11 bit studios, the developer behind This War of Mine, has just released a trailer for their upcoming city-builder Frostpunk. This is a bit different to Sim City, however, as you have to make quite heavy decisions to keep your citizens alive in freezing cold conditions.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Senior Lead Designer Jakub Stokalski gave some insight into the tone of Frostpunk. ‘If you look at references for survival in extreme environments, things like Amazon expeditions and crashes of planes in deep mountains where people didn’t have anything to eat and they have to eat something… It gets pretty grim.’
Marketing Manager Karol Zajaczjowski added that the weather isn’t your only obstacle when trying to look after the people of Frostpunk. ‘There are different layers, there are different elements of the game. Weather is like the first player on that screen but there are others and you have to be cautious about all of them.
Source: Video Gamer