Frostpunk announced by 11 bit studios

frostpunk survival games by announced by 11 bit studios linux support

11 bit studios the developer behind acclaimed This War of Mine – winner of the IGF 2015 Audience Award. A new #teaser trailer released offering a peak at their next project; Frostpunk, a steampunk-themed game on a frozen world. Gameplay that asks what choices you would be willing to make and how far could you will morality to stay alive?

The adventure begins by imagining what society is capable of when pushed to the limit. In a completely frozen world of Frostpunk, 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.”

Frostpunk (Windows, no Linux confirmation)

The trailer certainly presents a chilling outlook. Leaving one wonder the fate of such an individual or the manner in which they arrived in such an eerie state?

Frontpunk and 11 Bit Studios Continued Linux support?

“The game is being developed on our own engine. Currently we are only working on the PC version. As for other platforms, we’ll see what the future brings.”

When it comes to new and upcoming games, titles like Frostpunk using a custom game engine make us curious. Especially given the success of This War of Mine, which also used an in-house engine. But the 11 Bit Studio team is a small group and support for cross-platform titles can be intense, particularly on release day. So it is likely will see native support at or around the launch of Frostpunk.

Frostpunk is in development from the creators of This War of Mine – winner of the IGF 2015 Audience Award and will be coming to PC in 2017. Follow on Twitter, Facebook and of course the official website.

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