From the studio who brought us the insanely depressing (yet absolutely amazing) This War of Mine comes another game that will make you feel like a monster for the sake of survival/greater good. Frostpunk is a city-survival game in which Earth has been completely frozen over and heat means life.
As the leader of a small community of survivors, it is up to players to shape society, establishing laws and customs to ensure survival at any cost and the price you’ll have to pay for it. “What will you sacrifice for the greater good?” The press release reads, “Will you allow child labor? How will you treat the sick and the wounded? With the future of humankind in your hands, Frostpunk is both a challenge of tactical planning and a test of your own morality.”
“This is a deeply serious game created for a mature gamer.” Said Creative Director Michal Drozdowski. “Looking back at This War of Mine, we’re pushing boundaries even further, but we’re not pointing at reality in the same fashion. We’re putting human nature under a microscope to ask about what happens when people need to stay alive.”
11 Bit Studios released the first gameplay trailer for the title showing off just some of the stuff that can go wrong in the game. Frostpunk is listed for a 2017 release, and it will make an appearance at PAX West this weekend.