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Uncanny Valley is a survival horror game, focusing on a bone chilling story, exploration and heart pounding action.
About the game:
Uncanny Valley is a survival horror game that includes a mix of exploration, puzzle solving and a bit of action with a lot of optional story content. We're trying to preserve the old survival horror kind of gameplay instead of following the modern trend of creating a third person shooter with horror elements.
You play as a security guard named Tom at a remote facility. He's in charge of the night shift, while his lazy partner Buck is in charge of the day shift. Nights are long, so Tom starts exploring the facility and finds things he shouldn't. The story plays a huge part in the game, so saying anything more would be a major spoiler.
Uncanny Valley's main difference from other games is a thing we like to call the consequence system. Whenever you fail at something, the game goes on, but with harsh consequences for your character that can impact both the story and the gameplay.
For example - you fail at avoiding your attackers, meaning your character will move slower throughout the game, making it harder to escape future pursuers. The player then needs to be careful and more clever, which adds more tension to the game. Of course, there are mistakes you can do that lead to your death, but we're trying to avoid that as much as possible.
Why? Because dying and repeating the same section over and over is tedious and leads to frustration. The game stops being scary if you're angry and just want to rush through it, so we think that adding such a system will still keep the tension while adding a new layer to scariness.
a huge, explorable facility with multiple floors and buildings
intense moments of dread
detailed story with rich characters
consequence system mechanic
Uncanny Valley is a bizarre horror game with multiple endings that will strongly depend on your decisions. The game consists basically of, at most 4 days (7 min per day) in which you decide to work as a security guard on a facility or just to hang around but keep in mind that your decisions will determine every aspect of the game. I bought it for just 99 cents and for me I think it was a good experience but nothing more. It has old school graphics but excellent sound. The controls are ok except for the gun which is awful. You can easily spend 5+ hours if you want to see all endings without a guide.
This game is unique in its own style. I've never seen a game with this peculiar way of telling a story. You probably won't discover much the first time you play it, but soon you will start to uncover a story so interesting you will replay this a thousand times. You will have your own pace, you will go whenever you want and wherever you want. There is no line to follow, no clue, just your own investigation regarding an abandoned facility you need to check every night as a security guard. Gameplay is far from perfect, an it is actually annoying. Inventory doesn't work properly and you are not even sure what button you should use when you try to interact with the objects in the game. It doesn't matter since you've probably never played a game like this. Not for every player out there, but perfect for those tired of the same games.
Uncanny Valley is a great little indie game with pixelated graphics. The pixelated style creates a very effective creepy atmosphere (as well as the sounds.) A sense of mystery throughout the game. I would recommend sitting down and playing in 1 or 2 session for the best experience. 8/10 would recommend if your looking for a pretty little indie horror game.
This is a pixel based horror game that is very good. The graphics are nice and really can scare you and are very nicely designed. There are a lot of new ideas of health and monsters in the game. The sound is scary and cool. The gameplay is well written and choices affect the game, the story is immersive. The game is stable. I'd give it 9/10 must try.
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