A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Dive deeper and deeper into the depths of the ocean to gather more and more rare resources. But watch out for what is lurking the depths. The shop, with all it’s upgrades will turn out to be very valuable. Dive, Mine, Sell & Thrive!

Please download the LATEST version for the extended POST-Jam updates.



WASD - Move

E - Interact

Left Click - Mine

@warrrkus (Twitter) for news and updates

This is a solo developer project. The game was made initially made for the 48th Ludum Dare Game Jam in ~72 hours. All assets where either created during the jam or are CC0-Licensed, gathered from various sources.



------------ A few hints / tips. Don't read this if you want to find stuff out on your own: -----------------------------------------------------

- The deeper you go, the more valuable the ore gets. While ore at near surface level is only worth 1 credit, one ore from the depth can be worth thousands of credits.

- Always watch your oxygen and depth meter. If you ignore one of them or both death will come very quick. Also watch out for the fish. They are not your friends.

- Buying equipment that increases your depth always means that new ore types are now accessible, making the ore types you found so far obsolete. Be brave and try diving near your maximum depth limit. Great risks bring great rewards.

- Always remember in which direction you headed. Always try to remember your way back to the ladder.

- If you have to grind for a long time for your next piece of equipment you're probably doing something wrong.



PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Apr 27, 2021
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(222 total ratings)
GenreSurvival, Role Playing
Made withBlender, FL Studio, Godot, GIMP
Tags3D, Horror, Loot, Ludum Dare 48, PSX (PlayStation), Survival Horror, Third Person, underwater, unspeakable
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksLudum Dare


oceanwork_win.zip (LATEST version) 39 MB
oceanwork_linux.zip (LATEST version) 45 MB
oceanwork_mac_os_x.zip (LATEST version) 43 MB
oceanwork_win_ludumdare_jam_version.zip 35 MB
oceanwork_linux_ludumdare_jam_version.zip 41 MB
oceanwork_mac_ludumdare_jam_version.zip 39 MB

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the oppressive underwater atmosphere and audio had me holding my breath! also wanted to turn the game off after encountering the fish for the first time. this game made me proud to persevere instead.

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esta buenísimo 10/10 

no entendí el 2 final

I really enjoyed it, bit confused at how i was meant to figure out coordinates, mainly because i didn't know where 0,0,0 was in reference to anything. I got the ship ending but couldn't find the other.

Really liked the game! It didn't really scare me that much, but the atmosphere was incredible and I really liked the "grindy" aspects of it!

Really good stuff!


bro, this type of stuff creeps me out sooo much!! i´m currently trying to write a horror short film about some people on a submarine in the deep-deep sea. i would be glad if I could capture even a bit of that horror vibe you had on this game, but it is hard with a small budget. 

i´m gonna try anyway!

pretty good job, nonetheless. will certanly check more of your games out in the future. congrats!


love it, but a save button would make it so much better instead of having to do everything in one run

bro this game is just dope i loved it, got some footy if anyone wants to watch 5/5


Man, I had a shit ton of fun playing this game. I honestly found it very grindy at the beginning...but once I realized  how much stuff you can get from mining other more precious minerals, the pricing made a lot more sense!

I got one of the 2 endings. I wanna get the second one.
Now I wanna make small games like this one :D. Wish you expanded this even further.

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this is honestly my favourite game on this website right now, enjoyed it a lot

Great! One of the best games i've played on Itch :3c

Good game, i enjoyed it so much,

epic game made with godot

awesome game!!  

A very cool game I passed this game and here is the proof

Great Experience! I had fun :)

I remember back at Eek3 2021 you've annouced next update but not specific release date. Are you still planning on doing it?


Yes! I'm currently working on other projects but I definitely have some big plans for Oceanwork.


Thanks for the update. Looking forward to it.


This was really fun, awesome you were able to do it in such a short amount of time. I know it's been a while since you uploaded it, but it looks like it could be expanded upon/scaled up well.

I really enjoyed the concept of it. The shark was annoying at times because it often blocked my way out, but aside from that, I really liked it! If the depths continued into to deeper and deeper ocean with more sea life and maybe more enemies, I think this would feel really fleshed out. Also, I personally didn't have any problems with crashing.

Would recommend!


Game crush after ≈7-10 minutes gaming, how to fix that?


game crashes alot looses all my progress 10 mins into a game

Going to play this with no idea what to expect, but hopefully my Subnautica experience will come partly in handy.


Absolutely LOVE these PS1 graphic indie games coming out lately! The mechanics are very nostalgic & I found the progession/mining to be satisfying/addictive instead of monotonous. 10/10 for a game jam entry! I would purchase this, if it were more fleshed out/with more hours of playability. Hope ya'll make more games soon, or add a big update w/ more content to this one in the future! Seriously, again, very impressive for something made to submit to a game jam!!

Fun core loop and I *love* the PS1 era visuals. I wish it was a bit more fleshed out, but I understand the rapid development time. Good job.

i cant play the game there is sound but it just shows me godot game engine


Fun game, finished in ~40 minutes. Wish I could kick that alien whale's ass.


Awesome game. Truly gives that feel of the PS1 with modern controls. The gameplay loop is great as well. Ultrawide support would've been nice.

Wow, very very cool! I really like how the progression was designed, it always felt easy to get to the next upgrade. Plus the graphics and sound are amazing. Great game!!

This popped up back again and I decided to play it. I really regret not playing it back when it first came out because its actually a really good game. Try it for yourself, you won't regret it. 

not sure what to think about this game lol

i enjoyed this, love the PS1 graphics gameplay and mechanics gave this game such a unique experience. It did really feel like i was back in the 90s


Thanks for the fun/scares... not sure which we had more of :P

I really, really appreciated the game. I haven't played a 72h game jam game that I liked this much to date. While the ties to something like Subnautica are pretty obvious, it really is its own thing. I liked the mechanics, upgrade system and aesthetics, but what really sold this for me was the freaking mystery. 

Stellar work, please keep making things.


I had to play this game just by looking at the picture of the game as it reminded me of subnautica and thought that it was going to be similar to it. However the game was whole different from what I expected and I have enjoyed looking around and sometimes felt horror when I saw the monsters looking type of sea animals.

Man, this game is amazing, really, I can't say how I liked this game, my heart stopped a 30 times, the ambience, the soundtrack, the monsters... Man, congratulations, this is THE BEST indie game of ALL that I already played.

I have a slight problem. Not with the game, its just I cant play it. My mac says that Oceanwork has been damaged and cannot be opened. Looks like an epic game though! If you think you have a solution, please reply. Thanks!


alto juegoB)


F@%k this game, I hate it, screw the ocean, I'd rather die than explore it, triggered my thalassophobia and megalophobia. 

I enjoyed it very much, simple yet exciting. I managed to get the secret ending first instead of paying off my bounty. Two thumbs up, 10/10




I liked this game,  but I really am wondering about that secret ending. I really didn't understand that all. What exactly happened?


Yeah same I would really like to know what happened


Unfortunely, i wasn't able to finish the game. I don't know why but the game was randomly crashing and it doesn't save your progress, so... i don't want to keep playing just to get crashed in the end.

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