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Developer 11 bit studios
Publisher 11 bit studios
Genre Simulation
Mode Singleplayer
Engine Liquid Engine
Release date April 24, 2018 (PC)
October 19, 2019 (consoles)
Platform PC
Xbox One
Price $29.99

Frostpunk is a simulation and strategy game of managing a city struggling to survive after apocalyptic global cooling, the only heat coming from the generator in the center of town. Players must keep their citizens hopeful and content while making decisions and enacting laws that may be unpleasant and morally questionable, but are necessary for people to survive. Research new technology, scout the frozen wasteland for extra resources and more survivors, develop automatons that can work endlessly, and push through the harsh winter.

In the summer of 1886 the snowstorms began. Crops failed, people starved. Millions fled south. They met only chaos, famine, and death. In the farthest reaches of the resource-rich north, the British Empire began construction of heat-bearing generators, where a chosen few could survive safe from the chaos of crumbling civilization. They ran out of time. An apocalyptic ice storm came from the south, devouring all in its path. People fled in panic. Some managed to cross the seas and reach the site of a generator only to find it frozen solid. The generator was designed to power a city capable of weathering the end of the world... It falls to us to build it.
~ Frostpunk Demo

Official description[ | ]

The city must survive

Frostpunk, the newest title from the creators of This War of Mine, is a society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. In an entirely frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. You face the task of building the last city on Earth and securing the means necessary for your community to survive.

Optimization and resource management often clash with empathy and thoughtful decision-making. While city and society management will consume most of the ruler’s time, at some point exploration of the outside world is necessary to understand its history and present state.

What decisions will you make to ensure the survival of your society? What will you do when pushed to the limit? And who will you become in the process?

Make the law

Establish laws that regulate the existence of your growing society. Decide on their working routine, healthcare, food provision and other crucial aspects of everyday life. Maintain their hope and contentment – the moral condition of your society is as important as securing the basic means to keep them fed and safe.

Shape your society

If you reach a turning point, do not hesitate to determine the path of your people. Should you rule them with an iron fist... or show them a way of compassion and faith? Reach for extremes or try to find a fair balance. Whichever you choose, remember: there’s no turning back.

Weigh up your choices

Some of your decisions will seem small – like deciding the fate of a troubled citizen or meeting the demands of a newborn faction – but be aware that the sum of your doings can lead to unexpected results. Your people put their faith in you, but their devotion is not limitless. Leadership can be a burden.

Develop new technologies

Survival demands progress. React to current events, but don’t forget about the long term and investing in development and technological progress. Providing a highly advanced infrastructure with self-powered automatons, airships, and other technical wonders is difficult, but achievable. It all depends on your management and leadership skills.

Explore the frostland

While New London is your main focus, there is much more to the world than what lies within the limits of your city. Expeditions, while risky, can bring you valuable intel, precious supplies and grow your society’s population. There may be people out there, and their fate lies solely in your hands.

Play endlessly

Frostpunk’s Endless Mode is the latest, longly awaited update requested by our community. It’s the biggest DLC to the game so far, offering new maps, game modes, mechanics, and it will allow you to dive into the Frostpunk experience deeper than ever before.

Game features[ | ]

The City Must Survive
Frostpunk is a city-survival game where heat means life and every decision comes with a cost.
Maintain The Hope
Survival is about hope and will to live. Your ability to spark and maintain these two concepts in your people will be a determinant factor for success.
Make The Law
Society is a group of people abiding the same rules and sharing similar beliefs. Establishing laws and customs will be a crucial factor in shaping your society.
Weigh Your Choices
Will you allow child labour? How will you treat the sick and wounded? Frostpunk challenges a player’s tactical skills, while questioning one’s morality.
The world covers not only bits of the past but also the potential means to secure the future of your people.

Release history[ | ]

Date Event
April 24, 2018 Frostpunk releases for PC on Steam
August 27, 2019 The Rifts expansion releases
October 19, 2019 Frostpunk releases on Xbox One and PS4
January 21, 2020 The Last Autumn expansion releases
August 20, 2020 On the Edge expansion releases

System requirements[ | ]

From Steam
OS Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Processor 3.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
Memory 4 GB RAM
Graphics GeForce GTX 660, Radeon R7 370 or equivalent with 2 GB of video RAM
DirectX Version 11
Storage 8 GB available space
Sound Card DirectX compatible
Additional Notes Please make sure that you have the latest VC package installed, and - if you're using Windows 7 or 8 - that you have the KB4019990 update applied.
OS Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Processor 3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
Memory 8 GB RAM
Graphics GeForce 970, Radeon RX 580 or equivalent with 4GB of video RAM
DirectX Version 11
Storage 8 GB available space
Sound Card DirectX compatible
Additional Notes Please make sure that you have the latest VC package installed, and - if you're using Windows 7 or 8 - that you have the KB4019990 update applied.

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