Hidden Deep – Announcement

Posted on 27 Jan 2021

Cogwheel Software and Daedalic Entertainment have revealed Hidden Deep, a sci-fi action thriller set under the ocean floor and inspired by classic sci-fi horror movies like The Thing. Players will be put in control of a team searching for missing scientists and can take direct control of members or give orders. A demo will be available as part of the Steam Games Festival between 3-9 February 2021.


Official Press Release

The Thing meets Barotrauma: Claustrophobic Sci-fi thriller Hidden Deep announced

Explore a suboceanic research facility in this 2D action game inspired by 80’s and 90’s sci-fi classics; free demo available on Steam from February 3rd to 9th

Hamburg, January 26th – Developer Cogwheel Software and publisher Daedalic Entertainment have today announced their new sci-fi thriller Hidden Deep scheduled to release on PC in 2021. Players will explore a vast suboceanic research and mining facility inhabited by alien creatures brought to life in a 2D game world full of action, mystery and danger. For players wanting to get a taste of what’s in store, a demo version of Hidden Deep will be available during the Steam Games Festival: February 2021 from February 3rd to February 9th.

Take a look at the first trailer for Hidden Deep here: https://youtu.be/nw9oKrG94s8

In Hidden Deep, you lead a team of four researchers to a mysterious facility 1,6 km below the ocean floor in order to find out what has happened to the station’s crew who have seemingly disappeared. You must command your team members and find out what happened to your colleagues in a dark sci-fi story inspired by 80s and 90s classics like Alien, The Thing, and the first Half-Life game. Explore the depths using a variety of gadgets, shoot, blast or sneak your way through dangerous traps and alien lairs and try not to get eaten by the facility’s inhabitants (including your own crew members!).

Core features:

  • A mission-based single-player experience where you control your team directly or by giving orders.

  • Story mode with more than 50 narrative-driven, handcrafted levels paying homage to 80s and 90s sci-fi classics.

  • Challenge mode with randomized levels for fast-paced, intense action.

  • Exploration of suboceanic caves using grappling-hooks, scanners, drones, heavy machinery, and more.

  • Sneaky and deadly aliens, environmental traps, and other hidden dangers to make your life miserable – and exciting.

Hidden Deep will be released on PC via Steam in 2021. From February 3rd to 9th, you can play a demo during the Steam Games Festival: February 2021. The Hidden Deep Discord community can be found here.

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