Fallen into a giant old dungeon, unclear of your destiny, you have to descent deeper and deeper to a place where all screaming will be silenced.
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Positive (38) - 81% of the 38 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 13, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Let me tell you a short story...

Once upon a time two drunken apes wanted to make a crappy horror game, abuse Early Access and become famous AF!

Just kidding... (っ◕‿◕)っ ♥

HORROR OF THE DEEP is our first commercial game and was designed as a survival horror game with roguelike elements. We are a two apes developing team and grew up with traditional games. In Early Access we see an interesting new approach, which enables us to learn from your gaming experience for a better future.

We want to make a game where the community shapes the game with us while developing. Of course, this is new Terrain for us but there are always first times. We are sure with you and your sexy awesomeness (and some actual feedback) we are already holding the key for a good Early Access game within our hands.

So let's dive into the unknown deep together, shall we? \(◠ε◠)人(◠з◠)/”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“A very good question my friend! (☞゚ヮ゚)☞

Currently, we think it will take a period of 6 months. With every update, we will inform you if and how the plans are changing and what we are working on next (based on your suggestions and wishes. Uh, and we should make little polls too!).”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Now here is the tricky part (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

Many devs make that mistake to promise you explicit things in or after Early Access, that might never come. After all, we want to convince you with progress, not hot air and false promises.

Therefore, our Roadmap is more simple. For sure we will add more Levels, monsters, items, events and want to polish and improve already existing content. Also, we will talk to you which parts of the game we should prioritize and we want to add some sweet content based on the wishes of the community.

Sounds good? Good. (ᵔᴥᵔ)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“For now, we have developed a base game with the first half of all originally planned Levels and monsters. Also, there are already all basic features. Overall polish and quality can vary.
Also, most levels are not jet optimized well and could cause some frame drops. However overall the game is pretty stable.

And of course, smaller bugs can happen. Since we are just 2 devs that can test the game we cannot find all the bug, we have to make more friends... (◕﹏◕)”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We think a good early access game should start with a very cheap price and should increase properly to the content and quality that will be added to the game.

With every big update, the game's price will be slightly increased, so players who buy the game now get a beneficial exchange (incomplete but cheaper), but it's also fair towards players who will buy the completed game at full price. We want fairness to all people, no matter of development state.

And we don't know yet how big the game will be, so it's unclear how the final price will be. But we will communicate pricing with you in the forums. TRANSPARENCY FOR THE WIN! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*・゚”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Of course, our capacity is not unlimited so we will try to focus the community more on one place, the steam forum of the game, to manage effectively feedback and conversations. So don't be shy, tell us what you like and what not, and we will try our best to talk with you as often as we can. After all, communication is the key to game development. (Uh that wisdom!)

Also, it can't be so hard to manage a steam forum ^^.... (slightly feeling of a big regret)

But of course, if you want to communicate privately, you can talk with us via https://twitter.com/DrunkenApes and email. drunkenapesgames@gmail.com
And don't be thrifty with your words, we will read passionately your entire love- or hate letters.

Oh boy, that was too long but we hope you had fun, Drunken Apes OUT! (☞゚ヮ゚)☞”
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August 18


Finally, the VR DLC is out now and FREE, so grab it fellow VR players!

This marks the first version of the VR Mode of HOTD and it is now playable in Steam VR with HTC Vive and a Xbox controller or Mouse and keyboard.

Here are some other tips to ensure the right setup:
  • make sure to make the seating setup in Steam VR ( our heigh setting of the HMD was with 120cm or by calculating while the HMD is on the ground )
    Then your height should be perfect ingame.

  • make sure to have started the non-VR version with "Breathtaking" Graphics setting at least once, since the VR version could launch with the cheap setting and could create some artifacts.

And we know some of you are very hyped, but keep in mind that this Mode is also in an alpha state. So there might be still some issues and bugs. ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

But that also means we will continue updating and improving this mode as well! You know, this is our first try with VR ever and we are looking forward to add more features.

We hope you can already enjoy our first version of the VR Mode and get really scared and we are very excited to hear what you think. And oh boy it's really something new to see it through VR. Even we were frightened at some points! So thats someting isnt it? (☞゚∀゚)☞

So then we are looking to squash some bugs if you find some and then we will continue working on our next huge content update for the game!


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August 11


Finally, after some heavy learning, failing, drinking a lot and experimenting with the integration of VR we are ready to release the first version of the VR Mode for HOTD! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

We know many are looking forward to this, and we are excited too!

So the Date we are aiming is the 18.08

This version of the VR Mode will be playable through Steam VR with HTC Vive and with gamepad or mouse and keyboard.

But don't worry alongside with the development of the game we will try our best to add more features to the VR DLC as well.

We will go into more details next week,


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The first version of the VR Mode of HOTD is now playable in Steam VR with HTC Vive and a Xbox controller or Mouse and keyboard. We will update the VR Mode with new features alongside with updates to the main game. Support for Oculus Rift, OSVR and Steam Controller will come in the future.




Because this game is so hard (and not perfectly balanced for now), we have decided to start an event for all players of the game! WOOHOO (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

The first person who reaches the end of the ALPHA 1 Version will be immortalized in a special way into the upcoming update!

Conditions: The player has to make a screenshot of the end text and has to send it per email to drunkenapesgames@gmail.com
Further instructions and the immortalisation will be discussed with the winner.

Have fun

About This Game


Fallen into a giant old dungeon, unclear for any destiny, you have to descent deeper and deeper to a place, where even all cries will be silenced.


  • Wander through the vastness of an old Dungeon, and find out a terrible secret and the purpose of this place.
  • The deeper you descend through the floors, the more desperate mazes, horrific creatures and dreadful traps will slay you countless times...
  • Encounter diverse monsters with different behaviors, that will hear, smell and taste your precious flesh...
  • Find keys, items, and clues that will help you to proceed and maybe understand. But they might not be where you have found them before...
  • Make advantage of mysterious powers and items that will even persist thought your death...
  • The more you will come to the unknown end, the more you will face even harder challenges...

Do you really think you can reach the end?

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or better
    • Processor: i5 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX600 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes, please.
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i5-4590 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX970 / AMD R9 290 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Strictly recommended ;)
    • Additional Notes: Recommended for STEAM VR
    • OS: MacOS X
    • Processor: i5 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4.1 - ATI Radeon HD 5670 or better
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes, please.
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