Posts Tagged ‘s-s-s-shark!’

Blue Planet II inspires undersea explorer Beyond Blue

The beautiful BBC wildlife documentary series Blue Planet II has inspired a new game from E-Line Media, the publishers behind Iñupiaq folklore doc-u-platformer Never Alone. Named Beyond Blue, the collaboration will dive into the ocean on a near-future research and exploration mission. It’ll have a documentary side too, with footage from Blue Planet II and chat from real-world ocean researchers. But most importantly, it seems to involve a whole lot of admiring sealife. See the announcement trailer below. Read the rest of this entry »

Maneater is Jaws: The Game, and we’re Jaws

After making teams of sharks fight teams of divers in multiplayer seafest Depth, creative director Alex Quick seems to have decided, you know what, stuff humans, sharks are way cooler; so his next game is solely about a giant shark eating everything in its path. Swimmers! Alligators! Fishermen! Whales! Sailors! Sunbathers! Developers Blindside Interactive and publishers Tripwire today announced Maneater, which is a–and I never thought I’d write this–singleplayer open-world action-RPG starring a ravenous shark. Sure, sure, sure, okay, gotcha. Here, watch the announcement trailer. Read the rest of this entry »

Alien Undersea Exploration: Tachyon Reef Trailer

S-s-s-shark!

I couldn’t tell you what’s attracted a shoal of underwater exploration-y games, beyond perhaps a growing dread that maybe we won’t be lucky enough to die before the world’s drowned, but I’m glad they’re surfacing. FarSky and Subnautica are floating around now, it’s surely time we heard more from Diluvion, and I’m forgetting a few others. I’m adding Tachyon Reef to the list, as the deep sea explore ’em up due later this year has only just caught my eye. Come squeeze into your cozzie for a trailer. And yes, that is a roboshark up there.

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Mod Tools And Megalodon: Depth Patched

HEY GUYS WHAT'S GOING ON OH ARE WE LEAVING THE BOAT NOW OKAY COOL I'LL JUST GRAB MY COAT HEY GUYS WAIT UP GUYS HEY!

“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…” is not a line Depth developers Digital Confectioners have used with their divers vs. sharks game’s latest update, probably because they don’t want to be awful people with tired jokes. Baby, grinding jokes into dust is what I do.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Depth has surfaced with a big patch. ‘The Big Catch‘ has added mod tools and several new shark species to fight against (or devour men as), including a chuffing megalodon. Megalodon! The terror of the Cenozoic seas!

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Shark! The Hunted Divers Scream: Depth Out Now

Guys! Wait up guys! Where are we going tonight, huh? Guys?

By now, you’re probably mature and wise enough to know that Jaws was just a movie, and that sharks don’t really behave like that. You probably do feel safe going back in the water. Sharks don’t toy with prey or trick it, you now know, you clever thing. Ah. You might have missed research and observations over the past few decades that no, some sharks are actually dreadful sneaky things. Some herd prey, some distract targets so others can strike, and some simply swarm.

Bear in mind while playing Depth, which launched yesterday, that the sharks vs. divers multiplayer murderfest might be a glimpse of what will happen if you enter any water deeper than a puddle.

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Make It Snappy: Big Teeth’s VR Crocodile Dentistry

Oh you'll pay attention to this all right.

What’s the worst that can happen in Surgeon Simulator? You yank some poor shlub’s eyes out and they die with scalpels stuck in their brain? Pff! I’ve killed thousands of men in video games. What difference does one more make? No one cares about you, patient man. We do care about ourselves, though. We care about ourselves and keeping all our limbs attached. We care about keeping crocodiles and sharks sedated during surgery so they don’t surge forwards and chomp off our hand. That’s why the terrors of Big Teeth feel so very real and wholly believable to us all.

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