A year after the Early Access launch, The Farm 51 studio is back with a brand-new gameplay trailer and a whole bunch of exciting news for their upcoming sci-fi RPG survival horror game Chernobylite.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 30th, Gliwice, Poland.
Time flies when you’re having fun. Or work super hard with your community to make sure the game you’re developing will meet all their expectations. And that’s exactly what The Farm 51 devs have been doing since the Chernobylite Early Access launch back in mid-October 2019. A year later, the game is incomparably bigger (in content), better (when it comes to features), and more bada… erm… you know where we’re going with this, so without further marketing babble, let’s jump straight into all the juicy details, shall we?
Hopefully, it’s convincing enough for you to consider purchasing the Early Access version of the game available on either Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1016800/Chernobylite/) or GOG.com (https://www.gog.com/game/chernobylite). Especially that it’s now 30% off – and the last discount before the game’s launch planned for 2021.
Bringing Chernobylite to next-gen consoles will be possible thanks to the term-sheet The Farm 51 studio has just signed with All in! Games. Thanks to the cooperation, the game will get many more distribution channels (including streaming platforms) and will be professionally localized in more languages than originally planned. Before this happens, however, you can already enjoy another massive update that has just been added to the game. This Mega Patch is the penultimate one before the game’s content is complete, and here’s what you can expect from it:
Two new quests to complete
Dig deeper into either Olivier’s or Olga’s story. Or explore both to add new plot pieces for discovering Chernobylite’s mystery.
Two new levels, and additional locations on the already existing ones, to be discovered
Fractal World “The Woman in the Red Dress” is the conclusion of a new investigation on the board, and “Stealing Adrianna’s technology” will especially be enjoyed by those of you who asked how Igor got his VR helmet. On top of that, you’ll be able to explore additional locations added to the levels you already know. So make sure to revisit them and find them all. Just remember – you’ll need one of the new “toys” for that.
And yes, by “toys” we mean new weapons!
Test either the Chernobylite Blaster or enjoy the Anti-Chernobylite Burner that will help you to access the already mentioned new locations. Warning! Don’t visit them unless you’re not ready for a whole load of new events, as we’ve added over 40 of them within all levels.
Get ready for a perceptible change in the way soldiers behave when patrolling and searching for you. But most importantly, beware of the Black Stalker, as fighting him now is a real challenge. Mark our words.
Check how much of your feedback was implemented in the game
In short: you talked, we listened. And then added changes to the game, re-designed, iterated, and overall made sure that Chernobylite truly is a joint effort – it’ll be as much your game as it is ours. This means that, among other things, we’ve enlarged the base with an area that was previously flooded with water. We’ve also completely rebuilt the looting system. Now, what your opponent’s drop should be both more interesting and better suited for the challenge. Since you didn’t really like the possibility of building cover while exploring the Zone, we’ve replaced it with the possibility of building machines that have a global impact on the area. Following your request, we’ve also added the ability to toggle aim and crouch, as well as an alternative way to use the dodge ability. And that’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the number of changes this Mega Patch brings, so dive in HERE for the full changelog.
And if you want to see how the developers summarized the last year of development – take a look HERE.
Chernobylite is a science-fiction RPG survival horror experience from the team behind the critically-acclaimed Get Even. The game mixes free exploration of its disturbing world with challenging combat, crafting, and non-linear storytelling. It utilizes Unreal Engine 4 and is based on Reality 51’s scanning technology, which has been in development by The Farm 51 for over five years.
CHERNOBYLITE – MAIN FEATURES:
- Explore a beautiful and horrifyingly accurate 3D-scanned recreation of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
- Collaborate or compete with other stalkers in the Zone. But whatever you do, never fully trust them. Remember, everybody has a hidden agenda.
- Face and survive natural and supernatural threats.
- Immerse yourself in a thrilling, non-linear science-fiction horror story.
- Make good use of your chemistry and physics knowledge to craft equipment and manage supplies.
- Fight against savage creatures pouring out of an alternate reality.
- Investigate and collect data with a set of sophisticated environmental and substance-analyzing tools.
About The Farm 51
The company was established in 2005 by three game dev veterans: Kamil Bilczyński, Robert Siejka, and Wojtek Pazdur. Since then, The Farm has expanded significantly, and today it has over 100 employees. Since 2012, the company has been listed on the NewConnect Stock Exchange, which has allowed it to develop even further. The Farm 51 has completed many projects so far, with over ten games and VR applications under their belt. They are also a licensed developer for Microsoft, Sony, and Apple iOS. The Farm 51’s newest projects are Get Even, World War 3, Chernobyl VR Project, and Chernobylite. http://www.thefarm51.com
About All in! Games
All in! Games is a video game publishing and production company based in Krakow, Poland. Founded in 2018, the team creates and supports unique games for PC and consoles, working on both Polish and international projects. All in! Games’ portfolio features titles such as Ghostrunner (One More Level, co-publisher 505 Games), Paradise Lost (PolyAmorous), Alaloth: Champions of The Four Kingdoms (Gamera Interactive), and Tools Up! (The Knights of Unity). All in! Games is listed on the stock exchange in Warsaw after their merger with Setanta in 2020. https://www.allingames.com/