Subnautica: The undersea comfort game

Murray, Eoin ORCID logoORCID: (2024) Subnautica: The undersea comfort game. Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, 15 (3). pp. 311-319. ISSN 1757-1928

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Abstract / Summary

This review of Unknown Worlds Entertainment’s survival and exploration game, Subnautica () aims to discuss the game and highlight just how it presents an enjoyable experience to new and veteran players alike and why the game is seeing a continual boom in its player base. To do this, I will be discussing some context around Subnautica and its place in PlayStation’s ‘Play at Home Initiative’ over the course of the global pandemic. Then I will discuss the game in-depth, focusing on its atmosphere and style, its narrative and finally its gameplay before offering some final thoughts on Subnautica as an excellent ‘comfort’ game whose different gameplay modes can attract players of all inclinations, providing the experience they are looking for.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1386/jgvw_00087_5
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design, Computer Science Applications, Human-Computer Interaction
ISSN: 1757-1928
Subjects: Technology > Digital Works > Digital Games
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
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Depositing User: Mr Pub Router
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2024 13:41
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 13:41


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