OverSeer Games has announced that its underwater survival city builder, Aquatico, is set to launch January 12th, 2023! To celebrate the news, the development team has released a brand new narrated gameplay trailer showcasing just some of the unique mechanics players will experience.
After Earth’s surface became a barren and inhospitable wasteland, humanity poured their hopes into beginning a new life under the waves. Building a sustainable future, however, doesn’t come easily. Set across multiple levels of the ocean floor, players will need to survive the briny depths to build their very own utopia.
With all new features since its Next Fest debut, including Expeditions that allow you to send your inhabitants out into the depths of the ocean to scout and secure resources, to create Dome connections that bridge the gap between the lower and upper levels, the trailer gives players a deeper look at the gameplay on offer.
Featuring regional-based biomes with various temperatures and depth levels that impact how players build their underwater civilization, Aquatico presents unique challenges. Whether it’s being wary of the natural sea life or adapting to unknown ecosystems to avoid triggering unwanted conflicts, management of your population and your expansion is key to survival.
Aquatico’s vertical layered construction is unique for city building. Atop the sea, bed lie the core infrastructure and production facilities and this layer is accessible to mechanized robots working efficiently to maintain the city’s operations. The layers above are enclosed within massive domes, creating a habitable life for society. Sustaining this newfound daily routine will come with difficulties, as players must work towards fulfilling the requirements for enduring sea life.
Aquatico will be diving into 1.0 on January 12th, 2023. Those keen to learn more about the game can wishlist it now on Steam or the Epic Games Store, or head to its Discord to chat with like-minded builders.