Uncanny Valley is a creepy nightmarish pixel art survival horror game with action and puzzle elements that features intense moments of dread and real consequences for your actions.
You play as a night shift security guard a strange research facility, who has problems with insomnia, often lapsing into a dream-like states while on the job, making the player constantly question what’s real. As you explore the research facility, you’ll soon discover all is not well. You’ll have to run, hide, use your wits and solve puzzles to live through this well crafted nightmare.
The consequence system of Uncanny Valley is a particular highlight, which draws some comparisons to Heavy Rain. You can die at some points but they’re few and far between, for the most part whenever you fail at something, the game will carry on, but with real consequences for your character. For example, if you fail to escape your attackers, your character will move slower for the rest of the game, making things that much harder. It’s a great system that cuts down on repetition of gameplay, makes you think about your actions, rewards quick thinking and adds lots of replay-ability to the game.
The Alpha Demo packs more suspense, dread and ‘oh shit!’ moments into it’s 10 minute playtime that most games horror games manage in 8 hours. With it’s tense atmosphere, beautiful pixel art, intriguing story and real consequences for your actions, Uncanny Valley is shaping up to be uncannily good.
UPDATE: Alpha Demo No Longer Available