Hamburg, November 15th, – Developer Cogwheel Software and publisher Daedalic Entertainment are holding a closed beta for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Hidden Deep scheduled to release in the near future. In the beta, players will explore four levels in a vast sub-oceanic research and mining facility inhabited by alien creatures. Hidden Deep brings a 2D game world full of action, mystery and danger. The closed beta will start on November 15th and will run for several weeks in preparation for the Early Access early next year.
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!).
- A mission-based single player experience where you control your team directly or by giving orders.
- Story mode with handcrafted levels paying homage to 80s and 90s sci-fi classics.
- Challenge single player and co-op modes 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.
About Cogwheel Software (Developer)
Cogwheel Software is a one-man developer studio based in Poland and founded by Łukasz Kałuski. With a passion for old school sci-fi and horror movies, he aims to bring the same atmosphere to the world of video games with Hidden Deep.
About Daedalic (Publisher)
Daedalic Entertainment publishes and develops high-quality games for all platforms. The company has a diverse line-up of high-quality titles, including classic adventures, RPGs, and strategy and multiplayer games. With over 50 employees, Daedalic is currently developing a new line-up of innovative games across consoles, PC and mobile platforms.
Based in Hamburg, Germany, Daedalic is one of Europe’s most acclaimed publishers and developers. With a total of 32 awards in the German Developers Award (including multiple accolades for ‘Studio of the Year’) and 12 German Computer Game Awards for genre-defining games such as Deponia, Edna & Harvey, Silence, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, The Long Journey Home, and State of Mind, Daedalic is a record holder for the two most prestigious game awards in Germany.
Daedalic is currently developing the AAA title The Lord of the Rings – Gollum. The action-adventure that tells the story of Gollum from a perspective never witnessed before in any storytelling media, all the while staying faithful to the legendary books of J.R.R. Tolkien.