Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
October 1, 2020
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Press Releases
  Become a prisoner trying to escape from forced labor camps in Dissident: Frostland Escape – a newly-revealed survival game grounded in historical facts.
  Share on Twitter RSS

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 16th, Warsaw, Poland.

“Labor is the only way to atone for your sins before the fatherland,” says the sign on the gates to hell, or, as some call them, labor camps. Once you cross the threshold, the only way out is to either serve your sentence to completion or attain freedom through death. The problem is that no one usually lives long enough in the first scenario, and you’re not ready to passively give up and wait for the second. You decide on a third option: to escape. Your chances of surviving are close to zero, but if you’re going to die, at least you’ll die a free man.

Watch the Dissident: Frostland Escape announcement trailer HERE to see on your own eyes the nightmare of labor camps.

Add the game to your Steam Wishlist (


Endure the cruelty of an oppressive regime and those who would safeguard its interests, all while fighting to stay human in an uncaring, cruel world. There are many more like you, and your brothers in misfortune need you – will you find it in yourself to lend them a hand?

Stay and suffer or take the risk and flee – the choice is yours. Make sure you can survive the consequences of your actions, though – your lifespan in the frost lands is measured in things you can steal and things you can carry, not to mention raw physical skill. Even then, bare hands fare poorly against bear hands.

Remember: your enemy is the legion, and they are relentless in their hunt. They will never cease, they will chase you down, and they will kill you. After all, you are the only soul capable of telling the world about the atrocities that have taken place in this frozen hell.


  • A unique “thoughts and madness” gameplay mechanic.
  • “Escape and chase” intervals.
  • Retain your humanity while struggling with the wild, frost, and hunger.
  • Exploration of a randomly-generated, modular map.
  • Choose from a wide selection of characters to play, from teachers and politicians to soldiers and artists. Each comes with a different set of skills that heavily impacts the gameplay.
  • Enjoy the freedom of a gameplay style based on your preferences.

Dissident: Frostland Escape is being developed by Tequilabyte Studio, published by Games Operators, and will come to PC.

More information about the game can be found on Steam, Facebook, and Twitter.


About Games Operators

Games Operators is a publishing company that invests in, releases, and promotes video games. The company helps to develop innovative and unique video games like 911 Operator and Radio Commander by getting involved in projects at various levels of progress – from the conceptual phase to nearly-finished products.