Explore the island of Namok and its dungeon, both of them full of adventures, dangers and big bosses. Craft new armors, weapons, potions, etc... Meet the crazy townfolks and discover the secrets that lie beneath Namok.
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Very Positive (67 reviews) - 82% of the 67 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 13, 2015

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About This Game

What Lies Beneath is an action-RPG in which you'll explore the island of Namok and its deadly dungeon in hope to avenge your... hem... your wife.

Fight evil (and less evil) creatures, loot everything you find, pretend you care while villagers tell you everything about their lives, and improve your character as you like in an epic (well... not really actually) quest for revenge!

The adventure awaits! And the final boss too...

Main features

  • Not class-based : will you be a valiant knight throwing fireballs everywhere? A fearless mage under two tons of armor? Or an archer that doesn't hesitate before transforming his foes into frogs?
  • Content (story, quests, levels) crafted by hand for an unique feel
  • Fun and original universe with silly characters to speak to
  • Part of a series : Myrne (you don't need to have played the other games to understand what's going on)
  • Complete crafting system: create potions, armors, etc... mine some ores, pick up some shrooms,...
  • Challenge your friends in the local splitscreen multiplayer mode in deathmatch or in a Score the Cube game (a football match except with swords, arrows, fireballs... trust me, it's way more fun this way)
  • Play the campaign with a friend in local co-op
  • (Re-)discover the tiny story "The Sorcerer" alone or with a friend

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP and superior versions (7, 8, 10,...)
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Graphics: shader model 2.0, generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Windows XP and superior versions (7, 8, 10,...)
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Graphics: shader model 2.0, generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 and superior
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Graphics: shader model 2.0, generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 and superior
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Graphics: shader model 2.0, generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Graphics: shader model 2.0, generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Graphics: shader model 2.0, generally everything made since 2004 should work.
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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137 of 151 people (91%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2015
At first glance What Lies Beneath looks like Realm of the Mad God, but the visuals are the only similarity. Myrne plays a lot slower. It wants you to take your time and explore!
I'll do my best to describe the good and bad points, but with such a simple game, it's a bit tricky..

-The story doesn't take itself seriously. If you've played DLC Quest, the sense of humour will seem very similar with goofy jokes and calling attention to the fact that it's a game. The main character likes to break the forth wall while the NPCs struggle to stay in character.
-Questing is fun! You could probably count the total number of quests with one hand, but the game does a good job varying them up. Most of them involve killing bosses or other creatures, but you might have to solve a puzzle to reach them.
-Very lengthy for what it is. You can finish it in a little over 4 hours. I got stuck on a quest which took me a while to figure out, otherwise everything else was easy :)
-The Music is awesome! The soundtrack in What Lies Beneath will surprise you! Seriously, it's steps this game up to a whole other level.
-Walking speed doesn't suck! This might seem trivial, but for a game like this, moving slow can test your patience. You can spend stats to increase movement speed and there's plenty of items that warp you to your last checkpoint (touching a bed saves your game and sets spawn)
-Easy to grasp crafting system! In this day and age, crafting has become a strange standard in gaming, which a lot of times requires loads of research on the games wiki. Song of Myrne has descriptions for every item and effect in-game so you won't be scratching your head and taking notes.

-I've ran into a couple bugs. One completely locked my hotbar. I could walk around, but I couldn't attack. Reopening the game resolved the issue.
-The second bug isn't an issue, but it's quite cruel. I was killed inside a dungeon (being killed will respawn you in town and cost gold) and while the screen was fading out to respawn, the monsters continued to attack my corpse. Each hit counted as a "death blow" so kept losing gold over and over as the game thought I died multiple times.
-The Hotbar can get a bit confusing. Say you have an item tied to 1 on the keyboard. If you have 6 of that it shows your reserve on the hotbar. The problem is there's no visual que letting you know which number is which, so until you get used to it, you might press the wrong key a few times. This is an easy fix if the numbers on the hotbar were a different colour than the item number.

If you'd like to see the game in action, here's my First Look :)

If you're in the mood for a casual single player RPG, you can't go wrong with Song of Myrne. $5 is a perfect price for this game. Any bugs I ran into weren't game breaking or annoying, I just noticed them. I really don't have anything bad to say about this game.

-Thanks for taking the time to read this review!
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81 of 109 people (74%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015

The game will give roughly 3 hours of gameplay which is ill suited for an RPG. It gives you just enough time to figure things out but not enough time to advance any sort of story or bring your character to a reasonably customizable point. I hit Level 6 when I finished the game, which gave me 5 points to distribute. I put two in stamina which ended up being a completely useless stat to me, 2 in health and one in mana... which also ended up being a completely useless stat to me.

The final boss of the game was killed by left clicking it over 10,000 times. My right hand is still suffering from carpal tunnel, but thankfully I'm left handed and can do fine without. But if you have carpal tunnel and are right handed.... you probably should just not buy this game.

The game starts you off in a room where you left click on what appears to be a flower until you look a little closer and find out that it's your dead wife. You find out she's dead and receive your first quest to avenge her. Throughout the game you will pick up 8 quests which will get you to 8 different boss-like entities that are all killed in roughly the same way.

The game advertises crafting... which it does have. However since the game is so short and you don't actually need it, it doesn't make up a very important part of the game. I killed the final boss with a weapon I picked off of an enemy, crafting seems like it is tacked on. It is the way in which you get all higher quality goods, but because you can beat enemies by using a microing technique, it's simply not necessary. It's kind of like how I found out I could block shots with the shift key... and then never used it because I barely ever got hit.

Each story is very rushed. You talk to a person and they tell you two sentences, and then you are on your way. For an RPG it's very lacking in plot development.

The pixel graphics unfortunately hinder the game in such a massive way. Pixel art can be very beautiful. In this case it looks like most of the pixel art was taken from royalty free artists and slapped into the game. Nothing looks like what it should be.

If this was a free to play browser game I'd play it. But I don't think I'd ever pay for something that looks like it was made at a game jam.
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70 of 96 people (73%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 13, 2015
This game reminds me a lot of Realm of the Mad God, which is one of my favorite games, and a bit of classic Legend of Zelda. I really enjoy the art style and the soundtrack is reminiscent of Castle Crashers (very much a compliment). Despite being a new game that I had yet to hear about, I'm really enjoying it so far, look forward to playing a ton of it, and will definately be convincing many of my friends to purchase this wonderful piece.
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
This game is fun at first, but you come to realize it won't be as big as you would have hoped. The game takes around 3 hours to beat pretty short for an RPG. However those 3 hours are fun, many things in the game were fun, but many things also needed improvement and just more content. I just feel with a game so simple the creators should just add open mod support and a co-op mode so people can create their own worlds and items, while getting a chance to enjoy this simple game with friends.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
Quick and simple Indie RPG.

I acquired this game in a dollar bundle. Installed to drop the cards and ended up playing long after to completion. There is something very playable about it. The ease of controls and crafting certainly drew me in; the funny item descriptions and dialogue kept me interested. The story surprised me and I was a little gutted it ended so quickly. The graphics are pixel but the music is pretty good. The quests and combat are very easy, death is unimportant.

Recommended for mature players - swearing and innuendo.. in your endo! :P
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2015
From the time Ive had with the game I believe that overall its a preety good game for 5$. Its a questline based story with multiple side quests along the way. The quests arent that detailed though. So the story isnt that rich but it makes up for it with the humor of the quests. And you do get a sense of accomplishment from doing the quests from the gear that you get along the way with some lvls every here and there.

One of the problemes that somebody would have with it is the quests are not very descriptive. Most quests tell you just to do something and not how to do it. For instance one of the very first quests you get is to find who killed your beloved rabbit wife. Thats all it tells you, is to do just that. Youll have to figure out what to do from there. That alone left me wondering around for about 30 minutes untill I learned I had to go to the village, talk to this guy in the bar, and he will tell you to go to this dungeon and you will have to clear the dungeon. However he doesnt tell you where the dungeon is.. So if your expected to be guided through the story dont. With the amount of time it takes to figure things out like that it adds alot of gametime.

Overall I still enjoyed playing this game. I do come back to it every now and then to see if I can figure out that quest I was stuck on. And if your thinking you might like it and are willing to spend an extra 5$ then go for it. Your welcome!

7.8/10 RagingTacoBlast
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
I found this game very enjoyable. At first glance it might seem like a poorly drawn game and the graphics make it much worse. WELL YOU ARE WRONG. This game has an amazing crafting system, leveling/ability system (Charge is a bit OP if you get a direct hit ;] ) and skill system. When you start picking up mushrooms and fail, your skill goes up. Although the first two bosses (Troll and Spider) are easier than some of the actual enemies (such as snakes) when you first start, it is a very fun game and was a great $5 spent.

I highly reccomend this game, 9/10

+Crafting System is very organized
+Ability/Leveling System makes perfect sense
+Easy to get into and learn
+Funny story line (your wife is a bunny)

-First part is confusing on where you have to go
-Moving is a bit odd (you move fast where your mouse is and going diagnol makes you go 2x normal speed)
-Enemies are very hard when just start off
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2015
Well, it's quite obvious that this ain't a finished product, if the devs add more stuff, then it can be an awesome game. The mechanics of this game aren't anything you haven't seen before, but they work. This game has crafting, herbalism, fishing (and so on) skills similar to wow, it has skill trees similar to diablo and it has graphics similar to Realm of the Mad God. It's a little repetitive, if the devs add more ♥♥♥♥ then it can be awesome.
btw, music reminds me of diablo 2, so for me it's a 10/10( just for the music <33<33 love you diablo2)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Nice little action RPG.
I played through the game at a leisurely pace and 100 percented it in 6 and a half hours. A lot of my play time was spent grinding but after finishing the game I realized that you really don't need to grind in this game so you could definitely finish quicker if you wanted to.
It has nice simple pixel graphics and the music is fairly relaxing. The story is simple and has a little humour to it. I didn't try any of the multiplayer so I can't comment on that. Crafting is in the game but you don't have to worry about it if you don't want to.
Really just a nice little action RPG.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2015
If you love pixel RPG, this game is defenitely something for you. it is a different look upon rpg, not being able to chose a class, but creating them yourself makes this game original in its own way. The most annoying thing however, is the length of the game. It is only 5$, I know, but out of this stupidly amazing concept, it would be awesome to see some more .
Even if this game is short, it's worth buying, at least in my opinion.
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3.2 hrs
Posted: October 15
Actually not that bad for the price.
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22.6 hrs
Posted: September 5
Fun game. The humor was good and more would've been great. The character needs to have more flexibility in development, one or two points kept me from testing the waters once I realized dumping everything into Strength and Health was about the only realistic method of building a character. I haven't tried magic too much, nor missle weapons, so there is some level of balance that could be figured out for a sequel to make it more interesting, I'd love to play it.
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josef stalin but as a cyborg cat
1.2 hrs
Posted: July 4
I really played this game for the first time today, and I have to say, it's amazing!

Sound Track (A selection of varying genres with great composition)
Learning curve
A nice amount of history to the land
A funny twist on a classic-style RPG
It's like ROTMG, but with more of a story and more intricate game mechanics.

Beginning enemies are very difficult, which can be seen as either a pro or a con. I see it as a con because the game instantly is throwing you a fastball, and if executed correctly, this can be good for fast-paced action games, but thiss is not one.

That about does it for this review.

Before you purchase this game, try Realm of the Mad God first, it's free and quite similar to this game, just a little easier and minor changes to gameplay.

Thanks for reading!
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7.2 hrs
Posted: January 29
It's a pretty good game. Why don't I reccomend it then? Well, it's really short. It could've been a lot longer, and the ending sucked. (Spoilers) The ending is just you walking up a stairway and then it ends the game. All that build up for such a horrible ending and incredibly easy final boss.
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Marshall 159
19.8 hrs
Posted: December 17, 2015
Got this with a cupon for the Badges, not to bad though.
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4.6 hrs
Posted: October 26, 2015
Its an amazing open world low key chilled out game with action here and there. The only problems were hidden glitches and the lack of tutorial. But those wont stop you from having so much fun with this game. thanks Beldarak Games!
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7.8 hrs
Posted: October 7, 2015
This game was AWESOME!

I loved this game honestly. I think it's just that I have a love for pixel games and RPG's so when you put the two together you know you're going to get a good game!

There was a ton about this game that I really liked. There were also a few complaints I had though. The major one was how short the game is.

Just know that if you buy this game you will only be playing it for a few hours before the game just abruptly ends...It's honestly sad how little hours went into this game before the end of the game came up. I wish I could've put in more. I wish I could've used all the spells that were present when leveling up.

I only got to use ONE magic spell, had less then a handfull of weapons, and to be honest the way to save was sort of weird. I would have rathered having recall potions or something to get me back to the saving point (Sort of like Dark Alliance)

All in all it is an awesome game and I recommend playing it!

-Super fun to play
-Awesome pixel art
-Funny story line
-Lots of fun to play

-No progressive health regeneration
-Weird saving system
-NO CO-OP!!!!!!!!

Have fun playing this game and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did!

P.S A word to the developer please put more story and hours into the gameplay. I would soon like to play this again and have enough time to explore the world, use all the magic, and level up my character. (ALSO add online COOP multiplayer PLEASE!)
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3.1 hrs
Posted: September 6, 2015
Fun little game, needs controller support.
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