Barotrauma is a science fiction submarine horror adventure baring some serious teeth, tentacles, and a whole lot of surprising mysteries. Created by FakeFish and Undertow Games and published via Daedalic Entertainment, with more than 2.5 million active players, this sci-fi horror adventure will finally emerge to the public with version 1.0 on March 13th.
In Barotrauma, players navigate a vast Ocean on one of the moons of Jupiter far out in the reaches of space. Filled with strange creatures and alien ruins, the game is a cooperative role-playing and strategy survival where players need to complete missions with their crewmates. Whose different classes forge together to manage the ship’s complex submarine systems such as managing the engines, sonar, and nuclear reactor. If that weren’t enough, there will also be monsters and alien viruses aboard the ship to really throw off the missions of the characters.
Now, upon debut, surprising new features will be released as players can dive into Europa to battle horrifying monsters, explore various biomes, and laugh at the various ragdoll body physics. Barotrauma will also feature both a single-player mode as well a co-op of up to 16 players. Though beware, as multiplayer may also assign players as secret conspirators. Traitors with their own individual missions like assassination and sabotage.
A classic example of a game that listens to its budding audience, with the support of over 30,000 Discord members and many player-made entries on Steam Workshop, the game has adjusted its design tremendously to suit the needs of fans.
“Barotrauma has been a great community-assisted effort for almost a decade now, and we’re thrilled to be reaching 1.0 after all these years,” says lead developer Joonas Rikkonen. “We can’t wait to hear what our players think about the faction overhaul and the real ending of the campaign, and look forward to making more updates even after this release.”
Full list of updates since EA launch:
- New graphics and environments
- Campaign overhaul
- Explorable outposts
- Wrecked submarines, abandoned outposts and improved alien ruins
- Submarine upgrading and switching
- More and new monsters and missions
- New scripted event system
- Talent system for character progression
- Reworked tutorials
Barotrauma began as an open-development project by Undertow Games. FakeFish Ltd. joined in 2018 with their team of industry veterans and fresh talents to launch Barotrauma on Steam.
Daedalic Entertainment has an international team of around 90 employees. They develop innovative games across consoles, PC, and mobile platforms. Based in Hamburg, Germany, Daedalic is one of Europe’s most acclaimed publishers and developers. With a total of 32 awards in the German Developers Awards.
They are also, developing The Lord of the Rings – Gollum, a story-driven adventure from the perspective of Gollum, taken from the Lord of The Rings series and meant to be faithful to the books.