Watch our exclusive preview of Nightmares from the Deep for Xbox One

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight we streamed Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart from Artifex Mundi. The Xbox One version of Nightmares from the Deep launches on September 4th, but you can watch our YouTube replay to get a good look at it right now!

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart

The Cursed Heart centers around a supernatural pirate named Remington whose decayed body comes to life inside of a museum. Soon he wrecks the museum and kidnaps the museum director's daughter. As the director, you must follow Remington to his island base and rescue her before he completes his evil plan.

Like most Artifex Mundi titles, The Cursed Heart is a hidden object puzzle adventure game. Players will navigate a variety of well-illustrated environments, interacting with various objects to solve puzzles and move the story along. Hopefully, the console controls will handle such tasks well.

At various intervals throughout the game, players will engage in hidden objects puzzles as well. You know how these work – you'll have to find all of the objects from a list amidst a crowded scene. The Nightmares from the Deep games dole their hidden object scenes out less frequently than some games in the genre, probably due to their greater focus on narrative.

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart for Xbox One

Players who don't care for hidden objects should be pleased to know that The Cursed Heart offers Mahjong Solitaire as an alternative to the hidden object sequences. Xbox One doesn't have any mahjong tile games just yet, so this will scratch an extra itch on top of the hidden object stuff.

How well do the Xbox One version's physical controls work? Watch tonight's stream to find out!

The Cursed Heart comes to Xbox One on Friday, September 4th. It should cost $9.99. If you can't wait, try the Windows versions…

  • Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart – Windows Phone – 249 MB – $2.99 – Store Link
  • Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart – Windows tablet and PC – 475 MB – $6.99 – Store Link

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The Contest

We'll be streaming Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart for 90 minutes tonight, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 20 game codes:

  • 10 for Xbox One
  • 10 for Steam

To enter, just follow us at and (making sure to enable email notifications!) and tune in during the stream. You can watch the stream right here in this post, but you need to actually participate in the stream chat to have a chance at winning. We'll deliver codes to the winners via Twitch message (PM) during the stream. No code begging!

Feel free to stick around in chat before and after the stream if you have any questions or just want to say hi. If you enjoy the stream, be sure to check our schedule and come back for more!

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart for Xbox One

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Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart for Xbox One

Next week's stream

Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? Here's next weekend's contest stream. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT).

  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare from EA – Play along with us and win EA Access codes as prizes!

We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart for Xbox One


The following people are about to have some really fun nightmares!

Xbox One

  • Gregmon7
  • evilernie667
  • Magel_sanchez
  • Lunatic1983
  • tehhunter01
  • DEADP00L1391
  • jmf337
  • Shawnsig
  • lochdoun
  • lightcycle45


  • SoCalledGamer
  • NarcoSleepy
  • MrGryffudd
  • Kluckmyduck
  • rlasten
  • Brownmeister2

Tonight's prizes provided by Artifex Mundi. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!

Paul Acevedo

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!