11 bit Studios, the Polish developer behind the incredible “This War of Mine” are switching gears to a science fiction setting with their newly announced title, “Frostpunk.”
According to a press release, “Frostpunk” is will try to explore what society “is capable of when pushed to the limit.” Set in a frozen world, the technology used will be centered around an alternate universe where steam reigns supreme. The game will borrow elements from “This War of Mine,” as the core gameplay will be built around resource management and base progression. In another ode to their previous game, 11 bit Studios has asserted that this will be a serious game, focusing on mature themes, as Creative Director Michal Drozdowski puts it:
“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” is coming to PC sometime in 2017.