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Evening on the Eve of Ivan Kupal Holiday

Further Nikolai Vasilievich Gogolling.
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Step Creative Group

Step CG game-developing company announces a new project - Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka 2: Evening on the Eve of Ivan Kupal Holiday, beautiful animated 2D adventure after the novels of the famous Russian author Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol.

The events of game occur several months after Vakula and Oksana (the main characters of the previous game Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka) have married. Young wife (Oksana) asks her husband (Vacula) to influence the head of the Dikanka village Golova. He doesn't want his daughter, Oksana's best friend, to get married with Petrus - young Cossack from the village, however, unfortunately absolutely penniless.

Summer, heat. The quiet and measured life of the Ukrainian village Dikanka goes by. The Ivan Kupal holiday is quite near. According to the legend, on the night to Ivan Kupal holiday the fern blooms. The one who will be able to get the mysterious flower, obtains powerful possibilities, for example, access to the cursed treasures and, consequently, to innumerable wealth. Petrus dreams to become rich and agrees to the proposal of strange man, who recently arrived in Dikanka...

Game is based on the novellas from the cycle of Evenings on the Farm near Dikanka by Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol: Evening on the Eve of Ivan Kupal Holiday, Sorochinskaya Fair, May Night, or Drowned Woman, and it also contains the numerous elements of folk tales and legends.

The fans of the first 'Evenings' will meet with a pleasure familiar characters from the first chapter, learn that borders of Dikanka and magic forest are substantially enlarged, and the estate of Pannotchka contains new secrets.

Animated adventure Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka, released in December 2005, has got B+ from the most visited adventure web-site. Developers promised Vakula will return, didn't they?

Release of the game is planned for the summer of 2006.

Features of the game:

  • unique atmosphere of Gogol's novels and fairy tales;
  • beautiful 2D graphic with a lot of animation
  • more then 25 distinctive lively characters;
  • interesting and various quest puzzles

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