Frostpunk is a new steampunk city building survival video game developed by 11 bit studios, the game development company behind This War of Mine, that is set in a frozen 19th century world. Acting as city ruler, the player must “manage both the inhabitants and the infrastructure the citizens live in.” Frostpunk is currently available to purchase on Steam for PC. The Victorian Edition of the game is available to pre-order on Amazon with a ship date of May 1st, 2018.
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 infrastructure 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.
via The Awesomer