The Bends is an eerie low rez horror adventure where a lone diver explores the depths of the ocean and discovers some strange and deadly anomalies.
Created for the HPS1 Summer of Shivers game jam, in The Bends you step into the lead-lined diving boots of an old fashioned diver who gets his air supply from a pipe that leads to a ship on the surface. After an issue with the diving elevator you now need to walk back to the shore, but the road is long and treacherous.
There are some issues with the current build, such as the lack of direction, insta-deaths and no checkpoints, but aside from that it’s a promising game. It has some great little environmental details (such as a large conger eel near the start) and the further you venture the stranger things get. Is it your mind playing tricks or are there really eldritch anomalies down there? You’ll have to jump in to find out!
Controls: Mouse & Keyboard or Control Pad
Available On: Windows