Progetto Ustica is a serious game that aims at keeping alive the memory of one of the most tragic events in recent Italian history. It is a short exploratory experience created for PC/MAC and, soon, supporting Oculus Rift VR and HTC Vive.
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Sep 6, 2018

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September 6


Dear everyone, thank you for waiting, we are finally here.
PROGETTO USTICA is now on Steam, you can download it and play it for free.
You'll need only 20 minutes.

We did PROGETTO USTICA to preserve the memory. The memory of what happened that night, Jjune 27, 1980, when a missile destroyed the airplane DC9, flight IH-870, in the italian skies on the island of Ustica, Sicily.
81 people died.

We did PROGETTO USTICA with the support of Associazione Parenti delle Vittime della Strage di Ustica. They asked us not to put the real faces, the real bodies, of their dead relatives in the game. So you will find them as undefined people.

But today we want to remember all of them.

The crew:
Domenico Gatti, 44, 1st commander;
Enzo Fontana, 32, 2nd pilot;
Paolo Morici, 39, stewart;
Rosa De Dominicis, 21, hostess;

The passengers:
Andres Cinzia, 25;
Andres Luigi, 33;
Baiamonte Francesco, 55;
Bonati Paola, 16;
Bonfietti Alberto, 37;
Bosco Alberto, 41;
Calderone M. Vincenza, 58;
Cammarata Giuseppe, 19;
Campanini Arnaldo, 45;
Candia Antonio, 32;
Cappellini M. Antonietta, 57;
Cerami Giovanni, 34;
Croce Maria Grazia, 7;
D'Alfonso Francesca;
D'Alfonso Salvatore, 39;
D'Alfonso Sebastiano, 4;
Davì Michele, 45;
De Cicco C. Giuseppe, 28;
De Lisi Elvira, 37;
Di Natale Francesco, 2;
Diodato Antonella, 7;
Diodato Giuseppe, 1;
Diodato Vincenzo, di 10;
Filippi Giacomo, 47;
Fontana Vito;
Fullone Carmela, 17;
Fullone Rosario, 49;
Gallo Vito, 25;
Greco Antonino, 23;
Gruber Marta, di anni 55;
Guarano Andrea, 38;
Guardì Vincenzo, 26;
Gherardi Guelfo, 59;
Guerino Giacomo, 9;
Guerra Graziella, 27;
Guzzo Rita, 30;
La China Giuseppe, 58;
La Rocca Gaetano, 39;
Licata Paolo, 71;
Liotta Maria Rosaria, 24;
Lupo Francesca, 17;
Lupo Giovanna, 32;
Manitta Giuseppe, 54;
Marchese Claudio, 23;
Marfisi Daniela, 10;
Marfisi Tiziana, 5;
Mazzel Rita Giovanna, di anni 37; Mazzel Erta Dora Erica, 48;
Mignani Maria Assunta, 30;
Molteni Annino, 59;
Norrito Guglielmo, 37;
Ongari Lorenzo, 23;
Papi Paola, 39;
Parisi Alessandra, 5;
Parrinello Carlo, 43;
Parrinello Francesca, 49;
Pellicciani A. Paola , 44;
Pinocchio Antonella, 23;
Pinocchio Giovanni, 13;
Prestileo Gaetano, 36;
Reina Andrea, 34;
Reina Giulia, 51;
Ronchini Costanzo, 34;
Siracusa Marianna, 61;
Speciale Maria Elena, 55;
Superchi Giuliana, 11;
Torres Pierantonio, 33;
Tripiciano G. M. Concetta, 45; Ugolini Pier Paolo, 33;
Valentini Daniela, 29;
Valenza Giuseppe, 33;
Venturi Massimo, 31;
Volanti Marco, 36;
Volpe Maria, 48;
Zanetti Alessandro, 8;
Zanetti Emanuele, 31;
Zanetti Nicola, 6.

May the sky be sweet for all of you.
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August 28


Rammstein is a German industrial metal band formed in 1994.

The band took its name from the August 28th, 1988 Ramstein air show crash. The incident was caused by a collision between three Italian aircrafts during an exhibition flight of the legendary Frecce Tricolore. Mario Naldini and Ivo Nutarelli, expert pilots and instructors, died that day.

Naldini and Nutarelli, on the evening of June 27th, 1980, signaled a coded alarm, supposedly because they intercepted one or more foreign fighters covertly flying in the Italian airspace. Shortly after, the Itavia DC9 was hit by a missile of unknown origin.

Was Ramstein an accident?

This is one of the questions that Progetto Ustica presents to its players.

>>> Release date: August 29th, 2018 on PC Windows and MAC (with Oculus / HTC VR support).
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About This Game

Progetto Ustica is a serious game that aims at keeping alive the memory of one of the most tragic events in recent Italian history. It is a short exploratory experience created for PC/MAC and, soon, supporting Oculus Rift VR and HTC Vive.

Progetto Ustica recreates the main events of the 50 minutes flight of the ITAVIA DC9 shot down from the sky over the Tyrrhenian Sea at 8:58 PM on June 27, 1980. The project aims at keeping alive the memory of this event attracting also those who do not know anything about it.

Progetto Ustica benefits from the help of Daria Bonfietti and Andrea Benetti of the Associazione parenti delle vittime della strage di Ustica and from the support of Carlo Lucarelli and Bottega finzioni, whose students are working on the research and educational materials of the project.

Progetto Ustica puts the player inside the DC9 shortly after its take off, from a first person point of view. The player explores its cabin, interacts with objects and people, and finds several objects that unlock additional features:

- new points of view, freely selectable by the player, that show what is happening from the perspective of the military aircrafts, a radar vision that encompasses the whole scenario, a lone nocturnal fisherman watching the sky, and more;
- audio transcripts of that night radio communications, both between the DC9 and the control towers contacted during the flight and between military aircrafts and their control centers;
- contextual information on the military activity in the Tyrrhenian Sea, new hints on events of that night and on what followed: investigations, cover-ups, suspicious deaths, and more.

The player retraces the events of that night through multiple points of view, each one contributing to build a different path among several cameras.

Progetto Ustica is not intended as a scientifically accurate recreation of facts, or as an investigative game that aims at discovering the truth. Progetto Ustica is a game for memory. some details of the scenario are true, others are plausible. we leave the player the task to further research and not to forget.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista +
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 +
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D Gpu 512mb ram +
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Playable with or without VR
    • OS: OSX 10.7 +
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D gpu with 512mb ram +
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
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