Tidal Shock MastheadTidal Shock Masthead

Tidal Shock

Spread the word:

General Information

Available on:PCMay 4, 2020

Developer: Moonray Studios

Publisher: Moonray Studios

Genres: Action, Third-Person Shooter

Set deep underwater Tidal Shock is fast-paced, easy to pick up and hard to master. That’s right, the Tidal Shock arena is submerged and not confined to gravity. Bullets will rain down, snipers will lurk below and attacks can come from any angle. There’re respawns but no loadouts – shields, weapons and charge are pickups that you’ll drop on death. The question is, are you hunting for more or protecting what you have? Tidal Shock has a winner take all objective. The player who slams 100 charge onto the ever-moving reactor will “tidalshock” the competition and earn a coveted “Charge Cube” KEY FEATURES 4-8 multiplayer arena with one king of the hill objective 7 aquatic weapons classes with 5 rarity levels Dashes, blocking walls and a rideable torpedo sled! Balanced for respawning, winner-takes-all tension Free for all matches with all your Steam friends Match stats and leaderboard Flashy taunts! REACTOR Scattered around the map are charge cells that you’ll need to collect and bring to the Reactor, a glowing beacon that changes position every 60 seconds. The first player to fully charge the Reactor wins. Each Reactor position creates a new battleground, with different obstacles, map features and item spawns. Fittingly, you can also collect charge from fallen players, so sometimes the best offense is… a good offense. How you approach the Reactor will decide your fate. Will you race to it immediately to get there first? Will you attempt to predict its next location and set up camp? Will you try to intercept oblivious on their way to deliver charge? Or will you dive in guns blazing and test your mettle directly? Or will you mix it up, and choose your strategy based on your current weapon loadout? We can’t wait to see how gameplay emerges throughout the Tidal Shock Arena. Share your strategies on our Discord please. SKINS, WEAPONS & ENVIRONMENT The skins in Tidal Shock don’t represent classes or have powers, but they do represent you. The skin you wear, the weapon you carry and your position in the environment matter. When you shoot or move you glow. The more Reactor charge you carry, the more you glow as well. The environment is foggy and moody with both dark and light areas. There are 5 skins you can earn in-game and 8 that can be purchased via DLC. As a small indie studio, we chose a DLC skins model to keep the base Tidal Shock game competitively priced. EMERGENT GAMEPLAY Tidal Shock is different. We didn’t have a bunch of rules to follow or examples to copy when designing a 360 Degree Aquatic Arena . We set a dynamic stage with clear objectives and (hopefully) balanced combat mechanics. How Tidal Shock matches unfold, the winning strategies and styles of play will be set by players – you. MATURE CONTENT DESCRIPTION It's set in a sci-fi bathtub. You don't get cleaner than that.

Tidal Shock Critic Reviews

This game is fun. Like, really good fun. It’s challenging enough that it makes any successes rewarding, yet I wasn’t put off by it like I am by Valorant. Tidal Shock could be massive; for the sake of Moonray Studios’ small team, I really hope it is. They deserve it.

Read full review

It’s suffering from a lack of players at the moment, but this underwater-set release has all the makings of a creative and fun take on the arena shooter genre.

Read full review

Audience Reviews

There are no audience reviews yet! Click the button below to add the first one!

Where to Buy

Tidal Shock - Early Access thumbnail

Tidal Shock - Early Access

Tidal Shock Screenshot 1
Tidal Shock Screenshot 2