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A new take on the popular S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise comes in the form of Stalker Online. The small time project looks to take everything that made GSC Game World's S.T.A.L.K.E.R. popular and add MMO elements such as joining a group to investigate anomalies or hunting mutants as an elite tracker.
Cybertime Systems Games is using their own CyberEngine to work on Stalker Online and while it shares many similarities to the game from GSC Game World, it is not an actual S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game.
You can check out some of the gameplay footage in the promo trailer below.
The game doesn't look all that bad.
As an indie attempt at a popular franchise it could be worth looking into. The game is also powered by the SpeedTree middleware as well as BigWorld Technology, which some of you might remember as being a popular choice amongst MMO game developers during the start of the seventh generation of gaming (Citizen Zero anyone? No? All right then).
Stalker Online is currently looking for some upvote loving on Steam's Greenlight platform. There's a lot of support for the product right now while there are also a lot of detractors. Some feel it's encroaching upon the upcoming game from Vostok Games, Survarium, which is basically all of the mechanics from the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games but made into an MMO.
You can learn more about Stalker Online by visiting the official Greenlight page or grabbing the free download over at the official website.