Today 11 bit studios announced the release date of its upcoming “society survival” game Frostpunk.
The title will launch on April 24th, 2018, and will cost $29.99 in digital version and $34.99 in physical version at retail.
This previously teased physical version is called “Victorian Edition” and will also include the “New London – The Art of Frostpunk” artbook.
If you’re unfamiliar with the developer, 11 bit studios is behind the critically-acclaimed game This War of Mine.
11 bit studios Managing Director Grzegorz Miechowski accompanied the press release with a statement, explaining why the game didn’t make it for the first quarter of the year:
“We wanted to make it before end of Q1, but we ended up slightly moving the release further. The reason is simple – we needed this time for the final polishing required to deliver a game that, we believe, is the best 11 bit title so far. For us, production value is always the most important thing and a bug-free, carefully-balanced game is crucial to offer gamers the experience we want them to have. This War of Mine was a unique game about moral choices, and with Frostpunk, we are bringing this to a whole new level. It’s true that it took us some time to get here, but I’m happy to say that it was worth it!”
If you’re not familiar with the game, below you can read an official description from 11 bit studios.
The 19th Century – It was supposed to be the peak of human achievement. Instead, it turned out to be the end of modern civilization.
As the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and the infrastructure. What decisions will you make to ensure society’s survival? What will you do when pushed to the breaking point? Who will you become in the process?
- Build a city powered by steam to oppose the overwhelming cold
- Establish laws and rules that govern the last bastion of humanity
- Heat is life – harness its power
- Secure crucial resources in a time of need
- Explore the frozen wastelands for knowledge, survivors, and supplies
- Make the best decisions, in the worst circumstances
Do what it takes… THE CITY MUST SURVIVE.
The game will be available on Steam, Humble Store, and GOG.