On the 12th of August 2000, the Russian submarine, K-141 KURSK sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea. Sadly, all 118 crew members perished in the disaster, the cause of which, to this day, remains a mystery. Polish developer, Jujubee have attempted to piece together the last hours of the KURSK in a newly announced adventure documentary game.
Jujubee, containing former members of CD Projekt RED and Traveller’s Tales, have gathered facts from the tragedy and will present them in what they are calling the first proper documentary game in history. If you’re lucky enough to be heading to Gamescom 2016 between the 17th and 21st of August in Cologne, you’ll be able to play KURSK, even as the developer finalises the game in the last quarter of the year, ready for release.
The developers have also been sensitive to the concerns of the Russian people after it was announced with the following statement:
We would like to clarify a few things about our upcoming game “KURSK”, because we see that there are some concerns. We are fully aware that this tragedy was a very painful topic for the Russian society and we can assure you that the game will be made with all the respect. There are many movies and books about current, very often painful events and we feel that games are now also a form of art and that the time has come for our industry to talk about serious and real topics. “KURSK” will be a game for the mature audience that can appreciate a deep storyline and our main goal is to do it right, without offending anyone. We hope that the final game will put all concerns to rest and that players will realise how much bravery it takes to live and work on a submarine.
KURSK is currently scheduled for a late 2016 launch.