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Chernobyl comes back to life in Ukrainian computer game

Updated : 2019-04-27 18:52:40

A Ukrainian computer game that brings to life a town abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster may not sound like everyone's idea of fun but has attracted 60,000 people globally since its launch in October.

Co-founders of the 'Isotopium: Chernobyl' game Sergey Beskrestnov and Alexey Fateyev attend an interview with Reuters at the game's location in Brovary, Ukraine. While the game takes its theme from the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in northern Ukraine it was also inspired by the 2009 science fiction film
Co-founders of the 'Isotopium: Chernobyl' game Sergey Beskrestnov and Alexey Fateyev attend an interview with Reuters at the game's location in Brovary, Ukraine. While the game takes its theme from the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in northern Ukraine it was also inspired by the 2009 science fiction film "Avatar". (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
Co-founders Sergey Beskrestnov and Alexey Fateyev used Google maps and hundreds of pictures from the Chernobyl area to recreate Prypyat landmarks, including residential buildings, a hotel, concert hall, amusement park and a stadium. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
Co-founders Sergey Beskrestnov and Alexey Fateyev used Google maps and hundreds of pictures from the Chernobyl area to recreate Prypyat landmarks, including residential buildings, a hotel, concert hall, amusement park and a stadium. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
The game's real-scale model occupies a 180 square metre (1,938 sq. ft) basement of a residential building in the Ukraine city of Brovary, just 150 km (93 miles) from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and 30 km east of Kiev. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
The game's real-scale model occupies a 180 square metre (1,938 sq. ft) basement of a residential building in the Ukraine city of Brovary, just 150 km (93 miles) from the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and 30 km east of Kiev. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
Miniature radioactivity warning signs, graffiti on the walls of abandoned buildings and tables and chairs left scattered inside a small cafe all add to the creepy atmosphere of a once lively town. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
Miniature radioactivity warning signs, graffiti on the walls of abandoned buildings and tables and chairs left scattered inside a small cafe all add to the creepy atmosphere of a once lively town. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
Its creators next ambition is to devise a game featuring the colonization of Mars in which 1,000 people will be able to simultaneously control robots on different missions involved in the operation. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
Its creators next ambition is to devise a game featuring the colonization of Mars in which 1,000 people will be able to simultaneously control robots on different missions involved in the operation. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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