Creators of This War of Mine released their highly anticipated steampunk title.
Polish indie developers at 11 Bit Studios (This War of Mine) launched today their new steampunk survival city-building game, Frostpunk, available as of today for PC through the Steam platform. Frostpunk lets players manage a the growth and development of a society living in a cold environment where heat means life and the lack of it well… you got the point.
Loyal to the steampunk genre, Frostpunk tells the story of a humankind that relies on steam-based machinations for technology, with the twist of being set in a time where the Earth has been completely frozen over in the 19th century.
Players will have to manage a society that fled frozen London in order to search for a new place to live. A huge crater and a burning coal furnace results as their last hope of survival. Discontent and Hope are two main meters to be taken care of, as well as resource availability, workers and natural diasters.
And when things go wrong, they do in a tragic way. Suicide, the death of a child frozen on the streets or a massive exodus being cooked by unhappy people, trying to convince their peers to join them.
But Frostpunk goes deeper than the basics of a resource-management, city-building simulator. Loyal to the Polish indie movement and its features, 11 Bit Studios adds some moral choices and dilemmas for players to assess. Will child labor be allowed in order to move forward? What will be sacrificed in order to survive from a crisis? Which laws will rule this place? So, in that sense, Frostpunk goes deep into our values and moral compass and what we’re capable of allowing in order to thrive.
Frostpunk is available now for PC with a price tag of $29.99 and was, at the time of the writing of this article, at the top of Steam’s global Top Sellers. For more information, you can visit the game’s official website or Steam page.
Our boy from Buenos Aires, Juan has been a gamer for as long as he can remember (and possibly even longer than that). He loves a good story, and believes every indie game has a compelling one to tell.