Undertow Games is an independent game studio currently working on the 2D co-op drowning simulator Barotrauma in collaboration with FakeFish Ltd.
Undertow features a 15 level campaign for single-player or co-op and two multiplayer modes for up to 16 players.
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Players select their race Iron Marine, Nemoidian, Atlantean, or Elect and unit type and are then launched into battle. Each of the four races features four unique, upgradeable unit types ranging in ability from the fast and agile to the large and powerful.
Players have the ability to unlock and purchase unit upgrades as they acquire points.
Each unit type has three levels of permanent upgrades. Through conquest-style battles, players obtain points by killing enemies, accomplishing team goals, and capturing check points. Points and a variety of power-ups can be used to further upgrade unit abilities.
Undertow is set underwater, where an aquatic alien race known as the Elect launches an attack on the polar ice caps, causing them to melt and flood the planet. Most of the human race is decimated in the destruction.
The remaining humans band together to reclaim the planet back from the alien race. The Iron Marines, an elite group of underwater divers, are sent to combat the alien threat. Elsewhere Captain Nemo and his followers become enraged at the oceanic disturbances, ing the fight. With the city of Atlantis thawed by the melting of the ice caps the Atlanteans also become a threat, vowing to reclaim the planet and rule again.
On April 23,Chair Entertainment announced through a company press release that Undertow was in development for Xbox Live Arcade. The news had been first reported in a "first look" preview on IGN. In addition to the news, the company also released a second teaser trailer, which revealed the first footage of the game in action.
Chair began production on Undertow in the fall of and the game was released on November 21, A single downloadable content pack was released for the game.
Titled "Path of the Elect", the pack featured a new five-mission campaign following the story of the Elect, the aquatic alien race responsible for flooding the Earth, as well as new multiplayer maps. As of year-endUndertow has moved more thanunits.
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