It’s a relatively obscure, old game that I’d say is essentially Atomic Heart before the actual Atomic Heart showed up; due to the game taking place in the USSR (Stalin’s USSR no less!) where the USSR supposedly made a psychic antenna to turn everyone in the USSR into supermen to ensure a global victory of Communism (this part feels Trotskyist, not something Stalin would do); and of course, the experiment goes wrong because of course it does; and everyone’s now either dead or a silent hill-esque monster.
Every East European (especially Russians) here would know what I’m talking about, as the game was mostly popular in those areas.
EDIT: In case anyone’s wondering, no I have not played it. But I will say that I’ve heard this was going to get a remake, wonder what happened to it
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i could swear it was made by ukrainian fascists or another type of anti-communist vermin
Probably a Russian liberal. So you know, not far off
The Russian Wikipedia lists the developers as being from Al-Ukraina, and a quick google search of their studios reveal they’re all Ukraina-based. The only thing Russian about them is the publisher (I’m surprised they allowed an Anti-USSR game to be published, I thought the USSR is supposed to be Russia’s pride and joy, even after 15 years of USSR’s collapse…)
What a shame. All this time I thought it was made by one Russian dude. But now I understand why the USSR was painted so negatively now that I know Ukrainians made it.
Well that would explain a lot tbh.
Not sure where you got that idea. USSR-bashing has been a popular sport long before USSR collapse, and certainly after
if that’s the case, how come 3/4rd of the soviets voted against pizza hut man’s decision to forcefully terminate the USSR? and then there’s this picture, clearly glorifying russia’s past as being a soviet state, not just the russian empire days
Don’t confuse Victory imagery with relationship with USSR. Even many libs don’t disagree that Nazis were terrible and needed to be removed. Also don’t confuse the view from back then, when USSR was fresh on people’s minds, with the now. It’s been thirty years. Thirty years of non-stop propaganda. And yes, even back then it was popular. All those Samizdat papers, all those radio lovers listening to RFE, all those scathing jokes told in kitchens.
Thanks! Although I don’t know if I’ll play it, given that it portrays the USSR in a negative light…
I’ve not played it, but I’ve read about it in a gaming journal - back when those existed. Sounded like an interesting premise, what with some some Soviet sci-fi bits, like Garin’s Hyperboloid and such.
The premise about supermen seems rooted in the misunderstood, poorly researched and liberally regurgitated concept of the New Soviet Man.
didn’t they revitalize as “gaming news sites”?
maybe this will change in the remake? i don’t have my hopes up though. but anyway where do i learn about the “new soviet man” without any liberal bias?
Didn’t know there was a remake in the works
Good question. Best to ask over at genzhou or c/Communism, they ought to have sources
I remember reading an article about it somewhere a few years back. They even interviewed the game’s dev. Can’t find the article anywhere now though.
I’ll still try to look for it and link here if I can.
I never tried it, but I did watch a let’s play of it and I was not particularly impressed. I think that the moral of the story was ‘commulism doesnt work cuz human nature, NARF!’