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ICA GAMES is a small independent video game development studio, created by Francis Courchinoux.


After a solid experience in the video game industry, working on around 30 released video games since 1996, in different roles and on titles like Half Life, Warcraft III, Diablo II Exp, Homeworld II, Ground Control II, Swat 4, Crash Bandicoot TTR, Alien vs Predator, Scarface, Flashback, and more... Francis Courchinoux decided in 2014 to focus his time and passion for his own project called UAYEB creating the studio ICA GAMES. After the release in 2018 of UAYEB - The Dry Land - Episode 1, Manu Lacoste has joined ICA GAMES for making UAYEB - Purgatory - Episode 2.


UAYEB - The Dry Land - Episode 1

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

Craft your equipment and go treasure hunt to find 20 Mayans artifacts. Each artifact in located in a different level with traps and puzzles. The gameplay ingredients are integrated in a linear story, with a increase of difficulty throughout the levels. It takes between 30 to 40 hours to finish the episode 1.

Game details: This is not a survival sandbox game. The survival parts are used to add variety and difficulty to the adventure. You as Uayeb, will explore and survive in a hostile environment, you will find clues helped by your friend archeologist Joanna, to discover Mayan artifacts that will lead you to the lost civilization, you will craft your equipment to be ready for the adventure.

SOLVE PUZZLES: Nothing in UAYEB will be shown with a big arrow. You will have to think by yourself to know where to go, and to solve puzzles you'll be helped by Joanna's clues that she will put somewhere in the world. SURVIVE: Drink, eat, sleep, cold and hot places, stamina, heal, batteries, weapons and ammunition. Avoid deadly traps, stay alive in underwater caves, jump on moving Mayan platforms, don't touch swords traps that arise from ground. EXPLORE: Explore a vast world with desert and dune sand, forests and water falls, beaches and a lost city, and find clues that will lead you to Mayan artifacts. CRAFTING: Find blueprints and collect resources to build up your own equipment. FIGHT: Defend yourself against hostile survivors with three different fire weapons and melee moves. ARTIFACTS: There will be a lot of Mayan artifacts to find for finishing the first episode. Each artifact will be a level specific with traps, platforms, puzzles and enemies. You will need to find clues to be able to reach the artifacts. 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!

Time in game: 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. Length: To finish the Episode 1 and find the 20 Golden Mayan artifacts, it takes between 30 to 40 hours depending of you skills. There are also 9 music bonuses soundtracks to find and easter eggs of games and films references.

    Developer: ICA GAMES

    Name: UAYEB - The Dry Land - Episode 1

    Platform: PC - Downloadable on Steam

    Language: English

    Mode: Solo

    Open World: Yes

    Episodic: Yes

    Release date: 31th January 2018

    Price: 19.99 $


UAYEB EP1 - Trailer 01 - 2018 YouTube

UAYEB EP1 - Trailer 02 - 2018 YouTube

UAYEB EP1 - GamePlay Artifact 05 - 2018 YouTube

UAYEB EP1 - Game Play 01 - 2017 YouTube

UAYEB EP1 - Game Play 02 - 2017 YouTube


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    Team & Repeating Collaborator

    Francis Courchinoux

    Manu Lacoste

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