Enter the dangerous world of king crab fishing in the deadly Bering Sea! Take command of your own fishing vessel, use realistic equipment, combat hazardous Alaskan waters and become the world's best crab catcher!
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Available: 2019


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February 14

Devlog #1 - The fishing vessel

Ahoy brave Captains!

We - the development team of Deadliest Catch: The Game - are really excited to see your interest and anticipation for the game release. We are also receiving many questions and suggestions from you about the game content and your expectations regarding it. That’s why we decided to create a series of devlogs in which we’ll share with you some insights from our work on this title. We hope that you’ll enjoy reading it!

That being said, are you ready to step into the wheelhouse of your own ship and set course on the deadly Alaskan waters? Let’s make sail than! And what’s a better thing to start with than the fishing vessel itself?

While playing the game, you’ll become the owner of a crab fishing vessel with all the equipment essential for catching the precious king crabs and bringing them safely to the Dutch Harbor. The design of the ship is based on the boat well-known from the Discovery Channel show - F/V Cornelia Marie. It’s approximately 42 meters long, 10 meters width and 20 meters high (counting to the top of the mast). Let’s take a quick tour of it!

The deck is where the magic happens. Here you can find all the important equipment like the hydraulically lifted crane, empty crab pots, the coiler, the lift, the sorting table, the bait-cutting machine, the fridge for the bait and basket with buoys. The deck is where you will spend most of your in-game time. Better get familiar with it! From the deck, you can also access all the other parts of the vessel.

In the storage room, you’ll keep all the additional items that may come in handy. Spare grappling hooks, the hydraulic oil or repair kits to maintain the equipment. Provided, that you remembered to buy it all before leaving the port for the season!

Under the deck, there is the holding tank filled with salt water. That’s where all the crabs suitable for sale are kept while your vessel is at sea. Remember, that you have to deliver the crabs alive, otherwise nobody will buy them and all your hard work will go to waste. But don’t get greedy - there is a limited amount of crabs you can safely fit in the tank. If you allow your vessel to get overburden (and that means the weight of pots, fuel, additional equipment and obviously the caught crabs), it’ll affect the mileage and make steering more difficult.

The wheelhouse allows you to truly take command of your vessel. Literally - from this place you can steer the ship. There are four speed-levels for going forward and one for reverse movement. What’s important, you can set the engine power to the desired level and leave the wheelhouse to drop the pots or sort the caught crabs - the vessel will proceed sailing in the set direction. From the wheelhouse, you can also switch on the map and set course to the previously chosen points in the fast-travel mode.

Finally, you can visit the upper deck. From there you can admire the sight of splendid but treacherous Bering Sea!

Now you know what you might expect on board of your own fishing vessel. Soon we’ll give you a little more details about the equipment you’ll get to use during your adventure. Let us know what do you think about our ideas and the devlog itself. Also, tell us if there are topics that you’d especially like to read about in the future. See you soon, captains!

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February 4

Announcements plans and a great Discovery Channel game!

Ahoy fearless Captains!

We’ve recently been getting a lot of questions about the game - we are thrilled to see how many of you are waiting for the release! We want to provide you with all the fresh info and show you what our work looks like behind the scenes, so we'll be posting some devlogs in the coming weeks - make sure to keep track of our announcements!

In the meantime, here's another game developed in cooperation with Discovery Channel. Check it out!

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About This Game

Hey, you! Yes, you! Do you want to be a landlubber your whole life? Or maybe you dream of making a fortune, sailing dangerous seas and learning the secrets of king crab catchers? Are you not afraid of risk, storms and crab claws? If you are brave enough, come with me to Dutch Harbor!

For a few days every year, experienced crab catchers and greenhorns brave the elements side by side, putting their health and life on the line. The goal is to earn a fortune and become known as the best crab catcher. Now you can become one of them!

In Deadliest Catch: The Game you will compete with dangerous sea rallies to catch more crabs than you ever thought possible. The task is not simple – it is a battle against time, fishing quotas, crab migrations, and most importantly: the sea. Such is your underwater fate.

Your ship is no different from those that sail from Dutch Harbor every fall to seek a fortune in the marine abyss. You will conn your vessel in all conditions: breeze or gale, no storm can scare you, however terrifying it may look. The troubled sea, the soaked ship deck, the vessel floating on the waves - and you to overcome it all!

At your disposal we leave not only this fishing vessel, but also all the onboard equipment - the crane, the winch, the launcher, and the coiling system. We will teach you to use them, step by step. Remember, no-one was born with the rudder - or a crab - in their hand. However, you will manage the vessel by yourself - as captain and fisherman at the same time. All devices are handled by you in first-person mode to have the best view of everything happening on your boat. You will also get original crab pots - thanks to them you will be able to pick out all the crabs from the vastness of Bering Sea.

Remember that you must follow Alaskan law. Not all crabs can be caught and sold! A realistic 3D model will help you judge whether you have caught a handsome and expensive male, a protected female, or a baby. Analyze the water and seabed to better predict where crabs may be found.

Nature will not be your only opponent. Match your skills against the computer and other players! Invite your friends to compete for the title of the best crab catcher. Load your pots on board, sit at the controls of your ship and see which one of you is the fastest and most effective in catching your crab fortune from the bottom of the sea!

Check out another great game which is being developed in cooperation with Discovery Channel:


System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Processor: 2GHz+
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Storage: 800 MB available space

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