Deep beneath the crashing waves no one can hear you scream...instead you just kinda go BLBLBLBLBLBLBLBLBL
Bowels of the Ocean
A downloadable game for Windows
It calls to you in the night, in your dreams... You must feed it.
Descend into the depths of the ocean with your speargun to hunt fish and other aquatic life to feed an ancient, eldritch horror.
Bowels of the Ocean is a horror-themed underwater hunting game made for the Haunted PS1 Summer Of Shivers.
Inspired by Squirrel Stapler, Feed Me Billy and 90's hunting sims.
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I tried to overcome my thalassophobia by going for a dive in some decently shallow water while in the Caribbean. While on my dive I found something... or... it found me... It needed me and I needed it... This is what I experienced:
Interesting lovecraftian game where you do the bidding of a creature deep in the ocean, definitely interesting to do tasks for an unknown being as you are being mind controlled. Thank you for making this! 3rd game.
Always been a fan of ur games seems like this is gonna be no different from ur other amazing games.
Thank you :) I hope you like it!
From the start and finished... Its making me keep looking my back since I have fear for deep ocean. The concept is interesting.
Good game my friend ^_^
Really made me think about underwater fun and the creature below.
Great game well made I would say the sprint needs to be a bit faster.
Short and sweet, but well made. Congrats!
I have been waiting for this game
Very cool! I loved getting to be the hunter instead of the hunted! Honestly, I would have loved an additional round of fish to hunt before committing the ultimate sin. Maybe a round of sharks or something aggressive and dangerous to hunt? That way the ending would feel even more bleak after all our hard work. Either way, really fun and eerie!
Thank you, I'm glad to hear it! I thought about having one extra round but ended up just going with the 3, I probably should have though.
This was a good game! I do have one request though, for the beginning part I would consider making it easier to see the fish. If you could do that, then it would be amazing. For now I give it a 4.3/5 star :)
Thanks, I don't plan on doing any more work on this game but if I do, I'll keep your request in mind.
Hey! I did a big roundup on a bunch of games in the jam (including yours) with some thoughts on each. Figured I'd share it here for anyone interested!
Hey! I just watched it from twitter a few minutes ago after the haunted ps1 retweeted it! thanks for playing my game :)
The whole time I was expecting a shark or some other man-eating thing to appear out of nowhere and gobble me up. The submechanophobia theme was done well as the ancient underwater structure unnerved me yet made me all the more curious as to its origins and history.Gameplay begins @ 12:00
This was a nice short horror experience, I'm especially fond of ocean themed horror, and the ending was very well done!
Small Fish, Big Fish, Dive.r... OOhhhhhh!
What a very interesting game I have to say myself, I loved the atmosphere of it and just the look was captivating enough. I love me a good water horror game and you’ve created quite the piece. I liked it so much I made a whole video on it if that’s ok, in all seriousness though I really enjoyed this game and i hope you make more in the future. Good Luck!
Wasn't sure what voice to give to the Tunnel Overlord so I went with a somewhat serenading adult female voice. In hindsight, probably not the best choice. Cool game, 6.8/10.
Thanks! I want to make a longer hunting game at some point, it probably won't be under water but I'll hopefully get around to it one day.
This was very cool. I especially think you did an awesome job of capturing the feel of the ocean for such a short game. I think the pace of the game worked very well with that. if it were a longer game it would be frustrating to get anything done, but it was short enough for that not to matter much.
If I would change anything it would be to add a reticle to aid in shooting but even that wasn't too much of a problem. :)
Thanks very much! If you hold the right mouse button it'll zoom in and display the crosshair which will make aiming much easier, quite a few people have missed it so my bad.
I liked your game, but it became a bit tedious. I loved the themes and the ideas, but I feel like the execution could've used some tweaking.
Fair enough, it's inspired by old hunting sims which is why it's a slower paced game.
Now, had I known that going in (and that's probably on me, and no one else), I might have adjusted my expectations a little. In retrospect, then, the pace nails it. And again, I say all of this in respect, not as some dirtbag armchair critic, I genuinely love and support stuff like this, so please, keep doing what you're doing.
Really loved the game.. My aim was always a bit off but that's ok.The ambience gave a feeling of dread knowing that there is something deep within the ocean bigger than what you think. Slow paced but great build up. Expecting more games to come <3
This was a pretty enjoyable and unexpected twist on the jam theme! I've posted a review on the jam submission page, and made a playthrough video:
That's My Video On This Game
Was too slow at times, but the concept was put into play perfectly most of the time
It was inspired by hunting games, which are usually quite slow but thanks for the feedback :)
This Game Some How SCARED ME hahahaha!!
it's a simple concept but it still worked out very well! and i don't see many ocean themed games, so i really liked this.
that monster seems like a nice guy tbh... Cool game!
So creepy, I loved it!
Fun game but I feel completely betrayed by Mr. Monster!
My bowels have been sufficiently vacated. All is well. All is brown.
Haha, thanks for playing!
good game gg
I am never obeying a talking butthole with spikes in the sea in a temple ever again