11 bit Studios have announced post-apocalyptic society survival city-builder Frostpunk 2, along with a long free weekend for the first game.
As stated in the press release (via email), the game is set 30 years after the apocalyptic blizzard that nearly wiped out humanity. Players must once again gather resources for their metropolis; this time turning to oil extraction now the age of coal is passing. As factions vie and tensions rise, what will players do to ensure survival? How far will they go?
Jakub Stokalski, Frostpunk 2 Co-Director, spoke more on the game’s grand vision.
“What we aim to deliver to players is an experience that goes vastly beyond that of the original Frostpunk. With a still-growing team of nearly 70 people, we have more manpower available to focus on all aspects of the game from the scale, the production value, and the quality of UX, but our ambition is to do more than a straight-up sequel. What players should expect is a wide universe of choices, the freedom to shape the society and the city however they see fit – and reap the consequences. Frostpunk 2 builds on the conflicts of its predecessor – survival vs human values, life vs the arctic frost. But most importantly, it adds a new layer that is present in many aspects of the game – be it politics, society or technological progress – the conflict between humans and their nature”.
You can find the announcement trailer below, along with the front page of the New London Courrier.
To celebrate the announcement, the original Frostpunk is free on Steam until August 16th. The game is also 70% off, and has seen its final updates adding The Fall of Winterhome scenario, naming characters and automatons, and a photo mode.