this time, humanity has established several colonies on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons.

Due to the deadly amounts of radiation on the surface of the moon, the colonies are constructed under its icy crust. The vast subsurface ocean under the crust is used as a transport route between the colonies and a source of natural resources. In Barotrauma, the player will step into the boots of a recruit on board a submarine traveling in the subsurface ocean. The player’s job is to keep the submarine operational, while carrying out various tasks to earn funds for buying supplies and hiring new crew members. Maintaining and operating the submarine itself isn’t the only challenge, as the ocean is filled with bizarre creatures ranging from harmless small fish to gigantic Lovecraftian horrors more than capable of destroying the entire vessel.

The game can be played either in single player mode in which the player can choose which crew member to control (others being controlled by AI), and an online multiplayer mode where each player controls one of the crew members.

The game is being developed using the MonoGame framework, with physics provided by Farseer Physics Engine and networking by Lidgren.Network.

Some of the features of the game:

    • Multiple character classes with different skill sets and responsibilities on board the vessel.
    • Procedurally generated underwater environments.
    • A built-in editor that allows designing and building new submarines.
    • Wiring and electricity system that allows building complex devices, similar to Redstone in Minecraft or MechComp in SS13.
    • Water physics that simulate pressure, buoyancy and forces caused by flowing water.
    • Procedurally animated physics-based ragdoll characters.
    • All the characters, items, devices and machines are configured in .xml files that can be edited or added by anyone.


External Links:

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Articles

No articles were found matching the criteria specified. We suggest you try the article list with no filter applied, to browse all available. Join now to share your own content, we welcome creators and consumers alike and look forward to your comments.

Files

No files were found matching the criteria specified. We suggest you try the file list with no filter applied, to browse all available. Join now to share your own content, we welcome creators and consumers alike and look forward to your comments.

Comments
Guest
Guest

Amazing game! It would explode some part of steam community and made them to bought this masterpiece!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
jag648
jag648

Interesting concept but still needs some work. Played a bit of it and it was fun. I ended up getting eaten by a crab-fishy along the way.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

You may also like
Fate of the Galaxy

Fate of the Galaxy

Futuristic Sim

Fate of the Galaxy is a space simulator set in the Star Wars universe, built using the FreeSpace SCP engine. The game is currently in development.

FS2_Open Source

FS2_Open Source

Futuristic Sim

FS2_Open is the original FreeSpace 2 engine, released to the open source community by Volition in 2002. Ever since then, a dedicated team has been hard...

Inferno: Nostos

Inferno: Nostos

Futuristic Sim

Set over 30 years after FreeSpace 2 and about 50 years after INFASA, Nostos tells the story of GTVA's contacts with the Earth Alliance and the sudden...

Inferno: Alliance Reborn

Inferno: Alliance Reborn

Futuristic Sim

Inferno: Alliance Reborn is a remake for Inferno: Alliance, a FreeSpace 2 SCP mod released back in 2006. Just like its predecessor, INFA Reborn will merge...

Freelancer

Freelancer

Futuristic Sim

Experience a vast, open-ended universe filled with an infinite number of adventures. You are the freelancer Edison Trent, an intergalactic jack-of-all-trades...

Star Wars: Squadrons

Star Wars: Squadrons

Futuristic Sim

Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience Star Wars: Squadrons. Buckle up, feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer...