UK indie developer Noisy Valley Studios are proud to announce their debut game, Summerford, will be arriving on Steam later this year.
Summerford is a survival horror title inspired by the true classics of the genre, using fixed perspective cameras to create a dark, cinematic and atmospheric world to explore, in the style of games like the original Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Alone in the Dark.
Setting itself apart from its inspiration, Summerford features a completely unique setting: the fictional rural English village of Summerford and its surrounding areas. The site of a terrible nuclear power accident in the 1980s, the area has since been under strict quarantine. Players take on the role of Samantha Linden, a member of a group of urban explorers who’ve managed to finally enter Summerford, twenty years after the accident. Sam is soon separated from her friends and begins to uncover the truth behind the accident.
Rather than simply emulate older titles, Summerford aims to strike a balance between classic and modern gameplay, with modernised controls, UI and more accessible puzzle mechanics. Summerford punctuates exploration-focused gameplay with moments of action, tasking players with managing scarce resources and solving thoughtful and varied puzzles to provide a horror game where you truly feel like a part of your environment.
“̸I̸’̸v̷e̵ ̶b̸e̷e̶n̷ ̷p̵l̵a̷y̷i̶n̶g̴ ̵s̶u̸r̴v̷i̸v̵a̶l̴ ̵h̴o̴r̵r̵o̵r̴ ̷g̸a̴m̸e̷s̷ ̸a̴l̷l̶ ̵m̴y̸ ̷l̵i̸f̶e̵,̸”̸ ̴s̴a̶i̸d̵ ̵R̷o̸b̷ ̴C̵l̷a̷r̴k̵e̴,̸ ̶S̸u̷m̷m̵e̸r̸f̷o̵r̶d̴’̷s̵ ̶c̸o̶-̶d̸e̴s̵i̴g̴n̴e̸r̵,̸ ̷“̶T̸h̷e̴ ̴s̵h̸i̶f̵t̴ ̷t̷o̵ ̷f̵i̴r̸s̶t̶ ̵p̶e̶r̸s̴o̷n̷,̵ ̶e̷v̶e̶n̸ ̴a̷m̸o̵n̶g̶s̴t̷ ̸i̶n̷d̷i̷e̸ ̵t̸i̵t̵l̸e̶s̶,̶ ̴h̴a̸s̶ ̴b̵e̴e̵n̵ ̵d̴r̷a̸m̷a̷t̷i̶c̸,̸ ̶a̷n̸d̸ ̵w̷h̵i̷l̷e̷ ̴t̸h̸e̵r̴e̵ ̶a̶r̸e̴ ̵o̴b̸v̶i̷o̶u̵s̸l̶y̸ ̴m̷a̷n̶y̷ ̵b̵e̸n̵e̸f̶i̸t̷s̵ ̸t̷h̴a̷t̴ ̵p̶e̴r̴s̸p̴e̸c̸t̷i̵v̶e̷ ̶c̶a̸n̷ ̷b̷r̴i̵n̸g̷ ̴t̴o̶ ̵h̷o̴r̸r̶o̸r̴,̸ ̷I̷ ̴f̴e̷e̸l̸ ̸l̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶w̷e̷’̵v̸e̸ ̷l̸o̴s̷t̷ ̸a̷ ̸v̶e̷r̶y̸ ̸s̶p̶e̷c̵i̷f̷i̴c̶ ̴k̷i̵n̷d̷ ̷o̸f̶ ̴a̶t̸m̷o̵s̴p̸h̶e̴r̸e̷ ̵a̶n̸d̷ ̷e̷n̵v̴i̴r̸o̶n̴m̸e̸n̴t̵ ̷t̸h̵a̷t̴ ̴y̴o̵u̷ ̵c̷a̵n̸ ̷c̸r̴e̷a̶t̶e̷ ̸u̷s̸i̶n̵g̶ ̷a̸ ̸m̷i̶x̵ ̶o̴f̷ ̵d̷y̷n̴a̶m̷i̴c̷ ̸a̶n̸d̵ ̶f̸i̷x̶e̵d̵ ̷p̴e̶r̷s̶p̷e̸c̸t̶i̸v̷e̵ ̶c̵a̷m̷e̶r̸a̵s̴.̶”̸
Summerford will be releasing later in 2020 as a self-published title.