A zen-paced arcade game dazzling with phosphorescent beauty, Deep Under the Sky lets you experience life as a strange jellyfish on a remarkable world. Learn to fly through the skies of the psychedelic dark side of Venus. Explore, uncover its secrets, and flourish.
User reviews: Mixed (46 reviews) - 69% of the 46 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 22, 2014

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About This Game

Try life as a strange jellyfish on a remarkable world. Learn to fly through the skies of a psychedelic Venus, to explore and flourish.

Fling, jet, grapple and roll your way through 80 levels of tentacle-flying physics fun. Time your bursts just right to explore every cleft and cranny of the floating beasts inhabiting the mysterious dark side of Venus. This game uses only one button but don't be fooled - you'll have to think like a jellyfish and zen to the heady biorhythms of the planet before you learn its secrets.

Key Features

  • Trippy chillout soundtrack
  • 80 levels in four gorgeous worlds to explore
  • Jet-powered jellyfish with grappling hook tentacles
  • Only one button - play while petting your cat!
  • Hidden bonus stars that I bet you can't reach
  • Secret (well I just ruined it didn't I) hardcore mode
  • Physics based explosions - jellyfish bits everywhere!
  • Turn into a ball and roll like Samus
  • Bouncers, gates, mines and other obstacles
  • More particle effects than your human brain can handle

System Requirements

Mac OS X
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
Don't buy this game. At least, not through Steam. This is a mobile port tried and true, and so faithfully ported from its home device the tutorials still refer to everything as "tapping." Not only this, but if you want to play it on android it's 4 dollars base price. Here, it's 10, which is an absolute rip off unless it goes on sale for pennies.

Is the game itself bad? Not at all. In fact, it's fairly decent of a port, glaring phone prompts aside. As some of the other reviews stated the description is misleading for emphasizing exploration and the ability to turn into a ball "like Samus!" as this is more or less a physics based catapult game, with couple cute little tweaks to make it interesting. The ball transformation stuff only happens for a few choice levels too, and it's simply done as that world's gimmick. It's not a selling point, trust me.

This being said, I found the art style extremely pleasant, and the puzzle layouts to be very rewarding. While the later levels rely on trial and error, the general layout for a majority of what I've played was quite clever and implemented some interesting tricks with the variety of physic defying powers. I have to say, this is definitely a high tier mobile game and could easily be received well on Steam if they priced it more realistically and, ya know, made the steam version in any way superior to the mobile version. Of course the Store Page doesn't even reference its origins so I doubt that will happen, but I would color this game as kind of a shame, since with a bit of modification and an added area or two it would've been a great little gem.

For 10 dollars though? Not a chance. At best, get it in a bundle, or wait for it to go on a big sale. Even 4 dollars on mobile is a bit too much to ask for. Such a missed opportunity.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 2, 2015
Lovely little puzzler about squids on Venus - 1 button, many things happen when you press it - some talent required!!

Visually gorgeous, nice ambient soundtrack...

MIGHT have been nice to have leaderboards based on times/getting the stars etc. - but then someone would only cheat so maybe not...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2015

This is a clear mobile port. I was originally excited for the game, as many people have noted, the trailer makes it look like you have control of your character. In true mobile fashion, this game is playing with one button. You mouse click to shoot, and then mouse click/mouse hold to use an ability. It kind of plays like angry birds. You have to impregnate plants/bubbles basically. You have the same goal and do the same thing every single level. There are a few added abilities like a wheel and a grapple hook, but not being able to aim or control them much is annoying. The art direction is cool, and there still is something satisfying about popping all the bubbles. The game is pretty short, and there is no real story. For some reason, the game would not let me quit it, saying "there's been a problem"?? All in all the game is a nice distraction for a bit, but the same mechanics and simplicity of play/lack of control start to get old.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2015
Why did you think it was a good idea to make a 1-button puzzle game? Who would pay money for this?
Deep under the sky doesn't care. Deep under the sky knows what it wants to be, and does it well. Read its product description, it is extremely accurate.
I can't really recommend the game, but damn these developers (Colin Northway and Rich Edwards) are groovy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
NO thankyou
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