The Sci-Fi Survival Horror Title, Chernobylite, Will Soon Launch a Kickstarter
The Farm 51, the brains behind the acclaimed psychological horror game, Get Even, is looking for backing for their new project, Chernobylite. They have released an intriguing gameplay teaser that gives a taste of what to expect with the overall project. The first hands-on demo of the project will be available to play at PAX East in the Indie Games Poland booth number 12114 at the end of March.
Chernobylite features the kind of non-linear gameplay we all hope for in post-apocalyptic survival with multiple storylines to explore and a host of unique crafting options. The coolest part, however, is that the game will provide a first-hand exploration of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone using a point by point accurate 3D scanned recreation. This will allow players to walk through the restricted zone in ways never before possible.
Details of the story still remain under wraps, but the development team at The Farm 51 assure expectant fans that the story is rich, non-linear, and evolves with the player as they explore the area. Each step could change a major outcome down the line. As you move through the timeline, you come face to face with foes that seem to be appearing from another plane of existence, really paying tribute to the ghosts of Chernobyl crypto-lore.
The Kickstarter campaign for Chernobylite will be to raise money for the exploration of the map and the cost involved in bringing this fan request to life. In their press release, The Farm 51 CEO Wojciech Pazdur said as much:
Ever since we’ve announced our game, we’ve been receiving tons of comments and feedback from the gaming community out there, and it all led us to one conclusion. That everybody hopes to be able to explore the destroyed Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Pripyat ghost city in our game as deeply as possible. And we’re more than eager to deliver that. But this means, that we should expand the locations in the game comparing to the original concept we had, and ask gamers for their help in doing so. It’s a hard and dangerous task, keeping in mind that to achieve that goal, we’ll need to make some extra trips to the Exclusion Zone and scan even more buildings and objects.
That is precisely why we’ve decided to reach out for the community support. Within the next few weeks, we’ll be starting the Kickstarter campaign for Chernobylite. During its duration gamers will get the chance to pre-order the game and make pledges to receive some really cool items, including the highly demanded Black Stalker mask. The crowdfunding campaign will also let us collect some extra funds to do the Chernobylite location expansions plus add some extra features that we were always dreaming of. So we encourage all players to sign up to our newsletter and stay tuned for the news on the Kickstarter campaign launch date!
Chernobylite is slated for release on PC and Consoles. It will utilize Unreal Engine 4 and Reality 51 hinting at VR potential. Given that the maps are all based on the Chernobyl VR Project, also released by The Farm 51, it seems a VR version of this game will be inevitable. If the haunting trailer is any indication as to what we can expect in the game, we should see some great things after the PAX East preview.