Polish team Jujubee has announced Kursk, an adventure and survival game (with a few horror elements if, like me, you've got a crippling fear of the deep ocean) inspired by the Russian submarine disaster that occurred back in 2000.
The Kursk was lost along with all its crew when a torpedo exploded on board. According to Jujubee, the game will study the incident “from a new angle", using details from the real-life disaster along with fictionalised elements.
"Kursk will definitely be a game for mature audiences looking for a unique and cinematic experience," writes 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".
Exactly how the adventure and survival elements will work isn't quite clear, but the teams says that Kursk will “combine first-person action with a heavy focus on a carefully crafted story and an engrossing gameplay.”
It's a tricky subject for a game, so I hope the team will treat it carefully. Fifteen years ago isn't that long, after all. I'm not entirely sure that Jujubee wouldn't be better served by coming up with a fictional incident, but we'll give them the benefit of the doubt for now.
No release date has been revealed, but there is an official website.