Finally, we will be having a sequel to the BAFTA-nominated society survival game Frostpunk. The game is brought to us by 11-Bit Studios and will be set 30 years after the apocalyptic blizzard storm that happened at the end of the first game.
The introduction states that the Earth has become overwhelmed by a neverending frost and a harsh, icy climate, humanity has progressed from coal-burning to a new important resource being oil.
The Frostpunk 2 trailer is given below:
In the sequel game, we will be playing as the leader of a resource-hungry metropolis during the time where the age of oil begins. After the age of coal, the only salvation left for humanity is conquering the Frostland for the oil extraction industry. However, not everyone in the new multi-layered society is welcoming of this new idea.
But, the hardest thing is that in this apocalyptic world, the expansion and survival of society will have their cost as demands and expectations of various factions will raise tensions and evoke conflicts. The world continues to get colder and bigger threats to arise. As the leader it’s your job to keep your community together, driven, and ready to face difficulty. There will be times whereas a leader you have to make unavoidable sacrifices.
Jakub Stokalski, the Co-director of Frostpunk 2, had this to say about the grander vision of the game:
What we aim to deliver to players is an experience that goes vastly beyond that of the original Frostpunk. With a still-growing team of nearly 70 people, we have more manpower available to focus on all aspects of the game from the scale, the production value, and the quality of UX, but our ambition is to do more than a straight-up sequel.
What players should expect is a wide universe of choices, the freedom to shape the society and the city however they see fit – and reap the consequences. Frostpunk 2 builds on the conflicts of its predecessor – survival vs human values, life vs the arctic frost. But most importantly, it adds a new layer that is present in many aspects of the game – be it politics, society or technological progress – the conflict between humans and their nature.
In celebration of Frostpunk 2’s announcement, the first game is now available for free on Steam from August 12 to 16. So, immerse yourself in the apocalyptic world of Frostpunk and get ready to face the post-apocalyptic and the Age of Oil.