Brandon Boyer

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It seems like forever since I last wrote about Soviet Unterzoegersdorf, and apparently that’s not far off: I selected the first volume of Monochrom‘s “retro-sov-kitsch” [(c)(tm) Cory] game as Edge magazine’s Internet Game of the Month in November of 2005, and now, finally, as you may have seen via the Mother Boing, the second volume has arrived.

The official description:

The computer game is a tribute to the proud yet imperiled republic of Soviet Unterzoegersdorf (pronounced «oon-taa-tsee-gars-doorf»), the last existing appendage republic of the USSR. The tiny enclave maintains no diplomatic relationship with the surrounding “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 economic situation. Now the picturesque communist state is facing a serious lack of resources, lack of space, and lack of population. To make matters worse, party secretary Wladislav Gomulka was kidnapped and brought to US-Oberzoegersdorf. We must use every tool at our disposal to rescue Gomulka! Including plenty of classified soviet technology, a proud tradition of bureaucracy, the recognition of North Korea, and a pond full of radioactive byproduct.

The hook: it’s got guest stars like Jello Biafra, Bruce Sterling, and BB’s own Cory Doctorow, and — I’ll go ahead and declare this now — will tie with Stalin Vs. Martians as the motherland’s best this year.

See also, Boing Boing Video’s ongoing security bulletins from the long-lost Communist enclave.

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf sector II [Monochrom, via BB]

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