Today the Ukrainian game development company Starni Games has announced a special charity project - Ukraine War Stories. The release date for PC is planned for October 2022.
Ukraine War Stories is a set of visual novels about real events that have happened during the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine. The stories tell about civilians who found themselves on Russian-occupied territory. The game will be completely free (no in-app purchases), with the full release coming in October 2022. However, you do not have to wait until October to play, as you can try out the Demo right now.
The full game will have 3 stories, one of them — Hostomel — is available in the Demo. The second story is about Bucha — the town next to Hostomel (another suburb of Kyiv), where Oleksandr Androshchuk from Starni Games team hid in his garage basement for a whole week under the Russian occupation. Luckily, his family managed to evacuate safely, but before they did, they've seen what Russian occupation was really like. Some of what Oleksandr had told us was also incorporated into the story.
As a Ukraine-based company (that still works from our Kyiv office) we could not sit idly by when the Russian Army stood some 3 km from Kyiv. Our main goal now is to spread the word about what is happening in Ukraine and present a correct and truthful account of the events.
Please support the project by adding it to your Wishlist, and spreading the word about it among your friends. We do not gain any money from it, but we do hope that a lot of people across the world will see it on Steam and give it a try. The more people wishlist the game, the more people will see it during the release time.
Ukraine War Stories will be available for PC, now you can wishlist the game on Steam.
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About Starni Games
Starni Games is the Ukrainian game development company, founded by Ihor Tymoshenko, a programmer and a game designer with over 20 years of experience. The company’s first project was the browser MMO game Star Ghosts, released in 2015. Later, the signature turn-based strategy games series Strategic Mind was released on PC and consoles. The company’s goal is to create games with deep gameplay and immersive narrative that invites critical thinking.