Mods to Watch: Fallout 3 – Project Brazil

Just in time to cure your radiation sickness comes Fallout 3: Project Brazil, an upcoming Fallout 3 mod that adds an entirely new campaign to the already gigantic post-nuclear RPG. No, not as in the beautiful South American nation full of insanely attractive women and delicious food, but as in the classic Terry Gilliam film. And no, it’s not an adaptaion: Project Brazil is mera working title intended to get across the tone of the mod, which we take to mean labrynthine corporate bureacracy, status obsession-induced conformity and gradual crushing of the human spirit. But in a good way.

Better still for those of us living in Pacific time, it’s set in LA, and features a lot of our local consumerist prisons paradises buried deep under radioactive rubble. Take that, 3rd street promenade. Promised features include:

An Alternate Start
A new Childhood Story
The Los Angeles coastline in ruins (particularly Santa Monica!)
A Crowded Merchant Quarter full of shops and bazaars
A Middle Class Apartment Complex with diner and pool
A Crowded Prison and Reeducation Camp
A Nuclear Reactor Area
Pirate Radio
Time Travel

And a bunch of other stuff that sounds pretty awesome. No official trailer is up, but you can watch a development diary of sorts in this screenshot video:

Videos & Audio – - Fallout 3 – Project Brazil Mod for Fallout 3 – Mod DB

The official release is due “Q1, 2011″, which means any time from now to January, but you can download a very incomplete version here. No dialogue and no scripts, but you’ll be able to wander around the huge environment and see where the magic, assuming it’s magical, will actually happen. We’ll keep you posted on development.

In the meantime, consider using FileFront’s own time machine and checkout some other fallout 3 mods, like this Dr. Who based scenario, and this full conversion based on Warhammer.

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