We’re all looking for a little escape right now. Life can be pretty stressful, and the last few years have been nothing if not challenging. So sometimes you don’t want to end your day with a run-and-gun shooter or stressful survival game. You just want to relax.
What could be nicer than puttering around in your boat on the rolling waves?
Submerged: Hidden Depths is all about giving you that sense of relaxation and escape. The Submerged games provide you with a chill world that you can explore at your own pace.
Set in a huge flooded city, you guide siblings Miku and Taku as they boat around, searching for buildings to climb, problems to solve, and the answer to a very deep mystery. Yes, there are puzzles, but the mechanics are designed to be simple enough not to tax your brain too much – instead, you get to focus on finding your own path through the ruins, and unraveling the story you find scattered throughout.
The city itself has its own beauty. There are sunsets and rainstorms; the glow of the moon on the water at midnight; the thrill of distant thunder, and the ever-present and soothing sound of the ocean. Mysterious wildlife that you can approach and discover. If you find a view you think is particularly pretty, you can even use the game’s photo mode to take a snapshot.
Submerged: Hidden Depths also lets you scratch that collector itch, with objects hidden all over the place; hanging off the sides of skyscrapers, hidden in one of the many nooks and crannies of the abandoned villages, or bubbling up from underneath the ocean. There’s lots to find, and no time limit to rush you through the experience.
We hope Submerged: Hidden Depths will help you forget about your troubles, even for a little bit. You deserve that break.
Submerged: Hidden Depths
Uppercut Games Pty Ltd
Submerged: Hidden Depths is a non-combat third-person “relaxploration” adventure, set in the sunken ruins of a beautiful world. Take on the role of Miku and Taku – one cursed with a mysterious power that she wants to use for good, the other determined not to let it tear them apart.
Boat across tranquil waters and storm-driven white-caps, explore and climb what remains of a once-towering city, and scour the buildings for the seeds of its salvation.