Here’s a brief look at the upcoming social-survival PC game Frostpunk. You manage a city’s growth or decay amid frozen strife, choosing such dire things as whether to enforce child labor and put sawdust in people’s soup to make them feel full. From 11 Bit, the makers of This War of Mine. No release date yet.
This War of Mine starts off feeling like the most depressing variation of The Sims ever, one where any happiness or woohoo has been bombed out of existence. And, very quickly, it gets to feeling even worse.
Over the course of a couple of hours with This War of Mine, I'd stolen food and medicine from an elderly couple, hidden behind a door and watched a soldier drag a young woman off with him to be raped, and stood uselessly by whilst one of the people I was supposed to be helping to survive died in her bed because I…
Embodying a soldier has been a staple of video games for a while now. But, on November 14th, players will control the kind of ordinary citizen who the machines of war usually roll right over. Here's what This War of Mine will look like when you play.