Francisco “Pipin” Ferreras and Biart Company to work on game based on TV show “Hunting the Abyss”.
2012-10-25 17:02:22 - The first realistic game about underwater extreme sports will be available on iPhone/iPad, PC and game consoles next year.
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.”
- 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
Biart is an independent developer of cross-platform games and interactive projects. The company has developed its proprietary technology biEngine that allows developing games for PC, consoles and mobiles without additional content and special code programming.
Biart Company LLC is incorporated in Delaware, USA. The company's business office is in Texas,
USA, and its R&D office is in Moscow, Russia.
Biart's goal is to occupy the niche of interactive products for fans of sea, divers and underwater hunters and become a tool and an intermediary between the audience and companies that advertise their products.
Biart also offers the possibility to license the biEngine technology as an optimal solution for third-party game developers who strive to have guaranteed productivity of 3D projects on mobile handsets, tablets and Intel® Ultrabooks.
Pipin is a prominent figure in the diving world and an independent producer, cinematographer, writer and director. He is an expert in ocean and underwater films. He has directed and written over 50 documentaries throughout his career, which began in 1990 for Italian television. Pipin had the pleasure of also producing documentaries for The Discovery Channel, National Geographic and the Spanish Network. He has worked alongside many well-recognized producers and directors around the world and continues to do so. This has all come about in the course of his 30 year professional career in the diving industry, during which he has made thousands of appearances on some of the most prominent media outlets around the world.
As an underwater sea hunter in his youth, his exceptional ability to spearfish prey at great depths previously considered beyond human reach began earning him recognition as the “King of the Deep”. He would eventually explode into the spotlight of the diving world as an unprecedented athletic phenomenon. Now, more than 30 years later, after having set over of 25 world records, Pipin has performed more than 500 free dives (holding his breath) below the 100 meter (562 ft) barrier. He has logged over 38,000 hours of training in the sea. A true master of the Art of Apnea in all of its forms, he is considered to be a diving “wonder” (in his own class) and recognized around the world as the living legend of free diving.
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