Here’s another of why the AAA development studios need to be concerned, This War Of Mine looks great and touches on a subject that most would rather ignore… The devastating effects of war.
This War of Mine is the first game that lets you experience war not as a soldier, but as a group of civilians in a besieged city, struggling with a constant threat of disease, starvation and death, either from hardship, a sniper’s bullet or at the hands of bandits. Do whatever it takes to survive – without destroying your souls, if possible.
The pace of the game is imposed by the day and night cycle. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of survivors. At night, take one of your civilians on a mission to scavenge through a set of unique locations for items that will help you stay alive.
Face the reality: all in game events have been inspired by real life
Take care of a group of civilians put together by chance, making the best use of their talents and recognizing their weaknesses
Make tough choices and suffer the consequences: when everyone is sick, how far will you go to get the meds? and who will get them first – the weakest or those who care for them?
Manage your shelter: fix it up with improvised beds and stoves, guard it against intruders, venture outside at night to look for anything that might help you survive
Buy it now on Steam.
Developed by 11 Bit Studios, they’re a game development company based in Warsaw, Poland. The company was officially formed on October 7, 2010, founded by former CD Projekt and Metropolis Software developers and staff members.