Subnautica, the open world underwater survival and exploration game published & developed by Unknown Worlds Entertainment, is teaming up with Valve to help out The Whale and Dolphin Conservation according to a news post on the game’s Steam Community page.

If you’re a fan of open-world survival & exploration games, Subnautica is definitely a unique title in the genre that’s worth a look. Our review highlights some of the game’s many strengths including a lot of freedom in building while also bringing up some of the game’s mild issues with its design. Still, it’s part of a very rare breed of video game – an open-world survival game that was actually finished and exited Early Access. Have a look at the game’s Cinematic Trailer to get a feel for what this title is all about:

Developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment and Valve are teaming up to help out The Whale and Dolphin Conservation, an organization that has been focusing on cetacean-based research for the last 20 years. The organization is not on Charity Watch, and Charity Navigator does not rate them as they only brought in a bit over $500,000 in the last fiscal year. Like many nonprofit organizations, the WDC nonetheless makes an effort to detail how they spend the money donated to them.

Subnautica is currently on sale on Steam for 20% off its retail price. That means you can pick up a pretty excellent survival game for $19.99 or your regional equivalent until June 11, 2018. 15% of the developer’s profits will be donated to The Whale and Dolphin Conservation for the duration of this weekend sale. And best of all, this is a survival game with an interesting story that is actually a complete experience. Head on over to the game’s Steam Store page to pick it up for yourself.

What do you think of Subnautica? Do you think more developers should make similar efforts to help out charitable organizations? What’s your favorite thing about the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!