Still Wakes the Deep, A pale silhouette cast over the turbulent ocean skyline surrounding an Oil Rig.

Still Wakes the Deep

It’s Christmas 1975 as disaster strikes an oil rig off the Scottish mainland. Struggle to stay alive amid a scene on the edge of all logic and reality.


It’s Christmas 1975, and celebrations are cut short as disaster strikes an oil rig off the Scottish mainland. Traverse the rig to save your crew from an otherworldly horror, as you struggle to stay alive amid a scene on the edge of all logic and reality.

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Game features

A dark room covered in scattered garbage and toppled furniture. Bright light luminates from the window on the door.

A unique horror experience

Acclaimed developer The Chinese Room transports you back to the 1970s in a first-person narrative horror set aboard one of Earth’s most isolated locations: a Scottish oil rig. All communication lines are severed. All exits are gone. Can you survive?

A dimly lit stairwell.

Navigate the rig

Explore the Beira D oil platform on a typical day before disaster strikes and unleashes an unknowable horror upon the rig. Then traverse a structurally unsound island of steel in a storm as it begins to slip downwards into the North Sea…

A dark hallway with a stack of cardboard boxes in the corner.

Face your fears

Confront phobias in your quest to rescue your crewmates. Climb towers, leap over drops, squeeze through gaps, negotiate submerged passages, and venture into areas of the rig home to an incomprehensible horror deadlier than any known predator.

A dark and narrow passage leading to a small light at the end.

Survive against all odds

Discover an unrelenting foe so powerful there’s no hope of fighting back. Sneak, distract, run, and outsmart the unleashed horror in your endeavor to escape and make it home to your family.

A man working in a cafeteria kitchen.

Unrivalled authenticity

Christmas, 1975. Experience life as an off-shore worker in a meticulously designed Scottish oil rig, manned by an authentic crew. Discover the new universe from the award-winning masters of storytelling at The Chinese Room.

Game details

Still wakes the Deep is a return to the first-person narrative horror genre for The Chinese Room, creator of critically acclaimed games such as Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, and Dear Esther.

You are an off-shore oil rig worker, fighting for your life through a vicious storm, perilous surroundings, and the dark, freezing North Sea waters. All lines of communication have been severed. All exits are gone. All that remains is to face the unknowable horror that’s come aboard.

Search for your crew and help them survive if you can. Run, climb, and swim through the flooding corridors and storm-lashed outer decks. Face a terrifying, unrelenting foe. And pray that, one day, you get to see your family again.

The Chinese Room – with its reputation for world-class world-building, audio, writing, and acting – delivers a symphony of action, trepidation, tender emotions, and awe.

An immersive disaster story aboard a stunningly-realized North Sea oil rig, starring an authentic cast of Scottish actors. Experience the beauty and ferocity of the sea as it rips apart one of humanity’s strongest structures and its steadfast crew.

No weapons. No powers. Just your wits and determination. Struggle for survival on an unstable oil rig, where one wrong step could be your last.

Something has turned your home into a nightmare, where the familiar becomes threatening, and where a noise in the dark fills you with dread. Resist the urge to turn back. Confront the unknown.

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Xbox Series X|S
Windows 10/11

Release date

June 18, 2024

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