Sunday, July 14, 2024

Surfrider Foundation Europe Partners With ‘Under The Waves’ Video Game


The Surfrider Foundation Europe announced this week that it has partnered with Parallel Studio and Quantic Dream, makers of the upcoming video game “Under The Waves.”

Quantic Dream will be financially supporting the nonprofit organization with a donation to support ocean preservation.

Players will dive into the depths of the North Sea to explore a moving and poetic underwater adventure about the engulfing power of grief.

Under The Waves (Image credit: Parallel Studio/Quantic Dream)
Under The Waves (Image credit: Parallel Studio/Quantic Dream)

Set in a techno-futuristic 1970s, players will follow Stan, a professional diver working for an oil company, facing the isolation of the deep sea as he starts to experience a strange series of events, far beneath the waves.

Under The Waves (Image credit: Parallel Studio/Quantic Dream)
Under The Waves (Image credit: Parallel Studio/Quantic Dream)

Surfrider Foundation Europe said it is working with the game’s creators to get the right messages across and integrate them into the narrative.

According to Penelope Giroud, Marketing and Communication Manager of Surfrider Foundation Europe:

“We are delighted to partner with Quantic Dream for the release of ‘Under the Waves.’ For 30 years, Surfrider Foundation Europe has been working on protecting the oceans, by making the general public aware of all the threats that weigh on them. The game gives us a huge opportunity to educate players on its fragility, especially through the impact of offshore drilling, but also on various other topics. We are pleased to support the game’s creators in getting the right and most impactful messages across and ensuring that they fit perfectly into the game’s storytelling. We are looking forward to its release!”

“Under The Waves” will be available next year on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One as well as Steam.

For more info, check out the trailer for the game below or go to


John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.