developer: Other Ocean Interactive
publisher: Other Ocean Interactive
Game mode: multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 8
Project Winter is a game in which we play the role of a man trying to survive in the tundra, where the threat is not only the environment, but also other people. The game was developed for an eight-player multiplayer mode, in which we can see the inspiration of the social game Mafia. Other Ocean Interactive (creators of Giant Cop: Justice Above All, Dark Void Zero and numerous Yu-Gi-Oh series games) is responsible for creating the game.
In Project Witner we play the role of a man who is stuck in the frozen wilderness together with a group of strangers. Initially, it seems that everyone has the same goal - rescue and safe return home. However, the truth is much darker and it may turn out that wild animals and ubiquitous chill will be the least worry for the survivors....
In Project Winter we observe the action from above - from the isometric perspective. When the game starts, each player receives a specific, hidden role and goals to perform. Most of the group's task is to survive in the frozen wilderness until they manage to call help - this requires cooperation, pooling valuable resources, repairing various facilities and coping with many challenges and threats.
At the same time, however, there are a few traitors in the team who know about each other but are not known to the other members of the group. Their task is to prevent the others from being rescued without revealing their identity (detection of sabotage is likely to result in death). They do this by gaining the trust of individuals and manipulating them in such a way as to create conflicts within the group. Traitors are initially in a worse position, but as the game progresses, the situation reverses and they gain an advantage.
The game ends when all members of the group are safely evacuated.... or either are killed by the traitors or deprived of the chance to be rescued.
We can only play Project Winter with others. The game emphasizes cooperation, communication and complexity of interpersonal relations, therefore it would not work in any other format. The mainstay of the gameplay is an eight-person, online multiplayer mode.
Three-dimensional visuals of Project Winter are quite simple, but decent. The creators decided to use an artistic style that brings to mind animated film - thanks to this, the graphics contrasts with a rather brutal and uncompromising theme. Characters models are nicely made and animated, and the locations reflect the atmosphere of the frozen wilderness.
age requirements: 16+
PC / Windows
- Intel Core i3-3250 3.5 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
- 4 GB RAM
- graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 Ti / Radeon HD 7870 or better
- 3 GB HDD
- Windows 7
- Intel Core i5-6600 3.3 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 or better
- 3 GB HDD
- Windows 10