A small indie studio with AAA pedigree, making games from our basements.

Perception is a narrative thriller that puts you in the shoes of a blind woman determined to solve the mysteries of the house from her nightmares!


The Deep End Games is an indie video game developer with AAA pedigree. Amanda and Bill Gardner started the studio out of their basement and the couple's debut title Perception garnered a number of awards, including The Bit Awards' Game of the Year and Boston FIG's Best in Show. Perception is a narrative thriller about a blind woman's search for answers inside the mansion that haunts her nightmares. Perception is available now for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.


We were featured in IGN First's coverage.  One of the stories was about how Amanda, Perception's Writer/Producer, and Bill, Perception's Director, run an indie studio from their home.

Read here: Making a Video Game as Husband and Wife (IGN First)

Additionally, Jim Bonney, Perception's Audio Director and Bill discuss what creating the sounds of Perception has been like.

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