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KingJackaL  [developer] Apr 2, 2015 @ 1:27am
Prepare to be Ship Wrecked!
This weekend you'll be getting wrecked in all new ways with a whole raft of new content. You can check out the update website for Ship Wrecked[www.depthgame.com], or browse the major features we'll be shipping below:

Introducing the Hammerhead - It's Hammer Time

The Great Hammerhead fights tooth and nail as he thrashes and bashes prey to a crimson pulp. Modest jaws are made up for by pinning prey behind the cephalofoil and crushing them to smithereens. Crushing is a brand-new mechanic unique to the Hammerhead, direct impacts into any solid object will cause prey in his jaws to take damage proportional to the speed and angle of the hit. The Hammerhead is a force to be reckoned with and may just put the final nail in your coffin.

Introducing Shark Abilities - Shark species' special skills

Every shark in Depth has been given a new and unique active ability. Unlike evolutions, which are entirely 'passive', these abilities are player activated (E by default), so you can use them whenever you feel the time is right! Shark abilities are available and equipped at the start of every game. Along with a base level, Shark Abilities can be upgraded a further two times (with the same Evolution Points you know and love) giving added effects and bonuses. Without further ado, let's dive into the details!

New Map: Galleon

El Magdalena was a Spanish War Galleon which met its demise after crossing paths with an English Man-Of-War off the coast of Cuba in 1643. Immense chunks strewn across a bouldered sea floor are decorated with loose cannons, cracked masts, and booty galore. S.T.E.V.E. and the divers are geared up to descend to the depths of this wreck in hopes of discovering the lost treasures of Diego Sanchez that lay within.

Introducing the LJ-10 Volleyjet - Lock, stock, and 10 barrels

Built from experimental technology, the LJ-10 Volleyjet simultaneously fires a ring of ten, 9.4mm Lancejets which spread as they travel. While inaccurate at great ranges, the LJ-10's steel tipped Lancejets will tear through any shark in close-quarters combat.

Introducing the Medkit - Enough drugs to knock out a whale

Who knows where Captain Stubbs dredged this stuff up but boy does it work. Got a headache? Use the Medkit. Bleeding a bit? Use the Medkit. Get your limbs mangled by a ravaging shark but are somehow still alive? Use the Medkit. It's a wonder why they didn't bring this down sooner considering how effective it is!

Introducing the Welder - Turn up the heat

Putting the hype in hyperbaric, this handy welding torch does it all from performing repairs on S.T.E.V.E. to cutting enraged sharks off your limbs. Stubbs will appreciate you keeping our favorite robot in such great shape! Be sure to give it a shot errrr... a weld!

The Armament Rearrangment (UI/HUD Upgrades)

With a brand new visual style, Depth's in-game menus have been expanded and improved in what they do. Weapons have been broken down into categories and rearranged, allowing us to release an advanced weapon upgrade system. Ammo upgrades have been distributed among every weapon where appropriate, allowing you to tag and tranquilize like never before. For example: With the new upgrade system you could add tagging rounds to a P11, or tranquilizing rounds to your SPP-1! Along with these changes, you'll find that the in-game HUD and scoreboards have been updated to reflect the new visual style.

Ship Wrecked Achievements

Get lost in 6 brand new achievements!

Define your style with Depth Skins!

Alongside the Ship Wrecked update is the release of the Legendary Hammerhead and Corsair weapons skins - define your style with these jawesome skins!
Last edited by KingJackaL; Apr 2, 2015 @ 1:27am
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OverwatchJunky Apr 2, 2015 @ 1:50am 
GROAN!!! The Hammer puns!! How did I guess!! -___-

Not too sure if I am happy or intrigued by that crushing ability!!. Bull Sharks flat and broad snout and bulky size might have been a lot better for this ability :P meh but I can wait for future content!!

Medkit!! Simply Love this!! I seriously hate when I get saved (not the save part) and having one foot already inside Davey Jones Locker, then getting instantly shredded by the next passing shark!!

Volleyjet? So..basically it is a shotgun...that fires darts!? Nice!! That could be very interesting!!

Cant wait to experience the new map!!!
Pride Apr 2, 2015 @ 2:25am 
Nice nice nice, how much will cost new skins ? :)
Monkeyskank [P4] Apr 2, 2015 @ 3:08am 
Great ! Everything is so appealing, can't wait to test it ! The medkit and the focus on S.T.E.V.E were totally needed ! The UI change looks neat too.
Really happy to see all this and looking forward to the update.

May I ask if a sale is schedule for the week end as well ? Would defo get some friends a copy.
TΛPETRVE Apr 2, 2015 @ 3:09am 
Derp, please keep your bull fetish at home :-D .

But to be serious; the bull shark might be the more realistic choice, but face it - in this case, no one really gives a damn about realism; it's all about iconicity. At least they turned it into an advanced eater, rather than an advanced smasher.
looks interesting and fun
thanks for the effort and great game
V!s!b!l!ty Apr 2, 2015 @ 4:23am 
Great news!

@KingJackaL When will the update go live this weekend?
BabyCat  [developer] Apr 2, 2015 @ 4:55am 
We're beginning maintenance now to bring the update live ASAP. Track the progress in this thread here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/274940/discussions/0/611702631212472541/
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OverwatchJunky Apr 2, 2015 @ 7:05am 
Originally posted by TΛPETRVE:
Derp, please keep your bull fetish at home :-D .

But to be serious; the bull shark might be the more realistic choice, but face it - in this case, no one really gives a damn about realism; it's all about iconicity. At least they turned it into an advanced eater, rather than an advanced smasher.


Well the hammerhead was a candidate for a much longer time. I got my Bul Shark suggestion in late lol

But that doesnt mean that we wont see it in future content patches!! :P
TΛPETRVE Apr 2, 2015 @ 7:05am 
Patience, young Jedi :-3 .
OverwatchJunky Apr 2, 2015 @ 7:07am 
Originally posted by TΛPETRVE:
Patience, young Jedi :-3 .

Just to expand on your statement...I am not a "young" jedi. I am actually part of a npn-profit stage combat & choreography group based on Star Wars -___-
Raptor Jesus Apr 2, 2015 @ 8:40am 
Damn i already love this update. You modified and tweaked the game at all the right spots! Love the medkits and the torch upgrade (even though i do not play diver, I always found it hard they couldnt ever regain health compared to the shark's insane regen with seals & abilities).

And the Hammerhead!! Been Waiting for this one ever since I started playing. Yaaay!

Prepare to get Sharkd!
Deadman Apr 2, 2015 @ 9:07am 
Well I know what I'll be playing tonight
Gameo Apr 2, 2015 @ 10:32am 
Update is good, for the most part.
The new interface is a bit... strange, extra steps to take now to get the weapons you want, more clicks = time consumption that isn't needed.
Changing the side of the screen of the chat box is really screwing with my head right now.

All in all, hundreds of hours of this game as to be unlearned and relearned for no apparent reason, but, I'll give it some time to adjust.

Also, the medkit bandage is very off, half on the arm, half off the arm.

Good work, nonetheless

Oh, and the Tiger cloak is RIDICULOUS
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OverwatchJunky Apr 2, 2015 @ 11:19am 
Originally posted by Gameo:
Update is good, for the most part.
The new interface is a bit... strange, extra steps to take now to get the weapons you want, more clicks = time consumption that isn't needed.
Changing the side of the screen of the chat box is really screwing with my head right now.

All in all, hundreds of hours of this game as to be unlearned and relearned for no apparent reason, but, I'll give it some time to adjust.

Also, the medkit bandage is very off, half on the arm, half off the arm.

Good work, nonetheless :thumb:

Oh, and the Tiger cloak is RIDICULOUS

Well Gameo as far as the weapons, Its much more versatile and being able to add the ammo rather than having to sell a whole weapon off to get an upgrade is much better in the long run cash wise. Its a huge difference.

I love that tagging capability that was added to other weapons as well like the harpoons!!Pretty sure the Volleyjet weapon alone is a great addition to catch the makos even if you arent a dead on shot. The range on that seems great for rooms but lacking for open water which is fair.

I am glad the diver now has a little extra edge on the sharks that are harder to kill or insanely fast.

The medkit bandage i dont mind. It is underwater after all >.< Its not gonna stay where you put it is it? lol\

And yes Gameo we all need time to adjust >.< lol I give myself a week at least (about 15-29 hours total gameplay) at most til I get some strategy down to tear through the hammerhead menace >.>

BIGGEST thing for me though...the melee knife >.< i love that you can have it in hand now when not being in the sharks mouth!! Gonna make for some funny game footage!!
Emjay Apr 2, 2015 @ 11:37am 
The map is nice.

Thats about it tbh.

I just played a game and im getting 1 shotted by that new gun with ease and thats ignoring the fact that the weapons that were in the game already were pretty damaging. In reflection a simple handgun was taking 4 bullets to kill the hammerhead. Utterly unbalanced.

It takes more to kill someone as a shark as it does the other way around. As it stands it should be a 4v4 game. Totally unbalanced and ill be putting it down again until the next update.

Gj on the map though.
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