11 bit studios has announced This War of Mine, a dark survival that offers a new angle of war. Instead of a soldier, player control a group of civilians who struggle for their lives in a besieged city. Snipers prevent them from getting out of their refuge during the day, letting the player time to craft (weapons, alcohol, beds, stoves), trade, cure and upgrade. Therefore scavenging for food, medicines, weapons and other stuff must be done at night. The title is being developped for PC, Mac, Linux and mobile and will be out later this year.
11 bit studios announces This War of Mine
After months of hard work, everyone at 11 bit studios is proud to present our upcoming game, This War of Mine. As we develop the game, we’ve been driven by a specific tagline: “In war, not everyone is a soldier.”
In This War of Mine, the focus is shifted away from military operations portrayed in most games. Instead, it is a dark survival game where players control a group of civilians trying to stay alive in a besieged city. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, offering players time to craft, trade, upgrade their shelter, feed and cure their people. At night they must scavenge nearby areas in search for food, medicines, weapons and other useful items.
This War of Mine was inspired by real-life events and delivers a message. “This can happen in your city, in your country,” Michal Drozdowski, lead designer, said. “While designing a new game, we came across an article that described how one man survived in a besieged city. We learned about his hardships and the horror of that experience. We decided to work around this idea and make something real, something that moves people and make them think for a second. It's about time that games, just like any other art form, start talking about important things.”
In TWoM players have to make life-and-death decisions based on their conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them in order to prevail; there are no good or bad decisions during war. There's only survival.
This War of Mine is being developed for PC and mobile devices, and will be shown to media for the first time at the Game Developers Conference next week.
This War of Mine In war, not everyone is a soldier
Btw that video on battlenonsense was on Shoreline, he should of tested the other maps tbh as like I said it's a proven mess atm (45 minutes ago)
I can already see EA jumping on that. DLC colored rocks! (53 minutes ago)
US for curling? What the fuck... (54 minutes ago)
Connecting too. For all I know I could be hitting up Asian servers. @Grift have u watched Kotton playing it yet? Pretty decent player tbh (1 Hour ago)
Shoreline is the big stinker when it comes to desync. The other maps are pretty much sewed up for performance and network. I think the man problem is that you have no clue on what region you are conn (1 Hour ago)
But on a side note the devs are in plain sight talking constantly about netcode and what they are doing. It's constantly updated and they are probably the most transparent devs I've come across (1 Hour ago)
@Loakum: just left that there then went to bed as I knew he'd throw a hissy fit :D (1 Hour ago)