The Cold War may be over, but the Russians could still have a few tricks up their sleeves – or at least hidden away in underground bunkers. We'll soon get to find out for themselves, as indie developer Nightly Studios has just announced its upcoming comic adventure, Bunker: The Underground Game.
Bunker stars Otto Thompson, a young hipster seeking a date through an online ad. Unfortunately for Otto, the "beautiful girl he chatted with turns out to be a hairy Russian dude." Before long, Otto finds himself kidnapped and waking up in "what just might be the oddest Soviet era bunker he has ever been unwillingly dragged to." In order to escape his predicament, preferably without starting a nuclear World War 3, Otto must "struggle with old Russian technology and ponder cultural differences" in solving puzzles as "things take [one] ridiculous turn after another, until the inevitable epic confrontation with the final boss."
Given its political sensibilities, it should come as no surprise that Bunker is itself a retro point-and-click adventure, inspired by the great LucasArts classics and promising a mix of "old school puzzles with new school twists". Jokingly referred to as "episodic" yet really just a single standalone adventure, Bunker will nevertheless be fairly short, providing an expected 2-4 hours of play time.
There is currently no firm release date scheduled, but look for Bunker: The Underground Game to be completed sometime this year for PC, with Mac and Linux versions to follow.