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A Survival Horror Game Set In Chernobyl Will Be Released This Year

A Survival Horror Game Set In Chernobyl Will Be Released This Year

In recent months there has been a huge spike in interest in the infamous nuclear reactor disaster that hit the small Ukrainian town of Prypyat in 1986.

This is of course because of HBO/Sky miniseries Chernobyl, which has brought to life the horrors of the tragedy and become the highest rated TV show of all time in the process.

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Now a game set in the radioactive wasteland is in production and is due to be released on Steam in Autumn; you can watch the trailer below:

Chernobylite sees players take on the role of a physicist, who must scour the exclusion zone in search for his missing girlfriend, fighting off natural and supernatural threats along the way.

Developers, The Farm 51, say the game will offer players 'free exploration of its disturbing world with challenging combat, unique crafting and non-linear storytelling'.

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A synopsis of the game reads: "Craft your gear and weapons to protect yourself from the supernatural threats lurking in the zone. Decide what happens in the world around you. Ally or compete with other stalkers of the Chernobyl zone to survive. Each day brings new challenges.

"Plan your strategy carefully if you want to survive. Maintain your resolve and keep your wits about you - the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is not what it once was. No one can foresee the horrors that may have befallen your beloved."

The Farm 51 announced last month that the game had doubled its Kickstarter fundraising goal, meaning they will be able to create a much larger open world than they had initially planned.

In order to recreate this open world as accurately as possible, the developers have actually visited the area on numerous occasions and 'taken thousands of pictures' using drones.

If the game turns out to be even half as captivating as the TV series, then we are in for a treat.

If you're now obsessed with the Chernobyl disaster, but gaming isn't really your thing, fear not; the creator of Chernobyl, Craig Mazin, has shared a list of films and documentaries about the disaster which he recommends giving a watch.

Featured Image Credit: Farm 51

Topics: Chernobyl

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.