Your Quest In STALKER 2?

Don't worry, he's actually just going to buy some bread.
That’s what GSC are suggesting with their Quest Contest. There are bunch of rules and stuff over on the competition page, but what it comes down to is this: “The best ideas from the contest may be implemented in the new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game. This said, the developers retain the right to change the quest looks or implementation, while preserving the key author’s idea.” Quest authors will also get the name in the credits. They’re looking for less than a side of A4, so it’s not exactly an insurmountable challenge. Might as well have go, eh? It can’t look bad on your CV, either.


  1. Mashakosha says:

    Going to have to give this a go. Cheers for the heads-up!

  2. Baboonanza says:

    I don’t think it’s make much difference to your CV if you’re an accountant.

  3. Brumisator says:

    Hold on…STALKER 2? I thought we already had 3 of them!

    • Jim Rossignol says:

      The other games basically count as “expandalones”.

    • jeremypeel says:

      Or recoup-a-very-long-development-cycle-alones.

      (Cynical as that may sound, I think GSC were absolutely right to get as much use out of their tech and experience as they can.)

  4. Curry says:

    Who made that pretty picture?

  5. Brumisator says:

    I I post something here and now, Will Jim Rossignol reply once more?

    • Kieron Gillen says:



    • Inglourious Badger says:

      What about Kieron?

    • a says:

      I’ve never had a beautiful salmon reply, the pain is deep.

    • Inglourious Badger says:

      Oh well. Me neither. Yours will have to do a. And this will have to do for you I’m afraid

    • Urael says:

      I did once. Keiron responded to a moan I was having at the dismal writing quality of 80’s American Transformers comics. I’m rubbing the framed screen-grab of that conversation under my buttocks as I type this, in fact whenever I reply to anything on RPS.

  6. Nihilille says:

    They even replied with a personalised message saying “we’ve received your entry”, I feel so appreciated, it’s like the love my parents never gave me!

    Also: Where are the results of the chime contest :(

  7. SirKicksalot says:

    Escort the cameraman that shoots the TV series. Also unlocks an achievement.

  8. Brendan says:

    Totally going to have a go at this.

  9. Bald Space Marine says:

    Escort mission with limited time, while enemies shoot at you from roofs……during night!

  10. Shazbut says:

    Entered one.

    I love it when developers do this kind of thing.

  11. Navagon says:

    Fraudbook? Oh bugger. There goes that then.

    • noobnob says:

      Eh? I made sure to read the rules twice, and it doesn’t require you to register an account on facebook. Entries are sent to a regular e-mail, with a text attachment of your quest idea.

  12. MrThingy says:

    Gonna give this a go as well.

    Your quest, to find a toilet in the zone with a working flush.

    • MrThingy says:

      Time limit of 2 days, after which you’ll uncontrollably pebble-dash the inside of your SEVA suit.

  13. EALouise says:

    My quest involves following the girl from the coffee shop home without her noticing. The sub-objectives include climbing through her bedroom window and stealing panties.

    • Fwiffo says:

      Coffee Shop? Girls? I hope someone mislabeled your copy of STALKER with one of those Japanese “dating” sims and this isn’t coming from real life experience.

      No girls in the Zone. Your “gun polishing” needs will be satisfied by a large mustachioed Ukranian chap who’s been wearing the same rubber suit for six months though. 1000 Rubles.

    • KillahMate says:

      GSC’s own damn fault for naming their game Stalker (was the point of the joke, I would think).

  14. Artist says:

    Cheap trick to get lots of inspiration! I mean, in the end who can say that it was your idea that was used as fundament for quest xyz? But on the other hand – the fame… and the precious entry in my CV… “supplied a quest for bug-monster Stalker 2”. Priceless…

  15. oceanclub says:

    I would like to the sequel starring Sandy Ravage, where is completely beastifies the Zone with a SPAS.


  16. adonf says:

    I submitted “Bring this inventory item to some guy on the other side of the map and come back to me for $$ and XP” but that’s ok if I’m not selected and my quest is not in the game.

  17. Kadayi says:

    I think finding the female NPCs in the zone is probably a worthy quest.

    • DigitalSignalX says:

      Agree – it would be famous win if the quest entry involves a female NPC, every player who is familiar with the series would make a point to find and do that quest.

    • Kadayi says:


      It should be called ‘escape from sausagefest’ ;)

      I’m wondering whether Brink might also require such a mission or two also, as it’s looking unrepentantly masculine throughout.

    • mwoody says:

      Pshaw. Women in the zone? They’re for staying at home, and raising terrifying table-moving psychic daughters.

  18. Hybrid says:

    Interesting contest. Now to come up with a good idea…

  19. Cov says:

    Kill seven rats.