ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

The hauntingly isolated surroundings of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster have spawned plenty of chilling myths and legends that have fed into horror culture. Now a virtual reality company is launching us right into the silent center of one of the loneliest spots on earth.

Developed by The Farm 51 (who also made NecroVision, the frantic first-person WWI shooter) this deeply unsettling VR project aims to thrust viewers into a place where nobody will hear them scream, the infamous ghost town of Pripyat.

A screen shot from the VR project
A screen shot from the VR project

Once it is complete, lost and weary travelers will be able to wander aimlessly around the shadowy abandoned buildings to their hearts content, but who knows if there will be mutants or other terrors lurking in the dark corners.

Someone left in a hurry...
Someone left in a hurry...

The virtual urban explorer experience is being constructed for most major VR headsets, including Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive, with a release planned next month. Until then, here's a trailer to freak yourself out with below:

A portion of profit from the game will be donated to charities that support those who are still suffering adverse effects from the disaster to this day.

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(Source: Bloody Disgusting)


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