Highlands, Deep Waters 12+

Interactive Lovecraftian Novel

Hosted Games LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings
    • $6.99



While investigating a murder in a small Scottish town, you’ll find yourself embroiled in a world of secrets, cultists, and abyssal horror. What are you willing to do to solve the case? And what will you do when you don’t like the answer?

"Highlands, Deep Waters" is a 340,000 word interactive horror novel by Fernando B Neves and Lucas Zaper, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

• Play as an insightful Detective, a resourceful Criminal or a mysterious Scholar.
• Gather and interpret clues with the Deduction system. Will you solve the case?
• Face the hidden truths that derange your mind with the Sanity system.
• A carefully crafted town including hand-drawn maps, unique history and peculiar inhabitants.
• Play as a male, female, gay or straight. The Abyssal Ones treat everyone just the same.

What’s New

Version 1.0.5

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

ArtemisLynn ,

Interesting, engaging, and different

I’ve played many CoG/Hosted Games. It was a treat to play one which had a very different feel to it compared with others I’ve played. I don’t want to give anything away, but the act of investigating the mystery changes your character’s nature. Your choices influence what happens, but there is less emphasis on building stats and more emphasis on consequences of your decisions.

There are many endings. I’ve only done one play-through so far, so I don’t know how different the “forks” in the story will be.

It’s a long game. This was fun in that I got many hours of enjoyable play. It may be a hindrance if I want to get all the endings.

S_theBlue ,

Very Deep

I enjoyed this game very much, and personally finished it the second time I played it. I’ve noticed that the only reviews from people who didn’t like it kept on mentioning how they would repeatedly die at the same spot. That is what made me stop playing the first time I downloaded. This time, however, I kept playing after that part and found the entire story to be thrilling. I wish people would take a deep breath and realize that it’s only part of the story. I can imagine how frustrating those reviews are. Anyway, it was fantastic, and I expect to find myself playing through it a few more times.

True Immortal ,

The Truth Will Set You Free

Fantastic game. 10/10.

The storyline is linear at points - granted, this is because the end goal is to solve the case - but this works extremely well. There are enough little yet meaningful variations within the storyline to - right up to the very end - that strengthen the game's replayability.

The deduction work can be just a little bit frustrating at times, but I'm giving that a break. We just so happen to be in for a pound instead of a penny for this particular "case".

Technically speaking, sometimes you'll accidentally repeat actions over again - if you aren't paying attention - because they aren't removed from your options after you've performed them. It's a small annoyance but it just means you have to pay attention, not just skim. There are no "penalties" if you repeat an action over again, as far as I know.

In a nutshell, A+ game if you're looking to scratch that itch for some disturbingly well written Cthulhu horror.

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