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Progetto Ustica
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English, Italian
Players: Single-player
Apr 4, 2017 @ 10:26pm
Sep 6, 2018 @ 6:01am

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Release date: Q4 2017
Progetto Ustica is a serious game that aims at keeping alive the memory of one of the most tragic events in recent Italian history. It is an interactive experience, created for PC and MAC and supporting Oculus Rift VR and HTC VIVE.
Progetto Ustica recreates the main events of the 50 minutes flight of the ITAVIA DC9 shot down from the sky over the Tyrrhenian Sea at 8:58 PM on June 27, 1980.
The exact chain of events was never confirmed. The facts are still highly controversial but what we know with a fair amount of certainty from legal and technical evaluations is that the DC9 was shot down by a military missile that killed 77 passengers and 4 crew members. Several military aircrafts were most likely involved: one or two Libyan Mig23; two Italian F104 that crossed the DC9 course a few minutes before it started plummeting; two unidentified aircrafts that engaged in a military operation and shot down the DC9 by mistake.

Progetto Ustica puts the player inside the DC9 shortly after its take off, from a first person point of view. The player explores its cabin, interacts with objects and people, and finds several objects that unlock additional features:
  • new points of view, freely selectable by the player, that show what is happening from the perspective of the military aircrafts, a radar vision that encompasses the whole scenario, a lone nocturnal fisherman watching the sky, and more;
  • audio transcripts of that night radio communications, both between the DC9 and the control towers contacted during the flight and between military aircrafts and their control centers;
  • contextual information on the military activity in the Tyrrhenian Sea, new hints on events of that night and on what followed: investigations, cover-ups, suspicious deaths, and more.
The player retraces the events of that night through multiple points of view, each one contributing to build a different path among several possible cameras.

Progetto Ustica[/] is not intended as a scientifically accurate recreation of facts, or as an investigative game that aims at discovering the truth.
Progetto Ustica is a game for memory. some details of the scenario are true, others are plausible. we leave the player the task to further research and not to forget.

The game is now in development. It will be published in 2018.

Realized in collaboration with Associazione Parenti Vittime della Strage di Ustica.

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Ken Feb 8, 2018 @ 7:52am 
davvero bello e interessante
Radical Fiction May 25, 2017 @ 10:58am 
Un progetto interessantissimo, veramente bello!
Ivan Venturi  [author] Apr 24, 2017 @ 5:33am 
Gracias Ste742001!!!
Ivan Venturi  [author] Apr 24, 2017 @ 5:33am 
Grazie Emanuele & Luca!!!
ste742001 Apr 22, 2017 @ 12:52am 
interessante progetto da un mito dei videogames ivan venturi :)
emanuele.cri2006 Apr 21, 2017 @ 9:22am 
Molto interessante. Ciao da Emanuele & Luca. W il C64!
Ivan Venturi  [author] Apr 21, 2017 @ 1:33am 
Grazie P3K1n0. Infatti l'idea di usare il medium videoludico è proprio per raggiungere chi non sa neanche cosa sia Ustica. Per lavoro, mi capita continuamente di parlare con ragazzi under 35, e direi che l'1% sa cosa sia successo il 27 giugno 1980. Questo progetto è per tutti loro. Per far sapere cosa è successo, come e perchè (purtroppo non chi). Poi ognuno sarà libero di approfondire e capire perchè la strage di Ustica è emblematica.
Ivan Venturi  [author] Apr 21, 2017 @ 1:30am 
Grazie Edriano!!!
p3k1n0 Apr 20, 2017 @ 4:13pm 
Molto interessante, spero che raggiunga anche i più giovani. Mi piace questo tipo di approccio ludico alla storia, anche ai fatti più tragici, come nella narrazione della prima Guerra Mondiale portata avanti in Valiant Hearts.
edriano Apr 20, 2017 @ 2:32pm 
Un importante progetto per non dimenticare. Sono molto curioso di vedere il risultato finale, continuate così.