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UAYEB is a solo story driven adventure / survival / puzzle / platform game, placed in an open world of 16km2, with the immersive First Person view.

The story will go through four episodes and each episode will be a full consequent game.

Is UAYEB a survival sanbox?  

No it is not a sanbox game. 

The survival parts are used to push the difficulty of the adventure and to add more diversity of things to do in the game.

UAYEB is an adventure game above all.

Is the story important in this game?  

Yes, the game is driven by a story that will go through the four episodes. Not much is said so far on the story, to let the surprise when playing it. Only the starting point has been revealed.

Which are the influences?  

As fan of video games since always, the influences to make UAYEB were:

Another World, Ico, Tomb raider, Indiana Jones, Half Life, Minecraft.

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The main character of the game is not a hero, he is just a normal guy.
Uayeb is a game developer... well actually he was in his past life.

As he is now lost in a forgotten world where nature gets back its rights.
Uayeb wasn't some gruff super soldier or some sort of assassin, he was a geeky, fun and quirky guy who loved video games and developed them for a living.

You as Uayeb, will explore and survive in this hostile environment, you will find clues helped by your friend archeologist Joanna, to discover Mayan artifacts that will lead you to the lost civilisation, you will craft your equipment to be ready for the adventure.

Uayeb is a Mayan name, easy to pronounce Ua---Yeb.

It is representing the last five days of the Mayan calendar, which are known as unlucky days and dangerous.

Game trailer 01 - 2017 (pre-alpha):

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The production of the UAYEB Episode 1 was done with only the passion for video games, and without any funds during 3 years. 
So you can imagine what we can do if we get a bit of budget. 

We need your help for two things: The first thing for UAYEB is to make a bit of promotion, and that cost money.  

So with your help, we will be able to go to indie games exhibitions all around the world to show the game before its release date and make it try to the public.  

The second thing will be to put a budget on the production of the following episode. The money will be used for expanding the team, buying more material needed, and to survive during the years of development.

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- A big adventure placed in an open world
- Immersive First Person view with a minimum of HUD
- Storytelling within the Mayan civilization 
- Survive, adventure, investigation, exploration, puzzles, platforms, weapons, vehicles, are part of Uayeb world
- 4 different maps are planned through the whole story  

  • Episode 1: The dry land  
    (20 to 30 hours of gameplay already developed)
  • Episode 2: The jungle  
  • Episode 3: The Mayan site  
  • Episode 4: The new world

Gameplay 01 -2017 (pre-alpha):

 Gameplay 02 -2017 (pre-alpha):

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Hunger, thirst, cold, heat, tiredness, hostile survivors, batteries to recharge, weapons to find, avoid deadly traps, stay alive in underwater caves, jump on moving Mayan platforms, and more...

You will really have to think of your actions, manage your inventory, and prepare yourself for the adventure.

Die and retry:

In Uayeb, with so many traps and danger, you will die a lot. But you will be able to save your game at any time and anywhere. You will have to manage correctly your save points, depending of the amount of resources you have to not perish.

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Explore a vast world with desert and dune sand, forests and water falls, beaches and a lost city.

Find hidden clues and solve puzzles which will lead you to Mayan artifacts.

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Search for blueprints and collect resources to build up your own equipment. 

You will be able to craft:

  • A car
  • A boat
  • Bandages
  • Potions to breath longer under water
  • Medikits
  • Pistol bullets
  • Shotgun bullets
  • Rifle bullets
  • Solar charger
  • Lockpicks
  • Campfire
  • A bed

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You will be able to collect a lot of resources to craft your equipment.

  • Iron
  • Carbon
  • Sulfur
  • Lead
  • Gold
  • Wood sticks
  • Wood planks
  • Stones
  • Matches
  • Solar cells
  • Pepper mint leaves
  • Poppy seeds
  • White willow leaves
  • Clothes
  • Cotton
  • Batteries
  • Steering wheels
  • Cables
  • Electric engines
  • Wheels

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Defend yourself against hostile survivors with three different fire weapons and melee moves. 

Weapons:

  • Pistol
  • Shotgun
  • Rifle 

Melee attacks:

 If you don't want to alert other enemies, you can go close enough from one guy, then punch him in the face and kill him without noise.

Finish moves:

Go behind an enemy without making noise, and kill him by surprise with a finish move.

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Mayan Artifacts:

There will be 20 artifacts to find to succeed on the episode 1.

Each artifact will be a level specific with traps, platforms, puzzles and enemies.

Clues:

You will need to find the 20 clues to be able to reach the artifacts and to solve the puzzles.

Joanna your archeologist friend will send you the locations of the clues on your map, during the adventure.

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In addition to the clues to solve, there are several puzzles to succeed during the adventure.

All the puzzles of the game are different:

 

 

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The map will help you to not get lost by giving you your approximative position on the world map.  

Each area that you have visited is unlocked on the map.
You will be able then to zoom on each area, but your position won't be very presise on the zoom.
That will force you to still search around and explore each area.

Markers will show you approximatively where are the crafting tables, where is the artifact, the clue, the blueprint that you are looking for, yours and Joanna's position.

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To find the Mayans artifacts you will encounter moving platforms, unstable parts or planks, swords traps, balls with spikes falling, other deadly mechanisms, sulfur sprays that will project you in the air and few more surprises.

Swords traps:

Unstable parts or planks:

 Moving platforms:

Deadly mechanism:

Sulfur steams:

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Like the real world, the time in Uayeb will turn around 24 hours. 1 hour in real life is like around 2h30 in game. You can sleep at any time (if you have a bed), to rest and pass the time faster.

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The story is planned to go over the 4 episodes but each episode is going to be like a consequent full game.

Episode 1 will be at least 20 to 30 hours of gameplay depending of you skills. It could even take you more time as you can live and explore the world without restriction, as long as you eat and drink.

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The development of Uayeb Episode 1 is nearly finished.

UAYEB E1 will be released in Q2 2017 on Steam.

The development of the following episodes will depends of how much budget we will have from the sells of Episode 1.

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Francis Courchinoux

Currently level 44
Roles: Story & script writing, Game design, Level design, Coding, Art direction, 3D Art, 2D Art, Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Particles, Music, Sound FX, Communication & Marketing, and coffee! 

After working in the game industry for around 20 years, I've decided that it was time now to make my own project. 

Past Experience:

I have been working on different roles, in these companies:

For these main developer and others:

and on those released video games: 

I have been making 3D game environments for the past 10 years and 3D since 1996. 

I'm also musician and music composer and I have done two music albums:

 

 

  

 

My goal for UAYEB is to make an immersive adventure game in which I always wanted to play, to really give to the player a role in the storyline and to give interesting actions to reach the objectives.

The game won't tell you what to do and point you where to go:
You will be free to think and to decide for yourself.

 Martyn Luke 

Currently Level: 23
Role: Uayeb's Voice Actor & Script Writing. 

Voice Acting is not only the industry I work in but a real love in my life! I also have a performance background in Theatre, Short Film and Commercial. I have voiced a variety of different roles and characters in a number of realised and upcoming Indie video game tiles such as UAYEB, Tyler Model:005, Creepy Road, Siegecraft Commander, Rogue State, Trial Of The Elements, Runewards, Spring Breeze, Allegiance, Dr. Kinetic and more. As well as performing I've also dabbled in Fight Choreography, DSM (Deputy Stage Managing), QA (Quality Advising), bug testing and Script Writing.

In UAYEB we wanted to create a character quite different to other protagonists in the world of Video Games. He isn't a raspy voiced super solider or a blade welding silent assassin oh no! He is an ''Average Joe'' who is put into a world he isn't ready for but strives to survive. Fear, anger, pride, hunger, thirst, happiness, confusion and more, He goes through everything a real life person would feel being thrown into a Post Apocalyptic world. With Uayeb's vocals, I dwelled and researched into loneliness and the human psyche and found that people feel a vast amount of different emotions when they are placed into an unfamiliar and hostile environment which is the bases of this game.  

Our goal with Uayeb was to create a character who has lots of layers to him, who audiences can relate too. With Script we wanted to create a dialog for Uayeb which the audience can understand what is going and as well as show all the different emotions the poor guy goes through. 

I'm also a HUGE lover of Easter Eggs which I implemented into the game, so hope you have fun hearing them! (Uayeb is just as bigger geek as me!).  

 I hope you all enjoy the UAYEB experience and I hope Uayeb becomes a character you all love as much as I do.  

 And a final bit of advice from Uayeb .... Listen to Joanna!

Katabelle 

Currently level: 24
Role: Joanna voice acting & script adjustments. 

 I'm a character voiceover actress who primarily voices video games.

I'm a big supporter of MMOs, visual novels, indie game developers & games such as Planet Explorers, Just Deserts, UYAEB, Memoranda, all which I have voiced previously.

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The good news is that the development of the game is nearly done and financed by my own private funds.  

The development of UAYEB started pre-production in July 2014. The storyline and the game design documents were completed at that point, and I was working on a prototype during 6 months to be sure that the project was possible to be created just by myself.  

When the prototyte was done and validated. The production started in 2015. After lots of work during that year, I have released screen shots and videos to show the project to the public. The feedbacks were really good and thanks to that I could meet the two actors who wanted to work on the project with me.

Production went on in 2016, and beginning of 2017 the Game is now showed on Steam Greenlight for a release planned for Q2 of this year.

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Different coding is used for UAYEB. Most of the codes is done by flowgraphs withing the Cryengine. 

There is also LUA and Actionscript used for the HUD.

Example of flowgraph in the Cryengine for the game inventory.

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Music tracks especially composed for UAYEB will be played sometimes in the game.  
 
And there will be also the full album 'United Planet Of Earth", to find on USB drives in the city of the game as music bonuses.

Video of making of the music on UAYEB:

Excerpt 01 from UAYEB music sound track 02:

Excerpt 02 from UAYEB music sound track 02:

Excerpt 01 from UAYEB music sound track 01:

 Excerpt 02 from UAYEB music sound track 01:

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The ambience sounds are very important in UAYEB as most of the time you'll be left alone in the forgotten world with no music but immersed by ambience sounds.

UAYEB - Ambience sound - Birds RainForest:

UAYEB - Ambience sound - Night Crickets:

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If the base budget for the promotion of UAYEB Episode 1 is reached, and even going above, there is still plenty of work planned on the following Episodes.  

So here are the stretch goals:

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Risks and challenges

The bigger risk for a project is to lack funds to finish the development.

UAYEB Episode 1 was done during three year without budget by one person, using personal funds to survive in real life.

The game is nearly finished, only few levels to find Mayan artifacts are missing to pass in Alpha version, then debugging will start to move to Beta and the final version.

Join the UAYEB adventure now before it's released.

Thank you for your interest and for your support!

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