Wild Mass Guessing Thread

VetinariVetinari Join Date: 2013-07-23 Member: 186325Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver Posts: 3,447 Advanced user
Subnautica is an underwater open world exploration game. Cool setting, never seen this before.

But what will we actually do in there?

This thread is for all your ideas about features we might see!
Now, this is still very vague, but I think we are going to see submarines :D

Disclaimer: The only thing this thread is good for is getting a wrong impression about subnautica and hyping yourself :P


edit: I though I might collect some facts from the twitter handle, to get a basis for your speculations...

edit2: Searching for facts? Check out the new SN facts (and similar) thread over here: http://forums.unknownworlds.com/discussion/133464/collection-of-sn-facts-and-other-stuff-like-guesses#latest


Stuff I haven't moved yet:

Now, let's take a look at the background of the Subnautica tweets.

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We can see some giant, whale-like alien lifeform. It's surrounded by divers. So maybe there will be NPCs/multiplayer, to control them. The whale itself would be a NPC, I guess.
Looks like they are doing scientific studies. Maybe we can do research on things we find.

A guess for a general setting: We are exploring the oceans of some faraway planet.

That's it for today, I might organize this collection of facts during the following days.


small update before i go to bed:
IronHorse wrote: »
Oh man I have to bite my lip right now :-P

IRONHORSE KNOWS SOMETHING!!!!



So, I decided to take a look at the background and profile images of the subnautica profile.

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- a diver is confronted with some giant crustacean
- there seems to be a giant eel in the background
- on the ocean ground there seem to grow jellyfish-mushrooms, pretty big

will everything be oversized in this game? will we interact with ancient/alien creatures only?

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This appears to be the interior of a submarine. Maybe submarines will feature multiple decks, because here we can see deck one. The general art style looks like in the NS2 concepts, so maybe we can expect similar ingame graphics as in NS2/maybe it's even set in the same universe.

The submarine seems to be pretty spacey, too. Any idea what these electric things on the walls are?
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  • CCTEECCTEE Join Date: 2013-06-20 Member: 185634Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 772 Advanced user
    Singleplayer or Multiplayer?
    I suppose single player cause chatting players kinda ruin the whole exploration part, right?
    grrrr im beast
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  • HivelordHivelord Join Date: 2003-06-21 Member: 17567Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 140 Fully active user
    Have to wonder about the target plaftorm, PC or mobile/tablet?
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  • VetinariVetinari Join Date: 2013-07-23 Member: 186325Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver Posts: 3,447 Advanced user
    I'm collecting facts from twitter right now, please stand by.

    I bet on singleplayer (it's procedural). Or maybe like minecraft: Procedural worlds, in which you can invite players later in development.
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  • BensonBenson Join Date: 2012-03-07 Member: 148303Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow Posts: 1,296 Advanced user
    Wish I could even make a guess...my twitter follow request is still pending for the last few days....

    Either way, this private forum will make a MUCH better place for updates, info, and general supprises about this game!
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  • CCTEECCTEE Join Date: 2013-06-20 Member: 185634Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 772 Advanced user
    Ah ok, judging by the new info:
    Maybe more like 'GUNS OF ICARUS' but in an underwater sci-fi setting.
    Greenhouse gas explosion, mass ice melting, civilization moving underwater in subnautical vessels.
    Small teams of trusted crew man working together to survive and find resources. Crews competing against each other, when they meet.

    and then...
    A meteor crash lands.. Something moves.. Taunting sounds from other worlds..
    The FISHORGE arrives!
    grrrr im beast
  • EucomolhamasEucomolhamas Join Date: 2013-03-10 Member: 183841Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 120 Advanced user
    That teleport thingy got me worried, I really hope there's gonna be a lot of swimming around in awesome looking places (and also, I'm already saying R.I.P to my PC if they make it really gorgeous).
  • VetinariVetinari Join Date: 2013-07-23 Member: 186325Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver Posts: 3,447 Advanced user
    New post for uploading screenshot...
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  • a090913a090913 Join Date: 2013-09-09 Member: 188056Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 4
    edited November 2013
    I hope it will have multiplayer. I had never fun with singleplayer games.
  • IronHorseIronHorse Developer, QA Manager, Technical Support & contributor Join Date: 2010-05-08 Member: 71669Members, Super Administrators, Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Subnautica Playtester, Subnautica PT Lead, Pistachionauts Posts: 8,181 admin
    Oh man I have to bite my lip right now :-P
    QUOTE (Techercizer @ Feb 3 2012, 10:47 AM) »
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  • VetinariVetinari Join Date: 2013-07-23 Member: 186325Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver Posts: 3,447 Advanced user
    IronHorse wrote: »
    Oh man I have to bite my lip right now :-P

    You know something, right. Please tell us that it will be awesome.
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  • HughHugh Cameraman San Francisco, CA Join Date: 2010-04-18 Member: 71444Super Administrators, Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Onos, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts Posts: 1,779 admin
    Now, this is still very vague, but I think we are going to see submarines :D

    How did you discover this!! We shall mercilessly pursue this leak and have the offender cast into the ocean...
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    WHAT DO YOU KNOW IRON HORSE
  • BensonBenson Join Date: 2012-03-07 Member: 148303Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow Posts: 1,296 Advanced user
    thanks @F0rdPrefect!

    This game looks like it could be really interesting. I cant wait to see more!

    (or even get into an early alpha!?!??)
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  • HivelordHivelord Join Date: 2003-06-21 Member: 17567Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 140 Fully active user
    Great job OP with the info.
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  • current1ycurrent1y Join Date: 2003-12-08 Member: 24150Members, NS2 Playtester, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, Subnautica Playtester Posts: 677 Fully active user
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    =>
    - December 15 is the day.
    - On the screen you can see a browser, having open something that appears to be the SN website. There's gorgeous blue ocean, a login field, something that could be part of a boat, and social media buttons. Oh my

    The desktop background looks like some under water concept art too.
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  • SquishpokePOOPFACESquishpokePOOPFACE -21,248 posts (ignore below) Join Date: 2012-10-31 Member: 165262Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 1,583 Advanced user
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    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to play Natural Selection 2. The gameplay is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of military strategy and advanced mathematics you won't even win a single game. Theres also the game's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into the game. The maps and artwork draw heavily from Riddley Scott's Alien franchise, for instance. The players understand this stuff, they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depth of the game, to realise that it's not just great, that it also says something about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Natural Selection 2 truly ARE idiots. of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in the Marines' existential catchphrase "how do I get to be so good", which itself is a cryptic reference to the high degree of intelligence required to play the game as intended. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion when spectating a game. What fools... how I pity them. And, yes, by the way, i DO have a Fade tatoo. And no, you cannot see it. it's for the ladies' eyes only, and even then they have to demonstrate that they are within 50 hive skill points of my own (preferable lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid.
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    IronHorse wrote: »
    Oh man I have to bite my lip right now :-P

    You know something, right. Please tell us that it will be awesome.

    I think he was just saying he had to bite his lip to keep from ripping that guys head off who said he didn't enjoy singleplayer.
  • Squeal_Like_A_PigSqueal_Like_A_Pig Janitor Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 66Members, Super Administrators, NS1 Playtester, NS2 Developer, Reinforced - Supporter, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Developer Posts: 2,816 admin
    That teleport thingy got me worried, I really hope there's gonna be a lot of swimming around in awesome looking places (and also, I'm already saying R.I.P to my PC if they make it really gorgeous).
    We are very mindful of the specs of the platform/platforms, that this game is being designed for, and actively working towards insuring it will both look and perform great. NS2 MAY have had *cough* some issues *cough* in this regard, and we certainly don't want to go through that again.

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  • WalsaWalsa Join Date: 2011-06-28 Member: 106813Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 117 Advanced user
    edited November 2013
    What I want to know if is it will it be oriented to casual players or if it will have story/depth/chalenges/discoveries etc etc etc ?

    The "facebook integration" and "sent to instagram" is like.... I don´t know, worrying.

    https://twitter.com/Subnautica/status/401064344521146368/photo/1/large

    PD: I know they are ideas throwed to the board, but the where though at the primary stage of the develoment....
  • UlmontUlmont Join Date: 2011-10-02 Member: 125211Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, Subnautica Playtester, Retired Community Developer Posts: 115
    edited November 2013
    May I ask how deep you plan on letting players dive, and what changes to lighting and creature we may expect as we get closer to the ocean floor? Will there be different locales; deep ocean, islands, etc; will there be hostile critters? Oh, the possibilities...


    But most importantly:

    Is this in the same universe as NS2?
  • BOZOBOZO Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 3973Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 561
    The screen looks like the sub from SeaQuest 2032 and I am excited about that.
  • Cannon_FodderAUSCannon_FodderAUS Brisbane, AU Join Date: 2013-06-23 Member: 185664Members, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 876 Advanced user
    Hugh wrote: »
    Now, this is still very vague, but I think we are going to see submarines :D

    How did you discover this!! We shall mercilessly pursue this leak and have the offender cast into the ocean...

    To Sink or Swim (with arms)
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  • Squeal_Like_A_PigSqueal_Like_A_Pig Janitor Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 66Members, Super Administrators, NS1 Playtester, NS2 Developer, Reinforced - Supporter, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Developer Posts: 2,816 admin
    Walsa wrote: »
    What I want to know if is it will it be oriented to casual players or if it will have story/depth/chalenges/discoveries etc etc etc ?
    Those don't seem like mutually exclusive categories of players, to me. I think you can certainly create a game with depth/challenges/story/discoveries and much more that can keep a more serious player engaged, while still having a game that a casual player can have fun with. We very much hope to appeal to a wide range of players with Subnautica.
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  • A_PajanderA_Pajander Join Date: 2002-12-31 Member: 11695Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 172 Fully active user
    edited November 2013
    Nov. 4:
    Typical things being worked on at the moment: "Major pass on voxeland stuff" "populator algorithm" "refactor depth level goals"

    Anyone got an idea what that means?

    Voxel terrain! Nice.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y43WI3mlRWo
  • WalsaWalsa Join Date: 2011-06-28 Member: 106813Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 117 Advanced user
    That's nice to hear Cory :)
    What I would like to see is something in the line of Open World meets Waking Mars.
    That was a really good game, simple gameplay, good ambiance, amazing ambient music and a nice cast of characters.
    moultano
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    Will players get the bends if they ascend too quickly?
    For all your gorge busting needs.
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  • MaxAmusMaxAmus UK Join Date: 2003-12-26 Member: 24779Members, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 563 Advanced user
    Wild Guessing you say?
    Subnautica - You dive, you drive, you swim, you eat, its like real life only underwater, you hijack seahorse's and ride them around, slapping random sharks and fleeing, You collect pick ups from frogs (these are the so called cartel Leaders, the mob bosses, dont mess with these guys) that also give you odd jobs, and this is just to get you some Rep up (cause you need this rep to overthorw poseidon god of the sea's)

    Once you get enough rep you gain levels and progress onto other oceans and take on bigger and badder. You will also get a chance to see the Whale Cartel, Swimming with the fishes and the Mermaid escort Service. Also Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott show up but then realize that this is not where they parked there car......Doctor who dies (at last) and you become king of the sea.

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    Walsa wrote: »
    What I want to know if is it will it be oriented to casual players or if it will have story/depth/chalenges/discoveries etc etc etc ?

    The "facebook integration" and "sent to instagram" is like.... I don´t know, worrying.

    https://twitter.com/Subnautica/status/401064344521146368/photo/1/large

    PD: I know they are ideas throwed to the board, but the where though at the primary stage of the develoment....

    There is more than a little trolling going on on that whiteboard.
  • Fluid CoreFluid Core Join Date: 2007-12-26 Member: 63260Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 401 Advanced user
    edited November 2013
    Insane wrote: »

    There is more than a little trolling going on on that whiteboard.

    When I saw the "left mouse button binded to "send to instagram"" - I highly suspected that... ;)

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  • VetinariVetinari Join Date: 2013-07-23 Member: 186325Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver Posts: 3,447 Advanced user
    Benson wrote: »
    thanks @F0rdPrefect!

    This game looks like it could be really interesting. I cant wait to see more!

    (or even get into an early alpha!?!??)

    You're welcome. Early alpha would be awesome.
    Hugh wrote: »
    Now, this is still very vague, but I think we are going to see submarines :D

    How did you discover this!! We shall mercilessly pursue this leak and have the offender cast into the ocean...

    B-)
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