Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: Don’t Get Greedy In Underwater Mining Game Oceanwork
Hello, you glorious gluttons for all things indie horror! Are you just starving for the newest of the new, the most unknownest of the unknown? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the Ultra-Indie Daily Dose! In this series, we’re going to pick a new game every day from an indie horror creator you’ve probably never heard of. No million-dollar budgets or factory productions. This is the space for the little guy with not but a developer toolkit and a dream. So if you’re down to roll the dice on something different, then stick around and check it out!
Welcome back for you Daily Dose of indie horror! Created by developer Warkus, also known for Thy Flesh and Ghost Study, today we have the Ludum Dare game Oceanwork. For those of us waiting on Subnautica: Below Zero, hopefully this nautical nightmare will sate your undersea survival horror thirst a bit.
Oceanwork takes place on and around a floating mining platform on an unknown world. Sent there to serve out a prison sentence, you play as the sole inmate, who must hit the briney work yard and mine minerals in order to buy your freedom. Lots of valuable metals surround you, and you will quickly make a lot of money if you know where to look. But of course, there are also other dangers out in the drink, looking for you as well.
The deeper you go, the more valuable the ores, and you can buy further upgrades for your mining adventure. Oceanwork has a fun system of mining and upgrading, making this fairly simple game very engaging indeed. Just be sure you give yourself lots of time to get back to the surface. All that money isn’t worth dying for, right?
You can download Oceanwork for free from itch.io by clicking here.