This War of Mine Dev's New Game Sounds Harrowing

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11 Bit Studios, the team behind survival game This War of Mine, has revealed its next title: Frostpunk. Like This War of Mine, it will test the morality of players by placing them in extreme circumstances and manipulating their need to survive.

"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," the official website states.

"What does this change mean? What is culture when morality stands in the way of existence? Think about how survival may, in the end, leave us different beings. Whether worse, better, stronger, weaker or, last but not least, more or less humane--that is debatable."

Check out the trailer above.

According to the website, more info about Frostpunk will be revealed "soon." The game is scheduled for launch in 2017.

In GameSpot's This War of Mine review, Justin Clark awarded it an 8/10, saying it is "a longform exercise in empathy, a sobering piece of work that fills in the blanks left when all we see of war are the headshots."

He continued: "It's a much-needed course correct in the current shoot-first-ask-questions-never gaming landscape that supposes war is won because one supreme badguy caught a bullet through his brainstem. No: It's won when the people who lived under his boot get to go home."

11 Bit Studios has released a console version called This War of Mine: The Little Ones for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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