Polish video game development studio The Farm 51 has announced that its upcoming post-apocalyptic survival horror first-person shooter Chernobylite, which we first reported on last month, is headed to Kickstarter. Accompanying the announcement is an over thirty second long video featuring actual in-game footage:
The Farm 51 CEO Wojciech Pazdur stated: “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.”
Pazdur added: “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!”
While no release date has been given for Chernobylite at this time, we do know that the Unreal Engine 4-based game will be released for both PC and consoles.
A hands-on demo of the game will be available for those attending PAX East in Boston, MA later on this year.
The only information we have so far on the Kickstarter campaign is “coming soon”, so stay tuned as more details become known!
The game mixes the free exploration of its disturbing world with challenging combat, unique crafting, and non-linear storytelling.
Ally or compete with other stalkers of the Chernobyl zone to survive. Remember that life is fragile, and it is your decisions that determine the fate of your companions. You can spend as long as you need preparing; however, be aware that your story is still being written. Every passing moment your chances of success are dwindling, comrades are dying, supplies are running out, or an unexpected patrol could discover you. On top of this, supernatural dangers are arising around you in mysterious patterns. Each day brings new challenges, adding to the ever-increasing severity of your current situation. Plan your strategy carefully if you want to survive.
Craft your gear and weapons to protect yourself from the hostile military personnel and supernatural threats lurking in the zone. Make use of the sophisticated tools at your disposal to aid you in your struggle while navigating the rough and contaminated environment. Stay undetected and gather all the evidence you can in order to piece together events from the past.
Decide what happens in the world around you by making choices and finding or avoiding the truth.
Maintain your resolve and keep your wits about you; the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is not what it once was. None can foresee the horrors that may have befallen your beloved.
- Explore the beautiful and horrifyingly accurate 3D-scanned recreation of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
- Collaborate or compete with other stalkers of the Zone. But whatever you do, never fully trust them. Remember everybody has a hidden agenda. Always.
- Face and survive the natural and supernatural threats.
- Immerse yourself in the non-linear, thrilling, science-fiction horror story.
- Make good use of your physics and chemistry knowledge to craft your equipment and manage your supplies.
- Fight against the savage creatures pouring out from an alternate reality.
- Investigate and collect data with a set of sophisticated environment- and substance-analyzing tools.