Slender dev announces Valley: a super-powered first-person adventure


Valley looks a wee bit different from Blue Isle Studios' previous game, the influential Slender: The Arrival. For one thing, it doesn't seem to feature any slendermen—in fact, shock-based horror seems to be off the table entirely. Instead, it's first person action-adventure-type-thing about a guy in a supersuit that lets him run, jump and grapple his way around a mysterious valley. You can see all of those things in the reveal trailer, below.

Here's a bit more, from the Steam page:

"Valley is a First-Person adventure unlike any other. Hidden deep within a remote region of the Rocky Mountains, you find yourself bewildered within a secluded valley. With the power of a recently discovered L.E.A.F. suit (Leap Effortlessly though Air Functionality), run and jump your way through beautiful forests, dangerous ruins and vast environments; all the while utilizing the power to control life and death to uncover the startling secrets of the mysterious valley."

Surprisingly, the power to control life and death comes with a downside. If you die in the game, you die for real the valley will die around you. It's unclear what that means, exactly—whether it will be a temporary effect, or whether the world will permanently lose lustre if you're rubbish at the game—but I suppose we'll find out closer to this Summer, which is when Valley is scheduled to come out.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.