Independent Zone Project

Independent Zone Project

Overview

Independent Zone is an FPS game that incorporates varied mechanics derived from RPGs. There is an option to choose the path to follow combined with a non-linear narrative. The importance of every decision leads to the manifestation of consequences as crucial changes in the game world.

The project draws inspiration from Metro and S.T.A.L.K.E.R., a well-known series of games and books. Our team pursues to create a stunning experience with an explicit, post-soviet climate.

The Zone is constantly changing. Mutants and NPCs migrate between locations reacting to dynamical weather changes and occurrences caused by anomalies expanding and narrowing their field of influence. All those relations are closely linked and synchronized with the server to guarantee an extraordinary and challenging experience for players.

The implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enables the creation of the developed and complex system of artefacts, as well as involving crafting. This places Independent Zone as an innovative and unique interpretation of the myth of radioactive apocalypse that has inspired the iconic S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.

Laboratory X

April 26, 1986

A careless experiment that ends in a failure, along with structural defects, resulted in the Chernobyl Disaster. Its unimaginable disastrous effects end the life of many, perpetually paralyzing subsequent generations with fear. In fact, as a consequence of the catastrophe, a massive cloud of radioactive dust covered the European continent bringing on rapid growth in birth defects and cancer incidences. The area of greater risk in the closest range of the power plant has been abandoned leaving behind a vast, irradiated area and the dead city of Pripyat. This gave birth to the forgotten Zone of Exclusion.

However, history has come full circle leading unexpectedly to another mysterious incident in Lab X. Claustrophobic corridors of that military research facility sat in the shadow of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which seems to mask a horrific secret. Overshadowed by the previous catastrophe, it became a legend ultimately erased from minds with the hope to not discover the ugly truth.

The action of Independent Zone takes place after a quarter of a century in 2012 as a consequence of dark secrets phasing through the thick, rotten walls of Lab X. In spite of the passage of time, the mystery of that place has not yet been solved. The main character takes on the role of a special unit member assigned to explore the forsaken Zone and regain all possible information. However, entering as one of the first after the Chernobyl Disaster, the player cannot even guess what nightmarish creatures stand in the shadow of mystery.