Rising From The Depths: Capy’s Below Coming To PC

By Craig Pearson on April 11th, 2014 at 12:30 pm.

Actual staring eyes!

I wouldn’t be writing about Below on RPS if it weren’t coming to the PC, because in spite of the many, many, oh-so-very-many emails from marketers and PRs about iOS hidden object games (and the occasional moment of writer’s prerogative), this is mostly a PC site. So we haven’t mentioned Capy’s Below until now, because it was tied up in Xbox Xclusivity. That’s changed, as was revealed in a very elegant fashion in the trailer I’ve embedded yonder. I’m not going to spoil how they did it, because I think what they did was lovely and speaks to the game’s core adventurousness, and I want you to smile like I did.

And just what is Below? Well I’ve attempted to find out for you bel-, er, beneath. It’s not entirely clear.

The trailer. Watch till the end.

It’s apparently a “roguelike-like” survival game. You’re a tiny warrior lost on an island, left to uncover its secrets as you explore and pick the correct moment to fight. This is the clearest look at it in action but then it doesn’t show much. Just the captivating art and dreamy music you’d expect from those responsible for Sword & Sworcery EP.

They built up enough trust with Sword & Sworcery EP for me to be intrigued.

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    RedViv says:

    Watched it earlier. Few things to say. Well done, folks. Good show.

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    amateurviking says:

    Well, there goes the last reason I could think of for even considering an xbox one purchase. Jolly good!

  3. Jams O'Donnell says:

    What about the trust they built up with the amazing Critter Crunch and M&M Clash of Heroes? Does that not count?

    Also the trust built up from having an amazing logo?

    • Philomelle says:

      To be honest, I didn’t realize all those are by the same people until you mentioned it. I’m looking forward to this even more now.

    • McGuit says:

      Critter Crunch, Sword and S. E.P., and M&M Clash of Heroes were all quite good.
      Have to give this one a go when it releases.
      Oh and love the music.

  4. hymnharmonia says:

    Music by Jim Guthrie again. This pleases my ears.

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    Lexx87 says:

    Hah, I did have a proper smile on there at the end. Good stuff!

  6. HiFiHair says:

    Take my money!

  7. Emeraude says:

    Well, I raged more than anything at the end, but I’ll add my voice to the chorus about Capy being a pretty interesting studio with some decent titles under its belt that definitely show promise.

  8. Synesthesia says:

    Oh my, that looks stunning. I want it. When can i have it?

  9. clumsyandshy says:

    Great news!
    Been wanting this since it was announced for Box!

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    Ham Solo says:

    Oh, yes. Yes, please.

  11. Shadrach says:

    Awesome. When!!?

  12. Monkeh says:

    The only reason I wanted a Xbox One (but which I obviously wasn’t going to get for just one game)! So, so glad to hear this is coming to Steam!

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    Unknown says:

    I will happily throw money at anything by the folks behind Sword and Sworcery.

  14. alms says:

    AFAIK Capy only did the programming work on Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, i.e. it’s Superbrothers’ game, not Capy’s, unlike the aforementioned Critter Crunch.