• Chapter 1: The Queen's Pearl
  • Chapter 2: The Cardinal's Grail
  • Chapter 3: The Nobleman's Crest
  • Chapter 4: The Soldier's Spade

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Experience an expedition to the deepest depths for legendary treasures Below the Ocean!

Below The Ocean is a fun, adorable, and atmospheric 2D Side-Scrolling Platformer! Use your oxygen supply's tether to swing around unique level designs and solve interesting puzzles.

4 action packed Chapters with unique mechanics, hand-crafted puzzles, and legendary treasure to find!

● Find and collect shiny DIAMONDS as an optional challenge!

● Challenge yourself and race to the bottom for your best time in a Speedrun friendly environment!

● Features charming minimalistic 1-Bit style with a splash of color!

"My father used to tell me stories about the ocean's deepest secrets. Home to treasures coveted by history's kings. Countless explorers seeking glory and fortune, rallied to prove the legends true. Diving deeper and deeper against all instincts of safety and self preservation. This abyss is my destiny."

PlatformsWindows, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(134 total ratings)
AuthorIsmael Rodriguez
Tags1-bit, 2D, Atmospheric, Cute, Ludum Dare 48, Pixel Art, Puzzle-Platformer, Retro, Side Scroller
Average sessionA few minutes
LinksLudum Dare


Buy Now$5.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Below The Ocean - v 5.5 - Windows (Itch).zip 47 MB
Below The Ocean - v 5.5 Linux (Itch).zip 62 MB

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Love this puzzle game!


Thanks! So happy you love it!

Il really enjoyed the game when i played it at launch, and since i've been waiting for the release of the soundtrack ! It is sooo chill ! Do you have plans to release it here or somewhere else ? Would be very cool !

Thank You! Yeah I've had the OST on my to-do list. I'm just not sure about the best way to distribute it. 

Good news, i'll be waiting patiently, then. Take care !


I just got all achievements finally :D Took me 5 days.

VERY COOL! Congrats! :D

I really wish there were speed run achievements though

I've thought about that too. I can still add them someday... maybe :)


More Below the  Ocean!

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Bought this last week and have become addicted to speedrunning it, currently focused on 100% runs. Wish the SRC page was more active and had chapters 3 and 4. Really amazing game!

That's cool! Glad you're enjoying it!!! I too wish a few more peeps would hit us up with some new runs. I thought about submitting my own runs as a challenge lol

Good game, have fun to play it

Thanks! I happy youve had fun!

So I see it's still in development. Any idea when the full completed version will be  out?

I've actually been "finished" with Below The Ocean for a while, all 4 chapters are available to play. I just forgot to update the development status here on Itch. Sorry for any confusion.


Hey man love your game it's really great, but sorry if this is an odd question, can you make the original release of the game available? I had recently lost that file and didn't want to leave my speedrun record of it as is. If you can't or would rather not just let me know it's no issue your game is really great either way. Thanks for making it. Keep being great!


Thanks for your feedback! Glad you like it! I was thinking about making the original LD Version available specifically for that reason! I'll activate the original LDJAM Zip as a download.


Thanks so much! Also I know its a bit late but congrats on getting your game into steam! I'll play it sometime, it looks really cool!


Thanks! 😁

love the downwell feel

Thanks! Glad you like it 🙂

Cool game man! I played a bit the web version. I need to go back and play more in future.

Now I see  those great mechanics and mood from your Ludum Dare 49 game were inspired from this one. Cool style and vibes. Keep up the good work!


Thank you! Yeah it was kind of accidental how it came out so similar, but it actually grew on me and thought it was also a nice evolutionary step using the same style. Sometimes you don't know what your making until it's done :)

But it is not a bad think at all. Like different games (or parts) of the same or similar game universe. Yeah, it is definitely an iterative process. 

Keep up the good work with your projects!

I'm happy for you for the win. Do should i follow your step and quit my day job to be a successful dev ?

Thanks... I still work a day job so I don't know what to tell you there lol

I think people should chase their dreams,  so if your heart is really in it, and you can imagine a path for yourself, then do it!

Good luck for the full release.

Thanks! :)

Great. The game come with steam key ?

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Thanks! I don't know how to do that yet, but I'll def be looking into it after Steam launch.

Very fun game, i especially love the jammin bgm.

Thanks! Glad you like it and the music too! :) 

That was amazing ... I really enjoyed the first chapter and hope to enjoy the rest just as much!


Thanks! Glad you like it, hope you like the rest!

Congrats on the 100 ratings! Looks like the audience enjoyed it.

Thanks!!! Everyone's been awesome and super supportive! 100 ratings is so dope. Thanks yall!!!

wow - a very nice game, the graphics are very stylish and work great and the gameplay smooth! well done

Thanks! I appreciate your kind words! :)

The graphics are stylish and game play seems crazy fun, so I would like to try this game, but there is only a Windows version.

Is this game written for Windows only, or would it be easy to also export a Mac and/or Linux versions if using some game engine?

I would be willing to pay some dollars for this game.


Thank you! ;)

It's a Unity Game so it should run fine on those platforms. Ill Probably try to build those for the next update.

I see you built a Mac version. Does it work on MacOS 10.14 Mojave or 10.12 High Sierra? Many games seem to be built against 10.15 Catalina SDK…

Honestly don't know sorry. I just picked "Mac" in Unity and hit export. Totally untested 😶

This is awesome. I love the stylish graphics and music. The gameplay is unique and fun


Thanks! Glad you like it!

I wish I could afford it, but I'm sure it's cool

Consider following me on Twitter  https://twitter.com/ishyrodriguez

I'll probably have some keys to give away at some point.

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Thanks! It's actually more like "early access" right now.


i love that this went from a game jam game to a fully fledged game!


Thanks! It's getting there! Only about half way right now :)

wow! this is wonderful🙌

Thanks! Glad you like it! :)



<3 Thanks!

Great job! I enjoyed the whole game, and the swing mechanic is very unique.

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! :)

That is a really cool game

Thank you!!! Glad you like it! :)

great mechanics u got there


Wow. Was really fun to play

thanks,  glad you had fun!!!!


I´m just gonna say that it were  funner than i expected :D

If you want to see me suffer here is my channel / Si quieren verme sufrir acá esta mi canal

Glad you had fun! I loved the video! Thanks for sharing!


I want the song at the end to be the background music of my life. Love this game. <3


HAHA COOL THANKS! Glad you love it! <3 Maybe I'll release an OST someday...hmmm


I'd love that, I've ended it twice just because of its ending song, it's so good.


Really clean and polished! Really liked my 15 minutes with the game, thanks for sharing!

Glad you enjoyed your time! Thank YOU! :)

Very cool game, played like a dream!

Thanks! Glad you like it :)

Great game! I like it!


Thanks! Glad you like it! 10/10 is HUGE! :)

It the best game I played for the jam! I love the main mechanic, and everything in general.

So Cool! Thank you! ^_^

Hey this is really great!

Thanks! Glad you like it! :)

Awesome game, loved the calm atmosphere.


Thank you! I appreciate your feedback, and I'm glad you loved it :)

neat little game


:) Thank you! Glad you like it!


One of the greatest games I have played in a while. Congrats!

Wow, that's an awesome compliment! Thank you! :)

35 deaths and I still enjoyed it!

minimalistic, creative and fun.

So cool! Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!

I was hoping there would be some sort of reward for gathering the diamonds, but I suppose the limited time for the jam would make you focus on other things.


Yeah, jam time limits, sorry; the only reward is seeing 8/8 diamonds at the score screen and knowing you're the ultimate diamond collector :)

this is such a cool game omg. the physics are really spot on and i love the artstyle. it really creates this sense of deep isolation. nice one, im excited to see what else you have in store!! <3

Thanks for your feedback!  Glad you like it!!!

any chance you could release the code to compliment the how-to behind the scences? Looks good!

Thanks for your feedback. I'm not comfortable releasing the code, but you can send me a DM on Twitter @ishyrodriguez, I can provide some insight.

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