Update 18: Steam Early Access Release

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Dear explorers of the world!

HOORAY! After many months of development, more than 22.5k forum posts with constructive feedback and awesome ideas from you, and growing our community out to a whopping 6k+ of open-minded enthusiasts, World of Diving is finally getting its Steam Early Access launch today.

The game will be available for purchase on Steam Early Access from 18:00 CET / 09:00 PDT today, 26 August, at a price point of $19.99 / € 19.99 / £ 14.99.

What are you waiting for? Go check it out here: or visit one of the other various digital download portals that have partnered with us.

All-new trailer: Early Access gameplay
We've created a new trailer featuring some all-new gameplay elements - including the mission editor that will allow you to create your own underwater content and share this with our awesome community!

Watch at your own peril, you might not be able to resist... ;)

What is included in the Early Access game?
Apart from the currently available content, the upcoming update (=Early Access build) will include two brand-new levels to explore, so there's also going to be something new for our current players!

- Diving Base
- HMS Tranquility
- U-352
- Yongala
- Hilma Hooker ***NEW***
- Lockheed Electra (Amelia Earhart) ***NEW***

And let's not forget about the new features. We've been implementing some player progression which we'd love your feedback on, as well as the SUPER AWESOME mission editor. Start creating and sharing your own content in this new update - you won't believe how much we're looking forward to playing your missions. The sky (or should I say, the surface) is the limit!

Revisiting early backer rewards...
#Throwback! In our July 13, 2013 update, we promised our early backers 10,000 in-game credits on top of their selected Indiegogo rewards if they would repledge within the first 10 days after we kicked off our independent crowdfunding efforts on www.divegame.net. For those of you involved, we're adding these to your accounts today.

Then there's a reward that is long overdue - the World of Diving survey XP and unique item. We finally have some time to add these to the accounts of participants too. You can expect the XP to pop up within the next couple of days. The unique item is being finalized and will be revealed soon as well.

What's next?
The Early Access launch is just the first big step for World of Diving - onto the full game launch! Behind the scenes, development always continues, and our next upcoming dive location will be a historic one: German WW2 Battleship the Bismarck! This wreck was located in June, 1989, by Robert Ballard (who you might know as the guy who discovered the Titanic). Read more about it here and check out a first, mysterious visual below...

Thanks for sharing this HUGE moment with us and for helping us get here: you guys are awesome. As always, don't forget to check in with us on the forums!

- The Vertigo Games Team

World of Diving Developer