Online Robots in Mini-Pripyat



Isotopium lets players enter Chernobyl exclusion zone:

We created a gaming platform that allows a player to control real robots over the Internet in real time. Video streaming comes without delays from robot cameras. [...]

Our arena covers 210 square meters (2260 sq. ft.). Our professional set designer and our team tried to reproduce city buildings, amenities and roads with great accuracy. Every building, including nuclear power plant, has three to four stories and lets players move around inside. We did everything we could to create a feeling of real Chernobyl. [...]

Players' main objective is to collect rare "isotopes" from all over arena. Players will solve puzzles, explore the hazardous ghost city of Pripyat, take part in contests and quests, and fight for survival.

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11 Responses:

  1. Kyzer says:

    Fifty thousand people used to live here... now it's a ghost town.

  2. Glaurung says:

    The next step, of course, would be to relaunch the game using full size robots that let you explore the real Pripyat.

    • Pavel says:

      Plot twist: this is that, but for legal reasons they can't admit it, and must pretend that it's a scale model.

      • Nick Lamb says:

        "Technically, to allow for legal challenges based on laws which admittedly do not yet exist, it is a one-point-zero-one-two-five to one scale model of a Culture 'Murderer' General Offensive Unit"

        ("Surface Detail" by Iain M Banks)

  3. Jef Poskanzer says:

    I thought years ago that VR goggles plus mini-robots would be the next big toy craze. Still waiting.

    • Lloyd says:

      you're tracking what they're doing with camera drones and competitive racing?

      • Jef Poskanzer says:

        Yeah, that's part of what I was thinking, but also e.g. r/c cars, table-top tank wars, battleships, submarines.

  4. Pavel says:

    Backed. I don't even care if they deliver what they promise. I can't in good conscience not throw money at this project.

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