UBOAT is a simulator of a submarine from WWII era. It is a survival sandbox with crew management mechanics while its primary theme is life of German sailors. The boat is their home, but it can become their grave at any time.
All Reviews:
No user reviews
Release Date:
Apr 30, 2019
Developer:
Publisher:

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Available: April 30

This game will unlock in approximately 5 weeks

 

Recent updates View all (11)

March 19

Release Date

Dear Players,

This day has finally come! We just received a green light to release our game at a concrete date.

UBOAT will be released at... 30th April 2019!

Roadmap

While we don't want to make too detailed plans ahead to stay flexible for implementing your feedback, there are some things that we can declare right now.

March : Officer promotion system will be added to the backer version.

3-10 April 2019 : NDA for backers will be lifted.

April : Manual hydrophone mode will be added to the backer version.

30 April 2019 : UBOAT enters Early Access.

Summer : Modding SDK.

Why not Q1

We still need to improve a few areas of the game. Our backer community gives us a stellar feedback and we don't feel confident enough to release the game until we implement the most important suggestions. We don't consider Early Access as a chance to publish a buggy game, but rather a solid foundation that we promise to develop further on the feedback we get.

We did our best to make it in the narrow window we had during March, but it's now clear that we won't make it with some matters like translations, that currently are the most obvious thing that needs some more time.

Now we have a solid date that's rooted very deep and is as sure as one can get.

Thank you for the attention and patience for all these years.

Yours,
Deep Water Studio
57 comments Read more

March 14

Voiceover News

Hello!

We have some news for you today.

1.
A full English voiceover (in addition to German) will be present in the first Early Access release.

Side note: this will also open up possibility to add playable Allied subs to the game in the future either by us or modders.. but still - German subs will definitely be our only priority for many months to come during Early Access.

2.
We will finish recordings of at least one more German voice type for the Early Access release.

3.
We are going to submit our game to Valve for the final review very soon, so temporarily we will remove additional languages and voices from the store front to match the current game builds. We will bring them back soon, when we receive all files from the translators and add them to the game. For your convenience and to avoid misunderstanding during this blackout, this is the confirmed list of languages that will be present in the game:

English ✔
German ✔
French ✔
Italian ✔
Spanish ✔
Polish ✔
Russian ✔
Korean ✔
Simplified Chinese ✔
Turkish ✔

4.
In the meantime, next update for the beta testers is shaping up. It will introduce - among other things - randomly generated merchant ship designs, sonar decoys and most of all - dozens of bug fixes. We are getting there.

Thank you for the support,
Deep Water Studio
110 comments Read more

About This Game

UBOAT


UBOAT is a simulator of a submarine from WWII era, yet different than all you have seen so far. It is a survival sandbox with crew management mechanics while its primary theme is life of German sailors. The boat is their home, but it can become their grave at any time.

In UBOAT you control the crew in order to control the boat. You look after their physical and mental health, because if the sailors are hungry, tired and their spirit is low, there’s no chance of winning even a skirmish.

Survival


The extensive damage system is a foundation of the game's survival elements. Unprecedented situations are bound to happen as the effect of received damage, testing player's creativity and ability to stay calm. You can try to save the whole crew or leave someone behind, to save the others.



While your ship travels through the open seas, you will often find yourself being on your own. Use your management skills to spend resources taken on the trip optimally and in special cases try to recover them on the sea, by asking your allies for the help... or by looting wreckages of enemy ships.

  • Disable unnecessary devices, to keep your accumulators running for longer.
  • Tell your crew to stay in their bunks to preserve oxygen.
  • If crew's morale is low - play with them a session of Skat or play music from nearby radio stations, to fortify their hearts.

Kriegsmarine career

During the playthrough you will receive assignments from the Kriegsmarine headquarters. They are never linear and you may receive additional orders during them or face unexpected problems.




Brave completion of assignments from the headquarters is rewarded with additional budget for the unit under your command and with acceptance of your growing reputation as an u-boat's skipper. You will need that, to upgrade your ship and keep up with enemy's technological advances.

  • Upgrade your boat for the rewarded funds.
  • Receive additional permissions for the reputation points.
  • Buy new equipment - new torpedo types, sonar decoys, CO2 absorbers and much more.
  • Send your officers on special tasks in the headquarters to, among other things, speed up a research of new technologies.

Accurate simulation

Game's simulation elements are very realistic, but that never comes at a cost of gameplay quality. Despite extensive simulation elements, UBOAT can be played like a regular game and complex matters can be learned later to become a better skipper for the commanded unit.


Even small things like the influence of ballast in each compartment on the ship's trim (tilt) or Earth's curvature are faithfully reproduced in the game.



Perfection can be achieved in many ways. Prove your management skills and swiftly assign work to your officers to speed things up. If, on the other hand, you think that if something needs to be done, it's better to do that on your own - sit behind the periscope, hydrophone or 88 mm deck gun and take matters in your own hands!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit / Windows 8 64 Bit / Windows 10 64 Bit
    • Processor: Core i3 3.1 GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 560 1GB (720p Low), GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB (1080p Low) or AMD equivalents
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit / Windows 8 64 Bit / Windows 10 64 Bit
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core i7 3770K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB (1080p High), GeForce GTX 1070 8GB (1080p Extreme) or AMD equivalents
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

What Curators Say

7 Curators have reviewed this product. Click here to see them.
There are no reviews for this product

You can write your own review for this product to share your experience with the community. Use the area above the purchase buttons on this page to write your review.