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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Mostly Positive (235) - 72% of the 235 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 14, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are well aware, that our community is waiting for quite a long time for the new Deadliest Catch game. We have many great ideas and features to implement in the game - and that will take us some time for sure. Since we’d hate to make our fans wait even longer for the game they are eager to play, we decided to publish it via an Early Acess option and gather even more useful feedback along the way - to make sure, that the final version of Deadliest Catch: The Game is truly reaching its full potential.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“At the moment we are expecting this faze to take about 4 to 6 months.”

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

“With the Early Acess phase, we intend to regularly update the game, adding features and content.
We’ll be expanding the crew mechanics - adding energy management system, experience system and differentiating hiring methods.
We also plan to add ship improvements - getting better equipment and ship parts and purchasing new stuff for the vessel. Of course, there will be a complimentary captain’s skill system, so a player can choose which direction he wants to automate or upgrade and which tasks he wants to do better by himself.
There will also be a career mode that allows for playing multiple seasons in a row, getting higher and higher in the leaderboard to surpass all other captains.
We also plan to add vessel customization to allow the player a more personalized experience.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game has all features indicated on About This list. We're implementing new features, fixing bugs and working with the game community to improve its player experience. The build might be slightly unstable, though there should not be any blocking bugs.”

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

“Yes, Early Access has a special price that will be raised up after the launch of the Full game version.

The end product price may be about 10$ higher than the EA version.”

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

“From the very beginning of the game production, we have been in touch with our community - dedicated fans of Deadliest Catch TV series and other games based on this topic. We are mostly talking to them via Discord server when we listen to their suggestions and feedback, answering their questions. We have already included a group of over 500 gamers in the pre-alpha testing process. In the nearest future, we plan to hold Beta-tests, which will allow us to include our fans in the process of designing Deadliest Catch: The Game even further.”
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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 in 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 fate on the Alaskan waters!

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 the 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!

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System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8 or 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 3,20GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 3,2 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 11.0 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8 or 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 3,6GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3,2GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 11.0 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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