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Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart

A casual adventure from Artifex Mundi that’s looking for a Greenlight on Steam


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Available on PC, Mac and Linux, Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart is a mixture of pirates, undead pirates, mini-games and puzzles and a brilliantly-crafted story.  

You play museum owner Sarah Black, who must pursue an undead pirate who has kidnapped her daughter. You’re led to a mysterious island where you find moss-covered relics of the Golden Age of Piracy.

However, the true nature of the island will only be revealed in the light of a full moon. Residing in the island’s center is a gigantic, skull-shaped rock. The beaches are littered with the sun-bleached bones of pirates.

You learn that the villain is entangled in a tragic, centuries-old love story and wants to resurrect his mistress with your daughter’s life force. You must rescue her before it’s too late.


  • A chilling story of crime and curses, true love and pirates (some of them undead)
  • Hand-painted graphics
  • Mini games can be switched to Mahjong-style
  • Original puzzles with various levels of difficulty
  • Have we mentioned undead pirates?
  • Helpful map
  • Collector’s Edition includes bonuses: bonus gameplay, wallpapers, artwork, movie gallery, replayable Hidden Object Scenes, a concept art collection and a Strategy Guide

System requirements (PC)

  • OS: Windows 7/ XP/Vista
  • CPU: 1.5 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 1400 MB

The developer asks that you vote for Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart on Steam Greenlight. A demo of the game is available.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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