Treasure in the Depths

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

Voting results

Overall
14th
81%
4.526
Graphics
11th
63%
5.684
Audio
12th
69%
5.632
Gameplay
13th
75%
4.000
Originality
15th
88%
4.105
Theme
4th
19%
7.263

This game entered in the Team competition (16 entries).

Comments (15)

KeithorKeith
 • 1 month ago  • 

Like the art very nice little game!

treslapin
 • 1 month ago  • 

I LOVE THE END CREDITS MUSIC. Wish the gameplay had a bit more to it. I like the ending! :D

Elchao
 • 1 month ago  • 

Enjoyed the game very much. Loved the end credit music!

dorkulon
 • 1 month ago  • 

Fun game idea! The ending was great :D

TomBuston
 • 1 month ago  • 

Nice game! Not sure if this is intentional but it nearly became a musical game for me when I tried to sync my shot with the music, that was really cool I felt.
The ending was… unexpected ?
Nice work!

Cuddl3s
 • 1 month ago  • 

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.

Good job!

smbe19
 • 1 month ago  • 

Nice, simple game. I wished there was a bit more varied gameplay though.

pikachurian
 • 1 month ago  • 

Nice art and funny ending. However, the movement is a bit stiff. Adding a game over screen, a delay, or a sound effect after getting hit might make the game feel a bit better.

elZach
 • 1 month ago  • 

I saw this game being played on a muted stream before and wasn't very impressed. However the music really adds A LOT to the experience, making it all in all a simple but good entry. gj

Haxxard
 • 1 month ago  • 

As the sound designer of this entry, I'm astounded by this feedback regarding the audio.
This is my first time ever at producing audio thingies. This feedback really motivated me on experimenting with audio programs and things like that in the future! Thank You! :3

R3messa
 • 1 month ago  • edited  • 

Thank you so much for the positive feedback on the music and graphics. Haxxard and Candykitten did an amazing job. <3 Unfortunately one of our team members got ill and that affected the gameplay in form of not having enough time to work on in. But once again thank you for your positive comments! :)

Subatiq
 • 1 month ago  • 

Didn't thing that there would be an ending, really nice touch with quotes :) Sound design is also pretty good. Overall, nice job!

Devousa
 • 1 month ago  • 

Thank you all for the feedback. :) Designing the backstory for the game was really fun. We had to cut some features but I am happy with the end result.

thomastc
 • 1 month ago  • 

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 :)

voxel
 • 1 month ago  • 

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

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A game about treasures and self fulfillment.

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Authors

Devousa
Candykitten
Haxxard
R3messa

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