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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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
19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Early Access Review
This game isn't fun at all. It's basically just a tech demo. Still waiting on that alpha 9 update from last december...

I don't know why I even have this game...
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Early Access Review
Good concept and has alot of potential, but it hasn't had an update in more than a year
Its time to find something else.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Early Access Review
When I first seen this game I was intrigued by the initial concepts so I bought it. However, it has been almost a year and there hasn't been a single update so DO NOT GET THIS GAME.

can't believe I wasted my money on some more of this early access crap.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Early Access Review
this is why i hate this "early access" ♥♥♥♥, it does provide new devs a chance, but i also feel like i was robbed, bought this cuz it sounded interesting, what i got for my $12 CAD was a buggy POS that i played for an hour trying to make work. pass this one people, and pass with extreme prejudice.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Early Access Review
No, this game hasn't been abandoned. they are still working on alpha 9. However I don't recomend purchasing it at this time. Alpha 9 is a complete overhaul, so save your money for when the game is worth it.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Early Access Review
It has been a year since I've purchased this game & it is still on Alpha. The game lacks of update feels like the developers has abanddon the project. If you like survival games, there are open games on steam which consist of regular updates to polish the game further.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Early Access Review
Personally, I liked the idea of survival, building and open world concept which is why I bought it. I'm glad though that I bought it during a steam sale cause I cannot grasp the fact that this game was a disappointment to me. There isnt a lot of instructions - you kind of figure things out yourself, and its not like other building/survival games where you kind of assume how to do things and it works out. I understand that this game is still early access in alpha state at the moment. But the last update was last year... makes me wonder if they're ever still working on this game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Early Access Review
Incredibly difficult to understand, not worth the money, screen flares all over the place, and... Oh, that's right, the crafting isnt anywhere near as fun as it looks in the video. All around, 2/10. If you are thinking about buying this game, don't. the video and pictures make it look way better than it actually is.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Early Access Review
Clunky tech demo without updates in a long time. Nice artwork design, but that's pretty much it. Horrible controls and navigation, slow and painful, and not fun at all.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Early Access Review
I've tried to give this a chance but I cannot. I can't build things like they say you can. I sometimes think its bugged.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Early Access Review
The game seems to have been left in the dust by the devs. If you want an open survival sandbox that's more than rough around the edges, try this out. If you want a complete package or something that is getting ongoing support, this might not be the place to find it.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Early Access Review
its hard to get wood
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Early Access Review
Don't bother with this one.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Early Access Review
almost a year since the last update NOOOOOOOOOPE
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Early Access Review
This game was fun for maybe 30 minutes, likely because of how limited it is. But considering there hasn't been an update in over a year, It's time to move on.
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Early Access Review
People laugh at me because i bought this game.
I dont think that means something good?
This game wasnt fun at all, but it had some nice graphics.
If you are want to buy this game you should see a doctor...
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2 of 13 people (15%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Early Access Review
Bad game. bit to hard. Sorry devs.. you had the right idea and nice textures!
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1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Early Access Review
Under the Ocean
A fresh look on indie games, Under the Ocean brings more that meets the eye.
THE GOOD
  • Great artstyle
  • Amazing animations
  • Good crafting

THE BAD
  • Gets a bit boring after around two hours
  • I personally lost interest in this game after 4 hours of gameplay.

71/100 71% Good, but more content is needed.
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4.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
I will admit like many others that I am dissapointed at how long the next update is taking but great things requires time and this project is going to take a good amount of time. I bought this game about a year ago and I do like the game as it is (however it is glitchy sometimes) but the next update in my opinion looks like it is worth waiting. I support Under the Ocean 100% and I am very excited for what the future holds for this game.
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106 of 128 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
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.
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