If you enjoyed the grim, but gripping, nature of This War of Mine, you’ll likely be eager to check out 11 bit Studios next gaming endeavor, Frostpunk. The upcoming title will put gamers on a desolate frozen planet with a steampunk setting in an effort to survive. There’s more to the story, but for now you can check out the first teaser for the game:
The premise begins by imagining what society is capable of when pushed to the limit. In a completely frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. Society in its current form becomes ineffective and it has to change in order to survive. What does this change mean? What is culture when morality stands in the way of existence? In the end, survival may transform us completely. Whether that change makes us better or worse, stronger or weaker, or even more or less humane is debatable.
Creative Director Michal Drozdowski: “This is a deeply serious game created for a mature gamer. 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.”
For now, that’s all the information we have, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on Frostpunk in the months to come.