Reveal The Deep is a short exploration game set in the wreck of a 19th century steamship. Navigate through expansive levels, uncovering the stories of the ship's demise and it's passengers. Keep your nerve, your wits about you, and prepare to reveal the secrets of the deep.
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Very Positive (25 reviews) - 84% of the 25 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (861 reviews) - 88% of the 861 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 4, 2015

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April 30

1.2 Patch Notes - Ending Updated, Achievements, Keymapping - 30/04/2016

Hey guys!

I just pushed the latest update for Reveal the Deep - let me know if anything is wrong, as there may be some teething problems.

  • Updated the game's ending (should be less confusing now!)
  • Achievements have been added
  • Keymapping support has been added (you should be able to use this to make the game natively support controllers)
  • Fixes to the way the game handles full-screen
  • Various minor bug fixes

Many of you have requested save-functionality, and I'm in the process of developing it but it won't be included in this patch - apologies for this.

Thanks for your patience and being such an awesome community, we really appreciate ya'.


Lazy Monday Games


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About This Game

Reveal the Deep is a short exploration-based indie game, where the user traverses through the wreck of a 19th century steamship.

There is a heavy focus on piecing together the story of the ship's past, through a variety of notes and clues.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.2GHz or Higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9.0 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 70 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or above
    • Processor: Intel 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 70 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.1 or above
    • Processor: Single Core 2.1GHz + or Dual Core 1.2GHz +
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 70 MB available space
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
This is honestly the best value I've had for a dollar in a long time. If you like creepy, atmospheric games with vaguely Lovecraftian elements, this quiet game is for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Short but sweet.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
The game won't run on (every) linux. As a workaround I could start it from the commandline: java -jar rtd.jar

The game itself is ok.
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2 of 14 people (14%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Product received for free
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199 of 225 people (88%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
30 minutes to complete first chapter. i think there are 3 or 5 in total.

The game is beautiful , very nice sound, like the ship is crackling, and light effect.

this game is simple but worth it.

you play as a diver on a old hunted ship, with monsters watching you.
there are mini puzzles

please note, there is no save option.
the game only saves once you have completed the chapter.
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70 of 73 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Turn off the lights, put on your headphones, and let the atmosphere of the ocean depths chill your spinal cord. In many occasions just within the first hour of gameplay I felt alone and terrified. Everything from realistic sounds to slow movement of the character really invokes true scary feeling. Even though with every room you think twice about getting in. interesting story is pushing you to explore more and reveal pieces of beautifully illustrated puzzles.
Definitely worth the money!
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68 of 76 people (89%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
8.1/10 - Explore A Wreck and Uncover the Truth!

I haven't felt this good about a buy in a while. For only 40 cents I picked up an awesome Pixel Puzzler. The game is pretty short; only about 1.5-2 hours. There are 3 levels which take around 30-40 minutes each; be aware you can't save in between levels so set aside enough time to complete an entire level.

As you explore the wreck you run into various puzzles that involve; moving objects, finding hidden routes and avoiding the monsters that lurk in the deep. You will uncover pages from the past and piece together what happened to bring this steamboat down.

Finally, when you come up to light sources you are able to turn off your headlamp and flash back to before the wreck. It's extremely clever and my favorite part of the game!

Worth the full $0.99 and surely more!

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44 of 46 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
Short games are great if they have a hook that works, and Reveal The Deep does just that. You play an old-tymey metal-helmed submariner, exploring a sunken ship all by your lonesome. I don't need to tell you that something sinister happened there, because the sights and sounds will clue you in to that in short order. While the design isn't quite as immersive as something like CAPSULE, there are plenty of ominous creaks and flickering shadows to keep your pulse elevated. You'll also find journals and letters from the crew that reveal the circumstances of the ship's demise, and it's some quality horror to delve into.

The one gimmick the game has is that you can switch your headlamp off (complete with an adorable knock on your giant helm), which can allow other light sources to reveal different aspects of the ship. This is used to great effect in exploration, and also in a few platformy crate puzzles for a little variety. There's a good bit of navigating samey halls, crate pushing, and lever throwing, but as short as the game is, they won't really wear you out before the end. My one gripe is with some of the encounters, which I thought were lazily designed and not very scary at all. They're a stark contrast to the few others which provided some serious jumps, so just be prepared for an uneven level of terror.

There are three chapters which should take you 20-30 minutes to clear, depending on how much exploring you do. It's absolutely worth your time if you like spooky subnautical adventures, with only a few minor wrinkles in an otherwise clean package.
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35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
You control an unnamed diver as you slowly make your way through a shipwreck, exploring rooms and corridors as you try to find what made the ship sink and what happened to the crew.
Reveal the Deep is a minimalistic game featuring explorable environments, horror elements and simple puzzle/ platforming sections: while short and quite basic in its gameplay its strong atmosphere and interesting story make it a worthwhile experience and a somewhat hidden gem.


-nice art style despite the simple graphics, there's also some lovely light effects

-great sound design truly makes you feel as if you were alone underwater

-excellent atmosphere, the game feels eerie and there's a constant sense of dread

-decent puzzles backed by an interesting light/ dark mechanic


-the animation for turning your light on/ off lasts a second and waiting for it can eventually get annoying

-the "thud thud" sound of your footsteps can get a tad monotonous

-negotiating ladders can be finicky

-the last puzzle can feel a bit too hard to figure out

-ending is cryptic and somewhat unsatisfying

-only saves progress at the end of each chapter

-short at 1,5 hours

Reveal The Deep is a quite nice overall, slowly exploring the shipwreck while finding journals and clues felt satisfying as did solving the simple puzzles the game throws your way. The atmosphere is great as you move through rooms with only your light providing some illumination: not knowing what might be lurking a few feet from you can get genuinely unsettling when you consider the great sound design.

The actual gameplay is pretty simple and boils down to exploring, jumping through a few platforms, pushing blocks and/or use levers to solve puzzles and escape the occasional danger. If you die you'll start at a checkpoint and there's quite a few of them so that things don't get frustrating. Do take note though that you'll have to clear a chapter if you want your progress saved, if you quit to desktop you'll start from the beginning of your last level: thankfully each one takes only about 30 minutes to clear though.

Reveal The Deep comes fully recommended due to its great atmosphere and fairly intriguing story, its extremely cheap price makes it a true bargain.
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39 of 43 people (91%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
This really is A NICE game, The aesthetics are SO appealing, i cant get enough of this game, you get given such a beautiful yet empty vibe from this game, The lighting is greater the detail in the notes. OMG THE SOUNDS, As an aspiring game developer myself, i can really appreciate this game. i did notice a few problems with animations, and sprite work. But above all else Thank You for this game!
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3.3 hrs
Posted: October 20
Oh this was cool! Spoopy and interesting, I kept telling myself I'll finish this tomorrow but then it intrigued me too much. Nice little story that you can put together from the notes and stuff, although I expected a more monumental ending. The appearance of Tom was great though. The little monster thingies, pushing those blocks reeeeal sloooooowly and the fact that the game sometimes just threw me back to the beginning of the chapter when I died were a bit annoying. Also there were some problems with the switch between the menu and the chapters... it was a bit wonky.
Anyway. Didn't regret buying it. Probably will play it again later.
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亀 | Rocketman
3.5 hrs
Posted: October 16
Had alot of fun with this game. I dont normally enjoy maze games but this one had a good story keeping me going. Sort of a ♥♥♥♥ off when the filler of the game was made up of time consuming tasks, like pushing blocks. Then you would get lost in the maze and end up needing to push the same block around multiple times. That was a little teeth grinding but all in all, 11/16 thumbs up!
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jac1975asc [Frozen Spirit Jac]
0.9 hrs
Posted: October 11
I don't even remember purchasing this game, and when I realised that I did i tried to get a refund, which was refused, due to length of time I had it. But beside this dissapointment I decided to at least give it a shot, even though these type of games are not my thing.
Even though I haven't finished the game, nor know how far I have to go to finish it.
Found the story, so far good.
Puzzles throughout the game interesting(if you like that)
Suspense and Deep Dark Water theme, well done with matching ambience.
But as I said these games, walking nonstop here and there to solve puzzles are not my thing, and tend to take hits while playing this, but nevertheless this may appeal to those who really love a Suspense Horror Mystery.
I rate this 6 out 10 Grapples since I am more of a Plumbus and a Schleme person.
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1.9 hrs
Posted: October 8
The steam valve is jammed with DRM.

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Douglas Bolden
2.2 hrs
Posted: October 4
This game is quite mysterious. The developers said they reworked the ending. To be fully honest with you, if you could not figure out what happened at the end, you shouldn't be able to play this game. This game is well written, and beautiful. I think the developers deserve as much thanks as they can get. GREAT game, guys. Keep it up.

BY THE WAY, I jumped ONE time. YOU WILL DEFINITELY JUMP, if you are trying to figure out what sea creature has the beautiful blue things. LOL :p Not going to ruin it for you. Play the game.
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Shining Spear
1.6 hrs
Posted: October 3
This is a solid, spooky puzzle-platformer that combines slow movements speed, a limited field of view, and excellent sound design to craft a tense atmosphere. That atmosphere is the primary source of the horror element; you know there's something lurking in the derelict ship with you, but you rarely see it. The puzzles are all fairly simple, involving block pushing and occasional light manipulation, but the exploration and unfolding mystery are the driving elements of the game. Definitely worth your dollar.
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Krotitelj Kurvi
0.1 hrs
Posted: October 2
Bad game, u just start no intro no nothing u can even start on chaper 3 not 1, poor game dont buy this
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