April, 26th - Day of Remembrance

26 April 2008

Twenty two years ago in the Soviet Union near Pripyat in Ukraine a man-caused disaster occured at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. This date was taken on special significance not only for the people of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia but for whole world. On this day whole civilized society recalls the events at Chernobyl NPP, recalls the people who unsparingly stood up for a struggle against radiation threat.

Let us honour those people whose destinies were broken by this terrible tragedy, those people who prevented the consequences from becoming much more disastrous for humanity.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. in Awards 2007

16 April 2008, a popular Russian games website has announced their version of 2007 results. It is a pleasure to say that S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl was awarded as "The most atmospheric game of the year" and "The best national game". S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is also a runner-up as "The best close-to-RPG game" and placed 3rd in the nomination of "The best visuals".

This said, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky got in the top ten most wanted games of 2008!

Let's talk A-Life, Emergent AI and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

26 February 2008

Dmitriy Iassenev, Lead Programmer for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky gave an exclusive interview on the in-game A-Life, AI development and more to

"The gist of the A-life is that the characters in the game live their own lives and exist all the time, not only when they are in the player’s field of view."

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. nominated in Game AI Awards

16 January 2008

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl became a finalist in the Game AI Awards a best Mainstream Game AI and a Technical Innovation in Game AI-featuring products. The award was announced by a leading game industry portal Gamasutra in cooperation with Despite the victory want's ours this time, it is an honour to get the high esteem from the organizers.

Golden award from Jeux Video Magazine

9 January 2008

A well-known French publication Jeux Video Magazine has named S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl one of the best games of 2007 giving the project its golden award

New Year wishes from developers team

31 December 2007

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. development team wishes you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope the New Year will bring you many interesting events, new friends, positive emotions, and achievements that will improve your life.

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The most atmospheric game of the year!

25 December 2007
Best of 2007 awards, a leading international game portal, has announced the winners of "Best of 2007" initiative. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl was awarded as "The most atmospheric game of the year!"

The award is especially pleasing due to the fact that in the nomination S.T.A.L.K.E.R. had to compete against trully the most famous projects of 2007.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

24 December 2007

Merry Christmas!

Smart Mod Manager

21 December 2007

The fans made a program making use of modifications of the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. simple and reliable has been released. Smart Mod Manager works with almost all existing mods, and is capable of combining different mods together.
Smart Mod Manager site

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. in Gamespot's "Best of 2007"

21 December 2007

Year 2007 nears its end and it's high time conclusions were drawn.
GameSpot has launched an open voting to acknowledge the Best of 2007. Pleasingly, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl got nominated in three categories :"Most Surprisingly Good Game", "Best Sound Design", and "Best Atmosphere".

The voting will last until December, 24. You're welcome to join in the voting!