Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart

Digital ReleasePC
May 2012 – Online
October 29, 2013 – Desura
February 05, 2014 – Steam
August 03, 2018 –

Xbox One
September 04, 2015 (AU, EU, JP, NA)

PlayStation 4
August 02, 2016 (AU, EU, NA)
DelistingSeptember 2016 – Desura shutdown
December 31, 2021 – Steam
January 2022 – PlayStation 4, Xbox One
January 30, 2022 –
DeveloperArtifex Mundi
PublisherArtifex Mundi
Big Fish Games – PC (Online)
Legacy Games – PC (Online)
Available OnDigital
PC (Big Fish Games, Legacy Games bundle)
Mobile (Android)

PC bundle
LinksSteamDB page
Artifex Mundi homepage [Archive]


All three titles in the Nightmares from the Deep series (The Cursed Heart, The Siren’s Call, and Davy Jones) were delisted from Steam on December 31st, 2021. Then on January 24th, 2022 the versions were announced to be delisted at the end of the month on January 30th. The various console releases for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One were delisted by the date of that announcement on January 24th with the exception of Nightmares 2 which remained available on Xbox One for a short time thereafter.

As of May 2023 the individual titles remain available on PC from Big Fish Games and in a digital bundle from Legacy Games. Davy Jones also remains available on Xbox One but only in a handful of bundles with other Artifex Mundi titles. Previous to all of this, the first two titles in the series were rendered unavailable from Desura when that service shut down in September of 2016.

Artifex Mundi did not make an announcement ahead of the delistings but did finally reply to questions on Twitter on January 11th stating only that “we’re removing the NFTD series from sales due to licensing agreements”. Those agreements appear to relate to the 2018 sale of the Nightmares from the Deep and Kate Malone series to G5 Entertainment. This might explain why the series remains available on Big Fish Games and Legacy Games and why Davy Jones remains available in some bundles on Xbox as G5 is credited as the developer of the 2018 console releases.

About the Game

Would you like to enter a thrilling Pirates world where danger lurks in every corner?

You are a museum owner pursuing an undead pirate who kidnapped your daughter. You quickly realize that the villain is entangled in a tragic, centuries-old love story, and wants to resurrect his mistress with the girl’s life force. You feel sorry for the pirate, but you have to stop him before it is too late for your daughter…

You will leave the modern museum quickly, and find your way to rundown pirate settings, all of them three centuries old. Since the time of the golden age of piracy, the locations have become neglected, deserted and overgrown with plants. Full moon, bones laying on the ground, and a skull-shaped rock add to the dark atmosphere of the mysterious island.

What tragic events took place on the island before your arrival? What evil powers can make an old, rotting ship sail? Is the horrifying, undead pirate really as evil as he seems?

You will find answers to these questions during your trip through the ghost ship haunting the seas of the Caribbean, the grim Skull Island where pirates’ bones cover the ground, a ruined fortress ridden by cannonballs and catacombs stretching below the island’s surface. Are you strong enough to save your daughter? Will you dare to lift the curse?

Thanks to Zup and vleeth for submitting this game to the site