This War of Mine developer, 11 Bit Studio has revealed its next game – a strategy-based management title about human survival.
As seen in the trailer above, Frostpunk takes place in an unforgiving, icy environment, where humans have implemented steam-powered gadgets to avoid freezing to death. As reported by Eurogamer, the press release describes a “distinct visual style”, though no gameplay images have yet been shared.
The game’s description (via. Polygon) sounds akin to This War of Mine, with empathy and moral choices taking precedence over the game’s strategy and management elements. The press release promises an “emotion-driven” game with “complex and demanding gameplay.” It’ll also cover similarly mature themes, exploring the extents humans will go to to stay alive.
“This is a deeply serious game created for a mature gamer.” said 11 Bit director, Michael 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.”
Frostpunk is expected to arrive in ‘Q2 2017’ for the PC. For more information, you can check out 11 Bit’s official site here, or follow the developer via Twitter. Alternatively, you can keep up to date with the game through its official Twitter account here.