April 26th, 1986 1:23 AM Ukrainian time. It was at this time that the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe had started. Reactor 4 exploded and mixed with other chemicals to create one of the worst catastrophe the world as seen.
Not the best start to a Monday morning news post, but it’s relevant because The Farm 51 is making a survival horror game based on the events and it’s called Chernobylite. The story of Chernobylite is one of “conspiracy, horror, survival, love, and obsession” all in the form of a video game.
But it’s just the beginning. We’re a game development team from Poland that has been spending a lot of time in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone gathering all data and materials required to make the ultimate survival horror experience of the Chernobyl catastrophe. We want to bring you a deep, emotional story, engaging survival and horror experience, and a visually stunning recreation of Chernobyl area achieved with detailed 3D scanning of rich game world, beautifully rendered in Unreal Engine 4.
Details on what form the game will take are scarce, like almost none existent. Even their Facebook page is pretty void of any juice details. Still, sounds promising so stay tuned and we’ll bring you more when we know more.