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Post-Nuclear Survival Game Chernobylite Gets Half An Hour of Gameplay Footage

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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.”

For all the latest on the game and much more from the world of single-player gaming, be sure to bookmark OnlySP and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube. You can also join the discussion in our community Discord server.

Damien Lawardorn is an aspiring novelist, journalist, and essayist. His goal in writing is to inspire readers to engage and think, rather than simply consume and enjoy. With broad interests ranging from literature and video games to fringe science and social movements, his work tends to touch on the unexpected. Damien is the former Editor-in-Chief of OnlySP. More of his work can be found at https://open.abc.net.au/people/21767

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Decide France’s Industrial Future in New Railway Empire DLC

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Kalypso Media has announced new downloadable content for its rail management simulator title Railway Empire.

In the new ‘France’ DLC, players can build their railway in the wake of the exile of Emperor Napoleon III. The Third Republic has taken power following the collapse of the French monarchy, so players have the power to decide the industrial future of France.

Players can decide to help rebuild the country’s infrastructure (alongside the new “Eiffel Tower”), or to increase the strength of the country’s borders to prepare for military conflict.

The DLC is set between 1874–1890 and adds 10 train engines, over 12 tradeable goods, and 31 new cities, as well as new songs and characters. The map can be played in the Free Game and Sandbox modes.

Railway Empire: ‘France’ is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for US$12.99. The game has also received a new update (Update 1.9).

Check out the trailer for the new DLC below.

OnlySP’s Rhain Radford-Burns discussed the importance of Railway Empire in the wider genre of historical games, noting that “the developer grants an insight into the importance of such seemingly menial tasks.”

For more on Railway Empire, be sure to follow OnlySP on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube, or join the discussion in our community Discord server.

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