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Release Notes for Tunguska: The Visitation

Update Oct 13th 2023


Patch 1.67-8 (May 16th, 2023)


Patch 1.67-7 (May 13th, 2023)


Patch 1.67-6 (May 10th, 2023)


Patch 1.67-5 (May 5th, 2023)

I noticed that during the Soviet border patrol scene, the patrol guy tends to get stuck by the boom barrier until you distracts him. The issue seems to be Unity's pathfinding algorithm. I made some changes to the boom barrier and now the patrol no longer gets stuck there.

This update also contains a LOT of hidden code changes for the Dead Zone DLC. These code doesn't apply to the base game, but potentially I might have broken something.


Patch 1.67-4 (April 27th, 2023)


Patch 1.67-3 (April 22nd, 2023)


Patch 1.67-2 (April 21st, 2023)


Patch 1.67-1 (April 15th, 2023)


Patch 1.67 (April 13th, 2023)


Patch 1.66-4 (April 11th, 2023)


Patch 1.66-3 (April 6th, 2023)


Patch 1.66-2 (April 4th, 2023)

This is just a couple of small bug fixes:


Patch 1.66-1 (April 3rd, 2023)


Patch 1.66 (April 2nd, 2023)

I've realized that I've been really missing what I did back in Skyrim and Diablo: poisoning the sword :) So I decided to add a poison item that you can drop onto the equipped melee weapon. The poison will give the Melee weapon 5 poison hits, and each hit delivers a varied amount of poison damage over time.

So where can you get the poison? You can either find it (sometimes, if you are lucky) with Cheslav after he becomes a travelling merchant, or if you manage to lift your relationship with the Lake Cossacks (Grigori in Lake Cheko), he will sell it to you as well. I'll also introduce a way to craft it in Nightmare or Dead Zone difficulty mode in the DLC.

Speaking of Dead Zone DLC, I just wanted to provide a quick update on my progress. I have just finished working on all the TEN new weapons, and started working on the SIX new weapon attachments. Then I'll need to figure out how to start a new playthrough after ending the game and place those new weapons in the map only for high challenge levels. Could get pretty messy, so I need to figure it out carefully.

Other changes included in 1.66:


Patch 1.65-2_2 (March 27th, 2023)


Patch 1.65-2 (March 26th, 2023)


Patch 1.65-1 (March 22nd, 2023)


Patch 1.65 (March 18th, 2023)

Dear Ghoul Hunters: First of all, thank you everyone for the support! It's an honor for me to present this game to you, and I hope you get many hours of fun time from it :)

As a small token of gratitude, I'm releasing a free gear that you might find useful: a wooden shield. You can equip it on either of your primary/side arm slots, and when you pull up a melee weapon, the shield will be moved to your left arm. The shield will provide 100% protection from head-on melee attacks - if you keep it in good condition (and no it doesn't block bullets). Attacks from the side has some chance to be protected as well. It will definitely help when you tackle a group of Scythes!

You can find this shield at the barrel on the small pier by the Zernaskaya church (if you start a new playthrough), or buy it from any traders who sell melee weapons (except Sidor, his level is too low).

Also, I know many of you folks are eagerly waiting for the Dead Zone DLC. I apologize for the delay; I just had to fix some of the technical debt that got piled up. I'm almost done with making all the new weapons. I just have a couple of things left, such as the throwing knife - it's going to be the most realistic throwing knife you'll see in modern gaming, might even be as tricky as real throwing knives :) After this, I will start making some "boss ghouls" for the high challenge playthroughs.

Other changes included in this update:


Patch 1.64-2 (March 14th, 2023)


Patch 1.64-1 (March 13th, 2023)


Patch 1.64 (March 10th, 2023)


Patch 1.63-1 (March 5th, 2023)


Patch 1.63 (March 4th, 2023)


Patch 1.62-3 (February 24th, 2023)


Patch 1.62-2 (February 21st, 2023)

Grenade and rock throwing has always been clunky, even with the yellow rendered trajectory line. After some troubleshooting yesterday, I finally figured out why it was problematic: the trajectory line calculation was wrong.

After correcting the code, I also added the ability to detect when the trajectory hits an object, and put some nice sparks there to indicate the point where the grenade/rock would hit the wall. This way, you can easily tell where the grenade will land, and whether it will go nicely through a doorway or even window.

I also increased the base accuracy of throwing, but to get the most out of grenades, you should unlock the first two perks for the Explosive skill.

Additionally, I improved the "low toss" which is when you tap RMB without aiming the grenade with the trajectory. Now, the low toss will go high enough to clear any small obstructions on the ground such as stepping stones, making it easier to toss a grenade into a door.

Finally, when you use the "Quick Throw Grenade" ability which is by default bound to G key, You can hold G to aim with the trajectory. Now, let's get out and throw some nades :)


Patch 1.62-1 (February 21st, 2023)


Patch 1.62 (February 20th, 2023)


Patch 1.61-3 (February 16th, 2023)

Thank you for your patience! I noticed a few things I missed to fix in 1.61-3, so I'm uploading a new build with those missed fixes:


Patch 1.61-3 (February 15th, 2023)

Melee should feel better than before now!


Patch 1.61-2 (February 15th, 2023)

Please note that after this patch, I will start focusing on the Dead Zone DLC which provides NG+ experience with a bunch of new weapons and armors, so there will be less frequent small updates. Unless, of course, that there is a game breaking bug which I will fix ASAP. Thank you!


Patch 1.61-1 (February 14th, 2023)


Patch 1.61 (February 13th, 2023)


Patch 1.60-2 (February 5th, 2023)


Patch 1.60-1 (February 5th, 2023)


Patch 1.60 (January 30th, 2023)

  1. Fixed: camera is fixed at the character's position. Requires manual camera rotation with Q/E or mouse wheel scroll
  2. Panned: camera pans with mouse cursor, also requires manual rotation
  3. MouseLook: newly added control scheme similar to Weird West. When not aiming, camera rotates with mouse movement. When in melee mode or aiming down sight, camera is fixed and you will see the aiming cursor, in classic twin-stick style. In this view, you can move the cursor to the edge of the screens to rotate the camera, or you can use Q/E or mouse wheel too.

If you need to interact with objects, just walk up to it, and when you see the icon, press LMB to interact.

  1. Gamepad: similar to the MouseLook control scheme, but with gamepad. While aiming, hold RB and use right stick to rotate camera.

Patch 1.59-9 (January 13th, 2023)

One thing that had been bothering me is the control scheme of the game. The biggest challenge is camera rotation. Over the last year and half, I have been attempting many ways to make camera rotation easier, although to me personally, the mouse wheel scrolling is the most handy way, there are a lot of players who can't get used to it. I haven't found a good solution until now.

There's this game called Weird West, which features very similar gameplay as Tunguska - real time isometric shooter. Weird West has adopted a totally different control scheme that does not require manually rotating the camera - instead, the mouse X axis will rotate the camera, and Y axis tilts the camera back and forth, and the cursor is hidden unless you are aiming a gun. Since Weird West is a much better game than Tunguska, it make make total sense to emulate their control scheme and add it as an option for folks who prefer not to manually rotate camera.

However, this effort is not trivial. Not only should I create a new camera control style, I also must add a new object interaction system, so that you no longer require a mouse cursor. This will probably take me one to two weeks. Until then, I will pause updates unless there's a major bug that needs fixing. Thank you for your patience!

Now, a few fixes added to 1.59-9:


Patch 1.59-8 (January 11th, 2023)

This is a small update that contains some translation fixes for Ukrainian language.


Patch 1.59-7 (January 10th, 2023)


Patch 1.59-5 (January 8th, 2023)


Patch 1.59-4 (December 31st, 2022)

Dear Ghoul Hunters, Happy New Year!

So, there have been a LOT of new weapons and gears that I wanted to add to the game, but the challenge was that I couldn't find a way to merge them into the gameplay to not mess up the progression or making it unrealistic. After all, it makes no sense to see a bunch of NPCs who are supposedly trying to get by in the Zone suddenly wielding miniguns.

But my fans gave me an idea - add these new content in second and third playthroughs! So I came up with the following strategy:

All these will be part of the new Dead Zone DLC, which I'm hoping to release within one or two months. Stay tuned :)

P.S. a few fixes included in 1.59-4 patch:


Patch 1.59-3 (December 27th, 2022)


Patch 1.59-1 (December 21st, 2022)


Patch 1.59 (December 19th, 2022)


Patch 1.58-7 (December 10th, 2022)


Patch 1.58-6 (December 10th, 2022)

This is a small update that adds two things:


Patch 1.58-5 (December 9th, 2022)


Patch 1.58-4 (December 5th, 2022)


Patch 1.58-3 (December 4th, 2022)


Patch 1.58-2 (December 3rd, 2022)


Patch 1.58-1 (December 1st, 2022)


Patch 1.58 (November 27th, 2022)

Dear Ghoul Hunters, I would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season! As a small token of gratitude for all your support, I'm releasing a few new weapons and a new armor, free of charge, to spice up your game :)

Before going into details, I would like to ask for your favor to nominate Tunguska for the "Labor of Love" Steam award :) Ever since I released the game in June 2021, I have been obsessed with fixing all the issues, adding more content, and making your gaming experience more engaging over time. It brings me great joy to see everyone having a good time, and your nomination will mean a lot to me, and will give me a lot of momentum to continue working on the game :) Thank you!

Now, here's a list of new weapons/armor added in 1.58 update:

Good luck, and hope you enjoy the new toys :)


Patch 1.57-3 (November 23rd, 2022)

This is just a small patch that fixes a few AI navigation issues, also made sure that human NPCs have a chance to drop helmets.


Patch 1.57-2 (November 20th, 2022)

Note: please reply here or post in the community if you run into any bugs :) My family and I all got COVID and I might not be able to update the game for a few days, but I'll keep an eye on the bug reports :) Thanks!


Patch 1.57-1 (November 19th, 2022)


Patch 1.57 (November 17th, 2022)


Patch 1.56-9 (November 13th, 2022)


Patch 1.56-8 (November 12th, 2022)


Patch 1.56-7 (November 11th, 2022)


Patch 1.56-6 (November 8th, 2022)


Patch 1.56-5 (November 7th, 2022)


Patch 1.56-4 (November 7th, 2022)

There is a lot of changes to the infrastructure, so I might have accidentally broken something that I don't know of... Please let me know if you notice anything strange :)

Thank you! And enjoy the bunny hopping :)


Patch 1.56-3 (November 4th, 2022)


Patch 1.56-2 (November 3rd, 2022)

Dear Ghoul Hunters, Thank you all for patiently waiting for me to complete the Way of The Hunter DLC! This DLC allows you to customize your character and build skills with a perk-based skill system! It's good for replaying the game with a new perspective, but if you enjoy RPG style game, you'll also have a good time with the first playthrough with this DLC!

Please note that the core experience is unaffected by the DLC. There's no need to buy it unless you are looking to convert a Survival Shooter experience into a Survival RPG.

As usual, I'm always open to suggestions for the game, so if you have any cool ideas about the skill system let me know :)

Also, following issues are fixed in the 1.56-2 patch:


Patch 1.56-1 (November 2nd, 2022)


Patch 1.56 (November 1st, 2022)


Patch 1.55-3 (October 29th, 2022)


Patch 1.55-2 (October 28th, 2022)


Patch 1.55-1 (October 25th, 2022)


Patch 1.55 (October 24th, 2022)


Patch 1.54-6 (October 22nd, 2022)


Patch 1.54-5 (October 19th, 2022)


Patch 1.54-4 (October 18th, 2022)

I realized that there is a major bug for players who have unlocked more than 10 rows of backpack and started the Ashinaka quest - it would cause some items to be permanently lost.

To resolve this issue I created large size option for storage chests throughout the game to match the maximum backpack size. Now you have more room to store loot :)


Patch 1.54-3 (October 14th, 2022)

This is a small update to fix a pretty bad bug introduced by the previous update. I was trying to fix the issue of doors getting interacted twice, but end up breaking the ability to call the editor. This is now fixed.

Please let me know if you run into any issues :) Thank you!


Patch 1.54-2 (October 13th, 2022)


Patch 1.54-1 (October 7th, 2022)

This patch is mainly to fix a bug where if you select a thrown weapon and open/close inventory, the character will automatically throw it.

But you'll also notice the extra pieces of UI added to the HUD and the skills tab in the inventory. These are the UI required for the "Path of a Hunter" DLC.


Patch 1.54 (October 3rd, 2022)


Patch 1.53-4 (September 24th, 2022)


Patch 1.53-3 (September 22nd, 2022)


Patch 1.53-2 (September 19th, 2022)

Weapon, ammo, serum, thrown, Medicine, Money, Armor, Helmet, Ingredient, Food


Patch 1.52-7 (September 12th, 2022)


Patch 1.52-5 (September 8th, 2022)


Patch 1.52-4 (September 7th, 2022)


Patch 1.52-3 (September 5th, 2022)

Hello Ghoul Hunters! I have been secretly working on the concept for a character-creation and skill system for some time. When I first started working on Tunguska, I didn't think it was quite necessary since I didn't aim to make an RPG, but as I began to add more content, stories, and fleshing out the combat/survival system, it became more and more apparent each day that skill+customization would greatly benefit and diversity the experience of this game.

So I decided to go all-in and create a full-fleshed character creation and skill system, and release it as a mini-DLC in the next month or so. The system begins when you start a new game, and before entering the editor office you'll be asked to fill out a sheet describing personal info such as appearance, body type, past employment etc., and this info will determine the initial status, skill, and character model.

The skill system will work like this:

  1. You have two types of XP: combat and survival. When you perform any action related to combat, you gain combat XP and vice versa.

  2. Each type of XP will fill up a "level pool" and stop accumulating. You can then go to the skills panel, and assign the current XP points in the pool towards one skill (only one).

  3. Each skill consists of several perks, and as you assign XP to the skill, it progresses towards the next perk, and eventually unlocking it.

  4. Additionally, an action directly related to a skill will also slightly increase the progress of that skill.

  5. Each skill will also have a non-perk advantage that gradually increases as the skill progresses, such as the amount of damage you deal during melee combat.

I will release more information about the system as I make further progress.

Also, please see below some of the new features and fixes added in 1.52-2 and 1.52-3:


Patch 1.52-2 (August 31st, 2022)

Added fast travel capability for each of the faction leaders: Razor, Roman, Alexei, Haruko, and Vladmir. Each leader offers several destinations, for example from Roman's place you can travel to Zernaskaya village, Oblenska, and Lake Cheko. These destinations will unlock as you progress through the game. For example, Razor won't take you to Railroad worker camp (Roman's place) until you first deliver the quest item to Roman. Each fast travel costs a large sum of money.


Patch 1.52 (August 29th, 2022)

Hello Ghoul Hunters! I have considered the numerous suggestions to add maps to the game, so I decided to make it a reality :) Now you can press M anywhere to open the local map. It has dynamic legends - in other words, the map exits and important NPC's names will only show up after you unlock them or talk to them. There is, however, no GPS markers so you will still have to figure out where you are by studying the map.

I have also added other important changes to the game:

Now, I'm going to start working on the BIG STUFF: skill system and simple character creation. This will add a lot of "meaning" to all the grinds and battles in the game, and pave the road for DLC #2. I'll release further information soon :)


Patch 1.51-6 (August 22nd, 2022)


Patch 1.51-5 (August 20th, 2022)


Patch 1.51-3 (August 15th, 2022)

  1. When player shoots an AI with silenced weapon, and the AI doesn't see the player, he will get all of this mates to search for the shooter
  2. When a patrol NPC see a new dead body, he will react to it.

Patch 1.51-2 (August 13th, 2022)


Patch 1.51 (August 12th, 2022)

Please forgive me for the bugs introduced after uploading this build this morning. I made some changes to raycast masks and accidentally made it impossible to interact with railroad cart and plants. I think I have fixed it now, but please feel free to let me know if you notice anything else. Thank you for your patience!


Patch 1.50-8 (August 7th, 2022)


Patch 1.50-7 (August 5th, 2022)


Patch 1.50-6 (August 4th, 2022)


Patch 1.50-5 (August 2nd, 2022)

This patch contains the full Chinese translation of Ravenwood DLC. Enjoy!


Patch 1.50-4 (August 1st, 2022)

This is just a small update with a change to the railroad handcart. I moved the interactive spot to the side of the cart so that you can interact with it without having to walk up the ramp. However, you can only interact from the right side. Thanks!


Patch 1.50-3 (July 27th, 2022)


Patch 1.50 (July 19th, 2022)

Great news, Ghoul Hunters! We now have access to weapon attachments. You will see some new small slots under the rifle/sidearm slots in the inventory - each weapon can now carry up to two attachments!

So where are the attachments? Well, there is a free one in Station 11 (requires a new playthough), and you will be able to buy these attachments from each faction trader (Sidor, Filip, Grigori, Vladimir, and Larry in Ravenwood) after you complete their Serum Order quests and raise your relationship with them to 100% (their names will appear green once done). The attachments will then show up in the trader's inventory.

There are six attachments you can find:

Each trader will "specialize" in one type of attachment. Each attachment has its own list of suitable weapons.

For backpack upgrades - they are extremely rare and only two available so far. One in Railroad Worker Camp (bought from Filip), and one in Ravenwood (bought from Jian Jun). I'm saving the third one for the next DLC. Each backpack upgrade adds 2 rows to the backpack grid and 5kg of extra carry weight (hurry up and get them! I might lower these stats in the future!)

Other fixes and additions in 1.50:

Since there were a LOT of changes, there might be some issues and bugs introduced. Please let me know if you notice anything strange and I'll fix it! Good hunting :)


Patch 1.49-3 (July 10th, 2022)


Patch 1.49 (July 7th, 2022)


Patch 1.48-9 (July 4th, 2022)


Patch 1.48-8 (July 3rd, 2022)


Patch 1.48-7 (June 29th, 2022)


Patch 1.48-5 (June 26th, 2022)


Patch 1.48-1 (June 18th, 2022)


Patch 1.47-5 (June 5th, 2022)


Patch 1.47-2 (June 2nd, 2022)


Patch 1.47-1 (May 28th, 2022)


Patch 1.47 (May 20th, 2022)


Patch 1.46-8 (May 15th, 2022)


Patch 1.46-7 (May 8th, 2022)


Patch 1.46-5 (May 3rd, 2022)


Patch 1.46-4 (April 30th, 2022)


Patch 1.46-3 (April 29th, 2022)


Patch 1.46-2 (April 15th, 2022)


Patch 1.45-3 (March 30th, 2022)


Patch 1.43-1