Chernobylite is a new sci-fi, survival horror game from The Farm 51

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 7 February 2019 15:14 GMT

Chernobylite is a new sci-fi survival horror game in the works at The Farm 51 for consoles and PC.

The Farm 51 describes Chernobylite as a game filled with survival, conspiracy, horror, love, and obsession.

Sounds like a typical relationship to us.

Set 30 years after the Chernobyl catastrophe, the pollution is increasing due to the “unexpected activity of a dangerous substance.” This terrible thing on top of a terrible thing was produced as a result of an explosion, called “chernobylite”.

Stalkers still living in the Zone under the influence of its radioactivity, claim strange things are happening. Probably not radioactive spiders, we’re guessing.

In the game you will return to Chernobyl to find your missing girlfriend and uncover “the dark secret” behind her disappearance. There you will face dangers posed by radiation, a military presence, and threats caused by these mysterious happenings.

You’ll also need to keep your head straight because the chernobylite substance will test your sanity as you freely explore the world, engage in combat, craft, and of course, face dangerous situations.

The Farm 51 provided a list of features and a synopsis of the non-linear story in the press release. We’ve posted it for you below.

April 26th, 1:23 AM Ukrainian time, 1986. The day on which the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe happened and the lives of 350,000 people changed forever. At the time you were just a young, passionate, naive physicist working at the facility. And like many, you’ve lost what was most dear to you – a loved one. 30 years later you’re still struggling with the demons of the past. So, to finally put them to rest, you return to what’s now called the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Survive
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.

Play Your Way
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.

Experience
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.

Main Features:

  • 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.
  • 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

Chernobylite is currently under development for consoles and PC and is without a release date.

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