October 25th, 2012 – Delaware, North America. Biart Company and Francisco “Pipin” Ferreras announced about their plans to work together on the game based on Francisco Ferreras' book and TV show – “Hunting the Abyss”. The game, also known as Depth Hunter 2, will be released for Apple iOS, PC and consoles and is expected to follow launch of TV reality show on a major network next year . This is a first multiplatform game about the underwater world and underwater extreme sports like spearfishing and free diving. In the game players can feel as real underwater hunters, free divers and explorers of the Mystic ABYSS under Water Ocean, of intrigue wrecks and sink missing cities. Spearfishing is a challenging sport, as you can't use scuba while hunting. The game still has some tasks to be completed with scuba: underwater photo shooting, crabs hunting, treasure hunting, etc.
Francisco “Pipin” Ferreras is a prominent figure in the diving world and an independent producer, cinematographer, writer and director. His book, “The Dive”, sold over a million copies. Pipin teaches the art and science of Free Diving and
Spearfishing through his Deep Quest Institute and manufactures and sells free diving and spearfishing equipment through his company, Persistent. He also owns Camm Productions, which is co-producing his reality TV show, “Hunting the Abyss”.
“Pipin has gone so far beyond what scientists said was possible that the mere fact of his existence forces us to ask the question, what are the limits of a human being? His quest – to go beyond, to become a true creature of
the sea in body and mind – is nothing less than inspirational.”
– James Cameron
Biart Company is an independent game developer of underwater games. All Biart’s games are based on the company's unique engine - biEngine.
“We are happy to work with Pipin and his team. It will be great for the game's development and also for players as together we will try to show a true atmosphere of the Abyss. When I first heard about Pipin's upcoming book and “Hunting the Abyss” reality TV show, I understood that our game Depth Hunter 2 by all means should be part of them. Now there're two teams passionate about the sea who are working on the “Hunting the Abyss” game and striving to make it exciting and unique!“ - says Konstantin Popov, CEO of Biart Company.
"We here at CAMM PRODUCTIONS are absolutely enthusiastic about this partnership venture, Biart has allowed us the ability to add our knowledge and input of free diving and spearfishing to be translated in a 3D space, we hope this partnership allows people who play the game a little insight on free diving and spearfishing whereby both instructing players the proper preparation techniques of the sport as well as making a fun and exciting
game for all ages.” - says Francisco "Pipin" Ferreras.
“Pipin's story is one of personal challenge, the quest for excellence, and of the human adaptation to an alien world. He has become a true creature of the sea, in a way that few human beings can even comprehend, and I personally find his journey to be inspirational."
– James Cameron