TRAILER | PC Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 6:01 PM

The other side of war with This War of Mine

The other side of war with This War of Mine

11 bit studios has announced This War of Mine, a dark survival that offers a new angle of war. Instead of a soldier, player control a group of civilians who struggle for their lives in a besieged city. Snipers prevent them from getting out of their refuge during the day, letting the player time to craft (weapons, alcohol, beds, stoves), trade, cure and upgrade. Therefore scavenging for food, medicines, weapons and other stuff must be done at night. The title is being developped for PC, Mac, Linux and mobile and will be out later this year.



11 bit studios announces This War of Mine


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.

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
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All comments

Commented on 2014-03-12 18:59:37
This looks veeeery interesting to me!
Commented on 2014-03-12 19:45:04
Choices in a survival context, reminds me of Gods Will Be Watching. Any idea on the perspective (2D, 3rd person, top down)?
Commented on 2014-03-12 20:01:12
"...like any other art form, start talking about important things." and the message is clear - americans, please stop making wars all around the world =/
Commented on 2014-03-13 01:12:02 In reply to volodyuka
Posted by volodyuka
"...like any other art form, start talking about important things." and the message is clear - americans, please stop making wars all around the world =/
What about Mother Russia?
Commented on 2014-03-13 01:21:07
Brilliant idea! I'm really looking forward to the eventual gameplay footage.
Commented on 2014-03-13 05:14:55 In reply to volodyuka
Posted by volodyuka
"...like any other art form, start talking about important things." and the message is clear - americans, please stop making wars all around the world =/
LOL
Commented on 2014-03-13 05:18:57
Can't wait to see more of this game.
Commented on 2014-03-13 11:36:03 In reply to volodyuka
Posted by volodyuka
"...like any other art form, start talking about important things." and the message is clear - americans, please stop making wars all around the world =/
I dont care about some hidden messages and bullshits like, this country starts wars and this country too....I want the game to be good. Everybody knows, the war is a bitch for anyone involved.
Commented on 2014-03-14 20:24:13
trolls will be trolls
Commented on 2014-03-16 00:59:44 In reply to asdfg
So does she.

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