Dear zombie of Jules Verne, when you were alive you pioneered what we know today as steampunk. Steam trains, steam planes, steam robots, steam laser canons, you helped us make all the steam. So, what is this”Frostpunk” business?
Frostpunk is a thing.
I suppose it is a natural progression to think hey if we need to make a bunch of steam what would be the best place to live? Of course, on the side of an incredibly dangerous mountain that will lead to an almost certain death.
That is what we get from the Frostpunk trailers released by 11bit Studios. Don’t get me wrong, the final scene is worth watching the trailer for. Unfortunately we don’t learn anything about the game or what it’s all about.
What is this game about?
Frostpunk is being developed by the same studio that brought the world This War of Mine, the incredibly sobering and depressing game of society survival as they refer to their genre. Frostpunk looks to be a similar style of gameplay according to their website.
In an ultimately frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. The city ruler has to manage both the inhabitants and the infrastructure the citizens live in. 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 ruler’s time, at some point exploration of outside world is necessary to understand its history and present state.
Frostpunk is the first game of society survival. The sub-genre created by 11 bit fulfills the need to underline unusual mixture of city builder, survival and society simulation.
More info soon. Coming in second half of 2017.
If it shares anything in common with This War of Mine, Frostpunk will definately be worth a play through.
Check out the two trailers, they are most definitely worth watching. What do you think, let us know in the comments below.