Our prankster pals from Austrian art/tech collective Monochrom
have released the first in a trilogy of adventure games. Downloadable for free under a Creative Commons License, Soviet Unterzoegersdorf features music from Negativland, Joerg Piringer, and others. It's available for Windows or Linux/BSD in Russian with English or German subtitles. From the game description:
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf (pronounced «oon-taa-tsee-gars-doorf») is the last
existing appanage republic of the USSR. The enclave maintains no diplomatic
relationship with the surrounding so-called «Republic of Austria» or with
the Fortress "European Union". The downfall of her motherland -- the Soviet
Union -- in the early 1990s had a particularly bad effect on the country’s
It is a great challenge to secure survival for the small but proud
confederation. External reactionary forces put the country in danger. It’s
a lack of respect due to a morally corrupted and perhaps even non-existing
unity of the peoples. The goal of a glorious future is almost unreachable.
But there are a handful of people who don’t give up on a vision for a
better tomorrow. Let us tell you the stories of the brave citizens in the
beautiful little country of Soviet Unterzoegersdorf.
It’s a story that will go into history.
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