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Akademgorodok: Siberia’s Silicon Valley

Tucked away in a remote forest of birch and pine in the heart of Siberia, 3,000 km away from Moscow, at a place where winters are six months long with temperatures dropping to minus 40 degree Celsius and summers are swaddled with mosquitos, is a city built for scientists and researchers. This frozen wasteland is more suited for polar bears than scientific endeavors, but Nikita Khrushchev felt the distance from Moscow was necessary so that the country’s sharpest scientific minds could work together on fundamental research away from the prying eyes of bureaucracy. This is Akademgorodok, or “Academic Town”—the Soviet Union’s answer to America’s Silicon Valley.

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The Academpark Technopark at Akademgorodok. Photo credit: gelio.livejournal.com

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Art

4Ever Transit Authority (Turnfollow)

4Ever Transit Authority

“Explore a procedurally generated city with the help of the 4Ever Transit Authority.” – Author’s description

Download on itch.io (Windows, Mac, Linux)


4Ever Transit Authority

4Ever Transit Authority

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Art

Wonders between Dunes (Trias Studios)

Wonders between Dunes

“Walk deep inside the belly of concrete monsters and feel the enormous weight of the city above you.” – Author’s description

Author’s note: This game has on purpose no saving system. The experience should be done in one walk-through and takes about an hour. Take your time. Close the curtains and use headphones

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Download on Game Jolt (Windows)

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Wonders between Dunes

Wonders between Dunes

Wonders between Dunes