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Frostpunk PC

An adventure/strategy game with survival elements by Polish studio 11bit Studios. Frostpunk is set in a fictional icy-cold world, whose climate deeply affected the development of its society. To survive, people rely mostly on steam engines.

Strategy | science fiction | steampunk | Economic | RTS | Post Apocalypse | survival | Polish | city builder

PC / Windows
Frostpunk cover

developer: 11 bit studios

publisher : 11 bit studios

Official website

Game mode: single player

game language: English

game release date for PC:

24April2018

Frostpunk for PC is another production by 11 bit studios, known for the Anomaly series and This War of Mine. This adult-oriented, survival-focused game asks you a question: what happens when humans reach the limit of their endurance?

Plot

The game is set in a frozen, hostile world, whose climate significantly shaped the society. To survive, humanity uses energy generated by steam engines, but that's not enough—the society needs to change, as it cannot continue to exist in its current shape.

The events of Frostpunk are an alternative history of the 19th century. The developers don't reveal the reason for the ice age at the beginning and you gradually discover the truth as the game progresses.

Mechanics

The gameplay consists of managing the whole society living in the last human city, utilizing a system based on RTS and survival games. Obviously, doing something for one's own good may not always have a positive effect on the rest of people, so you often have to make difficult choices and ambiguous decisions, as well as sacrificing some of the citizens so that others can survive. The mechanics involve the 19th-century technology, created by the developers, which allows you to melt the ubiquitous ice and change water into steam, which is used to power steam engines.

Technical aspects

The visuals of Frostpunk feature a very distinct style, thanks to the contrast between the cold colors that represent nature and the warmer hues, which symbolize the remains of civilization. The game's creators were inspired by e.g. the graphics of Dishonored. The music was composed by Piotr Musiał, known for the soundtrack of The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine. The game was also co-created by film studio Platige Image, which used to cooperate with i.e. CD Projekt.


Game score 8.44 / 10 calculated out of 184 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 388 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Quad Core 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon RX 580 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Dual Core 3.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R7 370 or better, 8 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit

Frostpunk Game Guide

game guide 20 May 2018

Our guide explains basic mechanisms of the game and contains a walkthrough of all scenarios. Also, it provides advice and tips on how to start the game. You will learn about citizens' happiness, resources, technologies, Automatons, and the Book of Laws.

Frostpunk – age of ice and steam from creators of This War of Mine

Feature 11 April 2017 12:00

After the highly acclaimed This War of Mine, 11 bit studios is ready to reveal the first batch of information about their newest project. It's time to let it go in the frozen land of Frostpunk!

New Frostpunk gameplay - 15 minutes of snowy blizzard

News 01 September 2017 13:09

The official trailers are not enough – here’s 15 minutes of new gameplay straight from the chilly strategy game Frostpunk!