Petka and VICH Save the Galaxy

Petka and VICH Save the Galaxy

This is a point and click adventure of the late 90’s developed and released in the post soviet territories. It pays homage to old Sierra and Lucas Arts point and click adventures by borrowing the interface style, as well as some jokes (gun lighter and an exploding cigar as one of them). It is slightly adult in its themes with frequent innuendos as well as pop culture references very specific to the early post soviet developments, soviet propaganda about the civil war, and growth of capitalism combined with influx of Western products.

It is the story of Vasiliy Ivanovich Chapaev (a red commander, a simple manly man, depicted by Soviet era movies about the civil war as the exemplary backbone of the fighting forces) and his lieutenant Petka (Peter) during the Russian Civil war. The story takes place in a small village Gadykino (a play on words in regards to it being a very crappy place to be stuck in as well as a type of snake and in turn a cliche name of a Russian village). They are in a stalemate with the White Guard across the river, with no side wanting to do anything as the conflict has been dragged on for too long. The main heroes wake up from a night of heavy drinking and discover that the banner of the division has been stolen. Their investigative journey takes them from the village to the brothel across the river, followed by a spaceship where they prevent an alien invasion through the power of recycling. Along the way they meet a collection of diverse characters which help drive the story though questionable logic of a point and click adventure as well as great topical humor that is sure to be lost on the younger generations attempting to play it.

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