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 infrastracture 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.
Coming in second half of 2017.The devs from 11 bit studios were determined to avoid answering any fundamental questions, but we’ve managed to pick up a few important details. Society survival – that’s a new, rather intriguing term, which will soon become a matter of interest to many players, partially due to the main theme of the game, as the devs have chosen something rather frosty. Frostpunk is a tale of the last days of human race, its fall, and the subsequent desperate fight for survival. It’s a stone-cold epilogue to the history of a species whose former might and diversity were reduced to a single, feeble society. Will it survive the “white cold”? That’s for the player to decide.
The heart of the game focuses on managing a society in a world where no valid form of society should be possible. The majority of modern games stress the importance and rights of an individual. 11 bit games, however, has the moxie to turn this situation upside down: survival of society comes first, and the rights of individuals always lose against the needs of a group.http://www.gamepressure.com/e.asp?ID=1422You want some cold facts? Well, I suppose we can safely assume that Frostpunk will be a unique mix of various genres and mechanics: we can notice RTS mechanics, elements of survival, social and urban management, as well as decisions that will influence the lives of individuals and the fate of the entire society.