At a Glance: Cowardly Creations
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
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.
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