Daedalic Entertainment and Cogwheel Software have announced their upcoming 2D action game Hidden Deep which is coming to PC this year.

The game's announcement trailer showcased the old-school game style as well as the obvious draws from classic sci-fi horrors such as Alien and The Thing, even just a quick watch of the announcement trailer shows a classic and grotesque The Thing reference. The game also draws on Daedalic Entertainment's previous 2019 game Barotrauma.

A demo version of Hidden Deep will be available on Steam during the Steam Game Festival in February. Players can try out the game from February 3 to February 9.

Hidden Deep Gameplay
Hidden Deep Gameplay

The goal of the game is to explore an underwater research and mining facility that is inhabited by alien creatures in order to find out what happened to the station's crew members who seemed to have disappeared.

Hidden Deep utilizes tools such as grappling hooks, scanners, drones, and machinery to assist the exploration. However, there are traps, dangers, and you know, the aliens which could be lurking around any corner.

From the announcement trailer, Hidden Deep presents itself to be a game packed with a tense atmosphere, perilous puzzles, and constant surprise. The game also appears to be quite gruesome where one wrong move could be fatal for the researchers.

The developers note that the game intentionally pays homage to 80s and 90s classic sci-fi movies. Also upcoming from Daedalic Entertainment is The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, which has recently been delayed to 2022.

Hidden Deep will emerge on Steam as a demo in February.