Frostpunk raises the survival game from the person to society. The world has been destroyed by climate change. The demanding experience starts with the player as “the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and its infrastructure.” PC Gamer voted it the Best Simulator of 2018 and it was also chosen for the Golden Joystick Awards in the Best Visual Design and PC Game of the Year categories.
The maker, 11-bit Studios, also developed Children of Morta and other indie games, but now they’re taking the popular PC survival sim to consoles (specifically PS4 and Xbox One). For newcomers to the severe wintry world that endangers to wipe out humanity, there are three important tenets that dictate your actions in the game: the city must endure, make the law, and maintain hope. The choices you make will likely not serve all three of these rules. You’ll have to consider the choices you make with the results that will surely follow.
In the cold world where your city lives, “heat means life and every decision comes with a cost.” The punishing Frostpunk will release for PS4 and Xbox One on October 11th.