Kursk is a first person adventure survival game that will look at the submarine tragedy from a new angle, combining first-person action with a heavy focus on a carefully crafted story and engrossing gameplay.
A Brief History Behind The Actual Tragedy Of The Kursk
The Kursk submarine disaster occurred during a major Russian naval exercise in the Barents Sea on Saturday, 12 August 2000. The Kursk, an Oscar-class submarine (Russian: Project 949A Антей), was preparing to load a dummy 65-76 “Kit” torpedo when a fire, followed by a large explosion, caused the ship to sink. Nearby ships registered the explosion but did not know what to make of it. A second, much larger, explosion took place two minutes and 15 seconds later, and was powerful enough to register on seismographs as far away as Alaska.
The Russian Navy did not recognize that the vessel had sunk for more than six hours and because the emergency rescue buoy had been intentionally disabled, it took more than 16 hours for them to locate the sunken ship.
“KURSK will definitely be a game for mature audiences looking for a unique and cinematic experience” – said Michal Stepien, CEO of Jujubee. “There is still controversy surrounding the real fate of this Russian submarine and with our game we hope to raise and answer some questions”.
Being developed by Jujubee, they’re known for such titles as FLASHOUT 3D, FLASHOUT 2 and Suspect in Sight. It was founded by former members of CD Projekt RED, Traveller’s Tales and Infinite Dreams and its goal is to create great looking and addictively fun games for various platforms – especially iOS, Android, Mac, PC and consoles.