EP 3 DLC “Fading Embers” for This War of Mine is Now Available on PC

11bit studios have just released the third installment in their series of DLC stories for This War of Mine.

This War of Mine: Stories – Fading Embers follows Anja and a new group of survivors in the city of Pogoren. The DLC features new characters, mechanics, locations, and an open-ended, branching narrative with multiple endings. You can watch the launch trailer above.

Here’s a rundown of the DLC:

‘Fading Embers’ is the third installment in This War of Mine: Stories. The expansion features a narrative-driven scenario that portrays the story of Anja. Living in a warzone and carrying a heavy burden, Anja wrestles with herself to answer the question of what is more important – survival of human legacy or the survival of a man.

The DLC contains new locations in the city of Pogoren and its vicinity, new shelters people can live in, enhanced locations from the original game, new playable survivors and citizens of Pogoren. Most importantly, the structure of ‘Fading Embers’ brings new ways to experience narrative along with non-linear structure leading to multiple endings based on player’s decisions. Since the main theme orbits around human legacy, new gameplay mechanics introduces collecting art, deciding on its fate and more.

This War of Mine: Stories – Fading Embers (ep. 3) main features:

Theme and story:

  • Tackle the challenge of preserving human heritage in a time of war
  • Discover the story of Vyseni people and their culture
  • Face dilemmas never before explored in This War Of Mine

New mechanics:

  • New narrative devices
  • New hub area to keep track of your progress
  • Collection Management mechanics including: Securing the art collection, ability to gather new pieces of art, deciding on the fate of art pieces


  • Brand new locations and sceneries
  • Two new shelters
  • Overhauled 9 locations from the original game


  • 3 new playable survivors: Anja, Ruben, Zoran
  • Unique characters to meet and interact

DLC also features new music tracks and additional, smaller mechanics and lore bits.

This War of Mine: Stories – Fading Embers is available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam and GOG for $3.99. All three episodes are available in the Season Pass for $6.99.



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