Independent developer Vertigo Games today released a new pre-alpha multiplayer gameplay trailer for the recently Greenlit Oculus Rift enabled online diving game World of Diving. Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
“Being Greenlit by the Steam community in September showed us that there is definitely a market for World of Diving, and development has really leapt forward since then,” says Tristan Lambert, Lead Programmer on the project. “We’ve recently added multiplayer co-op missions, and our internal testers were so enthusiastic that we decided to show it early.”
World of Diving is now in pre-alpha, and players can start teaming up with friends, customizing and building their characters, and unlocking in-game items on www.divegame.net in anticipation of the game’s release.
On www.divegame.net players have their own Diving level, which come with increasingly exciting perks, including early access to World of Diving and exclusive in-game rewards. Players can upgrade their level with Diving XP that they gain from completing missions, participating in community activities,and offering feedback and ideas for development. In the near future, it will also be possible to purchase upgrades right away.
“With this online platform that allows for much more sophisticated feedback and rewarding there of, we’re hoping to take engagement with our modest, but enthusiastic and growing community to the next level,” said Richard Stitselaar, Creative Director at Vertigo Games.
World of Diving is expected to launch on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux in the second half of 2014, and will be Oculus Rift enabled.