Year 1942. Summer. The Martians landed somewhere in Siberia and attacked the glorious people of Holy Mother Russia. It was a hard time for USSR, as you might know from the history books if the whole thing hadn’t been suppressed by the decadent West. The situation was so f**ked up that comrade Stalin took the anti-ET military operation under his personal control. The campaign was top secret and virtually nobody knows about the fact of extraterrestial intervention.
Interesting idea? Well, bizarre anyway, the sort of thing that gets my interest — if I played video games.
In fact, it’s the background scenario of a new real-time interactive strategy game called Stalin vs Martians. It is released by Mezmer Games.
The makers describe it thus: “Our game is unique. Trashy and absolutely over-the-top, arthouse kitsch production in its finest.” What’s more, in the FAQ an interesting daikaijuesque facet of the game is revealed, when, in response to the question: “Can we play Stalin?” they answer:
Yes, but not from the start. Stalin is our commander and he gives us orders. Closer to the grand finale he will appear on the battlefield as a playable unit — a huge colossus, five times higher than any other creature. Just like it was in the real life.
Meanwhile here’s a rock video for a song used in the game, by the heavy-metal band Firelake — with lots of nice visuals:
God knows if the game’s any good, but I like the packaging…
There’s lots more of it on the website, including another music video that seems to involve zombie Stalins.
- Source: Thanks to Jason Fischer, who has a nose for “crazy stuff”. Maybe he’ll let me blog one of his bizarre zombie stories one of these days.