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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8 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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KeIN1st Oct 18 2008, 7:11am says:

Secrets of Ivan? silly name that sounds a second time and stupid. There are many other beautiful Russian names: Alexander (Sasha), Paul (Pavel, Pasha), Gleb, Anton, Vladimir (Vova), or at least Michael (Misha)

But mod itself is not per se bad (no f*ckin snow, bears and vodka, good maping and modeling)) Good luck) Udachi tovarishi)

P.S Sorry for my poor English.

Секреты Ивана? глупое название, звучит вторично и глупо. Есть много других прекрасных Русских имён: Александр, Павел, Глеб, Антон, Владимир или хотя бы Михаил.
А сам мод вполне себе не плох, жду)

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CammieDee666 Oct 18 2008, 8:25am replied:

Ivan is what the russians where nicknamed in WW2
like the germans where nicknamed "jerrys" by the brits and the americans were nicknamed the "yanks"

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Ztormi Oct 18 2008, 7:46am replied:

First thing that came to my mind is that Ivan symbols Russia in this case which is quite interesting :P
Ivan is quite typical name in Russia I guess

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iMoo Oct 17 2008, 11:32pm says:

so ****** watching

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Autious Aug 21 2008, 8:44am says:

I like the basic idea. This could be awesome.

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Looter Aug 17 2008, 7:59am says:

Love the maps!

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noyart Aug 11 2008, 12:30pm says:

sounds like abit of behind enamy lines :P

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Fenimore Dec 3 2011, 3:07pm replied:

behid enemy lines = Niko -> Roman with ******** stories

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J.B. Aug 11 2008, 12:11pm says:

Looks absolutely fantastic. Watching

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Nauz Aug 11 2008, 7:47am says:

nice models you already got there, good luck

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freredarme Aug 11 2008, 6:27am says:

Cool, Nice idea. Good luck.

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Cakeman Aug 10 2008, 6:27am says:

Good and original idea for a mod. Good luck. :P

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