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Frostpunk

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Developer: 11 bit studios
Release Date: April 24, 2018

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'Frostpunk' Enters Final Stage Of Development, Introduces The Automatons - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2018 @ 12:03 p.m. PST

A steampunk-themed game on a frozen world, Frostpunk asks what choices you would be willing to make and how far could you bend morality to stay alive.

Frostpunk is a city-survival game in which heat means life, and every decision comes with a cost. Living among the frozen remnants of Earth, it is up to you to shape society, establishing the laws and customs to ensure survival.

The premise begins by imagining what society is capable of when pushed to the limit. In a completely frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. Society in its current form becomes ineffective and it has to change in order to survive. What does this change mean? What is culture when morality stands in the way of existence? In the end, survival may transform us completely. Whether that change makes us better or worse, stronger or weaker, or even more or less humane is debatable.

With the future of humankind in your hands, Frostpunk is both a challenge of tactical planning and a test of your own humanity.


Lifting the curtain on new, rich world-lore is the game’s Art Director, Przemyslaw Marszal:

" It’s been a long journey, and I’m happy to see Frostpunk reaching its final stages. The game evolved into an unprecedented mixture of survival, city-builder, and society simulator. In the upcoming weeks, we'll be releasing a new gameplay trailer intriguingly named “Irreversible”, and unveil more details about the game, including the release date. Before that happens, let me tease you with new concept art, screenshots, and in-game gifs presenting Automatons - Huge, steam-powered machines that are the pinnacle of human engineering, used to ease the burden of hard labor from your wearied citizens. They’re an example of pragmatic and authentic steampunk technology, used to endure cold and ensure humanity’s chances of survival. Of course, automatons are just one of many features you may encounter in your city - there’s plenty more to see in the upcoming trailer! And stay tuned for more developer updates from us about Frostpunk features."

"Automatons are mankind's greatest creation! They will help your economy greatly by replacing entire manual labour crews. They work around the clock, caring not about the overwhelming cold, with only short breaks to refuel at the Generator. You can also research upgrades to raise their efficiency and capability. Besides that - they are automatons - so they look freakin' cool!"

Key Features:

  • MAINTAIN HOPE - Survival is about hope and the will to live. Your ability to spark and maintain these two in your citizens will be a determinant factor for success.
  • MAKE AND ENACT LAW - The only method of continued survival is to ensure survivors abide by the same rules and share similar beliefs. Establishing laws and customs will be a crucial factor shaping your society.
  • WEIGH YOUR CHOICES - Will you allow child-labour? How will you treat the sick and wounded? Choices in Frostpunk are never straightforward, and decisions come at a price.
  • EXPLORE - The world covers not only bits of the past but also the potential means to secure the future of your people.

Frostpunk is scheduled for release end of Q1 2018.


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