Submerged: Hidden Depths soundtrack surfaces on Bandcamp

Britt on 2022-03-11
Hidden Depths is the sequel to 2015's third-person exploration game Submerged. Emerging as a timed exclusive for Google Stadia in 2020, Hidden Depths is now available for Windows through Steam and Epic Games, along with PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Developed by Canberra-based independent studio Uppercut Games, Submerged: Hidden Depths is a combat-free puzzle game, targeting player relaxation. Uppercut has coined the term "relaxploration" to describe the experience of guiding protagonists Miku and Taku through the game's drowned cities and sunken ruins.

A vital component of Hidden Depths' calming atmosphere is the mood conveyed through the score. Music for the game is by industry veteran Jeff van Dyck, whose previous credits include Unpacking and the prior installment in the Submerged game series.

The 32-track Submerged: Hidden Depths game score features a live string quartet, recorded at the Brighton Concert Hall in Adelaide, South Australia. The digital soundtrack can be purchased on Bandcamp and through Steam, and is streaming on Spotify. Music transcription was contributed by Nathan Cummins and Shallow Knight composer Christopher Larkin.

From the product page:
A drowned city, crumbling tips of skyscrapers stubbornly standing above the waves. Deserted villages, now inhabited by enigmatic creatures. And beneath the surging ocean waits an anguished, angry presence.

Submerged: Hidden Depths is a non-combat third-person “relaxploration” adventure, set in the sunken ruins of a beautiful world. Take on the role of Miku and Taku – one cursed with a mysterious power that she wants to use for good, the other determined not to let it tear them apart.
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