The OnAir video game developed by a Voronezh company was shortlisted for the Epic Games global developer contest, head of the RainStyle Production studio Kirill Reznichenko told RIA Voronezh on Wednesday, October 9.

In total, there are 50 games on the shortlist, and after the voting, there will be 25 of them left. The jury will choose the best projects among them. The largest grant for project development given to the winner is 500 thousand dollars. The Voronezh developers asked to support them and vote for the game by leaving a like.

According to Kirill Reznichenko, the OnAir video game is a first-person survival horror. The Voronezh company began working on its own game in 2017, and its release is scheduled for March 2020. The Voronezh residents developed the whole plot, the characters, the concept, as well as the software part without the involvement of outside experts.

The game takes place in the United States in 1969. The main character is bioengineer Ray Smith. He must now help his family, but because of an impending hurricane, he stops for the night in an old hotel. Waking up in the middle of the night, the protagonist realizes that he is trapped: the corridors have turned into a jungle where he was chased by the aggressive inhabitants of the hotel. The character must get out of the hotel, where they are trying to kill him at every turn.

Epic Games is an American video game development company. Its headquarters are located in North Carolina, and there are also studios in Japan, Korea, and China. Its most famous game series are Gears of War and Unreal Tournament.