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UBOAT

An open world submarine simulator created in Poland by Deep Water Studio. The game takes place during World War II and the player assumes the role of a captain of a German submarine who completes various missions inspired by historical events.

Simulation | World War II | sandbox | submarines | Polish | crowdfunding | under water

UBOAT cover

developer: Deep Water Studio

publisher: PlayWay

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

2020

PC

The official release date of the game has not been announced yet.

Switch

UBOOT for PC and SWITCH is a submarine simulator created by Deep Water Studio. The developer cooperated with PlayWay, the publisher of such games like Helicopter: Natural Disasters, Professional Farmer 2015 and Car Mechanic Simulator 2015. In May 2016 both companies started gathering funds for the game via the Kickstarter crowdfunding website.

Plot

The story in this game takes place during World War II. In UBOOT, the player assumes the role of a captain of a German submarine. Together with his crew the captain completes various missions given to him by the Kriegsmarine command. The game tries to stick to true events but the fate of the crew lies only in hands of the players.

Mechanics

UBOOT for PC and SWITCH is an unusual combination of mechanics of Silent Hunter and Fallout Shelter. Commanding the submarine doesn’t end on maneuvering and firing torpedoes. Most of all the captain must actively participate in the lives of the crew, take care of crewmembers’ needs, assign tasks to them etc. Each sailor is a separate entity with a unique look, abilities and troubles; after some time he can stand against his superior. Each member of the crew reacts differently to captain’s actions. The player must maintain discipline on the deck, but being too harsh might end in deterioration of the mental state of the crew. This might for example lead to fights inside the crew or to someone becoming a spy. In addition to that, the player must take care of physical needs of the crew – provide food and make sure men can rest. Welfare of the crew has a direct impact on their will to fight, which is the basic attribute.

While the main part of the game takes place on the deck of the submarine, one shouldn’t forget that UBOOT is a sandbox game and the player can decide where to go. The freedom given to the player is noticeable also in crew management, however, some decisions might lead to negative consequences.

Technical aspects

UBOOT for PC and SWITCH is a three-dimensional game, but the crew management looks similar to Fallout Shelter – the camera usually shows the ship from a side perspective. The submarine was very precisely modeled and during the game one can look at various details like tank ballast, compressors etc.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.9 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3 3.1 GHz / AMD Phenom II X3 2.8 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

UBOOT is a Silent Hunter meets Fallout Shelter submarine simulator
UBOOT is a Silent Hunter meets Fallout Shelter submarine simulator

news 10 May 2016 10:44

UBOOT is a WWII submarine simulator with survival sandbox mechanics similar to Fallout Shelter. You play as a U-boat captain who has to guide both his vessel and his men safely through numerous military operations while Germany is losing the war.

WWII submarine simulator/survival UBOOT system requirements revealed
WWII submarine simulator/survival UBOOT system requirements revealed

news 21 October 2016 11:54

Check out the minimum system requirements of UBOOT, a WWII submarine simulator/survival inspired by Silent Hunter and This War of Mine, which is coming to PC early next year.

A new gameplay video from UBOOT has emerged - see the new FPP view
A new gameplay video from UBOOT has emerged - see the new FPP view

news 13 September 2017 11:12

UBOOT, a WWII submarine simulator, has got a new gameplay video. In it the developer is showing off some of the newly implemented features, including the FPP view.

UBOAT Gameplay Trailer
UBOAT Gameplay Trailer

news 10 March 2019 22:25

The team at Deep Water Studio and PlayWay have published a new video from the survival sandbox submarine simulator UBOAT. The footage shows large portions of gameplay and discusses the essential aspects of the game.

UBOAT - Early Access Launch Date
UBOAT - Early Access Launch Date

news 28 March 2019 13:45

We've learned the Early Access launch date of UBOAT, the World War II roguelike/ submarine simulator from Polish developer Deep Water.

UBOAT Raises Anchor in Early Access
UBOAT Raises Anchor in Early Access

news 30 April 2019 14:15

In a few hours, Steam Early Access will release UBOAT, a submarine simulator, which is being developed by the team at Deep Water.

Excellent Debut of UBOAT
Excellent Debut of UBOAT

news 04 May 2019 10:41

After the release on Steam's Early Access service, UBOAT simulator turned out to be very successful. Production and marketing costs broke even one hour after the release.

Thief Simulator, UBOAT, Truck Building Simulator Sales
Thief Simulator, UBOAT, Truck Building Simulator Sales

news 14 May 2019 17:30

PlayWay presented a sales report concerning three titles from its catalogue: Truck Building Simulator, UBOAT and Thief Simulator. The last of the games found the most buyers.

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