S.t.a.l.k.e.r.s. of the world, unite!14 January 2011
S.T.A.L.K.E.R., without exaggeration, is popular not only in the former Soviet Union, but also with players from all around the globe. The universe of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. attracts more and more people internationally and the growth of interest in the mysterious Zone continues.
Now and then, we may ponder, what do the developer-native Russian-speaking community think of the game? What do they like about S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and what are their expectations of the future sequel?
The Official S.T.A.L.K.E.R. community group on Facebook has initiated the collection of questions to the Russian-speaking fans of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. You have a wonderful opportunity to look at the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe through the eyes of game fans living in the ex-USSR part of the world, where the project originated from. Post your questions in the Facebook group page, just make sure they are written clearly and concisely. Try to come up with an interesting question, be inventive.
Have fun communicating with s.t.a.l.k.e.r.s all around the world!
STEAM sales time30 December 2010
In these festive days, STEAM digital distribution service offers unprecedented sales - until January 3, 2011 you can purchase GSC Game World games with a unique discount of 50%! Cossacks, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Heroes of Annihilated Empires have become so affordable like never before.
You'll be pleased to know that STEAM accepts Webmoney payments, thus making the purchase process even easier now.
To proceed to the games catalogue page, click here.
A s.t.a.l.k.e.r. Christmas present: X-Ray SDK 0.728 December 2010
On the New Year's eve, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. project team has prepared a special present for mod-makers and all the game fans. Following your multiple requests, we decided to put the Software Development Kit for X-Ray 1.6 engine (S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat version) under the Christmas tree.
Please, note the following key features of the SDK 0.7:
- For the first time the SDK contains full set of instruments allowing you to create both single- and multiplayer levels.
- The tools are partially documented (in Russian only).
! The tools are offered 'as is' and GSC Game World is unable to provide any technical support on this SDK. All the tools questions must be discussed on forum.
Have fun with the tools and Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas from GSC24 December 2010
GSC Game World send their best wishes of stability, peace and prosperity in the New Year to all the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. project fans. Thanks to everyone who supported and keeps supporting us throughout many years. We hope our friendship will remain as strong in the future. Our team wish you sound health, happiness and a smile of s.t.a.l.k.e.r.'s fortune!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat a top-5 Game of the Year21 December 2010
A pleasing news comes from Gamasutra - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat has been named one of the top 5 PC games of 2010. The editors were impressed with the unique gaming experience and the player's feel of tense fighting against the Zone and its inhabitants. We congratulate the developers and players on this notable award!
"To get recognition in a foreign land is a big honor". An interview with Bernd Frenz21 October 2010
The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series bibliography counts over 40 novels (in Russian) released. Its popularity continues to be so huge that book publishers have to do reprints of the novels sold out. As as result, the process of nearing the two sides – games and books – has seriously progressed. Nevertheless, it is not the first book experience for GSC Game World (given the earlier release of Heroes of Annihilated Empires series of novels in ex-USSR).
Temporary game running problems26 August 2010
Dear players! Many of you have faced a problem of making S.T.A.L.K.E.R. run on your PC today. On behalf of GSC Game World, we would like to apologize for the inconveniences caused.
The problem of running the game is caused by temporary shutdown of our internet service. According to our colleagues, the situation will be resolved within the next few hours. For players who would like to play in single mode or in multiplayer over LAN, as a temporary solution, we suggest disconnecting the internet network cable on your PC on launch of the game, or disabling the internet connection via Windows OS tools.
We are thankful for your understanding of this situation.
Close combat announced on the net14 April 2010
Here comes a good news for all the fans of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat multiplayer gaming: we are happy to offer the players an absolutely new game map made available for download today.
The map, named 'close combat' is a compact game location featuring a warehouse of containers in the Jupiter factory locale. The map is designed for dynamic play with use of close- and medium-range weapons. An interesting touch about the map is availability of one store per two teams for selling picked-up items in TDM (team deathmatch) mode.
The map is available for free download here. To install the map, run the downloaded .exe file, then follow the automatic instructions of the installation program.
Wishing you a great fun with the new map play!
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat on Steam12 February 2010
Good news for those who consider room space more valuable then disc space, now that S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat is available on Steam! English, Russian, French, Italian and Spanish language versions could be found there.
We would like to mention that there is also a Loyality Promo available, which grants a special discount for those who already own the Steam Version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl or S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky.
The world will hear the Call of Pripyat!5 February 2010
We would like to congratulate all the fans of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. to today's worldwide release of the game!
From now on, s.t.a.l.k.e.r.s from all over the world have a possibility to join the comrades from ex-USSR in search of artifact, exploration of new territories and revealing what Pripyat city has to hide.
Enjoy the game!