The next game from The Farm 51, creators of games like World War 3 and Get Even, is on its way. The official announcement trailer for the science-fiction, survival-horror title Chernobylite was dropped yesterday with what seems to be an eerie take on the Chernobyl disaster. The Farm 51 has claimed to be trying to expose the player to fear, survival, love, obsession, and conspiracy.
Chernobylite will mix freedom of exploration with a story-telling experience that will be non-linear. If players pursue the main story, they will be attempting to investigate the odd disappearance of their beloved by searching for clues of what happened. Survivors will be able to team-up with or attack other “stalkers” of the Chernobyl zone in order to not only combat the environmental and human threats, but also the supernatural. Crafting gear, weapons, and survival supplies is essential to progressing and battling against the military personnel and unknown forces in the zone. From the trailer, useable or craft-able items will include guns, flares, close-range weapons, and hazmat protection for the land’s contamination. The main character’s physics and chemistry knowledge will greatly enhance crafting supplies and managing resources wisely. Check out the announcement trailer here:
The constant struggle and challenges that arise in around the nuclear power plant appear haunting and will require characters to “face” and “survive their fears.” Urgency in supply runs or exploration will be apparent as allies die, other resources are running out, enemy patrols hunt players, and the supernatural forces become more active. While the origin of these supernatural entities is unclear, the creatures may be pouring into the zone from another reality. A cause of the Chernobyl crisis? Each day will be different from the last and one day an ally could become an enemy when something that benefits them but hurts another arises.
Chernobylite will release at an unspecified date this Autumn on the Steam Store.