|After months of hard work, everyone at 11 bit studios is proud
to present our upcoming game, This War of Mine. As we develop the
game, we’ve been driven by a specific tagline: “In war,
not everyone is a soldier.”
In This War of Mine, the focus is shifted away from military
operations portrayed in most games. Instead, it is a dark survival
game where players control a group of civilians trying to stay
alive in a besieged city. During the day snipers outside stop you
from leaving your refuge, offering players time to craft, trade,
upgrade their shelter, feed and cure their people. At night they
must scavenge nearby areas in search for food, medicines, weapons
and other useful items.
This War of Mine was inspired by real-life events and delivers a
message. “This can happen in your city, in your
country,” Michal Drozdowski, lead designer, said.
“While designing a new game, we came across an article that
described how one man survived in a besieged city.
We learned about his hardships and the horror of that
experience. We decided to work around this idea and make something
real, something that moves people and make them think for a second.
It's about time that games, just like any other art form, start
talking about important things.”
In TWoM players have to make life-and-death decisions based on
their conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or
sacrifice some of them in order to prevail; there are no good or
bad decisions during war. There's only survival.
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This War of Mine is being developed for PC and mobile devices,
and will be shown to media for the first time at the Game
Developers Conference next week.
This War of Mine
In war, not everyone is a soldier