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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Mostly Positive (37 reviews) - 78% of the 37 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 13, 2017

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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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May 22



Finally, a new update is here with exciting content!
As usual, it took longer than we thought. (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

The Arcane Library update introduces the first story elements of the HORROR OF THE DEEP. Inspired by games like amnesia and co. We initially wanted to create a pure environmental storytelling but you guys wanted more story elements so deeply, we just couldn't let you down. (◕‿◕✿)

So now you can find and collect mysterious notes and hints from other lost souls who came with you into the terrifying world of HORROR OF THE DEEP and explore their lives, their fears, and their ends...

Also, there is a new awesome optional area to find - The Arcane Library. We have tried some new level design stuff and it really shows, so we will try to make the next levels with this new quality and maybe rework some older stuff.

But hey!
no promise!
yet ... (。◕‿◕。)

I mean, seriously, you can not deny that we have improved, look at that ...
ahhh yeah, maybe explore it first for yourself, good dammit trying not to spoil is so hard!

We have also made some other changes because that's too less, isn't it?

  • we have completely thrown away all our image effects, like bloom and replaced them with fresh new ones with better features and performance

  • also, antialiasing is now totally op with temporal antialiasing, roasting every potato PC

  • every level has now a different color style for a better atmosphere of each individual level

  • many levels have new and different ambient music

  • and of course, smaller bug fixes that piled up like garbage with the new update ... especially mac ... ༼ つ ಥ_ಥ ༽つ

  • as already mentioned there is also a whole new level which can be entered form the "Basin Of Tears" - search it, find it and let us know how you like it.

So, after all, we have now a new main story as a basis, that we will extend even more with more side story elements and with every update.

We had also some very cool new ideas for the game while making this and we will try to make it reality, we will probably make a proper announcement for that next time.

People say that's good because of hype and stuff, so that can't go wrong, right? (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Also, we want to make some more of this "lore" stuff that those fresh people are so hard into nowadays but first have to research and think about it a bit more...

hm... maybe we should really try this "Dark Souls" game ... should be easy to get into it (~˘▾˘)~

Tell us what you think!


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March 23



Heyho lost survivors,

seems a little bit silent here huh? Well, we have taken advantage of that and have worked quietly on some stuff that most people seem to want desperately! (no .. uh no content uh ... it's steam trading cards ... yeah)
༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

So we have made a little Steam stuff update ...

"Just add some Trading Cards, it's not that hard. Just make some pictures and thought it in. And people buy your game more often" they said...
(づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

Turned out to be so much much more (nasty), but hey we did it! But maybe we have overdone that... (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

A whole ton of super shiny cards, glorious badges to prove yourself as a true survivor. Also, beautiful and mysterious backgrounds to make your friends soo envy and super funny emoticons! ( uh yeah that's a "must do" too)

But please don't hate us for the emotions, seems they are not that good, on the other hand, NOBODY told us that you have to do pixel art... and you know that's impossible when you are drunk as fuck ... I mean they sooo tiny!
༼ つ ಥ_ಥ ༽つ


... ah, you don't understand that ... uhh ... ah just forget about it... not important. 。◕‿‿◕。

And we made one achievement... yeah don't worry, more will come, we think they should be hard earned in HOTD.

Alsooooo we want to show you some sweet screens on what we are currently working. Uh, should we make a spoiler warning?

While you are waiting for the next content update, we hope you have fun collecting fancy cards and spamming emoticons.


hm ... wait why are these strange symbols on our cards... wtf how happened that? CHANGE IT! WHAT? YOU CAN'T CHANGE THE CARDS ONCE THEY ARE APPROVED?


(╯°□°)╯︵( .o.)

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We are already working on the VR support for the game, which will come in the next updates. It will feature a seated/ standing experience controlled with xbox/other x input controller or mouse and Keyboard. Supported HMD's will be the HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift. ( ▀ ͜͞ʖ▀)




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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