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: Positive (27 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

Mac OS X
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
I wonder if it's more accurate to say the space jellyfish is now my favorite aquatic or extraterrestrial creature.

As far as I know the depths of our oceans are wondrous and alien enough that Deep Under the Sky could be playing out within them, far from any depth humans have been able to reach. Bounding from the safety of their nest, tentacles swirling in the current, attempting to fertilize a waking host before their short life expires. There's something very poetic about Deep Under the Sky, its bedazzling art creating a hypnotic cycle as you run almost on autopilot, sacrificing innumerable members of this strange species in pursuit of the task at hand.

Mesmerizing as it can be, Deep Under the Sky has the inescapable issue of being so hands-off as to make me often feel like my role in it was superfluous, or at least fairly dull and extremely limited in scope. A queue of moves scrolls from the bottom of the screen, their moment of execution being your only means of interaction, and thus levels are laid out before you as you launch jellyfish out attempting to discern the correct timing to be able to reach each of the nests you need to fertilize in order to progress. It's something like being given a catapult but only ever being allowed to pull the lever, leaving the aiming to others and then entering into a series of trial and error as you work within your rigid limitations to recreate the moves of the developer. Success often felt like an accident, yet another thing I had little control over, level after level passing by but failing to leave me with any lasting impression longer than the seconds it took to load the next screen.

It's not the worst way to spend a few hours by any stretch, but the experience goes by with such little presence that it was almost like I wasn't playing a game at all, just staring at my monitor as my fingers moved on their own and I was left to leisurely enjoy the wondrous, sparkling world of strange organisms draped around a much less engaging game. I find it hard to say whether that's an experience worth your time, my memories of the game already beginning to fade, but I'm equally indecisive in prescribing you stay away so perhaps that says what I'm failing to.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Cool looking, but dull gameplay.
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Great little puzzler. Catch it in the sales!
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