VR-enabled underwater exploration game World of Diving launches on Steam Early Access today

August 26, 2014: Dutch indie studio Vertigo Games is pleased to announce that the VR-enabled underwater exploration game World of Diving is available from today as an Early Access game on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/251890) and various other digital download portals.

World of Diving lets players explore the depths of our world’s oceans – with optional support for Oculus Rift up to DK2 – in multiplayer up to 16 players, where they will together search for knowledge and treasure, encounter rarely-seen species, and discover intriguing real world and fantasy locations as well as creations of their own and others in the lively and growing 6,5k community, brought to life with the mission editor.

View the Early Access gameplay trailer here: http://youtu.be/OYWJMt9zuDM

World of Diving will be available via Steam Early Access at 09:00 PDT / 18:00 CET today for PC, Mac and Linux with optional Oculus Rift and Xbox controller support.

For more information on World of Diving, visit the official forums at http://www.divegame.net and stay up to date with all the latest news on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/WorldOfDiving and Twitter http://www.twitter.com/Vertigo_Games.

Related links:
•Early Access trailer and screenshots download: http://bit.ly/1s5zSA0
•World of Diving official website: http://www.divegame.net
•World of Diving press kit: http://www.divegame.net/presskit

Pricing information:
The Early Access version of World of Diving will be priced at $19.99 / €19.99 / 14.99 GBP.

World of Diving in the media:
•Kotaku.com – “… something I very much want to play again.”
•IGN.com – “Such wonderful things surround you.”
•Destructoid.com – “World of Diving with Oculus Rift is a real treasure”
•The New York Times – “captivating”
•Polygon – “This is the fun of virtual reality; the act of exploring a new environment was quietly joyful”

About World of Diving:
World of Diving is the online multiplayer game that will bring out your inner explorer by bringing the murky, mysterious depths of our oceans and their hidden treasures within your grasp. Or step into the shoes of the designer, and build and share your own diving locations and missions with your fellow divers.

If it’s underwater, it’s part of World of Diving – armed with hi-tech deep-sea diving gear and submarine vehicles, a photo camera, and your exploration kit, it’s up to you and your friends to reveal, salvage and catalog the ocean’s mysteries.

Key features:
•Design, create and share your own underwater missions and content
•Explore the mysteries of the ocean with up to 16 friends, or go solo
•Compete with friend and foe in exciting arcade challenges
•Discover and salvage the sunken remains of history, including rusty shipwrecks and WW2 submarines
•Interact with the amazing sea life and complete your Ocean-o-pedia with over a hundred species
•Collect a variety of special ‘diving buddies’, each adding its unique benefit to your diving skill
•Customize your character, upgrade your diving gear and ships, and more
•Take part in the community and help direct feature development
•Play using the Oculus Rift for the full immersive experience, or use a traditional monitor

For more information on World of Diving, visit www.divegame.net or find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/WorldofDiving and Twitter www.twitter.com/Vertigo_Games.

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