An underwater cooperative roguelike that allows 1 to 4 players to take on the roles of the Pilot, the Sonar Operator, the Gunner, and the Engineer, on a local or online network. Stay sharp, keep a level head, coordinate with your crewmates, and make life-saving decisions in the dark depths of an unforgiving ocean…
Can your crew survive the Abyss?
Abyss Crew is a bridge simulator, i.e., an asymmetrical game where each player has specific tasks depending on his role on the submarine:
The pilot controls multiple engines and guides the submarine through the cavernous waters of the Abyss. During battle, the Pilot must maneuver evasively and communicate with the Gunner to coordinate torpedo firing vectors. Visibility is limited and danger is everywhere, but listen carefully to your Sonar Operator and you’ll keep everyone in one piece.
The Sonar Operator is the submarine’s eyes and ears in the treacherous darkness of the Abyss. He can scan the environment for threats, mark points of interest, and set waypoints. During battle, the Sonar Operator can reveal the weaknesses and track the movement of hostiles, providing life-saving information to the Gunner.
The Gunner uses a fearsome array of torpedoes, mines, and flechettes to defend the submarine from pirate vessels and hostile creatures. The Gunner can also illuminate the surround area with flares and destroy debris. Or launch a harpoon against a stray Kraken…
The Engineer processes the valuable orichalcum crystals the crew has gathered. Refined orichalcum can be used to repair the sub, to upgrade modules, or to create more powerful torpedoes. Just remember to refine and stockpile enough orichalcum to turn a profit!
These roles were designed to encourage interactions between players: you’ll have to assess every situation tactically , communicate efficiently, and trust your crewmates, as no one player can handle everything in all situations. This creates a deep, immersive experience and replicates the camaraderie of being part of a sea crew. Some of the games that inspired the creation of Abyss Crew are Faster Than Light, Sunless Sea, and Artemis: a melting pot of some of our favorites, with some unique twists!
The game takes place in an original steampunk universe, mainly inspired by Jules Verne’s 20.000 leagues under the sea. In this uchronical world, submarines are exploring the oceans to find a precious mineral, the orichalcum, which has becomes the economic, scientific and geopolitical pivot of a new era.