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 (302 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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July 18

Devblog 44 + Game Update



Read about the latest update: Friday Dev Blog - 44


==Changelog==

WoD version 0.15.9 - July 17, 2015

- Fixed under water fog being too dense
- Fixed the 2D interfaces being too dark
- Under water light color is no longer orange
- Increased cursor size in the vote screen
- Each level can now have its own post processing effects
- Lots of performance improvements
- Menu camera effects are now cheaper to render for better frame rate in the main menu
- Breathing bubble particles are now drawn over the under water fog again
- Plankton particles are now drawn over the under water fog again
- The 'under water effect' (wavey image) is no longer active above water
- Removed models that were under terrains in all levels
- Moved coins and oyster spawn points that were under terrains to above the terrains in all levels
- Increased the maximum slope the player can climb so he's got less trouble climbing stairs
- Increased compression on terrain textures so the total game size is smaller

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June 20

(late) Friday Devblog 40 + Game Update



This week: Bug fixes, color correction and more! Friday Dev Blog - 40


Game update: WoD version 0.15.6

==Code==
- The Quick Start option in the main menu will no longer freeze the game when joining another session

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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

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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 7 - 64 bit or Higher
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: pixel shader 3.0 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 - 64 bit or Higher
    • Processor: i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: pixel shader 3.0 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: pixel shader 3.0 compatible
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
80 of 89 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Early Access Review
Introduction
World of Diving is an amazingly beautiful and relaxing diving simulator. I found myself just wandering/swimming around the different levels just looking at the beautiful ocean life and ship wreaks. World of Diving is a great break from the usual fast-paced shooters, but it is not without faults. The in game “dive shop”, where you buy customizations, is filled with micro-transactions. Although you can unlock everything without buying it with real world money, the prices in the dive shop are very inflated. Along with the inflated prices, the updates are very slow coming. World of Diving also supports VR and player created content. (I’m waiting for steam workshop to be implemented) Even with the faults of this game, the multiplayer is a huge reason to buy this. It is tons of fun exploring the ocean with a few other friends.

Pros

  • Beautiful graphics
  • Several varied maps/locations
  • Easy and fun multiplayer
  • Tons of customizations
  • Beautiful and interactive ocean life
  • Plenty to do
  • Very relaxing
  • VR support




Cons

  • Requires secondary sign-in
  • Micro-transactions
  • Very slow movement
  • Slow updates
  • Repetitive “objectives”


Conclusion

World of Diving is a beautiful and relaxing diving simulator, but it is not without faults. There is a few issues with buying customizations and as well as the fact of the updates are taking forever to come out. Even with the few issues (will most likely be fixed before release) the multiplayer is a huge asset for World of Diving. If you are looking for a relaxing game to play by yourself or with friends this is for you. Don’t expect anything fast paced and exciting.

Video Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k1PsG8jJDg
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55 of 62 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Early Access Review
World of Diving is a diving simulator game that is currently available through Steam Early Access. In World of Diving you take to the water at a number of different locations ranging from a diving school (and the surrounding waters) to a sunken WWII ship. World of Diving has both multiplayer and singleplayer but due to the lack of players I've only experienced the singleplayer.

This game does include microtransactions but everything in the game's store can be purchased with in-game money (if you can be bothered to collect the stupid amounts necessary).

+Great graphics
+Extremely relaxing to play
+A number of different dive tools to help you out
+Community challenges are well intergrated into each map
+A reasonable amount of maps at the moment
+There are some really cool cosmetic items in the shop if you like that kind of thing
+Wildlife is well designed and they seem to behave quite realistically
+Easy to use mission editor
+I haven't encountered a single bug or glitch

+/-Sea predators, such as sharks, pose no threat to you. It benefits how relaxing the game is but it does take away from the realism
+/-Apart from some pretty unimaginative challenges which have you take pictures of things there's not much to do which is fine if you just want to have a relaxing experience but makes the game get boring quite quickly

-Progress on this game is painfully slow, the devs do release weekly devblogs (which just show how little they get done each week) but it has been a very long time since the game actually got an update
-Itemshop prices (whether you're using real currency or in-game currency) are way too high
-Currently oxygen needs aren't in the game so you don't have to worry about your oxygen levels, takes away from the game's realism
-The game has a 'brony' level. Whether you are a fan of bronies or not this map really breaks the realism of the game as of course you wouldn't find such a thing in the real world
-The maps are very small and the wrecks within the maps also feel a bit too small

Verdict:
6

A nice diving game with great visuals that is let down by painfully slow updates and its lack of realism, I'd suggest buying this on sale and playing with friends.

El K.
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Early Access Review
A Missed Opportunity.
What would a person coming to a diving game want? I'd venture the same things as someone actually diving in a real reef - exploration, loads of aquatic wildlife, relaxation.
World of Diving ignores all of this, instead presenting you with lots of cheap challenges (Race here, photograph three fish at once here). There are hardly any fish and the environments are sparse. To make matters worse, this paid game presents itself like a mobile phone freemium title, offering microtransactions for all sorts of (lets hope non essential) stuff.
For an example of how to do it right - look at Endless Ocean (Eternal Blue in the US) for the Wii. This offering is no substitute for that. Really disappointed.
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34 of 45 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Early Access Review
This is my post about the game from the discussion forums. When I thought about what I had written it became clear to me that this sums up the game almost completely.

--This game is just a complete and total joke. The devs don't listen to what the people want added to the game. Since day one many people have been asking for optional "hardcore" modes where air consumption, depth, and bouyancy keeping are core features, and yet they take damn near 8 months to release an update that, near as I can tell, just bluescreen's everyone's computers.

The devs have made it abundantly clear that they don't care about their customers or World of Diving in general. They are too busy with their other cash grab projects. I sincerely wish I could get my money back for this lump of crap.

I was looking for a good, down to the bolts diving simulator, and unfortunately, World of Diving is NOT the game I was looking for.

Save your money and pass over this crap. It started as an occulus rift tech demo, and that is all it has remained. I hope they choke on my cash.
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Early Access Review
World of Diving feels like something I *want* to like, but it's too inconsistent at this stage. Graphically, it's quite beautiful. The undersea world is rendered with appropriate murkiness; fish and dolphins flit about, sharks glide menacingly overhead, and shipwrecks look suitably weathered.

But that's about where it ends for me. As nice as it looks, the ocean in World of Diving seems too static and artificial. The fauna just swim about without much regard for the player. The undersea wrecks are impressive, but non-interactive. It looks real, but it doesn't *feel* real.

In fact, the only undersea interactivity is in the form of contrived "challenges" or hunting for coins or pearls. Those elements don't really fit with the more realistic presentation. It's like the developers are attempting to shoehorn a "game" into a simulation. The result ends up jarring; I was simultaneously immersed in a wondrous environment and yet constantly reminded that I am playing a video game.

My recommendation would be to allow an option to ditch the more obvious "game" like elements in favor of a more immersive experience with better interaction with the undersea world.
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