The year is 1835. Your Queen called you to the palace for a special mission. She has heard of your reputation in the Society of Aquatic Archeologists. There would be immeasurable wealth close the Mariana Trench. And you are the best person for the job.
Weeks later, your ship reaches the top of the Trench. The crew helps you inside the diving bell specially designed for the occasion. Everything starts well, but after 400 meters, you feel that the metal chain is starting to wear down.
It is too late to react. The chain snaps off, and you realize that you are all alone. Your only hope is to find what lies in the Trench.
Treasure in the Depths is an arcade-like underwater survival experience where you must avoid deadly sea mines and hostile mermen. Your only hope is the treasure that lies at the bottom of the Trench. But what could it be?
How to Play
Space bar : shoot harpoons
Left arrow key: move left
Right arrow key: move right
Fits the theme perfectly!
At first I didn't read the instructions and therefore finished the level without shooting harpoons :D
With harpoons it became a bit too easy for my taste.
Music was good and fitting, the sound of the mermen was a bit repetitive in the end ^^
Also, theres z-fighting when mermen and spikey-balls overlap.
Those are some pretty good graphics for a jam game! The music is decent too if a bit repetitive. Sound effects could use some more work.
Sadly, the gameplay is a bit shallow. Between the harpoon, the low density of enemies, and the gentle speed, it is pretty easy to reach the bottom, and the journey is not very interesting. The destination, on the other hand, made me laugh :)
Ahaha, doesn't take itself too seriously, had a lot of fun with this one. Stupid handsome mer-men, think you're so cool. You'd be even handsomer with a harpoon through your face. Also harpoons work on the mines, amazing. Some cool effects like the bubbles, but then destroyed enemies just instantly vanish - some kind of effect for destroying obstacles would have been nice. Great art, great music, a fun, straightforward entry with some good polish