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The ocean: A world of mystery and secrets. But what lies beneath the surface?

Discover the Ocean - brought to you by the Ocean Exploration Program



WASD - to move

IJKL / Arrow Keys - to look  



Made in a few hours for the DreadXP Dredge the Depths Jam .  All assets where either created during the jam or are CC0-Licensed, gathered from various sources with the following exceptions: 


Font "Junglefever" (https://www.nicksfonts.com/)

Font "Perfect DOS" (https://portfolio.zehfernando.com/)

Font VCR OSD Mono (https://www.dafont.com/de/mrmanet.d5509)

3D Model "VHS" (https://sketchfab.com/Terizmeh)

PlatformsWindows, Linux
Release date Dec 20, 2021
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(24 total ratings)
Made withGIMP, Godot, Blender
TagsAtmospheric, First-Person, Horror, Retro, Short, thalassophobia, underwater, vhs
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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discover_the_ocean_win.zip 43 MB
discover_the_ocean_linux.zip 47 MB


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Short but really good idea and I enjoyed the concept a lot! 


(game at 1:01:37)
There's more to this game than just the file you download from itch. I'm not sure if I completed all of it, but I certainly experienced more than most of the commenters here. Fun little game, and ended up being educational too!

Oh, yes! That's great!


youre tellin me yourew scared iof a guy who got his conk slonked silly styole??!?


Is there a way to full screen it? It opens in windowed mode cutting half of the game screen

having the same problem, do u remember if you got it working?


upon seeing the status idle and depth screen I had flashbacks to gemini home entertainment's advanced mining vehicle




I played your game for an episode of 3 scary games on my channel and completely got sidetracked at the beginning lol

I didn't notice the red flashing light at the start also the part with the red text and distorted person sounds like some sort of code is being said because it felt like the game had more to it and I just wasn't able to figure it out also your game is the first one I really enjoyed it though :)

Cool SCP:CB ambient)


My girlfriend gave this a try-- and I think she's a bit wary of the ocean now. xD


I'm stuck on the main screen and it shows GODOT Game engine, i'm listening music from the game.


I can't fullscreen it?


Another awesome game! Loved it!


Not sure what just happened, but it was interesting. Played it at 01:35 if you want to skip to it!


THE ocean holds many secrets...


Wow, I never expected to learn so much about the ocean! :)))


The ocean is scary and this game proves it! Love that the developer put in actual ocean facts to enhance the immersion and spook factor ^^ Would definitely play a longer game with the same concept. Here's my playthrough (it's the third game; 10:27)


Definitely creepy! Still trying to figure out what the ending meant, but I really loved the vibe and feel of the game! 


Analog horror is my favorite now


I found the ocean!


Very bizarre, but I like it. There's definitely something deeper underlying this game, just unfortunately didn't have the time to dig deeper!

I smile everytime Warkus drops a project :)

Full Play No Commentary 


This really creeped me out! Really enjoyable game though! I don't think I'm smart enough to figure out what I assume is a lot of hidden secrets in the game but had a lot of fun anyway!!! 

I loved this.


A playable analog horror tape is a really cool idea! I could easily see this being a popular way to have a series of them play out. I especially liked how the depth and interactivity really started... At the end :)


This was really cool! I would love to see an extension of this, the code solving and how it pertains to the theme of the game were really well done! I enjoyed my time trying to do a deep dive into the secrets of this game. Great work!!

Fairly interesting way of starting an ARG. Not gonna lie. Keep it up.

Here's my channel for other games I have played. https://www.youtube.com/c/Levont


Awesome game. It have some secrets after the ending. =) 

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// Spoilers

At the end of the game, you're shown the code cX6Th2Sg with a voice reading out "pastebin" in the nato phonetic alphabet.

 Going to https://pastebin.com/cX6Th2Sg gets you the code uggcf://mrebova.arg/?466nor96ro695q6p#xF79GbXHrGR+uX/IPgomN6xIXL97BUtswAbE90386i8= .

That can be decrypted via a caesar cipher with value 13.

This leads you to https://zerobin.net/?466abe96eb695d6c#kS79ToKUeTE+hK/VCtbzA6kVKY97OHgfjNoR90386v8= which asks for a password to decrypt the text.

This is where I'm currently stuck. I've tried various strings from the game description, text in the game, things related to the jam name or themes of the game, but no luck so far.

I also extracted the game files and tried to spectogram all the sound files, but didn't find anything interesting. I also found this image in a folder called "masterplan" so I figured it would have the password, but things like "dream" or "Deep see terrors" don't work.

Edit: Figured out the password is PREY. The decrypted text has a bunch of stuff going on. Trying to figure it out now.

Edit2: The morse code at the bottom leads to 2 articles. The first is https://web.archive.org/web/20201108154101/HTTP://NEWENGLANDFOLKLORE.BLOGSPOT.CO...

Interestingly, the article linked mentions "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" which is similar to Warkus' past game "Shadow over Normoth"

And the second is https://www.newsroom.co.nz/lockerroom/ocean-swim-champ-terrified-by-what-lurks-b...

This one seems to be less tabloid-y and more just about a swimmer's fear of the ocean.

Edit3: The ascii at the top leads to https://neal.fun/deep-sea/

And googling the phrases at the top leads to https://strangesounds.org/2013/02/mystery-strange-sounds-from-the-deep-oceans-bl..

I don't see any other loose threads to follow, but there might be more if anyone else wants to take a look. Pretty fun mini arg.


LIE and PREY are two words in the game.


Adding to this, the portion at the bottom that says:

N O... T.......H U M A N
Y QKNrZl60K40 T
Those are links to 3 different YouTube videos which can be found here:
1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKNrZl60K40
2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4qM1IEhtNQ
3- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV0DJ9kJPoU
Not sure what significance they hold, but still interesting!
I have to thank you as well, I recorded a video of this and
used your findings here to help me progress a bit without
spoiling too much for myself. If you'd like me to credit you
in the video in any particular way, please let me know!
I'll be sure to at least include your username.
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Eyy, it's Adrionic! I loved your playthrough of my game Rite of Ammon a while back. Glad you're playing games in this jam as well, should have my entry done in the next few days. Nice finds with the video links. The last video there looks like where Warkus got the list of sounds from for that zerobin paste.


Small world! Sorry, I'm really bad at remembering names LOL. I loved your game! 

I've been trying to spot things as I'm editing the video for this game, but it seems this might be the extent (I'm probably very wrong about that). A very cool experience nonetheless!

I look forward to seeing your entry for the jam!


in the left leg was write "twitter" vertical


Wow, thanks so much for sharing what you found! I literally stopped after I translated the NATO into "pastebin" because it sounded so stupid and I felt I must have gotten it wrong. It never occurred to me that it was a website.


Really liked the concept of this! I hope you will continue to work on this and make it longer as you could really have something good here on your hands! Love the atmosphere of this and it is the right amount of horror. Keep it up! :)