Today, publisher and developer Jujubee Games Studios has released a new trailer for the game KURSK. It’s worth noting that it was rendered in real-time, using the game’s engine, and was not enhanced. As such, it showcases the actual current state of the game’s quality, which will only continue to be polished by the team responsible for this historic title until its official release. KURSK is the first ever documentary-adventure game, which will focus on the tragedy of the Russian atomic submarine K-141 Kursk, which sank in the Barents Sea in August 2000. The game’s plot will be largely based on facts, making the player a witness to dramatic events that shook the world at the time.
Jujubee has long emphasized its desire to step outside the self-contained world of video game subjects. The studio wants to tackle serious and controversial themes, inspiring and encouraging gamers to expand their knowledge about the world around us. And so, the company is introducing a new sub-category for its products that will from now on be identified by the slogan GAMES BEYOND. They will be characterized by a greater emphasis on the story being told, original gameplay, and mature subject matter. The first game to fit the new category will be KURSK, the next being the already announced CONCLAVE.
“We believe the time has come to tell real stories. In an age in which we compete for the free time of consumers against the entire entertainment industry, including movies and TV series, and when people are less likely to read non-fiction, game producers have an additional obligation. It’s true that games are becoming more complex, offering an incredible audio-visual experience, and allowing us to lose ourselves in a virtual world, but they rarely help us grow. That is why we want to step outside the self-contained world of video game subject matter and invite players to broaden their knowledge about history or the actual world. We’re convinced that KURSK will be a very attractive title to anyone looking for an ambitious and mature game” – said Michał Stępień, CEO of Jujubee.
KURSK will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac, later this year.