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.
All Reviews:
Mixed (68) - 64% of the 68 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?

“HORROR OF THE DEEP is our first commercial game and was designed as a survival horror game with strong emphasis on atmosphere and mystery. We are a two apes developing team and grew up with traditional games and for our game got inspired by games like the Amnesia Series. 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.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Currently, we think it will take until early 2018. 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.”

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

“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 broken promises.

Therefore, our Roadmap is more simple. For sure we will add more Levels, monsters, items, events, a mindblowing ending 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, 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.”

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.

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.”
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“Very, very good what they got here. It has a lot of potential!”


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

We are just two friendly apes who learned how to make games in our free time and now love to bring our often crazy ideas to live in all kinds of games. Please expect our games to be smaller, raw experiences. We always love to chat with you guys and greatly appreciate all of your feedback in order to become better game creators. Just tell us your questions or ideas on the forums, Twitter or Facebook. If you encounter bugs or any problems, we will do all we can to ensure the best support that a drunken ape could possibly give. Have fun playing - DRUNKEN APES

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

HORROR OF THE DEEP is an immersive first-person horror experience, inspired by Amnesia, and with a strong emphasis on exploration, atmosphere, and mystery. Descend into a vast complex and explore sheer endless paths, hidden secrets and messages, veiled in a darkness, that will question your sanity. If you can resist this madness, you may find out a terrible secret and your purpose within this journey...

🔸 Discover remains of a lost age and what happens to the countless, miserable souls...
🔸 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
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i5-4590 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX980 / AMD R9 290 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Strictly recommended ;)
    • Additional Notes: Recommended for STEAM VR
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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