Atomic Heart’s most recent trailer has created quite the buzz in Video Game Land. Visually the game looks phenomenal, but the psychedelic scenes that unfold have left viewers with a lot of questions. Suitably intrigued myself, I decided to scour the internet to find out as much about the story and gameplay of Atomic Heart as possible.
Atomic Heart is an adventure first-person shooter (think along the lines of BioShock) set in an alternate universe version of the Soviet Union. It’s built in Unreal Engine 4 by a little-known development studio named Mundfish, which is based in a loft office in central Moscow. Only one photo of the development team exists on social media and it shows a couple of young designers planning out the game’s story using a paper map and Post-it notes.
Mundfish’s first social media post for Atomic Heart was pushed out on 23rd March 2017, showing us the studio has been working on the game for at least 14 months.