It is the distant future. You are a scientist; a prominent inter-planetary researcher known for your pioneering efforts to understand the fabric of life's tapestry on remote, uninhabited worlds. A mobile research station grants you access to mysterious, unexplored sea-scapes, and a submersible equipped with tools for collecting data and capturing specimens allows you to investigate and decode complex alien ecosystems; specifically creature relationships (EG symbiosis), population dynamics, trophic models, and water quality.
Uncharted Depths (also dubbed “the game of scientific inquiry”) is designed to teach the practices - both procedural and cognitive - by which science professionals form questions, collect data, compile data into defensible theories, articulate their theories, and participate in scientific communities. In the game, players conduct lab-based controlled experiments and field-based measurements/observations in order to develop, refine, and defend a scientific theory.