I really liked the game, the atmosphere was great, but it felt a bit too empty for me
Frontier Diver: Aquatic Research Simulation
A downloadable Aquatic Simulation for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Made for Haunted PS1 Wretched Weekend 1
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Control a high-tech submersible as you search the ruins of a past civilization for new forms of life.
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Click download now to get access to the following files:
- Frontier Diver Version 1.2 UpdateApr 16, 2020
- Frontier Diver v1.1 UpdateApr 14, 2020
- Frontier Diver: Aquatic Research Simulation Jam ReleaseApr 13, 2020
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I've had this installed for ages but never got around to playing it, so glad I finally gave it a go. Such an atmospheric experience in a beautifully creepy environment, I could happily explore in the submersible for hours on end. And that ending really caught me off guard. One of the best horror games I've played.
Mac version seems broken :(
What seems to be the problem? I know newer versions of OSX prevent you from opening unregistered applications. You can usually get around that by launching the game through the Itch launcher.
I don't think a game has made me feel such a sense of dread in ages. When I realized where the game wanted me to go and I couldn't see, only gauging the depth, I had to take my headphones out and mentally prepare myself for it. Great game!
The controls felt a bit clunky so I tried it with my xbox controller and having two sticks felt fine, however, there were no buttons for going up or down which was really weird.
The game give me a creepy vibe until the end!
I loved the enviroment and the reveal at the end.
Thanks for helping me confirm my absolute terrified hatred for the deep ocean. Great experience.
Hi, I'm currently making a series where I play through every game submitted to the Wretched Weekend Jam, and yours was the 61st game I played!
I loved this game, and it is one of the best entries to the whole jam. I can't say I'm surprised though, I knew I recognised the name Modus, because I played and enjoyed Iketsuki!
I've got to say, you really nailed the aesthetic with this entry, it really felt like I was playing a long lost PS1 title, even down to the controls.
Being someone who is terrified of the bottom of the ocean, this game certainly gave me the creeps, and when I found more than I expected... brilliant ending.
Keep up the fantastic work, and can't wait to see what you bring out next!
Here's the video for those interested (time stamps in description):
Such a wonderful game! Tons of credit for choosing an underwater theme and letting something as minimal as a ping and a hud tell the story for you. The atmosphere was fantastic, color, the sound design, all top notch. Extra for something started in a jam. Loved the ending! The one issue I had was the controls. Turning especially was bad, so I used both the keyboard and controller. Otherwise, kudos for this. I played at around 20:48!
Turns out, Mr. Progenitor just wanted us to stay with him a little bit longer... Just as I expected, an amazing experience. Completely mind-bending!
Very creepy and amazing game! In portuguese:
Fantastic Game. Out of massess of all recent horror games, this one oozes with the atmosphere and dread. Controlls are great as well, everything felt intuitive. PSX stylized graphics helps set this eerie undertone of mystery, as well as lets you fill in the gaps of what you're supposed to percieve. I hope you'll try to expand this concept further, cause it'll be a guaranteed hit
No more updates after the latest one?
Wow, that was amazing. I love the atmosphere and sense of isolation; really makes me wish submarine horror was a genre in games because you've managed to capture everything it would be in this one short experience.
Fantastic job, with a really great setting. Underwater settings are so powerful for horror games. It managed to give me nostalgia for a game I had long forgotten, an underwater sub game that I played at a friends house when I was a kid. I love how you did the UI.
It's short and the plot is vague, but Frontier Diver is an interesting time that I feel justifies my concerns over the ocean. It definitely has the look of a Ps1 game as well, which not many can fully pull off from what I've seen lately.Good job, devs.
Is the game finished and needs no more updates?
Yes it’s complete! It was made for a 48 hour game jam so the scope is limited.
And no more updates?
I found the code, but I don't know where to use it, any hint?
Loved this game! Controls were great too ;)
Loved the ending.
Well done. Graphics were great, world was made very well. I'm not really sure what the point of the game was or where the pings were taking me, but I enjoyed it a lot.
The pings just lead you to different points of interest around the map. Thanks for playing!
I really liked this game. It felt so alone and like you were being watched at the same time. I did a little playthrough/review here!
You are legit one of my favorite game developers, I have a huge phobia of underwater ruins and love your art style...so this is perfect.
Well shit....I'm not going deep sea diving.