Shipwrecked on a tropical island, you must use your wits and the natural environment to survive, craft, explore - and eventually, find your way home. Under the Ocean is currently in early alpha. Craft Under the Ocean features a flexible, physics based crafting system. Hundreds of items interact in strange and unexpected ways.
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“We are still making major fundamental changes to the game, so if bugs and rough edges scare you, please Wishlist the game and wait for Beta! But if you want to jump in, give feedback and watch the game as it evolves, this early preview is for you. We're more excited than ever to be working on Under the Ocean, and we sincerely invite you to be involved.



- Paul, Michael and Chris
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"A project that started off ambitious and then went even further. Perhaps not an immediate buy until Alpha 9 is finished, but keep a close eye on this."
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About This Game

Shipwrecked on a tropical island, you must use your wits and the natural environment to survive, craft, explore - and eventually, find your way home. Under the Ocean is currently in early alpha.

Craft
Under the Ocean features a flexible, physics based crafting system. Hundreds of items interact in strange and unexpected ways. Attach a sharp rock to the end of some driftwood to make a spear. Then a glow worm for lighting, or dip the tip in poison berries - or both! Build traps to ensnare prey, windmills to generate power, a lakeside cabin, and eventually, a raft to make your way home.


Explore
Islands in Under the Ocean are randomly generated, giving you a new experience each time you travel. Elements mix and match in interesting ways. If you're on a boar infested island, you'd better have washed up armed! Islands can have different size, shape, terrain, lighting, weather, starting equipment, tools, weapons, animals, plants, backstories, hazards and more.


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Under the Ocean is still in Alpha, so by purchasing today, you’re getting in on the ground floor. This of course means bugs and rough edges; but it’s also a chance to meaningfully support the development of the game, and help shape its future. Vote on new features at http://www.underthegarden.com
Helpful customer reviews
82 of 102 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This Game is Not Abandoned
However in good faith I cannot recommend this game yet. The developers have been working on a massive overhaul to the game also known as alpha 9. This update has been months in development and is still being worked on. They stream the progress of the game and release screenshots to show they are still working on it. The reason I cannot recommend this game is because the current state of the game will be different from the next update and the direction of the game has changed. I will change my review once alpha 9 is released.
Posted: June 1
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Has this game been abandoned? I don't know, but it certainly feels that way since it hasn't been upated in 6+ months. I do not recommend buying it until they release another update, and only if that update contains 6+ months of work that makes it worth paying for.
Posted: June 24
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Really fun game, Great music, and keeps you entertained for hours.
Posted: June 19
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Hard game, but fun... and is realy looking forward for next patch
Posted: June 28
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Fun concept that would be cool if developed. As you can see from other comments and forum posts development has seized to produce any results for more than a year. The screen shots and videos of this steam page is no longer relevant for they are developing an entirely new game (2d to 3d). If you have any interest in how the game looks now: it is dead. Instead of finishing this game and starting another the developers hijacked this game and took it another direction. I like the game how it is; it just needed to be expanded and bug fixed. I did not sign up for a 3d version and purchased the game when it was first released to help support the game because it was heading in a good direction.

TLDR: Dev team stopped work and got distracted making another game (everything but title). 2d version had great hopes; fun here and there.
Posted: August 18
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