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Videogame: Aqua Nox
An underwater vehicular combat sim
, created by now defunct German developer Massive Development (not to be confused with Swedish studio Massive Entertainment). The game is a direct sequel to their earlier title Archimedean Dynasty
(a.k.a. Silent Running
, which takes place in the same fictional universe
a few years prior.
In the future, due to World War III
and an antimatter meteorite
, civilisation will be forced to emigrate and live in underwater stations in the depth of the ocean.
In the first game, you are Emerald "Deadeye" Flint
, a mercenary
fighting a race of cyborgs called the Bionts (picking up from where you left off in Archimedean Dynasty
In the second game (whose events happen simultaneously with those of the first) you play as William Drake, a young (and initially quite naive
) man whose cargo freighter gets hijacked by a bunch of pirates, led by a treasure-obsessed man named Amitab, who then shanghai him into fighting for them.
Massive Development was shutdown by their parent company, Jo Wood
in 2005. Jo Wood
themselves was later bought up by Nordic Games
who at gamescon 2013 announced that they are working on a reboot of the franchise.
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