Uppercut Games is a small development based in Canberra made up of former Irrational Games members. Submerged is their latest work in progress — an exploration adventure game where you struggle to rescue your brother after "escaping from a terrible past". It's being created in Unreal Engine 4 and it already looks spectacular.
Very little is known about the game at this stage, but Submerged is set in a flooded city and your only means of transport is a simple fishing boat.
I'm looking forward to seeing the game in motion, but the concept — the idea of exploring a broken down city after a catastrophic flood — has already piqued my interest. I love the idea of cities in decay: and when you consider that the team worked on games like BioShock, Uppercut Games seems perfectly placed to create a video game that shows the ravages of flooding. Rapture was, after all, a city in decay, constantly fighting a against the oppression of water leaking from every square inch.
But there is already an otherworldly beauty about Submerged. Considering it's only been in development for months, with a small team of three artists, that's quite the achievement.