A mysterious signal. A missing crew. And the one man trying to piece it all together. As Abe Douglas, dive deep into a fully underwater metroidvania to explore massive oceanic biomes, battle monstrous bosses, and piece together a mystery that threatens not only your crew, but your own sanity.
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Positive (13) - 100% of the 13 user reviews for this game are positive. (100% of 13) All Time
Release Date:
Oct 29, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This is, far and away, the biggest project our small team has undertaken. We’ve put nearly four years of development into Depths of Sanity, and ever since we had our first playable build we’ve been bringing the game to festivals, events, and meet-ups to get player feedback to guide the game’s experience.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 really hampered our ability to do this.

Early Access gives us the chance to have players like you meaningfully impact the game’s development in a lot of key ways. Creating a fully underwater metroidvania has been a daunting process, and making sure we’re delivering best we can on the premise - from the environments, to the controls, to the mechanics and the story - is incredibly important to us.

It was our supporters who helped Depths of Sanity evolve from a barely realized tech demo to the game it is today, and we think Early Access is the best way to keep this relationship growing.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“In October we launched with the game’s first three chapters (out of six). With the March 22nd release of Chapter 4, around 70% of the game is now playable in Early Access, with all mechanics, story elements, boss fights, and secrets of the final game.

We're anticipating another 6-8 months in Early Access, with Chapters 5 and 6 dropping somewhere in the middle of that timeframe.

Your save data will carry through the additional patches and chapter additions, which will add even more to previous sections. With each new addition, you’re not just getting a new biome and story segment - you’ll be uncovering new tools and weapons that can help you more deeply explore the previous sections.

This staggered approach will help us not only improve the upcoming sections and provide a steady drip of new playable areas, but also make retroactive tweaks based on your input.”

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

“The final version will contain the full game with all six full chapters, a new game+, and potentially a boss rush, along with other great modes and ideas you suggest for us during development.

For buying into the early access version, you’ll not only be able to influence the game’s development, but you will eventually get all of these chapters and features as they are rolled out prior to the full launch.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Our current build contains Chapters 1 - 4 of the game in their entirety, including all gameplay mechanics, story sequences, boss fights, secrets, and more. We are currently working on Chapters 5 and 6, with the goal of releasing the next chapter within 3 months.”

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

“Yes! The game is currently cheaper to reward those who want to support it early. The game will remain at this price until the full game leaves early access, at which point it will go up in price.”

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

“We plan to have a constant communication with our Early Access supporters. In addition to bi-weekly updates that will keep you in the loop on what exactly we’re working on during each sprint, you’ll be able to reach us in a lot of ways, including our discord server, Steam forums, emails, and Twitter. We’ll have more detailed info for how to submit feedback as we get closer to launch.

A big thank you to all of you who choose to support us!”
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About This Game

When The Baroness submarine goes dark while investigating a massive vibration deep in the ocean, Abe Douglas, the commander who assembled its crew, makes it his responsibility to find out what happened.

As he plunges into the ocean, he has no idea that what he’ll uncover will not only threaten the lives of his crew, but his own sanity.

Deep, Involving Storyline:

Discover the fate of each crew member of The Baroness and uncover the mystery of the signal coming from the ocean floor.

Massive Interconnected World:

Explore beautiful coral reefs, sunken wrecks, underground magma lairs and much more in your journey to the darkest depths of the ocean.

Search, Scavenge, Stay Alive:

Danger comes from every angle. Unlock a wide variety of weapons to help you battle monstrous bosses, survive tense set-pieces, and uncover secrets that expand the story and your chances of survival.

Danger from Every Angle:

With full 360 degree movement, there are no double jumps or wall runs to help you under the ocean. Use a wide range of unique tools to uncover your environment, including tow lines that help you pull through heavy currents, and a sonar system that helps you navigate through pitch black darkness.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: INTEL Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: On board graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: INTEL Quad Core 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Devoted 3D Graphics Card: i.e. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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