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Thread: GSC Reopens - & other Stalker projects

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    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands

    GSC Reopens - & other Stalker projects

    So, this announcement kind of came in under the radar:

    Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl Dev Reopens, Announces New Game

    Sounds awesome, even though there's not much to go on yet.

    Then there's the ongoing bizarre story behind West Games, a bunch of folks who claimed they were ex-Stalker devs and were createing a new game. First, they tried to kickstart Areal, a Stalker-like game which was suspended by KS for some iffy claims and promises and funding practices:

    Areal Kickstarter Suspended

    Now they're crowd funding a new project, which seems to be treading a pretty thin line on copyright infringement:

    Stalker Apocalypse

    Meanwhile, those other guys are still working on Survivarium:

    Wow - which Stalker game will we see first?

  2. #2
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    Registered: May 2004
    Oh, so this was the big announcement GSC was teasing with.

    As for Areal/Stalker Apocalypse, it was a scam and it remains a scam -- anyone can see that their "crowdfunding site" is a joke if they just take 5 minutes to look around on it.

    And they are not as much treading a pretty thin line as much as they are snorting it up. I want to know how high you must be for this logo to start seeming legally distinct from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. The registered trademark symbol in the upper right corner is almost too cute.

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    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    Apparently this new crowd funding site (World Wide Funder) allows solicitors to keep all of their funds pledged, even if a goal is not reached. There are also rumors to the effect that both West Games and "World Wide Funder" are operated by some of the same people. You'd have to be pretty daft to send any kind of money their way, unless you just don't mind throwing it all out the window.

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2005
    Location: Not Kansas
    I'd heard (from a fellow Stalker on FB) that the 'new' game GSC is developing is just another Cossacks game. Seems the legal rights to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. are still in contention to the point where it's highly unlikely we'll be seeing another Stalker game any time soon.

    Damn.

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2014
    Quote Originally Posted by Dia View Post
    Seems the legal rights to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. are still in contention to the point where it's highly unlikely we'll be seeing another Stalker game any time soon.

    Damn.
    Gah, what disappointing news. The Stalker games were very unique and to this day stand among my favorite game playing experiences warts and all. I'd still very much like to see what a new generation of these games would do!

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