Beauty and the Deep

Adventure of a brave goldfish going down in the name of love

Beauty and the goldfish


This game tells a story of a little goldfish that eagers to make impression on the one it loves. It's dreamfish lives on the bottom of the ocean, so little goldfish jumped into an old underwater helmet and went down. Along the way goldfish needs to collect money and buy decor for the helmet, otherwise it's love will reject it.


Smash the goldfish into the helmet to move left and right (Controls: A and D).

Collect coins, avoid enemies who will take your money, and decorate your helmet in the name of love. If main hero's love interest will like what it sees, then you win!

Leader board

To submit your high score, take a screenshot of your family budget. It would appear at the end if you succeeded with the primary goal.

Good luck to you!


  • Fixed bug that caused swarm spawning of the enemies in some situations. Because of that sometimes it was impossible to get to the end of the game.
  • Fixed pirate difficulty on the late stage. Because of this issue it was impossible to get all of the decorations, thus win the game.
  • Fixed bug that caused blowfish to throw you away from the playing area in some situations. It was impossible to proceed the game in that case. Also tweaked the balance so that the decorations are harder to get. Without it one of the endings is almost certainly missed and second half of the game is boring and pointless. Opened the leaderboard.

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This game entered in the Solo competition (23 entries).

Comments (13)

 • 4 years ago • 

Nice little game with good graphics. The pirate fish get a lot more challenging at lower levels.

 • 4 years ago • 

A good game, I 'm sad for this little goldfish who knock his head like.. a lot x)

A good improvement could be to go directly at the end of the game if we got the 5 decorations, I finish it at 2000m and just have to wait until 4200m for the end of the game with nothing to do.

Except this, it's was fun, good job =D

 • 4 years ago • 

This is reaaally cute. It was a bit too easy, I had all the decoration at around 2500m, but it's not about performance it's about love so it's fine.
The way you move by knocking yourself over and over against the helmet is a nice twist on those kind of endless falling game and a good idea.
Well done!

Mr. Chocolate Salmon
(@mr_chocolatesalmon) • 4 years ago • 

I enjoyed it. Having to decorate your helmet was a nice touch. Would have been nice if there was some customization there, where you had a selection of decorations of choose from instead of having the same 5, but understand you may not have time for things like that aha.

Gameplay was simple and enjoyable, and the graphics were very well done (being enhanced by the constant growing darkness as you descend deeper). Overall, I enjoyed it! Good job!

 • 4 years ago • 

I loved hunting for some helmet swag! The graphics were lovely and added a lot for me. It got a bit repetitive after a while, but I just enjoyed the scenery and really wanted that tricorn hat :-)
Good job!

 • 4 years ago • 

Nice game. However, it's a bit long and there is not much diversity in gameplay.

 • 4 years ago • 

This is a charming story. I won her love with a 7 coins budget left. Maybe the game session was a bit too long, but the end worth it !

 • 4 years ago • 

I liked the story and the graphics; the background in the beginning, with the godrays, is well done! Not sure if it was a good decision to make the game so long; maybe instead of one long journey down I would have made a level each for getting a helmet decoration, and only the last level would be meeting your beloved.

 • 4 years ago • 

I really like the artwork, it's very cool: I liked the little story at the start to explain what to do and the simple controls: the game gets a little bit repetitive, so woul dbe good with more time to introduce some variation in challenges. Sounds are cool, but you could have also done with a little bit of music! I was one coin away from getting that last accessory, so rejected :( so sad: can't she just half like me for my efforts :)?

  • 4 years ago • 

Thank you guys for your comments! :)

It feels good to have all this positive feedback and constructive criticism. It's my first time presenting the game to the public, so each of your thoughts is special for me :)

I see what you mean by how long the session is (it's around 7 minutes). I really wanted it to be a marathon type of game. However, I didn't have time to create additional mechanics to make it more entertaining near the endgame. But I have a lot of ideas about how to improve this aspect after the jam ends. So thank you again! :)

@mit-mit Yeah, it's a bit cruel :) I felt that it should be a harsh reality of fish world :D

 • 4 years ago • 

Really cool game and challenging.
The tutorial is a really nice touch !
I enjoyed it even thought I got rejected… 4/5 accessories :(

 • 4 years ago • 

This is lovely and so cute, from the entire idea of a goldfish in a diving helmet, to the story, to the graphics and enemy design, to the way you decorate your vessel. Controls are simple but good. Balancing feels fair in general, although on the easy side if anything, and I would have liked to look ahead a little bit more to avoid getting stuck between a blowfish and the wall. Fabulous job!

 • 4 years ago • 

Was this game a clever innuendo or a straightforward entry in the goldfish-in-a-helmet-diving-to-the-ocean-floor genre? We may never truly know.

But we do know that the art for this is great, lots of character and polish. The gameplay is pretty simplistic and the choice of helmet decoration seems largely meaningless since you need all of them to win. Audio is very minimal but the pirate's laugh is pretty creepy.

Nice work, even if my love thought my helmet looked stupid :(

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