From the creators of 2014 indie masterpiece This War Of Mine comes another game about survival, Frostpunk. Imagine Mad Max but instead of sand filled wasteland and third person beat em up pimp my ride everything is cold, frozen and your objective is to build a city for your survivors to prevail, kinda like Mad Max had a baby with Sim City.
So, Frostpunk is a game about society survival and an unusual mixture of city builder, survival and society simulation. In an ultimately frozen world, people develop steam powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. The city ruler has to manage both the citizens and the infrastructure the citizens live in. The Leader’s tactical skills face challenges, frequently questioning morality and the basic foundation of what we consider an organized society. Here optimization and resource management often clash with empathy and thoughtful decision making. While city and society management consume most of the time, at some point exploration of outside world is necessary.
Oversee your society, manage resources and make difficult choices. But whatever you do, always remember the city must survive. Frostpunk takes on what people are capable of when pushed to the limits. It shows what society will do to survive and how it changes in the process. How survival in the end leaves us different beings. If worse, better, stronger, weaker or last but not least, more or less humane. Heat is life in this frozen wasteland and every decision comes with a cost. Give your people hope, make laws and think about your choices, because every single thing you do has weight to it. Will you allow child labor? Will you allow cannibalism in your society? How will you treat your wounded and ill? It is up to you.
Game is set to release on 24th of April this year and I have a strong feeling this one will be a good one.