Submerged Details Surface On Xbox Wire

By Joseph C, 2 years ago
When I mention "post apocalyptic setting" to you with respect to video games, what's the first image that comes into your mind? For many most, it's games like Fallout, Borderlands, Sunset Overdrive, or maybe Dead Rising if you're thinking classic zombie apocalypse.

What you probably aren't thinking of is a game where you can't die. You probably aren't thinking of water, unless you're thinking of rationing it for survival, but certainly not a world so full of it that it sets the tone.

Submerged Apr1 screenshot

New details have emerged from Xbox Wire for upcoming ID@Xbox puzzle-platformer game Submerged by Uppercut Games. Submerged tackles the tired, old idea of a post-apocalyptic world with this alternative approach. It gives you a desolate world that, as the title suggests, is mostly 'submerged' for you to explore, often by boat as you traverse the waters from one crumbling building to the next. Their time with the demo also revealed that a picture is worth a thousand words, as there is little dialogue. The story is conveyed through your interaction with it rather than a hand-held narrative.

If you missed this during our ID@Xbox Goes to GDC Part 3 story recently, head on over to the link and check out the trailer.

Details are still scarce, but this looks like it may be worth keeping your head above water to watch out for.
Joseph C
Written by Joseph C
36-year old married gamer, father to a fierce Boston Terrier but no humanoid children. I've been gaming practically my whole life, starting around when I was 5 or 6 years old with an Atari 2600 and progressing through nearly every console ever released apart from the Wii U. I'm a completionist by nature, but am trying to move away from chasing every-higher gamerscore and just focusing on enjoying the great games that are all around me. We'll see how successful I am. I've been on TA since 2009 but have become much more active on the site in the past couple of years, and look forward to seeing it grow now that the XB1 app is getting it some much-deserved exposure!