The city must survive.
11 bit studios, the minds behind This War of Mine, released a new trailer for Frostpunk showcasing 11 facts and features about their new upcoming survival game. Also, the developers have already been teasing the Victorian Edition, a special physical run that includes the “New London – The Art of Frostpunk” hardcover artbook.
The trailer includes a rundown on how the player’s decisions will affect the experience, the possibilities outside the main city in terms of possible expeditions to find resources and recruit survivors, and dealing with the number of random events that can occur at any moment.
For those who haven’t heard about the game yet, Frostpunk takes what made This War Of Mine so special: the weight in the player’s decisions and being able to actually see how it affected each playthrough. But now the scale has potentially grown: instead of managing a select number of survivors, we are the leader of an ever increasing city during a frozen era. A generator located at the center is what gives not only energy, but heat as well. Thing is, the more people that begin to appear, more resources will be needed to maintain everyone worn enough. Otherwise, as the trailer states, they will die within the same day due to the temperatures.
Gameplay wise, Frostpunk is less active than 11 bit studios precessor, which let you control the characters and engage combat in a 2D perspective. Now, it seems like they inclined to a real time strategy logic, seeing the whole city from above and interacting with the citizens and random events in dialogue windows. Also, the interface shows pretty much everything you need to know about your citizens: their morale, resources left and how many days have passed since you started leading this small civilization.
Frostpunk is set to be released on April 24th for PC, while console ports for Playstation 4 and Xbox One will arrive closer to late 2018. Make sure to visit the official site for more information, and don’t forget the follow the studio on Twitter for the latest news.