This War of Mine Dev’s New Game, Frostpunk, Rethinks Survival and Society

This War of Mine developer 11 Bit Studios has announced their next title: Frostpunk.

While the game has elements of steampunk within it, the game’s creative director Michal Drozdowski describes it as “a deeply serious game created for a mature gamer.”

As per the game’s dire and frozen environment, Drozdowski says the team is “putting human nature under a microscope to ask about what happens when people need to stay alive.”

Set for a release sometime next year for PC, we don’t really know much else about Frostpunk, outside the above teaser trailer. Here’s a brief synopsis on what to expect, via 11 Bit Studios:

In a completely frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. Society in its current form becomes ineffective and it has to change in order to survive.

What does this change mean? What is culture when morality stands in the way of existence? Think about how survival may, in the end, leave us different beings. Whether worse, better, stronger, weaker or, last but not least, more or less humane – that is debatable.

Brandon Orselli


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