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In Other Waters (2020) is an underwater exploration game where you play an Artificial Intelligence assistant to a stranded xenobiologist in a mysterious alien ocean. The world is not seen except through the instrumentation available to you. This creates a non-violent (yet disturbing and slightly horrific) sci-fi story where you enter a world of wonder, fear and vulnerability, unravelling the history and ecology of an impossible planet. What will you discover together?

The game is navigated through the elegant, intuitive interface using the touch screen or mouse. It's simple to use but takes care, attention and precision to accurately interpret what the dials and read-outs are telling you. Interpret signals, set headings, and map the ocean through experimentation and intuition.

As you play you discover and catalogue species through observation, scanning, taking samples, and interacting with alien life. Read Ellery’s notes, look at her sketches, and help her classify an entirely new ecosystem. You choose whether to study creatures, investigate secrets or dive into new areas, then come back to your base to study samples in the lab, chat with Ellery or read her journals to understand more about this world.

Through all of this runs the relationship between you and the unseen person whose suit you inhabit. As you help guide her towards a terrible truth, this bond of friendship becomes surprisingly deep.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked In Other Waters 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 9 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Traversal game with Narrative, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 7 hours and 9 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to have an active imagination to picture what is happening based on the dialogue and instrumentation. Patience and inquisitiveness also help the ongoing enjoyment of the game.


In Other Waters usually costs £12.79 to £13.49.

In Other Waters

Switch Store Switch £13.49
Steam Store PC £12.79
Steam Store Mac £12.79
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 03/04/2020

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Traversal (Narrative, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Open World

Developer: Jump Over The Age (@JumpOverTheAge)

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