I’ve always found the idea of abandoned towns creepy. Its as if the residents move on so quickly the towns themselves are haunted by the memories of life. In this vein, Chernobyl might top the list of abandoned towns; a town that was evacuated so quickly due to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that it has become the holy grail of “urban exploration”. The game, “Chernobylite” which explores this creep factor looks like it captures that feel of isolation and unease.
From the developers’ facebook page:
“April 26th, 1:23 AM Ukrainian time. Exactly at this date and time the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe has started. The melted core of the burning Reactor No. 4 mixed with the other chemical substances to create a highly radioactive material that hadn’t exist anywhere in the world besides Chernobyl.
And we’re going to tell you the story of Chernobylite: conspiracy, horror, survival, love, and obsession in a 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.
Follow us if you would like to visit Chernobyl like you have never seen before. In the following months, apart from photos and movies we’ll be taking on our trips to Chernobyl Zone, showing materials from in-game environment and teasing the story and characters.
Keep us on your radar!”
No release date has been issued as of this article.