Help recreate Chernobyl with dangerous realism.
Earlier this year we covered the announcement of Chernobylite, a sci-fi survival horror game set in the ruins of the late Chernobyl power plant and its neighbouring city Pripyat. The game was already attractive: a chilling exploration game set in this tragic, historical landmark that inspired great artistic creations in film, TV and gaming.
But the team behind The Farm 51 (Get Even, Deadfall Adventures and World War 3) has taken this whole thing to the next level. The Farm 51 has made a statement on graphic quality and spot-on representation of real objects and people with their cutting-edge technology, the results of which we were able to see in Get Even.
Chernobylite will be something else, let me assure you. Developers have decided to go as far as they’ve never gone before. They’re asking for funding through their new Kickstarter campaign in order to cover the expenses of several remaining trips into Chernobyl’s exclusion zone and craft a photo-realistic copy of its environment. All of this will be included in Chernobylite for players to experience a truly immersive experience into this place of tragedy. And the trailer, my god the trailer.
The story of Chernobylite puts players in the role of a physicist en ex employee of Chernobyl’s infamous power plant, who goes back to the exclusion zone looking for answers about the disappearance of his wife back at the time of the meltdown. But this place is not as abandoned as it seems. This is a survival horror game after all, so expect some unexpected things going on.
Chernobylite includes some serious winks towards the S.T.A.L.K.E.R franchise, which brought back Soviet sci-fi masterpieces from the 70s like Roadside Picnic and poured it into the gaming medium. I have a certain (confirmed) weakness to this particular topic, and every single game that dives into it has my attention from the start. But this, this is different.
All of us can help The Farm 51 fund their trips to the Chernobyl area in Ukraine and come back with 3D representations of it, portraying each corner as faithfully as possible, allowing us to explore it under a veil of science fiction and horror with “challenging combat, unique crafting, and non-linear storytelling”.
Chernobylite is supposed to be released during 2019’s fall for PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Our boy from Buenos Aires, Juan has been a gamer for as long as he can remember (and possibly even longer than that). He loves a good story, and believes every indie game has a compelling one to tell.