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: Mostly Positive (31 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 22, 2014
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"Showed at PAX Prime 2014 - Propel yourself through life as a jellyfish exploring Venus."
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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

Windows
Mac OS X
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Extremely simplistic (1 button) puzzle game that would be barely tolerable on a mobile platform.

PROS:
-Art is ok

-Puzzle setup is clean and varied by levels.

-Very calm gameplay.


CONS:
-"Trial and error" gameplay that is extremely repetitive. Gameplay consists of you shooting these balls from the same starting location and trying to time a series of actions to hit targets (except you don't actually control the actions, all you can do is control when each action begins). In short, each time you miss the target you simply repeat the series of actions until you hit it.....and then you repeat that a bunch more times until you hit all the targets in the stage.

Then you move on to the next stage which presents you with a different order of actions, but the same concept of hitting targets. That is the entire game with only the order of actions changing between stages.

-MISLEADING description: There is no "exploration" or "movement" really...each stage simply presents you with a series of actions and a bunch of targets to hit, and then you go on to the next level.

Similarly, nothing here is psychadelic. Its simple, colorful graphics, but thats about it.

The video presented on the steam page (showing "gameplay) is also misleading. It shows the character moving through a variety of environments, but this is not, at all, what the gameplay is like. Your objective is to "explode" yourself near those orange balls and then respawn and repeat until you hit all the orange balls in a stage (usually about 5-7).
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Cool looking, but dull gameplay.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
It's a physics based puzzle where you try to sperminate some pods of future life placed in an underwater maze with your ejeculating jellyfish using repeated space button push which needs good timing. Reminds me of 'The Sparkle 2 Evo' watery motion feel and aesthetics combined with 'Angry Birds' shooting. Would be a great scrensaver.

Головоломка с физикой про осеменение зародышей в лабиринте при помощи извергающейся медузы, которая управляется расчетливыми нажатиями на пробел. Напоминает "Блестку 2 Эво-на" в плане движения в водной толще, а равно и внешним видом, в соединении со стрельбой из "Сердитых птиц". Отличный хранитель экрана.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Its a very relaxing game with soothing music the artwork is dazzleing and feels alive this is a really fun puzzle/action game

Pros: fantastic artwork, music is amazeing, the gameplay is simple yet easy to learn, provides a good challange

cons: nothing really

8.0/10 its a really good game
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Kinda interesting, kinda silly. It cracks me up that the entire point of the game is shooting a squid to impregnating those little pods.

If you like casual gameplay with a bit of depth to it, and pretty graphics, this might be of interest to you.
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