"In war, not everyone is a soldier." This tagline inspired 11 Bit Studios' upcoming survival game, "This War of Mine", that was recently announced on Wednesday. The title offers a new perspective by stepping away from military operations and instead focuses on a group of civilians struggling for survival in a besieged city.
Life-and-death decisions will be made as players try to protect everybody from the world falling down around them. Snipers await outside the refuge area during the day to allow players time to learn how to trade, craft, and upgrade their shelter. When the sun has set, nearby areas can be searched for useful items such in order to keep moving forward.
"This War of Mine" was inspired by real-life events and delivers a certain 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.
"This War of Mine" will be available Windows PC, Mac, Linux and mobile devices. More details are expected to be released at the Game Developers Conference 2014 and on the game's website. In the meantime, checkout 11-Bit Studios other titles "Anomaly: Warzone Earth" and "Sleepwalker's Journey" in the app store.