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article image'Far Cry 4' inspired by Nepalese Civil War

By Stan Rezaee     Aug 26, 2014 in Entertainment
The development team of Ubisoft upcoming open-world shooter, 'Far Cry 4' has revealed that the story and setting was inspired by the Nepalese Civil War.
During an interview with PlayStation Blog, Mark Thompson along with Alex Hutchinson explained how the details collected from their fact-finding trip became a major influence in developing the games story and setting.
The team originally went to Nepal to study the culture and environment so it could be used to create the fictitious Himalayan nation of Kyrat. It was their encounter with those whose lives have been affected by the civil war that had the biggest impact on the research.
During the research; the team learned about the war by listing to the stories of veterans from both sides along with average citizens who witnessed the atrocities and former child soldiers who were forced into the conflict. Thompson has described the experience as, "When you come face-to-face with another human who has been through conflict, it makes you think about things a little differently. You think very seriously about what the conflict is and how you’re going to be inspired by that to make a video game. Before we went to Nepal we were definitely more earnest. We were very focused on the Nepalese civil war and what we had in terms of good versus evil was very much inspired by that"
The games story is about Ajay Ghale who has returned to his home country to bury his mother. Upon his arrival he is forced into joining the civil war and fighting against the tyranny of Pagan Min.
Far Cry 4 will be the fourth game in the main series that has players put in the role of an average person put into an extraordinary situation and needs to fight for survival in a jungle environment. The game set to be released for all major consoles and the PC on November 18.
Nepalese Civil War was a 10-year armed conflict between the Royalist government against Maoist rebels that ended with over 17,000 people killed. The conflict ended in 2006 when a democratically-elected government took office and abolished the monarchy.
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