11th September 2011
Wetpixel member Gyula Somogyi has announced the imminent release of his Divemaster game for the iPad. The game focuses on the core activities of a working divemaster: Guiding divers under the water and showing them the amazing underwater world and animals. The player must connect the divers to those animals they wish to photograph and each photo taken rewards the player with tips from the divers. These tips can then be used to upgrade equipment and training.
During the game players explore the 31,000 pixel wide underwater terrain (more than 30 iPad landscape screens across!), starting at 15ft (5m) and going down more than 300ft (100m). 48 carefully animated animals can be unlocked by completing the preset divegroups in Adventure mode. Endless and Zen-modes enhance the replay value of the game. Players can compete not only to fill their photo album, but for glory: who is the best divemaster in our oceans?
The diveshop offers different upgrades, modelled on the diving industry: certification cards, tanks and special diving equipment for the in-game divers and additional skills for the player. Gamecenter leaderboards and achievements add further value to the gameplay.
The game will be available for any iPad later in 2011. For more details check out divemastergame.com.