The Croatian Digital Reef Games studio and Overseer Games have introduced a new gameplay trailer for the Aquatico underwater urban strategy, and it has been announced that a free demo will be available at the next Game to be festival, which will take place from October 3 to October 10.
The trailer demonstrated all the main features of the game, including vertical construction, infrastructure planning, production management, technology research, expedition mechanics, resource search and rescue of survivors.
The action of Aquatico occurs in the future, when the surface of the Earth has become unviable and humanity has begun to build settlements underwater, but many dangers are hampering the development of the ocean floor.
The game combines the elements of urban strategy with the survival simulation; users will have to build a multi-level base with basic infrastructure and production facilities at the lower levels and accommodation at the higher levels; it will have to take into account that the construction, resource collection and use of submarines are unlikely to be attractive to the local fauna and that sharks and whales can enter the settlement; and, as the technological tree moves, new opportunities will be created, ranging from shielding and the disposal of drones to sushi bars and oxygen sources.
The Digital Reef Games debut game was announced in April 2022, and in June the developers published the first gameplayer trailer. In September, the studio held the first open alpha playlist, with several thousand users participating. Their feedback helped correct technical problems. The upcoming demover was created on the basis of an up-to-date assembly and will be updated until the full version is released.
The game will be released on the PC in the third quarter of 2022. The recommended system requirements include Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD Ryzen 51600, 8 Gbyte OZD and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 590 with 6 Gbyte video memory.
The October Game Festival will also include the demo of Manor Lords' urban strategy from Polish Slavic Magic and the detective adventure of The Case of the Golden Idol from the Latvian Color Gray Games.