Shadow of the Depth is a top-down action Roguelite game. Delve into a dungeon world of light and shadow to eradicate the monsters that ravage your home. Be prepared to step into the abyss before you!
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (123) - 60% of the 123 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (305) - 69% of the 305 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 22, 2024
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe that Early Access provides us with a broader reach to our players and a vast pool of feedback. Based on previous interactions with enthusiastic players, we've learned that this feedback offers us perspectives that are hard to discern on our own. Therefore, we'd like to seize this opportunity and launch Shadow of the Depth into Early Access, aiming to gather valuable feedback from our community as we continue to develop the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately six months to one year.”

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

“"Currently, we have the following update plans lined up:

Adding a local co-op mode and supporting Steam Remote Play.
Introducing more types of weapons for each character.
Adding more playable characters.
Introducing additional skills and passive abilities.
Expanding progression outside the game.
Adding more levels and incorporating a final story animation.
Introducing more bosses."”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“"During Early Access, players can experience the entire roguelite core of Shadow of the Depth, including:

Five selectable characters: Warrior, Assassin, Swordsman, Archer, and Sorcerer, each with a unique combat style.

Three themed chapters, each comprising three regular levels and one Boss level.
Three progressively challenging difficulty levels.

Over 200 passive skills, 40+ active skills, and their variations.
Unlockable progression features and powerful runes obtained by leveling up the player."”

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

“The price of the game may increase upon official release.”

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

“We are actively collecting player feedback and suggestions through various community and platform channels, such as Steam Community, Discord, and in-game surveys. We are committed to making continuous adjustments and improvements based on this feedback. During previous playtests, we have already received numerous valuable suggestions and implemented several improvements to the game.”
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About This Game

Overview

Dive into Shadow of the Depth, a thrilling action roguelike with top-down perspective and stunning hand-drawn visuals.
Featuring a dark world and five distinct characters, players will explore an ever-changing labyrinth through an immersive combat system that challenges them to create and experiment with all the tools at their disposal. Find your perfect warrior, explore a world caught between light and shadow and see if you have what it takes to survive an onslaught of powerful monsters.

Key Features

· 5 PLAYSTYLES - Multiple outstanding characters for you to choose from, each with unique abilities and characteristics.


  • Arthur, a melee warrior excelling in high defence at the expense of his agility, fights with a sword and shield, an expert in defensive manoeuvres. The son of a blacksmith, and seeking vengeance on the monsters that killed his father.
  • Arya is an agile assassin with dual daggers, dealing high damage from up close, and as survivable as she can dodge enemy attacks. A wandering bounty hunter, often found skulking in the shadows of taverns and the lairs of monsters.
  • Stephanie, an enigmatic sorcerer proficient in fire, frost and lightning magics, boasts powerful attacks at long ranges, but sacrifices survivability and agility. Able to teleport from danger at the cost of mana, she wields a magic orb.
  • Phyllis (archer/hunter), a ranged attacker, is able to summon a wolf, a bear, and two eagles to divert enemy attention as she attacks.
  • Ginzo, a swordsman with an extended attack range, wields a katana, and uses flashing sword slashes reminiscent of samurai.


· HACK N’ SLASH - Intense hack-and-slash action, seamlessly integrated with Rogue-like elements.


· COMBO MOVES - Each character in Shadow of the Depth features their own distinct array of primary and ultimate skills, underpinned by multiple combo options or exclusive moves. Rhythmic combos, which task players with carefully timing their button hits, add depth to combat encounters, encouraging the mastering of all five of the game’s playable characters.


· HAND-PAINTED - Hand-painted visuals help bring Shadow of the Depth’s dark and brooding world to life. Dynamic lighting adds further depth to the world, creating a tangible atmosphere which sits at the heart of every encounter.


·ROGUELIKE - Explore randomly generated dungeons full of challenges, comprising three grand chapters, each culminating in thrilling and tense boss battles.

About Us

We’re a team of 5 people that have been working on SOTD for over 5 years. In Shadow of the Depth, we've crafted a dark and intricate world, and the playable characters are simply tailored for entertaining gamers with various combat mindsets. We hope that you can find enjoyment in mastering your characters and their development, indulging in the pure combat while refining your gaming skills, and perhaps you’ll discover a new combat preference.

You're welcome to join our Discord server or follow us on X (@ChillyRoom) for updates, discussions about the game, and your valued suggestions and support.


Do you have what it takes to conquer the depths?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS *: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Intel i5+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 450 GTS / Radeon HD 5750 or better
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: DirectX 9.1+ or OpenGL 3.2+
    Recommended:
    • OS *: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Intel i5+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460 / Radeon HD 7800 or better
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: DirectX 9.1+ or OpenGL 3.2+
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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