As part of its Kickstarter campaign for Chernobylite, The Farm 51 has dropped half an hour of gameplay footage, showing off a number of novel features.

The first few minutes are choppy, but hint at some of the approaches to horror set to appear. One curious feature is what appears to be the ability to highlight resources in the game world.

The footage also shows that players will be able to select the dialogue that their character engages in for some encounters, suggesting that Chernobylite is drawing as much from RPGs as other survival games. Another feature to suggest the same is the apparent freedom to which missions to undertake, rather than the core gameplay loop being centred entirely on surviving,

A host of other intriguing features also appear in the gameplay, including random events, trader NPCs, stealth, and tactical combat.

The game takes place in a 3D scanned interpretation of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. More details of the project are available in our previous coverage.

At more than USD$90,000 raised of a $100,000 goal at the time of writing with 22 days remaining, Chernobylite seems very likely to meet its funding target.

The development team is best known for the bizarre shooter Get Even, which OnlySP scored as a Distinction (4/5), calling it “one party that gamers and fans of Black Mirror and the Nolan Brothers’ better films will not want to miss.”

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Damien Lawardorn
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