Frostpunk ‘Whiteout’ Trailer is Surprisingly Dark
11 bit Studios revealed their new game, Frostpunk back in August of last year but since that time we haven’t heard much about it. Focusing head first on development, they’ve been working tirelessly to bring the game to life and have dropped a brand new trailer that is as riveting as it is dark. Combining a frozen wasteland with the whizz-pop of machinery and Steampunk, this new trailer, titled ‘Whiteout’ will certainly have you interested if you weren’t already.
From the creators of This War of Mine, Frostpunk is a mature game of “society survival” about overcoming dire hardships to manage and lead a society of people living among the frozen remnants of Earth. The new Whiteout trailer provides a glimpse into their world, how they live and the challenges faced in such a hostile environment.
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.
Creative Director Michal Drozdowski; “This is a deeply serious game created for a mature gamer. Looking back at This War of Mine, we’re pushing boundaries even further, but we’re not pointing at reality in the same fashion. We’re putting human nature under a microscope to ask about what happens when people need to stay alive.”