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Veefy
13-03-04, 11:50 PM
I found this press release amusing:


"The Stalin Subway (under development at G5 Software, previously known for Fair Strike, Red Shark) is a realistic first-person shooter which is set in Stalin's Moscow of fall 1952. Josif Stalin, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of USSR is now 72 years old. A group of military officials of high rank decides that the Generalissimo is weak and the power can be taken away from him. But the fear of the Father of the Nation is still strong, and conspirators choose unusual weapon which can produce huge destructions and mass deaths.

The events of the game take place in Moscow on the territory of secret underground objects like subway stations, Kremlin undergrounds, secret military subway, underground city of Ramenki, and other top-secret and well-known places.

The lieutenant of MGB (future KGB) Gleb Suvorov gets involved into the business of highest powers: Now he is against the regime and for his people. He is in to survive himself and save lives of innocent people.

Key Features:

* Powered by V8 Engine developed by G5 Software.
* Set in Stalin's era - year 1952
* Real Moscow locations: Moscow subway stations, Kremlin, Moscow State University
* Secret locations: D6 - secret military subway under Moscow, secret laboratories, underground shelters, Stalin's bunker
* Authentic weapons, including rare weapons like anti-tank rifle PTRS-41, RKG-3 grenades, Molotov cocktail, flamethrower
* The ability to put up fires and flood locations (not sure if that means you can burn stuff and rooms fill up with water...)
* NPCs reacting emotionally to the environment (yeah I bet they react emotionally when I put an anti-tank round in their face) :lol:
* Facial animations synchronized with speech powered by LifeStudio:HEAD technology
* The ability to ride trains and armed cars inside the Moscow subways and underground tunnels
* More than 300 destructible environment objects: from furniture and cases to the ashtrays and knobs (hoorah for destructible knobs!)

Well at least its a change from doing very dodgy helicopter sims. Perhaps the developers will do better with a first person shooter...

I always found the internal poltical machinations of the Stalin era quite interesting but I doubt they would translate well to a first person shooter.

Screenshots don't inspire much confidence.
http://www.worthplaying.com/press/130/stalinsubway_02.jpg

Incidentally the secret underground city /subway stuff of Ramenki makes interesting reading if you are into conspiracy stuff.

EEVIAC
14-03-04, 12:26 AM
I hope that sledge in the screenshot is part of the arsenal. A lot is made of stealth with silenced pistols or knife kills, but its not for me. I want to be able to walk up behind a guy, peacefully smoking a cigarette and looking through a titty-mag, with a sledge hammer and smack him in the middle of the back. Good for door (and door-knob) destruction too. Come to think of it, Silent Storm could have used a sledge-hammer.

Jackablade
14-03-04, 02:44 AM
Graphics look a bit icky, but its certainly a part of history thats been begging for a game to be made about it (sorry, its nearly 3am. Vocabulary fading...fading...).

Wait... are they suggesting you fight -for- Stalin? He would have had the blood of well over a million innocent people from his own country on his hands by then.

A far better game would put the player in the role of a civilian sent to the big labour camp in Siberia whose name I've forgotten. You would start off without even the most basic weapons training and would need to develop your skills throughout the game. Its too late at night to be thinking too hard about this, but I imagine you'd have to escape the camp and then become embroiled in the violence and politics of the time. Could be good. Could be even better if I wasn't half asleep.

Veefy
14-03-04, 02:58 AM
Graphics look a bit icky, but its certainly a part of history thats been begging for a game to be made about it (sorry, its nearly 3am. Vocabulary fading...fading...).

Wait... are they suggesting you fight -for- Stalin? He would have had the blood of well over a million innocent people from his own country on his hands by then.

A far better game would put the player in the role of a civilian sent to the big labour camp in Siberia whose name I've forgotten. You would start off without even the most basic weapons training and would need to develop your skills throughout the game. Its too late at night to be thinking too hard about this, but I imagine you'd have to escape the camp and then become embroiled in the violence and politics of the time. Could be good. Could be even better if I wasn't half asleep.

Its not clear from that detail who you'll be specifically fighting for. Probably trying to stop the generals vying to take over Stalin's reins and perhaps give the people a more caring version of communism or something.

As long as Stalin isn't the end boss with some big machine guns and you do a big jump for freedom once you beat him with the "you're winner" message appears on the screen.

Dark Hamster
14-03-04, 12:12 PM
Powered by V8 Engine developed by G5 Software

Great name for a game engine. Wonder if it will be a resource hog.

Deecie
14-03-04, 01:40 PM
How come anyone working for stalin is suddenly evil, and you'd be playing the bad guy?
If you were working for stalin in the game, as long as you were concerned he'd be a good leader and you'd be working for the government.

chris
14-03-04, 04:57 PM
You know it's going to be crap. Fair Strike wasn't even a sim, it was a 'Strike' rip-off, and they still made it suck.

WebDog
14-03-04, 06:31 PM
The engine looks pretty Quakeish