Survival City-Builder Frostpunk Launches April 24

11 Bit Studios have announced the release date for Frostpunk.

The frigid survival city-builder will launch for Windows PC on April 24th. Featured above, a new “Serenity” trailer was released for the game.

For those wondering – the song playing in the trailer is “God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” performed by Kevin Lovatt (the modern popularization of it was via Johnny Cash).

Here’s a rundown on the game, via 11 Bit Studios:

In an ultimately frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. The city ruler has to manage both the inhabitants and the infrastracture the citizens live in. Leader’s tactical skills face challenges, frequently questioning morality and the basic foundation of what we consider an organized society. Here optimization and resource management often clash with empathy and thoughtful decision-making. While city and society management consume most of the ruler’s time, at some point exploration of outside world is necessary to understand its history and present state.

What decisions will you make so the society can survive? What will you do when pushed to the limits? And…

…who will you become in the process?

Key Features:

  • The City Must Survive
    Frostpunk is a city-survival game where heat means life and every decision comes with a cost.
  • Maintain The Hope
    Survival is about hope and will to live. Your ability to spark and maintain these two in your people will be a determinant factor for success.
  • Make The Law
    Society is a group of people abiding the same rules and sharing similar beliefs. Establishing laws and customs will be a crucial factor shaping your society.
  • Weigh Your Choices
    Will you allow child-labour? How will you treat the sick and wounded? Frostpunk challenges a player’s tactical skills, while questioning one’s morality.
  • Explore
    The world covers not only bits of the past but also the potential means to secure the future of your people.

Frostpunk will be available on SteamGOG, and the Humble Store for $30. There’s also a physical “Victorian Edition” planned, which comes with a hardcover art booklet – for $35.

Brandon Orselli


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