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At a Glance: Cowardly Creations

IndieMonth | 502d ago
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Cowardly Creations is a four man indie group from Maribor, Slovenia and Sweden. They are currently working on a survival horror game, Uncanny Valley.


Uncanny Valley is a survival horror indie game. Cowardly Creations is tired of seeing action games marketed as survival horror, so they decided to make their own, true-to-the-genre game.

You play as Tom, a newly recruited security guard at a remote, closed down facility. There are only two people there, him and another security guard, sharing the shifts between night and day. Soon, Tom starts exploring the abandoned facility only to discover some very interesting things.

The game will feature a huge facility with multiple floors and buildings, open for exploration. Your job is to collect as much information as you can and figure out what the heck was going on in there. But beware, there are things preying on you, and everything is not as it seems.


Play on: Steam

Mini Q&A
Answers from Tadej Kupčič,Project Director, Programmer

Why do you make games?
Because it's fun, challenging and creative! Designing new worlds, interesting characters and new game elements can never be boring and it's extremely rewarding when you see someone explore the worlds you created with enthusiasm and childlike wonder.

Why should people play Uncanny Valley?
I’m a huge horror fan and I want to create a great, genuinely creepy game without relying too much on panicky combat or cheap jump scares. I want the players to experience psychological fear and make them afraid of consequences. This is why we decided to implement a thing called the consequence system, which changes the main character and the world/characters around him depending on the things you do. The game also has a logical world progression, where the players can interact with environment to find new paths - for example, you can knock down a door with something heavy or climb through a vent to exit a room instead of searching for a key. I think all these things combined will make for a fresh and an interesting experience that every horror fan should enjoy.

What element of game design do you hold above all others?
I don't think I can choose just one, as every core design element should be important, especially for a horror game. It must be well written, sound and music play a very important part, the difficulty must be tough but manageable... I try to polish every game design element as much as I can, but if I had to pick just one, I would always side with gameplay before everything else (story, music, world design), as that is obviously the most important thing in games.

Today’s Stories:
Giveaway: Steam Gift Codes and a Copy of Uncanny Valley - AND enter to win a PS4!: http://n4g.com/user/blogpos...
Interview with Cowardly Creations: http://n4g.com/user/blogpos...
Developer Blog: Why Indie Games Matter: http://n4g.com/user/blogpos...

Day 12 | Cowardly Creations

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MrxDeath  +   502d ago
this game looks great
i loved that it's a horror based game !
they did a good job on the art style :3
oasdada  +   502d ago
Cant wait to get my hands on this.. the screenshot alone makes me wanna know what happens next
cowardlycreations  +   501d ago
Creepy things happen next! :)
Derekvinyard13  +   502d ago
Gameplay before everything else, amen to that bro
SpeedDemon  +   501d ago
Sounds interesting, I'll definitely give it a try.
MYDEATH21  +   501d ago
I love when devs put effort into giving the player a psychological/emotional experience
mydyingparadiselost  +   501d ago
Finally I can live out my wandering security guard dream :D
Monster_Tard  +   501d ago
I'd take a code.
dictionary  +   501d ago
Looks stylish
LukeFair  +   501d ago
Another horror indie? Even though I personally prefer the 3D ones like the one of yesterday, this seems cool too
LightDiego  +   501d ago
Looks awesome, wanna try it!
XtraTrstrL  +   501d ago
You can never have too much survival horror. Heh, I like their dev logo.
Pachitaku  +   501d ago
I realy love this damn atmosphere c:
KrazyBomb  +   501d ago
Glad to hear they prioritize game design and gameplay.
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BiggCMan  +   501d ago
Definitely want more scary games, too many shooter horror games these days.
coolbeans  +   501d ago
Haven't heard of this one either before Indie Month. I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but I must admit it.

The consequence system looks like it has potential.
rambi80  +   501d ago
I think horror will be big in the indie scene because the graphical/art limitations actually can help make the game a better experience in terms of atmosphere.
Software_Lover  +   501d ago
........ The Logo looks like to people in a Kamasutra position
Pirinos  +   501d ago
Looks like a great game!
ichizon  +   501d ago
The "Why should people play..." segment really got me hooked. I hope the game is as good as it sounds from that answer.
123pol  +   501d ago
this looks really cool
FITgamer  +   501d ago
Indie does horror better. I'm interested.
dota2champion  +   501d ago
Reading the description of the game seems promising with consequence system, and a changing world/characters depending on your action. Game just look too pixelating for my taste
cowardlycreations  +   501d ago
Don't be so shallow, appearance isn't everything.
talkalot80  +   501d ago
Uncanny valley you can't say no modern games are survival horror, what about prenumbra for instance? Although I argree a lot of them have turned action'ey. Looking forward to this game though!
cowardlycreations  +   501d ago
Penumbra is indie as well, but it's getting pretty old, it came out in 2007. Things went downhill after that.
beepbopadoobop  +   501d ago
Sat playing indie games while reading about indy games...win
Virtua_Awesome  +   501d ago
Really good looking game! I like that it's based more on psychological fears, rather than combat. I always enjoy those type of horror games more. (Of the few that I'll actually play!)
grashopper  +   501d ago
Really curious how a 2D survival horror game would play. Gotta say, kinda interested.
gobluesamg  +   501d ago
Seeing all these games makes me wish I had gone into game development.
pyrocloud7  +   501d ago
Art reminds me of Kentucky Route Zero, very nice!
MisterAV  +   501d ago
Many horror indie lately
yoshiroaka  +   501d ago
Love the story concept for this. Really interesting.
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