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Monday, January 19, 2009

CRYOSTASIS: Ukraine's answer to BIOSHOCK?

Eastern European video games have a very nasty reputation of being suicidally difficult. They are also gaining quite a lot of respect for being on the cutting edge of technical innovation. So it is that after reading about Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason that my curiosity has been piqued. Produced by Ukrainian studio Action Forms, it's being described as "the Russian BioShock" (although Ukraine isn't really part of Russia proper :-). Set on a Cold War-era Soviet icebreaker trapped by Arctic ice, Cryostasis is a first-person shooter where the player must not only fight blood-chilling monstrosities while conserving ammo, but must also stave off the elements or else freeze to death. Click here for the official website and GameCyte has just posted a trailer video of the game.


Matt said...

I just saw the trailer.

I am sold.

February is going to be a great month for videogames! F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2, and now, Cryostasus: Sleep of Reason!

I picked a heck of a time to upgrade my computer so I could play these games. :)