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Uncanny Valley is a pixel art Survival Horror video game. It stars a man named Tom who takes a job as a security guard at an abandoned factory. While he questions the need for security at an abandoned facility, he needs the money, and takes the job anyway.

Little does he know what waits for him there....

Despite the name, it is not to be confused with the eponymous trope, Uncanny Valley.


Uncanny Valley contains examples of the following tropes:

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Something happened to the A. I. controlling the androids.
  • Always Night: With a few exceptions, it always seems to be dark around the factory. Justified, since Tom has the night shift.
  • Androids Are People, Too: Subverted. No they are not.
  • Blackout Basement: The entire facility becomes one when the power goes out.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The reason Tom didn't find a job closer to home. He's in some trouble with a group of gangsters.
  • Fat Bastard: Buck isn't that terrible, actually, but Tom's chronic lateness annoys him.
  • Nightmarish Factory: The actual facility downplays the trope. Its empty corridors and low lighting will keep you on edge, but there's no real reason to think it was a terrible place in its heyday. Double subverted when the true nature of the factory is revealed.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: The sheer emptiness of the factory is enough to keep you on edge. And every time you pass the elevator leading to the basement, it almost seems to stare at you — never doing anything, but always watching....
  • Ten-Second Flashlight: Averted, thank goodness. Tom's flashlight seems to have unlimited batteries.


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