Frostpunk concept art, featuring a figure in heavy camping gear following a few other figures down a snowy mountain. everything is frozen and dire

The next game from the creators of This War of Mine looks ice cold

11 bit Studios, the creators of This War of Mine (2014), has announced its latest game: Frostpunk. 11 bit Studios have been fairly mum about the contents of the game (or even how it will play out exactly), and aside from the announcement trailer, a tagline—“Frostpunk takes on what society is capable of when pushed to the limits”—and a logo that closely resembles an energy drink brand, there is little to go on. inspired by the cruel, frozen world of Snowpiercer The name itself, Frostpunk, indeed feels rather different than their previous serious fare. Frostpunk is another in those terms, the -punk naming conventions originally…


This War of Mine presents war as it really is: hell

The impression one gets from a steady diet of FPS’s is that everyone is a hero, which is ridiculous and borders on propaganda and doesn’t take into account the far greater number of civilians whose lives become sleepless nightmares. Well, until now.  The point of This War of Mine, a horrific, survival—it’s not quite survival horror—docu-game by the Polish devs 11 Bit, is merely to survive the ravishes of war, not multiply the body count, which, let’s face it, is what the enormous percent of us who aren’t associated with the armed forces would be doing. I damn sure would be…