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 (236 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

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

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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
21 of 23 people (91%) 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 11 people (91%) 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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5 of 5 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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Early Access Review
Mankini.
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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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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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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
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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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
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Early Access Review
Great game to play when you want to relax.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.5 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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57 of 66 people (86%) found this review helpful
186.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
Early Access Review
Awesome game !!!

The tranquil atmosphere is a refreshing change in today’s gaming world. A great way to kick back, relax, have some fun and do some exploring.
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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
Early Access Review
Great game something real different compared to all the other games :)
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Early Access Review
TL;DR: (On top because of convinience)
Do i recommend this? Really hard to say as this title is so very different. If you want some underwater action or competition or a challenge then this is as wrong as a game could be.
If you like a total relaxing chill from time to time without the slightest pressure at all, or simply like diving (although this is by no means a diving-simulator!), this one could be of your taste.


Can you even call "World of Diving" a "game"? There is no real goal, no enemies, no story, no threat, not even the fear of running out of oxygen and no deeper meaning at all.

You just go, well, diving and do, well, diver-stuff.
For that you have some tools at your disposal like the Metal-Detector (for finding gold), the camera for taking photos (you don't say!), the diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) for getting around faster.
On each map (there are around 9 at the time of writing) you can do some missions or even "challenges" (some with, some without a timelimit) for which you'll get some gold. These missions consist of stuff like "photograph these 3 fishes" and the likes.
Also there is a mission-editor which lets you create your own stuff, and on each map you could do missions others have created.

What is the purpose of all this you may ask? Consider this game a total relaxing chilling "game". You don't have to race time, there is nothing to win, you can't even fight anything and nothing will hurt you either.
And you can even do this online with others (there is no chat, you'll have to communicate with handsigns. Nice idea). But to keep you mildly motivated to relax even more, there is a progression. You will get XP for missions
which will "level" your character. The higher you'll get, the more stuff to equip your character will be unlocked. Among those are e.g. cute companions like a clownfish or even a shark.

But there is a dark side too. An itemshop. Yes. An itemshop for a totally non-competitive game :-)
Right now these items are all of cosmetic nature and you could get the bought items by collecting too (which of course will take much more time). Still it leaves a bitter taste for the critical customer.

One thing to really judge in this title are the graphics: Really fitting, nothing next-gen but still beautiful. Yet quite demanding. With my rig (see profile) i won't get higher than 30-60fps on Ultra with FullHD.
But OK, it's early access, and if you're fine with lower fps that is totally acceptable for a title like this.

BTW it supports Occulus Rift, but no 3D-Vision yet (DarkStarSword, the holy knight of 3D-Vision-fixing is working on a fix though).
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2014
Early Access Review
World of Diving is a good game. It's really zen and relaxing. You just swim around and look around. So if something like that doesn't sound interesting, you probably wouldn't like it. There are a few maps to explore right now, but supposedly someday it will be open world. Overall, there isn't a TON of content, but it is in Early Access. For the price, as long as they deliver on their promises, it's definitely worth it and then some.

I experienced one crash while playing, but I think it had to do with the server, as the person I was playing with crashed at the same moment I did. But besides that, it's very responsive, no lagging of the other players. And I rather like that the other way you can communicate with the other players is through hand motions.

Works great with a controller. Movement is fluid and natural, I didn't need to look at the controls to figure out what to do almost immediately.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
44.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Early Access Review
I am an S.S.I. Certified Open Water Sport Diver and have been playing WORLD OF DIVING for only a few hours. In my opinion it is as real as you can get and stay dry. Though it is still in BETA TESTING it has great potential. I'm hooked. Well done guys!

P.S. - Dive Shop prices are a bit much!
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2014
Early Access Review
This game is awesome!
I look down, and I can see the boobies my character has!

Apart from that, this game was absolutely worth the money.

I'll keep it simple -

Pros:
+Vote on what you want devs to work on next
+Character customization
+Pretty graphics
+Can take cool photos with camera
+Can make camera float to take selfies!
+A nice selection of gestures
+Lots of different fish
+Can search shipwrecks for coins to buy things
+Can search clams and stuff for pearls to buy more things

Cons:
-Currently not that much implemented into the game, though there is some good content coming soon
-Not many shipwrecks available so far
-No character face style customisation, just eyes/hair

I am not sure about whether this is a con, or a pro - Sharks don't attack

I'm not sure if this is to be implemented soon, but it may well be.
But while they don't attack, there are 2 things that are important -

+Makes the game nice and peaceful
-There's no threat to deal with

Other than that,
I rate the game IN THE CURRENT STATE IT IS IN AS I POST THIS REVIEW a 7/10

Lots of fun, has LOADS of potential, players actually have a choice to what is made next, could be a major amount of fun with friends, and selfies!

Buy the game from the website, it's not on steam just yet
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
57.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
Early Access Review
Diving games are pretty rare, so I do love the realism WOD provides, intead of being arcadish as others, it feels pretty realistic and gives the illusion of being under water. Love the fact you can customize your character & gear. Multi-player will be a big deal and so far works very well. Should get much better as pepole get the game. I'm waiting for the new update to finish as I write these comments....cant wait to see the editior. If you like diving or even curious, don't hesitate to buy the game you wont be sorry. It modest price is very fair. I am running on Ultra settings with never a crash or technical issue. I also have an older/outdated system... Intel Q9500 Quadcore, 8GB DDR2, 2x GT460 -768mb video cards, Win7-64bit. The game runs smooth even on my older hardware so looks like they've done a decent job optimizing the engine. What few issues I would have would be regarding lack of underwater treasure, etc. but to be fair I'm sure this will be improved as the game evolves since it is in it's early stage. So thumbs up all the way from me!
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