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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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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Recent updates View all (24)

May 22

Patch B120 is live!


Fellow Kriegsmarine Crewmembers,

we're happy to announce that update B120 is already available for everyone after an intense testing period. Thanks to everyone who helped us tweak it and made some important fixes - your support is greatly appreciated!

Here's what you can expect after downloading our new patch:

Improvements:
  • Added bug reporting tool accessed by pressing F11.

Fixes:
  • Lowered memory usage when the game state is being saved.
  • Decreased lag when ships are spawned in the scene.
  • Starting a new game was partially keeping research from the previous session.
  • Blood pools from the previous session could stay in the scene after loading a game state.
  • Ships could stop after loading a game state if they were in the middle of certain AI behaviors.
  • A few sound effects were stopping to be handled correctly after loading a game state.
  • Carry item orders were often ended prematurely if more than one person was working on it.
  • U-boats operate on Atlantic in smaller numbers.
  • Save system fixes.
  • Hydrophone was working on the sea surface and had doubled range since B119 (this problem may persist in saved game state files).
  • Flames on a few types of NPC ship decks weren't properly restored after loading a game state.
  • Flag masts are now functioning correctly on Turm II and Turm IV.
  • Discipline level could become corrupted if the whole crew was moved off the board.
  • Improved performance in Axis ports.
  • Game could become permanently paused after loading some game states.
  • Hydrophone upgrades were working incorrectly.
  • Port characters could be moved to player's ship due to an error.
  • Right clicking on UI while the camera is in TPP view no longer releases the character from the station.
  • Periscope's lock target is automatically cleared when the target is no longer seen.
  • It's no longer possible to lock periscope on a port, aircraft, torpedo, mine or anti-submarine net.
  • Map shortcut ("M") no longer can be used in the headquarters screen.
  • Notifications no longer can be clicked when their effects would cause issues in the current state of the game (dialogues, HQ screen, etc.).
  • Button for accepting rewards at HQ could become not interactable after certain steps were taken.
  • Ammunition Production I rewards are no longer displayed with unreadable green color.
  • Warehouses now have 20 torpedo slots instead of 12.
  • Correct flags in Portsmouth.
  • Discipline penalty applied by hunger was incorrectly displayed with green font.
  • Food wasn't automatically replenished in the kitchen if food ran out in the storage and later was resupplied from the warehouse.
  • Hunger notification wasn't restored after loading a game state.
  • Turm IV gun projectiles weren't shot forward in the direction pointed by the crosshair in manual mode.
  • Audio system fixes.
  • Game states saved while time compression was enabled were loading in a partially incorrect state.
  • Work stations in Battery Room no. 2 had too strict flooding intolerance levels.
  • Character could become stuck and would no longer move in random cases.
  • Fixed problem with "Saving..." notification remaining indefinitely on the screen.
  • Game notifies player if saving game state was unsuccessful for some reason (running out of free space on HDD or game error).
  • U-boats docked in ports were too easily moved by the waves and often ended up beached.
  • Food consumption is no longer affected by time skipped by gameplay means or cheats.
  • Sink ship missions could target ships stationing in ports.
  • U-boat section view lighting fixes/improvements.
  • Torpedoes were sometimes fired at a different target than expected by the player.
  • Fixed few errors logged into reported logs.
  • In-game console could, in some cases, use all available memory and freeze the game.
  • Logger optimizations.
  • Discovery of port/ship components (like AA guns) is now triggered in a more user-friendly way.
  • It was possible to discover port/ship components with the opposite side of the periscope.
  • After following a few steps map would be no longer possible to open.
  • Fixes to a few errors that could loop and decrease performance.
  • Ships could be launched into the sky after loading a game state.
  • Cursor was missing on the defeat screen if the player was in FPP view.
  • Carry item orders were usually failing, if there were a few copies of the item in the source storage.
  • Fixed inappropriate behavior in the kitchen.
  • Fix for entering land areas in the middle of the Atlantic.
  • Improvements of contact precision could throw player back to travel mode.
  • Decreased alarm discipline penalty.
  • Sailors assigned to the officer could open storage instead of him if he drunk coffee before arriving at the storage.

As always, please leave any feedback you may have in the separate forum thread for patch B120: https://steamcommunity.com/app/494840/discussions/1/1652171126120146895/

We are reading through all your comments and reviews and we're happy that we are getting so much support. We're going back to work on further improvements so stay tuned for more!

Yours,
Deep Water Studio
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May 16

Patch B119 available for all, B120 already ready for testing!


Hallo Mariners,

Wie geht's? We hope you're doing good. Either way, we have great things to announce!

Here's the changelog of patch B119. As you can see it's massive! The saves from B119 are compatible with B118, but some of the new things will be available only after starting a new game in B119. We are aware that it may be a pain, but we think it's worth it.

Improvements:
  • Crew list now displays the personality of a sailor, if it was already revealed.
  • Flags of some countries are now divided between the navy and the merchant fleets.
  • Index of the torpedo launcher being loaded is now displayed on the portrait of the officer.
  • Equipment produced through HQ (T3 torpedoes, advanced ammunition types and potassium absorbers) is instantly resupplied in all ports.
  • It's now possible to abandon current assignment at a cost of reputation (translations for this feature may be inaccurate in some languages).
Fixes:
  • Fixed growth of save files each time after a game state was loaded through the main menu and saved again, to a point when they were stopping to load.
  • Confirmed fix for a problem that was causing around 60% of crashes reported to our system.
  • Fixes for few confirmed memory leaks and decreased memory usage.
  • Decreased memory usage spikes related to a generation of character meshes and textures.
  • Major memory optimizations related to terrain generation.
  • Terrain segments are now generated in smaller batches to save memory.
  • Application is cleaning memory more often during loading tasks.
  • Errors logged after upgrading conning tower were fixed.
  • Characters, especially the cleaner, could become trapped between the wall and the torpedo being loaded in the stern torpedo room.
  • Animation of loading stern torpedo launcher is now correctly aligned with the handle.
  • Correct flag files for a few countries.
  • Officers could sometimes panic after discipline fell to zero.
  • UI scale slider was moved from "Control" to "Video" settings.
  • Character name changes are now correctly reflected on the UI above character heads.
  • Germany produces much more AP ammo at the start of the game.
  • All ammunition types are much cheaper. Ports store ammunition in much larger quantities.
  • Combat helmets and rebreathers are cheaper.
  • Wilhelm Wolff is correctly recognized as a crew member.
  • Port in which player's u-boat is docked is being periodically restocked like all other ports.
  • Hydrophone bearing was incorrectly aligned by outdated code. It worked properly only if the ship was oriented directly at the north.
  • Rudder's drag force was pointed in a wrong direction when the ship was moving backward, causing very odd behavior in case of large rudders.
  • Few fixes to ship's combat AI.
  • Upgrades of certain equipment were making radio room or listening room unusable.
  • Carry item orders could get stuck.
  • Characters were unequipping raincoats after stepping into the port, even if it was raining.
  • Mouse pointer could disappear after upgrading the ship.
  • It's no longer possible to save during a dialogue.
  • Ships could enter land areas if they were returning back to port on low fuel.
  • OG and BB convoys had mistaken waypoints on their path.
  • Identification book was stopping to be functional after loading a game state (this problem is carried over in save files).
  • Few types of ships had an incorrect setup of propellers and rudders. The most common side effect was the ability to hear their propellers above water from large distances.
  • Unread messages notification could be visible, even if zero unread messages were present after loading a game state.
  • Fixed bug that could occasionally cause infinite loading screen.
  • Exploration mode speeds up sandbox time more than before.
  • Food is much cheaper.
  • Fixed not clickable listening room problem.
  • Characters could play incorrect animations after loading a game state and they could appear in wrong places.
  • In-progress torpedo loading animation was off after loading a game state.
  • Officer that was playing cards could get interrupted by sailors eating a meal.
  • Characters are faded in and out when they start or stop animation that doesn't have specified transition.
  • Optimization to interiors rendering.
  • Characters could be lit by the sky ambient and stay that way if a game state was loaded with them sleeping on starboard upper beds (they had a blue tint).
  • Stored torpedoes no longer can be damaged.
  • Lowered memory usage and improved performance while loading game states.
  • Ships in the scene weren't receiving any visual damage and weren't wetted by the sea after loading a game state.
  • Fixed problem with freezing viewport after using periscope in manual mode.
  • Aircraft sent from the carrier over long distances wasn't initialized correctly and were causing occasional problems.
  • Hotkeys for selecting officers were working only for the first 6 officers.
  • Certain sound effects could become permanently muted after hydrophone was used in manual mode.
  • Characters could start running in one place when u-boat started to sink.
  • Cranes in La Rochelle could become invisible after loading a game state.
  • Crew was much less willing to eat food after the first alarm was over.
  • Ports and other groups could not load, if a player entered, left and entered their area again in a short time.
  • Game could freeze during terrain generation.
  • Increased error durability of the save system. Saved game state files without major structural problems should load normally when smaller problems are encountered.
  • Fixes to some of the most common auto-reported errors.

Did you think that's big? How about we tell you we already launching a new patch B120 for the branch Unstable? So for those of you, who want more from life, we prepared another changelog.

Fixes:
  • Lowered memory usage when the game state is being saved.
  • Decreased lag when ships are spawned in the scene.
  • Starting a new game was partially keeping research from the previous session.
  • Blood pools from the previous session could stay in the scene after loading a game state.
  • Ships could stop after loading a game state if they were in the middle of certain AI behaviors.
  • A few sound effects were stopping to be handled correctly after loading a game state.
  • Carry item orders were often ended prematurely if more than one person was working on it.
  • U-boats operate on Atlantic in smaller numbers.
  • Save system fixes.

Thanks again! We will never be able to thank you enough for all your valuable feedback and reports. You're the best Seemänner in the whole wide world! Talk to you soon.

You can report the bugs here:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/494840/discussions/0/2530372519560243154/

Yours,
Deep Water Studio
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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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