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.
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.
Our relationship can be whatever we want.
This scene in Inglourious Bastards, this particular part, was so brilliantly written. The characters are playing a game where you sit in a circle and write a famous person’s name on a card, flip it over, pass the card to the person next to you and stick it to your head without looking. Then you ask everyone questions to figure out who it is. This man- a Nazi commander- asked “Am I American?” (no but..) “Have I visited America?” (yes) “Was my visit fruitious?” (no) “Did I go against my will?” (yes) “Am I from a place you’d call exotic?” (yes) “Am I from the jungle?” (yes) “Did I go by boat?” (yes) “And when I got there was I bound with chains and presented in front of a crowd?” (yes!) “Well then. I know who I am. An African slave. No? Oh then I’m King Kong.” — and in one instance the viewer realizes the metaphor which King Kong was to the African slave trade (a truly Tarantino way of inserting social awareness through dialogue spoken by social oppressors) as well as takes a moment of almost comic relief to a very strange middle ground since we see just how intelligent and foolproof this man is. This is good filmmaking.
Yes, well, it’s quite an extraordinary position to be in to sort of say, “Hello, I’m Peter, and I’m playing this iconic historically much-loved character that’s been around for 50 years.” - Peter Capaldi
I am a quitter. I come from a long line of quitters. It’s amazing I’m here at all.
I love the bond that forms between students in an awful class
The fact that this episode is 10 years old and Beyoncé is even more relevant today is just fabulous
- You only want to use me.- No, that’s not true. You saved my life, you’re my sister.