1C Game Studios announced the start of the development of several games based on the illustrator's work "Tales of Old Rus." At the time of the announcement, the projects were still in the prototyping stage, and the title would be released in 2024.
1C Game Studios released a list of vacant positions in which they outlined several details about the first game based on Tales of Old Rus. The studio intends to construct a two-dimensional narrative "bagel" using a card battle system.
The job postings also state that the first game's inspiration is Slay the Spire. The project on the universe of "Tales of Old Rus" is currently in the early stages of development.
Vitaliy Kovalevsky served as the lead game designer for "Dungeon Orderlies" and "King's Bounty 2," and will serve as the project manager for "Men of War: Assault Squad 2 and "Truckers 3."
The cycle "Tales of Old Rus" is based on Slavic folklore, which depicts a fictional world of White Light with sorcerers, witches, and hunters. There are also famous fairy tale characters there, such as Koshchei the Immortal, Vasilisa the Wise, and others.