Polish studio 11 Bit has published a new cinematic trailer for the town-planning simulator Frostpunk, which specifies that the game will be released on April 24, 2018.
Initially, Frostpunk was planned to be released last year, but in September, developers announced the transfer of the release for 2018. To arrange a premiere in March, as was promised later, they, however, also failed. But the extra time allowed to translate the game into several languages and prepare a disk version (including in the collection edition). As the developers have already noted, the release version will not support the controllers.
Frostpunk will be distributed through stores Steam, GOG and Humble Store for $ 30. For the retail Victorian Edition, including the art album New London – The Art of Frostpunk in a hardcover, ask for $ 5 more. It is worth paying attention to quite high by the standards of indie projects system requirements: to comfortably play on high graphics settings, you will need a system equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor, at least 16 GB of RAM and a graphics card no worse than NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060.
“We were hoping to release the game before the end of the first quarter, but we had to move the release slightly,” Grzegorz Miechowski, managing director of the studio, said. – The reason is simple: we needed time for “polishing”, which will make this game the best in the history of our studio. Quality for us above all. Only a properly balanced game without bugs will be able to give gamers the feelings that we would like them to cause. This War of Mine was a unique game about moral choice. Frostpunk will bring this concept to a whole new level. It was quite a long way, but I’m happy to say that it was worth it. “
Frostpunk events occur in the alternative world of the XIX century, where the last people on Earth are trying to survive in the conditions of eternal winter. Using steam technology, the player will build a city-state, which will be the last stronghold of humanity. He will be given complete freedom in the management of society: he can choose any methods, including the exploitation of child labor, the brutal suppression of popular uprisings and sophisticated punishments for criminals. Each decision will entail consequences, including irreversible, and without compromises, it will not be easy to manage.
Frostpunk has already received many positive reviews from critics. The Rock, Paper, Shotgun portal called it one of the best games of the E3 2017 and made it one of the most anticipated this year. “Your decisions show how far you are ready to go to improve productivity,” Suren Vazquez, a reviewer for Game Informer, wrote. – This game promises to be exciting and very difficult ”