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Stalin vs. Martians Announced

Black Wing Foundation, Dreamlore and N-Game announce Stalin vs. Martians, a real-time strategy game planned for release this year based on an appearance by aliens in Siberia during World War II. If you think this sounds bizarre, no worries, apparently the developer does too (the term they coin for the game is "brainscrewing"). The Stalin versus Martians Website offers screenshots from the project, and the following description:

Obviously, the main concept behind the game is pretty much clear if you can see its name. It just speaks for itself. The fact that such game exists is quite an event. It doesn't really matter what's behind the name or if the game is playable at all. The concept is enough. Simply makes your brain explode.

Meanwhile, we decided to move a little bit further than making up a bizzare concept and product's weird name. Stalin vs. Martians is also a good real-time strategy. Probably one of the best in years and years. You can quote us on that.

The main ideology behin Stalin vs. Martians is to have some fun. We must assure you that we have plenty of that developing our beloved Stalin. And you, yeah you, will have your part too. Our game is unique. Trashy and absolutely over-the-top, arthouse kitsch production in its finest. With a good technical basis and some healthy gameplay innovations. Stalin is anything but boring and it looks pretty like schoolgirl with a kitten. Can you ask for more?

Check the current PC games release schedule. Especially the strategy section. Doubt you'll find something more interesting than Stalin vs. Martians. We bring you the craziest PC experience of 2008.

Stalin vs. Martians is the natural choice for anyone bored of hundreds and hundreds identical "World War II strategies". It's the perfect choice for anyone who just hates the strategy genre. And surely it's the weirdest and most brainscrewing PC title of the year.

The game is more or less plot-driven, so we're working on a script wild enough to fit into our concept. In short, the outline looks like this:

Year 1942. Summer. The martians suddenly drop off their butts somewhere in Siberia and attack the glorious people of Holy Mother Russia. It is a hard time for USSR as you might know from the history books if you ever attended school. The situation is really fucked up, so comrade Stalin takes the anti-ET military operation under his personal control. The operation is a top secret and virtually nobody knows about the fact of extraterrestial intervention.

Well, that's it. Under the Stalin's command we must take control over Red Army forces and kick some alien ass.

What shocks the most is that the martian forces look like a gay parade of Nintendo-styled cartoonish creatures.

As you know by now, Stalin vs. Martians is quite a a sight for sore eyes, sick and unique. We think you're already craving for a copy or two, so here's some more good news. The game is set for a late Fall release, so you don't have to wait forever to lay your hands on Mr. Stalin.

This game is too good to be true. But it's true. It's here and now.

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35. No subject Apr 25, 2008, 20:12 muttbunch
 
That press release sounds like something Uwe Boll would write for one of his movies. What's with these Eastern Europeans? Have they no shame? Or are they just so desperate for money that they'll say and do anything? Probably the latter.

 
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34. Re: No subject Apr 25, 2008, 19:26 cappy
 
Resistance: Fall of Man came first

There was also a War of the Worlds RTS game based on Jeff Wayne's musical version (Justin Hayward sang the best-known song "Forever Autumn" on it) 10 years ago:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Wayne's_Musical_Version_of_The_War_of_the_Worlds#Video_Game

 
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33. Cacodemons, WTF? Apr 25, 2008, 18:40 Trainwreck
 
Anyone else notice the Cacodemons in some of the pics? LOL!

 
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32. Re: Hmm Apr 25, 2008, 18:32 Fuzzmatang
 
They're trying way too hard to be "edgy" and manic.

 
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31. Re: Hmm Apr 25, 2008, 18:26 manic half
 
Did anyone else notice the f-bomb?

i was starting to think i was the only one who noticed that. i wonder if thats a first for a press release?

 
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30. Re: No subject Apr 25, 2008, 18:12 AcidDrone
 
screenshots look terrible, why announce a game like this.

 
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29. Re: No subject Apr 25, 2008, 18:00 Jerykk
 
that's the point, you can't say he was a bad military strategist any more that you could say a CEO who increased the value of his company 10x was a bad CEO (with the point, that he only hired good managers).

Telling your generals to think up good strategies doesn't make you a good military strategist. It makes you a good leader.

 
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28. Re: No subject Apr 25, 2008, 17:26 OneEye
 
Stalin wasn't the one who did all the military planning. He had generals for that.

that's the point, you can't say he was a bad military strategist any more that you could say a CEO who increased the value of his company 10x was a bad CEO (with the point, that he only hired good managers).

 
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27. Re: No subject Apr 25, 2008, 17:13 Kxmode
 
Points for originality, Iíll say that.

Resistance: Fall of Man came first

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26. No subject Apr 25, 2008, 16:00 Wilson
 
I was thinking that the little aliens looked sorta Pikmin-ish before I read the press release. Now, naturally, I'm pretty convinced that's intentional.

 
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25. Hmm Apr 25, 2008, 15:23 Efflixi
 
Did anyone else notice the f-bomb?

 
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24. Re: No subject Apr 25, 2008, 15:22 manic half
 
i think the interesting press release is a RUSE to cover a game full of fail

 
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23. Re: No subject Apr 25, 2008, 14:09 verybad
 
One of the best strategies is knowing when you're not doing a good job. In terms of political and grand strategy he doesn't seem to be bad in retrospect. The CCCP had a good run, nd after WWII was vey powerful. He wasn't a military strategist however.

 
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22. Re: No subject Apr 25, 2008, 13:57 Akuinnen
 
At the beginning of the war, Stalin was in charge strategically which led to early defeats and a great loss of life. At some point he decided to back off and let his generals execute the war.

 
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21. Re: No subject Apr 25, 2008, 13:54 Yosemite Sam
 
This announcement is 24 days late.


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20. Re: No subject Apr 25, 2008, 13:48 Jerykk
 
Considering he wound up with a huge amount of European territory after WWII, I don't that is a very good assumption.

Stalin wasn't the one who did all the military planning. He had generals for that.

 
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19. No subject Apr 25, 2008, 13:35 Dev
 
They say its NOT a ww2, but then say its 1942.

 
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18. Re: No subject Apr 25, 2008, 13:09 OneEye
 
I'm not a WWII buff.. but wasn't Stalin a horrid strategist?

Considering he wound up with a huge amount of European territory after WWII, I don't that is a very good assumption.

 
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17. Re: No subject Apr 25, 2008, 13:01 Jerykk
 
What shocks the most is that the martian forces look like a gay parade of Nintendo-styled cartoonish creatures.

QFA (Quoted For Awesomeness).

 
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16. Re: No subject Apr 25, 2008, 12:59 Bill Borre
 
"It doesn't really matter...if the game is playable at all"

Finally! Truth in video game advertising.

 
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