Volcanic ash has covered the earth, suffocating life and leaving a dead planet behind. The remaining population has resorted to scavenging and tribalism to stay alive, cannibalism and slavery being a common tale.

The player is part of a dying rural community, slowly running out of essential resources. Your goal is to travel across the plains of Central Asia to search for any glimmer of hope, a sign of a helping hand among the ruins of the old world.

Armed with a tent, an old cosmonauts parka and a rusty pistol this will be a difficult journey...


Ivan's Secrets is a survival RPG/Shooter hybrid set in the Central Asia/Russian region. It began life on modDb as a Source mod which grew to a CryEngine game as requirements expanded.

We've been quiet as we had to remake nearly all of our content to a new standard and weren't willing to show anything off. A day/night cycle was very important along with large landscapes - something Source just couldn't do.


The player follows a guided story and path across the plains, with the game being broken into day and night.

During the day the player scavenges and explores old structures and cave systems for any loot they can find, along with a place to setup camp. When night comes hostile creatures start to roam the plains so it's important to be prepared and have a secure campsite.

Having an optimal load-out and being on the move is important, bogging yourself down with assault rifles will slow you down. Ammunition is limited so choosing to run can be a more efficient option for survival.

The players inventory is fully customizable, with equipment and armour for all parts of the body. Crafting useless junk into useful items is an important skill, with the keen explorer being rewarded for gathering rare parts.

Along the journey you'll encounter various individuals who'll either aid you or stab you in the back for your actions, recognizing these differences will keep you safe. Various scattered towns and communities do exist and the occupants are willing to trade - provided you get their trust.

Expect to see frequent updates from us again. Looking forward to hearing your suggestions!

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7 comments by JLea on Mar 1st, 2011

So after weeks of coding, I finally have the inventory system done! It still needs polish but the basic functionality is there.

Also, the contribute page worked great. We received around 80 ideas.

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Reborn:X Jan 9 2013 says:


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Soldier11 Jan 10 2013 replied:

Damn, give us developers a break! The story and gameplay is currently starting to shape up - it's a bit early to judge...
If you don't like the style of the game then please leave this place OR come up with some constructive feedback.
Once we've put up some progress and actual gameplay videos you'll be able to assess the game, but not earlier...

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Gulp343 Jan 9 2013 says:

So Ivan´s Secrets is now post-apocalyptic?

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Black★RockShooter Dec 9 2012 says:

I knew I shouldn't have adventured into this desert. There's nothing new

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Point. Oct 30 2012 says:

sadly guys they moved mod to cryengine3

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leon.ladisic Jan 9 2013 replied:


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pfoot Oct 24 2012 buried:


bad mod

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tekunden Aug 15 2012 says:

Then if now Ivan's Secrets runs on CryEngine 3, this means that is a Crysis 2 mod? D:

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haawok Aug 18 2012 replied:

It's not a mod anymore, it's a Stand-Alone game.

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vol4ok Aug 25 2012 replied:

Wait and why its says this is mod for alien swarm ?

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scopedknife Sep 1 2012 replied:

This page is dead now. They will make a new one, i hope it's not to long until they import everything and get back on track :D

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