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.
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Apr 30, 2019
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“UBOAT is an open world game with many emergent situations that make it very different from other war games. We count that continuing to develop the game with the community will help us expand those qualities further and make it a memorable gaming experience.

UBOAT has already majorly benefited from the feedback provided by our backers from Kickstarter as they had access to the game since October 2018. Now is the time, when we would like to invite wider community to join us on the road to finish this ambitious project.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Decision to leave Early Access will depend on when both we and the players will be happy with the final result. Our goal is to leave Early Access in 2020.”

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

“During Early Access we plan to work on these areas of the game:

  • Full story campaign spanning through the whole period of World War II.
  • New types of ships and aircraft.
  • Modding support.
  • Overall polish.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Game is currently in a fully playable state. It was already beta tested for 6 months by a few hundred of our supporters from Kickstarter and it was being worked on for 4 years in total. Campaign is currently not completed, but there are many sandbox missions present.

Please refer to the "About This" section for a detailed description of the current feature set.”

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

“Price probably won't change after leaving Early Access.”

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

“We have a dedicated sub forum in the Steam Community section where game's features can be freely discussed with us. We are always open for the feedback.”
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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

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