Chernobylite (video game)

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Developer(s)The Farm 51
Publisher(s)The Farm 51
EngineUnreal Engine
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
ReleaseAutumn 2019
Genre(s)Survival horror

Chernobylite is an upcoming science fiction survival horror video game being developed by The Farm 51 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is set in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, where the player's objective is to explore and find their significant other in the radioactive wasteland.


The player plays as a physicist, formerly employed at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant, suffering from the loss of their loved one in the Chernobyl Disaster 30 years ago, who returns to the disaster zone to look for their partner.[1] Most of the single-player gameplay revolves around exploring the exclusion zone, gathering supplies and tools while encountering "Stalkers" and hostile military personnel. The player is also forced to make decisions which affect the nonlinear story line. There is also a crafting system, which allows the player to craft their own equipment and weapons.[2] Any character can die and any task can be failed.[3] Deep in the contaminated environment also lie strange supernatural threats, due to the "chernobylite" created from the nuclear aftermath.[4]


Chernobylite is currently in development by The Farm 51. The game's map was developed from 3-D scans and recreations of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine. The PC version is set for release in Autumn, 2019.[4]

The Farm 51 started a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to help fund extra development and to scan and create more in game locations and content. The initial funding goal was $100,000, $148,583 has been pledged as of May 1, 2019. Backers of the campaign will receive a playable demo version of the game with 1-2 hours of pre alpha gameplay.[3]


  1. ^ "Chernobylite Is A Game Where You Must Find Your Girlfriend In The Radioactive Wasteland". Gamebyte. 2019-02-11. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  2. ^ "Chernobylite – a new, thrilling sci-fi survival horror emerges with the first disturbing trailer". The Farm 51. 2019-02-07. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  3. ^ a b "CHERNOBYLITE - survival horror in 3D-scanned Chernobyl Zone". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  4. ^ a b "Chernobylite is a new sci-fi, survival horror game from The Farm 51". VG247. 2019-02-07. Retrieved 2019-02-14.

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