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.
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Mostly Positive (196 reviews) - 76% of the 196 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 23, 2015

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Uncanny Valley is a survival horror game, focusing on a bone chilling story, exploration and heart pounding action.

Uncanny Edition: if you buy this, you get the game and the soundtrack bundled together for a lower price.

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.

Story:
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.

Consequence system:
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.

Key Features:
  • a huge, explorable facility with multiple floors and buildings
  • intense moments of dread
  • detailed story with rich characters
  • consequence system mechanic

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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MissingAiden
1.2 hrs
Posted: September 22
The game is ubsurdly buggy and unstable. Be warned, although it is playable half of the puzzle is trying to work with the bugs.
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saphiLC
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 20
Full of bugs...
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Madacamia Soft
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 18
It's a game maker game. Terrible.
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Emma Victoria
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 18
The story within this game seems as though it might be interesting, but the game its self is very slow and unclear meaning I haven't yet experienced it. The gameplay feels very repetitive and boring to be honest, walking back and fourth through the same environments with not much to interact with and not much visual interest.
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Sackbandit
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 17
This game is a horrible buggy mess.

First of all, the dialogue is horrible. Only several words of text are presented in one dialogue box. Sometimes you have to hit the enter key multiple times to display one sentence. For a game that relies on immersion, this ruins the experience. The dialogue also often bugs and presents several phrases on top of each other making them an unreadable mash up of words.

I also got a game ruining bug that made me just have to give up on this game. After my character fell asleep on the first day, the game just went absolutely insane, jumping around to different parts of the game, until it left me on day 3, skipping a ton of the story.

Worst $1.01 I've spent.
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God Emperor Trump
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 17
this game is or has,
1. slow
2. clunky
3. bug filled crash-pasta
4. crappy storyline

please indie developers, stop making Sh it games.
this game is another example of crappy developers invading our great gaming community. these developers must be deported back to their own place. law and order must be brought back to gaming, we must make gaming great again.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
I didn't know what I was getting into from starting this game.
While playing it made me curious abou what the deep dark secret of my past and my present whilst still giving me that bonechilling feeling.

They set out to make a survival horror and they hit the mark fairly well.

Quite Short but definately replayable.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Buggy and not very stable game. Had my DirectX crashing, but was able to fix it by installing the June 2010 redistributable. Sometimes, my screen goes completely black, which I have not been able to fix yet.

Still, I'd recommend to get it on sale, not bad at all. Have not played a lot mainly because it's a little bit confusing for me :- (
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Product received for free
i have only 22 mins in the game (at the time of this review) but its a AMAZING game it give you chills and you never know whats coming next in the storyline!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Product received for free
6/10

I have extremely mixed feelings about this game.

Pros-
1- Interesting story telling mechanics
2- Great atmosphere

Cons-
1- Frustrating Controls
2- Repetitive
3- Time Limit mechanics

I did not have the patience to replay the game 4-7 times to fully undertand the story..
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
so far a good game but, when i got the key from one of the rooms and unlocked the car, i got an error page could you fix it?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
This game is pretty cool, all and all. A little slow at first but it gets better the more you play. Here is my Let's Play of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_ww5XZafN4
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Played this game for just a short bit and already fell in love with the art style.I really like the game and reccomend it to everyone
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
I think I'm having a brain aneurysm.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Probably the best horror pixel game i've ever played.

11/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
(This should be a free game on Newgrounds.)

Bugs, bugs, bugs!

I get what you're going for with this game, and I felt the atmospheric cinematic style.

But, it's shrouded with glitches. Text overlaying constantly, the inventory screen shrinking randomly, sound clips playing over eachother each time I press a button. Bahh!

It doesn't quite appear to be in Early Access, so I'm not sure why I'm seeing these problems for the finished version.

It could have just been me, but my first playthrough was very boring. I kept spamming the R1 button, trying to sprint even though my character was exhausted, WAITING for something interesting to happen, HOPING that these cheesy chase sequences would actually lead me somewhere.

All I was left with was running around for half an hour, clicking on random things

I admire the lack of handholding, being sure to read the texts (Might I add the way the text scrolled was atrocious) to understand where I need to go. Yet the secrets are so in plain sight. "Hey! Your birthday is the code to your safe", >next message, "Happy Birthday! Today is [Insert Date Here]"

On a final note I was kinda pushed away at how it seemingly attempted to replicate a movie sequence for mainstream horror. Indie developers can get more creative than that! Horror isn't just "running away from dark figures". A horror can be the existential thought of knowing one day you're going to die, or not knowing where your loved one is after they've gone missing. Like I said. We're indie developers! We're not Hollywood. We don't need to stick to some ♥♥♥♥♥♥ formula.

Not a bad game overall, just extremely buggy. Still, it belongs on Newgrounds for free, instead of Steam for $9.99
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