Fallout: Project Brazil is a Fan-Made Expansion Pack
A fan-made expansion pack of Fallout: New Vegas called Fallout: Project Brazil will soon be available for download. The mod, which is planned for release in three installments, will see the release of its first chapter in just a few days.
It represents four years of work from modders Brendan Lee and RickerHK with the support of dozens of contributors. The mod is fully voiced and features the work of over a dozen professional voice actors, all of whom populate the setting, which is said to be as big as the Capital Wasteland in Fallout 3. In addition, the mod comes with its own original soundtrack made up of 20 tracks, two new radio stations featuring 50s tunes and 60s garage punk, along with news, weather, and commentary on the player’s progress through the story.
“Project Brazil tells the story of your player character, an adopted resident of Vault 18, on the night of the last big Vault-Ball game of the season. The consequences of your player’s decision to dodge or tackle Johnny Matheson shapes the rest of their life, playing as an computer Nerd or a popular Athlete. When the war finally reaches the Vault after one prominent figure turns out to be a member of the Enclave, a civil war erupts overnight, forcing the player to pick a side and escape into the wasteland with their rag-tag party of Robots and Friends.”
Overall, Project Brazil offers several hours of new exploration and gameplay, with each branch of story offering a new adventure designed for repeat playthroughs.
The developers state that they created the mod simply because they could. With the tools available, they were able to realize their dream of creating their own role-playing game and telling a visual story, which they plan to do so with Project Brazil.
“Nothing brings me more joy than telling a totally out of this world story about science fiction on the edge,” writes mod maker Brendan Lee on the game’s official page. “Toss in a little politics, a little drama, some hulking robots and a monster of the week and I’m in heaven! I loved Fallout 1 & 2, they were some of the first games I ever played, and the zeitgeist of them still reminds me of growing up and playing pretend with my friends away from the computer.”
As for why the mod is called Project Brazil—it’s done in homage to the Terry Gilliam film, Brazil.
Grab it here once it goes live.