gogol.jpg Russian developer Step Creative Group seems to be a fan of seminal 19th century Russian author Nikolai Gogol - so much so that they made Evenings On A Farm Near Dikanka, a 2D adventure game for PC based on one of Gogol's (handily out-of-copyright) novels, and currently nearing completion.

The plot: "The protagonist of the game - rural smith Vakula - is enamored with Oksana, the first beauty of Dikanka. But Oksana presents an apparently impossible requirement: she wants Vacula to bring her shoes that the tsarina wears. Vakula’s adventures begin when the habitual rural life suddenly turns magical." It's a bit like 'Bewitched' meets 'Monkey Island' in the 18th century Ukraine, then? Please sign us up for "the world where miracles and habitual fancifully intertwine", forthwith.