What Lies Underground is a first person point and click adventure. Waking far from home in an unknown place, POINT, TAP, PUZZLE and EXPLORE to access something DEEPER within. Can you discover the SECRET underground entrance?
"This is nothing short of amazing" - Big Boss Battle
One of the "Best new games on our forums" - TouchArcade
Driven under cover of darkness, you awake at a mystery location. You leave the limo with a letter from the redhead driver. A secret group has set puzzles, designed not to arouse suspicion. Explore your surroundings, use objects and solve puzzles to uncover the secret underground entrance.
The first part of an ongoing adventure.
Challenges to make you think.
Non-linear gameplay: All puzzles must be solved, however many can be solved a piece at a time, from room to room, in a flexible order. Gives you a level of freedom to overcome challenges.
This independent game was created entirely by a single person.
Experience unique puzzles you won't find in other escape room games.
• Lots of text feedback (in English).
• Inventory Screen to select and inspect items.
• Zoom Screen to look at clues & books.
• Many objects to collect, including the odd red herring!
• Challenging puzzles to solve.
• 16 achievements.
• Original soundtrack.
• Explore and experiment, solve certain puzzles in any order.
• Progress auto-saving.
• Hints available on the website www.WhatLiesUnderground.com/hints
• A new close-up screen of the consumer unit, making switches easier to flip and added descriptions for the floor plans.
• Other minor fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
What Lies Underground?
I'm so confused. I was really hoping to an answer to the question. Is there an episode 2?
Was really looking forward to this game
Hi guys! I’ve been waiting to purchase this game because I saw a lot of people were having problems with it. I figured you had added enough patches and everything was probably ironed out, so I finally bought it yesterday. Started playing about an hour ago. In the first room on the right, I unlocked the top part of the big desk that has stationary, envelopes and pens in the smaller drawers. I know what’s in the drawers because of the dialogue, not because I can see what’s in the drawers. None of them open even though it sounds like they are opening. I’ve continued playing, and a lot of the drawers don’t visually open. I hear them, and the game seems to register that they are opening, but I don’t know if I’m getting everything I need because I’m stuck. Please please PLEASE fix this because I really want to play this game. It looks so fun and challenging! And I want to give it 5 stars. It has so much potential!
Developer Response ,
Hi Vktat, thank you for your feedback. All of the objects that are collectible in the game are immediately collectible when you come across them or gain access to them. There is one item in the bureau / writing desk drawers that is collectible, a piece of paper with a clue, which is picked up as soon as you touch the drawer. There is nothing to prevent you from collecting what is needed.
If you would like some clues as to what to do next please have a look at the hints at www.whatliesunderground.com/hints There are a number of different puzzles or elements to puzzles to try near the start of the game once the house is unlocked.
There are a few drawers that don’t visually open which contain collectible objects, I am looking at the possibility of making these visually openable for a future update so that you can see the items before you collect them. Additional screens will need to be created and 3d models for the non-collectible items.
I am a solo developer that created the whole project, modeling all graphics in 3d, music, sound effects, programming, marketing, website... etc. Covering every aspect takes time as it is split between many roles.
Work has not stopped to continually improve, with over 100 small internal changes added over the last few updates to make the experience even better. (None of these affected solve-ability of the puzzles as all bugs affecting the ability to complete the game were fixed in the first few updates). Further updates are currently in progress. If you have any more suggestions please feel free to send an email to email@example.com Many thanks – Stuart.
I like the feel and look of this point and click escape. It was straightforward as far as how to move to new puzzles, but the puzzles themselves did have me scratching my head a few times, which is always a good thing in my eyes. I do have the need to 100% everything, so the, “hidden achievement to find in a future play through,” meant as: 1. After watching the ending, a new puzzle is available, 2. After finishing the game, and one must await a(n) update(s) later, then a new puzzle will be available once you continue? Either is okay by me, but it’s the first choice, I’m in need of a little hint, please? All in all great game and will play through several times.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thank you so much for your review. Glad to hear you like the look and feel of the game. The hidden achievement requires two actions to be performed related to safety/being cautious. The first is in the box room with the chest and the electrical device on the shelf with the lettered dials. (You need to use an item to protect yourself somehow.) The second action is making something safe outside. You will get the achievement when both actions have been carried out (during a single play through). This is technically possible in the first play through but unlikely to be found first time around, hence needing another play through. I'll get the bullet point in the app store description amended with the next update to make that clearer.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further hints or the solution for the hidden achievement. Thanks again, Stuart.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.