Eldervale is a true Third-Person Survival Horror Adventure game, made in the style of early 2000's classics. Explore a large, interconnected level, solve puzzles, uncover the story and survive the horrors by strategic use of your resources and fight or flight decisions.
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Positive (17) - 94% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 30, 2019
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This is a unique and ambitious game with specific goals and challenges. As a solo developer it's hard work, so I want to make sure that survival horror fans get the best experience possible, and for that I need your feedback and support.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“A few months, as long as it takes to reach the milestones needed for the full release.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In addition to fixes and adjustments based on your suggestions, Eldervale is currently planned to receive 2 major content patches.

The first focuses on replayability and add more difficulty options for combat and puzzles, as well as Insanity, which is planned to be a "modernized" mode with random events and constant threats. This is considered to be part of the full release.

The second patch depends on the game's success, plan is to add a new mode separate from the main story, where you have to survive as long as you can in a randomized environment to unlock more characters to play as, level up to gain perks.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable from beginning to end. Some difficulty options are missing and you may encounter smaller bugs and less polished mechanics.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The game is cheaper during early access as a thank you for your trust and patience. After launch, price is planned to increase as more content is added.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Early Access is a great time for you to get involved in the project. Share your feedback and any thoughts about the game on the Steam Community page, Twitter or Facebook and I'll try to answer any and all questions. You can also follow progress made on the game and get notified about new updates. The most active members of the community may also be rewarded with exclusive in-game items, credits and discounts.”
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August 17

Eldervale Patch Notes (0.9.3)

Eldervale Patch Notes (0.9.3)
  • Added a new save point in Chapter 3.
  • Added a new secret mechanic to heal up without items a single time during a playthrough.
  • Added lights to some puzzle elements so they are harder to miss.
  • Added a new shortcut in an underground area.
  • Rollup door states are now saved correctly.
  • A weapon received new icons and another was renamed.
  • Some other small fixes and changes.

This is only a small filler patch, I'm working on long-awaited features like joystick support and translations but they proved too time-consuming for a single update so I split the tasks. The features are coming, thanks for your patience!
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July 31

Eldervale Patch Notes (0.9.2)

Eldervale Patch Notes (0.9.2)

  • Added several new markers to be discovered on the map.
  • Currently selected map changes automatically when arriving on a new floor.
  • Added a low health effect on screen to further indicate critical health status.
  • Flashlight light intensity increased slightly.
  • Killed enemies disappear after a longer period of time.

  • Deviants now deal slightly less damage on Normal difficulty.
  • A certain dangerous enemy type now has slightly less health on Normal difficulty.
  • Enemy damage now capped at 25 (which is common on Hard difficulty).
  • Hives and exploders no longer respawn.

  • Unlocked door markers on the map now save correctly.
  • Selected costumes now save correctly.
  • Destroyed boards now save correctly.
  • More events included in the save file.

  • Fixed a bug which sometimes caused the ending to be played immediately instead of letting you make a choice.
  • Fixed a bug when starting a new game after resetting the playthrough.
  • Fixed several achievements which were bugged or inconsistent.
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Reviews

“Even in its current form Eldervale offers a polished and very atmospheric old school survival horror experience.”
Alpha Beta Gamer

“The game will instantly remind you of horror classics like Resident Evil.”
Peach's Castle

About This Game

Eldervale is a survival horror game reminiscent of early 2000's classics. Many elements will be instantly familiar to veterans, while also introducing newcomers to the genre. Exploration and atmosphere is key, supported by varied gameplay like puzzle solving, combat, stealth and resource management. The game builds up story and mechanics throughout it's 3-4 hour playtime until the end.

Story

Ophelia Delaney is a young woman haunted by the early childhood she spent with her parents in the town of Alder Stow. The Delaney family owned a large estate for generations, which was used for many things during the 20th century. All the horrible events that took place there remain unknown. Ophelia was forced to leave town and move to her aunt who raised her. Now, 10 years later, she is tormented by images from the past, suppressed memories and lucid dreams. Those closest to her suggested increasingly radical treatments. After those failed, Ophelia was sure that she can only be cured where she was born. She must return to the Delaney Institution.

Gameplay

The pillars of classic survival horror are alive and well in Eldervale. You must explore and navigate creepy environments with the help of maps and consumables you collect. To open up new paths, you have to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles. While initially the Institution may seem deserted, you will find yourself fighting, running or hiding to survive soon enough.

Features

  • Explore a large, interconnected level filled with deadly secrets.
  • Fight, escape or sneak past more than a dozen types of enemies and dangers.
  • Collect and manage items to aid your survival.
  • Solve diverse puzzles and obstacles.
  • Piece together the past of the Delaney Institution and it's residents.
  • Meet other characters and decide their fate.
  • Unlock multiple endings, alternate costumes, achievements and more !

About the Project

As a solo developer and a devout fan of survival horror, Eldervale is a passion project with the goal of reinvigorating a genre I feel is underrepresented in today's market. That said, Eldervale is much more than paying respects to the classics : It puts it's own twist on the genre, making it more accessible to new players as well as nostalgic for veterans. I hope you will enjoy, so I can continue putting hard work in for a genre I love.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Some parts of this game may be considered violent or cruel.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Win 8, Win 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended RAM 8GB when running Windows 10.

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