An uncharted world awaits. World of Diving is the multiplayer online game that brings you an exhilarating underwater adventure with optional Oculus Rift support.
User reviews: Very Positive (238 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 26, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“World of Diving is first launched on Steam as an Early Access game, and we're sometimes asked for our reasons. It's simple: We are not making this game for just us (although it sometimes feels that way!) but for you, our community. By involving you in the development process from early on, we hope to bring you the game that you won't be able to put down. Also: bugs. ;)”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“At the moment, we're not quite sure as to how long we will keep World of Diving in Early Access. A lot depends on your feedback and the wishes of the community. World of Diving might be in Early Access for a brief six months, but it could just as well take us a bit longer.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Upon launch, the full game will have more features, more content, hopefully a boasting community full of happy players to meet in-game, and lots and lots of awesome user-generated content... and - bare with us ;) - less bugs than the Early Access version. Some concrete examples are the ability to invite your friends in multiplayer, salvaging, improved player progression, and animal companions.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of the Early Access version is pre-alpha. As mentioned above, we're still implementing some cool features for you guys and even better - you can help decide which features are introduced first through community polls.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, for sure. We're more than happy to reward you if you're willing to accept our bugs! You'll save some mney, as the full game at launch will be a little more expensive. Details to follow soon.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“You'll have a vote on our upcoming feature development through community polls and by participating in our lively, resourceful forums.”
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January 23

Friday Devblog 19



Keep your hand on the helm, the latest Friday dev blog is online@ www.divegame.net/blog

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January 16

Friday Devblog 18



Annddd.... It's Friday again! Check out the latest World of Diving development progress on www.divegame.net/blog!

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Reviews

“World of Diving with Oculus Rift is a real treasure”
http://www.destructoid.com/world-of-diving-with-oculus-rift-is-a-real-treasure-272270.phtml

“Such wonderful things surround you”
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/20/gdc-underwater-selfies-and-sea-turtles-in-world-of-diving

“This is the fun of virtual reality; the act of exploring a new environment was quietly joyful”
http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/20/5529780/world-of-diving-is-an-open-relaxing-foray-into-virtual-reality-scuba

About This Game

An uncharted world awaits.

World of Diving is the Oculus Rift-enabled online diving game that brings you an exhilarating multiplayer diving adventure, all without getting wet. access the game via Early Access and start playing straight away!

World of Diving enables you… to freely explore the ocean and make progress through exciting challenges:
  • Interact with the amazing sea life.
  • Compete against your fellow divers.
  • Discover the sunken remains of history.
  • Collect and salvage ancient treasure.

As a diver… you can be a contributing member of an active community:
  • You design, create and share your own content.
  • You influence the development of new features.
  • Your positive activity is rewarded with unique content and special privileges.

Customize everything
  • Appearance;
  • Gear & tools;
  • Boats, submarines & other vehicles;
  • Real estate.

Your personal diving base
  • Customize your own tropical island.
  • Invite your friends in multiplayer.
  • Dock your vehicles & store your gear.
  • Unlock your next diving missions.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or Higher
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: pixel shader 3.0 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: pixel shader 3.0 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 Snow leopard
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: pixel shader 3.0 compatible
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 Snow leopard
    • Processor: i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: pixel shader 3.0 compatible
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or Higher
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: pixel shader 3.0 compatible
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: pixel shader 3.0 compatible
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Early Access Review
I love diving games even though i'm scared of the deep black depths xD

It's nice relaxing game for enjoying the underwater exploring or doing challenges such as taking pictures of certain things, so far i'm enjoying & loving it, would recommend.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Early Access Review
I realy like this game and I do recommend it for people that want to get away from all the shooting and killing for awhile.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Early Access Review
Its a fantastic concept for a game, and Its very nice to look around and see all sorts of things I myself might never go and actually see.
The game does have a few bugs, like the frame rate can be low and I sometimes have trouble just trying to move around, but overall Its a lot of fun. My favorite thing is the Multiplayer, even though the friends feature is locked, me and my friend can still get into the same server and look at all the pretty sights of the ocean together. I recomend this to anyone who likes the ocean and wants a game thats not all about winning.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Early Access Review
This is a reluctant recommendation of the game in its current state of developement.
I'm reluctant to recommend because I'm finding it difficult to get excited to play the game and I'm finding its limitations of movement to be frustrating.

You can't alter your axis and swim sideways which can be very odd underwater especially when swimming along the length of a sunken ship. I'd like to be able to turn to face the ships orientation and drag myself along certain objects and the lack of this makes that freedom of being underwater further away from how you actually feel in the game.

The most frustrating part for me is that I see this as an MMO, not the usual MMO though, it's a Massively Missed Oportunity. If you've ever watched the TV show 'Tanked' you'll likely know what I'm getting at here. The living eco system in our seas is sorely missing from this game. The graphics are more in line with those aquariums in the show where the customer doesn't have enough time or knowledge to be able to look after a 'real life' aquarium with living rock and coral being substituted with acrylic, silicone, rubber, painted pieces that are too bright and unnatural.

This may be ok for some but for me I'd like to see something closer to a real life reef than the artificial reefs that are used in that show. This day and age I think the devs could aim higher with transparency brought into the fray and annemonies and corals showing some real colours and movement, not these bright pink and blue stuck on cheapo immitations.

Under water there's a lack of distance viewing which should have been an opportunity to really cram the details into the surrounding area of your swimming zone. I can't help but feel that the Unity 5 engine may be partially to blame for the lack of this. But I live in hope that the life that is sorely missing for me will be gradually introduced over time with this being still an early access release.

From a lifelong marine tank enthusiasts perspective I can't help feeling really disappointed with the lack of realism but at the same time I do enjoy the game, so I have to give it the recommendation for that reason alone. I hope that over time the realism will be introduced to bring us a game that really uses current pc capabilities.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Early Access Review
Well, it's still beta, so there are not that many features - only collecting coins and shooting photos. Or just dive around. Amount of animals and plants is also still limited. Like to see wales. ;-) Other than that, it is a fresh perl in the world of games. Calming, soothing, nothing to shoot (except with your camera). Really cool!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Early Access Review
This game is a pretty good game. Even though it is still early in devolpment, but is headed in a good direction. I hope to see good things come out of this game :dappershark:
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Early Access Review
I got this game not knowing what to expect. I had my doughts about it, but after playing it, it quickly became clear that it had potential. As a diver in real life, I was really quite impressed with the detail put into the equipment and environments. Of course, the game is still very muh in early access, so don't buy it if you don't want to play something unpolished. The way that early access games have been going lately, we can't be sure how this will turn out, but I have faith in the developers and am exited to see where they take this game.
P.S. There aren't many people playing this game currently, so if you want, feel free to add me on steam so we can play some.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
Mankini.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Early Access Review
Back when computers had just started becoming a household item, there was a lot of excitement about what might be and what would be, given time. This game is a fulfillment of that kind of promise personal computers had. My memory isn't perfect, but if I didn't hear someone longingly talk of someday being able to "explore underwater worlds" once, then it's only because I heard it more than once. And here we are; the future has become the present.

I love aquatic biomes and the ability to visit one so detailed as this when I'm unable to do so in real life is something I adore having. The diversity of life you find in the waters of World of Diving necessarily doesn't equal what you'd see in an actual ocean, but there is enough variety that it stays interesting. As far as the fish go, they're so impressively detailed that you can easily tell their species at a glance if you know them in real life. And their behavior seems to differ slightly by species, as well.

The sunken ships and the like are interesting and seem to be very well done. Those aren't as interesting to me as natural formations and flora and fauna, so I can't say much more than that about them. Well, I do remember that as I went through one sunken ship looking for Jack-o-Lanterns around Halloween, I remarked that the ship itself was a horror movie waiting to happen. Spooky. These sunken ships (and one plane, I believe) are often the hub or target of some of the available missions.

This is such a beautiful experience and if you came looking at it with any hint of interest in the first place, you couldn't go wrong with it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Early Access Review
I would say that this game is really cool, especially for players who are really into ocean life, exploring, and other people who have played Endless Ocean on the wii.
I will have to say that there is some lag issues that I got, but they weren't so bad after I lowered the quality.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Early Access Review
Even without VR, its very relaxing, it looks and preforms great, and is quite...for lack of better words...cool. I think its a bit expensive, but if you're looking for a solid diving game, then look no further
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Early Access Review
This game is great and I hope they add more features
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Early Access Review
Didnt' play long...I had a highend PC but the game needs more optimization. I recommend it because I want to support the development but that should be their highest priority at this time...30 fps is not good enough, especially with the Oculus Rift.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Early Access Review
Great game, the real diving experience gives (NAUI diver exam 2002).
Thanks for developers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Early Access Review
Very fun diving simulator for an Early Access game. Dive in with other divers (or by yourself) to search for treasure and sunken wrecks and also defy the laws of physics by diving down to 4700 meters below sea level (and @ > 70,000 pounds per square inch).
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
This game is beautiful, the colors so bright and sounds so soothing. I highly recommend if you want a break from the mass murdering and destruction involved with most games. Challenges involve taking photos of assigned objects and finding loot/treasure. The more time you spend, the more you will find. Use your loot to purchase new apparel and equipment. If you want an amazing visual experience, this game will provide. I only wish I could go diving/snorkling like this for real.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Early Access Review
An excellent underwater world to explore, only buy this game if you like underwater environments. Gameplay is pretty nonexistant. Its best to play in short sessions. A very relaxing and enjoyable game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Early Access Review
5 hr. in and I like it. I wish the areas were bigger but they are big enough to let you spind a good amount of time exploring. The fish could use some work, they look a little mechanical but hopefully that will improve. Can't wait for some of the areas to open that are closed right now. for an Alpha game I think it's doing great.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Early Access Review
mhmm

dunno what to give this one

yes i like the gameplay
no i dont like graphics

but in general not bad and not good :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Early Access Review
Good game, nice exploration and graphics but the oculus rift made me feel queesy with a sore head. I was really looking forward to playing this with the rift for ages as there are other diving demos that work really well with VR, but this game has severe judder ATM. Hope it gets fixed soon.
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