Valley of Shadow is a first-person narrative puzzle game developed by Tony Vaccaro. I played this game at Awesome Con 2019 along with Crescendo. There is little story in the game. Other than you are in a dark world. You will uncover your childhood memories and armed with a light staff. Valley of Shadows reminds me of early 2000 3D first-person perspective games. Your staff have different types of spells like Light, Force Missile and Fireball. Each type can light up room, ignite wood and turn water into steam. These are called side effects which helps you solve puzzles. Exploring can reward you with eastern eggs and secrets. The game is design to steer the player in a different direction. Valley of Shadow is a demo. There will be more in-store for our players in the full version.
Valley of the Shadow is a deep dark gloomy adventure. There is full-voiced that narrates the protagonist past. I like how they used real photos in the game. The puzzles is very challenging and complex. It tests your skills of puzzle solving. Atmosphere is mellow and relaxed. If you want to try this game. Visit the website for more information about Valley of Shadow. The background has a steep touch and shifts with the game. Valley of Shadow is available for demo as well. Make sure to try it out and see if you can cast a spell. Overall, I enjoy the game and want to see more in the future.
Awesome Con 2019 was average unlike last year. Not a lot of people show up on Saturday. Maybe Sunday and Friday was the best. Well technically I brought Saturday day one ticket. Although I didn’t go to Batman 80 years but I got to meet Tara Strong. Tara Strong is one of my favorite female voice actress. She is known for Bubbles (Powerpuff Girls), Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony) and Raven (Teen Titans). Tara Strong Q & A was conflict with Batman 80 years panel. I wished there were different times. Anyways, I was mostly in the game room checking out some retro games and indies. The indie that intrigue me is #BLUD and looks like a cartoon. There were others like Grumpy Witch, Valley of Shadow and Crescendo. All of these indies are well-crafted and fun. I have signed up for betas and email mailing list.
There is more indies games to share. Frightshow Fighter made a appearance and remember covering this indie. I got a hands-on experience and really enjoy it. Osunia was a prototype and plays like Harvest Moon. Sneaky Ninja was cute and casually stealthy fun game. The game is coming to Nintendo Switch soon. Here is a flash from the past. Atari Adventure is recreated to have multiplayer. Do you remember the game from Ready Player One? Now, there is more players can play instead of one. Mega Cat Studios booth was mind-blowing with recreating NES and Genesis games. Check out these guys and other indie developers I have mention. There are some indies I have played last conventions that appeared at Awesome Con.