Barotrauma now available in early access!

What's New

Among the Ancients

Among the Ancients, one of the biggest Barotrauma updates ever, was released on October 27, 2021. The update overhauled alien ruins, character customization and the appearance of human characters, and added new missions, monsters and items. Among the Ancients also introduced the character talent system and genetic modifications. Read more on our blog and on Steam!


Embrace the Abyss

Overcome crisis and the unrelenting pressure of a frozen ocean

In the not too distant future, where habitable places have become scarce, humanity has arrived on Jupiter’s moon. Europa with its frozen surface is a hostile environment, and life can only be found in the dark ocean beneath the ice – and the small pockets of human habitation are not the only form of life to be found there.

Gameplay & Features

  • Play as a submarine captain, engineer, mechanic, medic or security officer
  • Operate the many onboard systems of your submarine, from nuclear reactors to sonar, guns, engines and more
  • Create tools, drugs and weapons with the comprehensive crafting system
  • Navigate dangerous environments and flee or fight the creatures that you encounter
  • Explore alien ruins and wrecked submarines
  • Discover rare and powerful artifacts and resources
  • Procedural levels and events ensure no two games will ever be exactly alike
Play with friends in adrenaline-filled co-operative gameplay
  • Up to 16 players per submarine
  • Help your teammates survive, or make sure no one does
Navigate Europa’s frozen depths in single player mode
  • Manage the whole sub and its AI crew by yourself
  • Single Player campaign, sandbox mode, and single missions
Transform the game with fully integrated mod tools and Steam Workshop
  • Unleash your creativity with the submarine editor, character and procedural animation editor, procedural level editor and sprite and particle editors
  • Share and discover mods directly via Steam Workshop

Articles & Patch Notes