Run, gun and explore an open undercity in this otherworldly adventure about the Old Gods, strange creatures and the remnants of a lost world.

"I’ve had a very splendid time with this, and have much splendid time left with it. A proper fine achievement, and a game worthy of measuring against the mighty Metroid."

John Walker - Rock Paper Shotgun


  • Explore an open vibrant fantasy world
  • Real Metroidvania gameplay with lots of gear, puzzles and Easter eggs
  • Unique dual-hero scheme
  • Local Co-Op support
  • Epic boss battles & believable enemy AIs
  • Intriguing narrative & memorable characters
  • High freedom of movement
  • Handcrafted pixel art with distortion-free scaling to your native display resolution
  • Ultra-wide and 4K support!
  • Full gamepad support & key rebinding
  • Original soundtrack by OGRE music

It's adventure time!


Enter Bahlam, a sunken fortress of the Old Gods, located deep in the South Atlantic Ocean. Following a shipwreck, maritime archaeologist and adventurer Nikolay Bernstein regains consciousness 36.000 feet under the sea. He's severely wounded and unwillingly connected to a supernatural Buddy-unit. Searching for answers about his displacement our main protagonist digs deep into the lost undercity, gradually realizing an ominous presence hollowing in its shadowed caverns.


On your journey home you will share your fate with a friendly tribe of mining creatures, the Wozan, who fear the Old Gods and strive to get back to the surface since their ancestors had been enslaved 5000 years ago. Some of them were able to flee and founded secret colonies deep inside the sunken ruins, others are still exploited by the hostile creatures that have overtaken the city since the Old Gods suddenly disappeared.

Non-linear, gear-based progression


Experience real non-linear metroidvania gamplay and uncover five distinct areas, all with remarkable puzzles, environmental hazards, epic boss encounters and captured Wozan to uncage. Your Buddy unit will procedurally map the area and function as a handy quality of life tool that can be controlled at will to manipulate your  surroundings using various abilities like hacking, scanning and telekinesis.


Explore Bahlam with a high freedom of movement like climbing, crawling and diving right from the start. As you progress your set of options will expand by discovering ancient weapon systems, suit upgrades and hacking protocols for your droid. All gear will be carefully balanced in terms of combat abilities and has to be used selectively to overcome specific hazards and puzzles.

Coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4 & Xbox One Q2/2020!

Local Co-Op mode

The local Co-Op option invites a second player to explore and experience this adventure together by taking control over the invincible Buddy unit. Support each other on your journey home, solve puzzles and overcome Bahlam's hostile maze.

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2013 - 2019, Germany


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Last content update: Nov 2019


Contributing artists:


Robin Ogden (OGRE music)

Tobias Laufer (Bro)