Frostpunk is the first game of society survival. In an ultimately frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. The city ruler has to manage both the inhabitants and the infrastracture the citizens live in.
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February 2

THE COGS OF PROGRESS [Developer Update]


"Despite the darkness and deepening gloom... We could see something heading towards us...
We stopped at the verge of a wide and deep ravine, marveling at the steel bridge spanning it and above all at the huge automaton sweeping snow from the roadway..."

Hello there, everyone!

We've been quiet for some time - focused on developing the game itself - but the time has come! Time to show you something brand new. Something that we are really excited about - because it fully basks in well-oiled steampunk-y glory: THE AUTOMATONS!

An automaton heading to a mine to replace manual labour crews.
Full animation loop of an automaton working in Charcoal Kiln.

--- THE AUTOMATONS AND FUTURE UPDATES ---

Lifting the curtain on Frostpunk's lore and the development progress is the game’s Art Director, Przemyslaw Marszal:
It’s been a long journey, and I’m happy to see Frostpunk reaching its final stages. The game evolved into an unprecedented mixture of survival, city-builder, and society simulator. In the upcoming weeks we'll be releasing a new gameplay trailer intriguingly named “Irreversible”, and unveil more details about the game, including release date. Before that happens, let me tease you with these new sneak-peek images presenting the automatons - huge, steam-powered machines that are the pinnacle of human engineering, used to ease the burden of hard labor from your wearied citizens. They’re an example of pragmatic and authentic steampunk technology, used to endure cold and ensure humanity’s chances of survival. Of course, automatons are just one of many features you may encounter in your city - there’s plenty more to see in the upcoming trailer!

Watch Frostpunk's Lead Designer Kuba Stokalski introducing the automatons in The Cogs of Progress video:
https://youtu.be/EQgJeLskhmo
--- WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE GAMEPLAY ITSELF? ---

Automatons are mankind's greatest creation! They will help your economy greatly by replacing entire manual labour crews. They work around the clock, caring not about the overwhelming cold, with only short breaks to refuel at the Generator. You can also research upgrades to raise their efficiency and capability. Besides that - they are automatons - so they look freakin' cool!

We will be showing more details about the automatons and other features in future updates. There is PLENTY of stuff that you haven't seen, yet - and we want to show you everything as soon as we're ready. There's more where that came from - so stay tuned! In the meantime, here are some screenshots, concepts and work in progress designs of the automatons that we have never shown before:


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--- Q&A ---

We've received a lot of questions and feedback from you - be it on Steam Discussions, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube - and we are VERY thankful for all of it! With that said, we've already addressed some of concerns - but we want to be sure that our answers reach all of you, so here it is:

1. Is this game DEAD?
Nope. :) It is very much alive and kicking.

2. Have we seen all the choices available in the Book of Laws?
Not at all! There are A LOT more choices to make later on in the game. We didn't even show half of it, yet.

3. What happens when I finish the campaign? Are there any other game modes?
We plan to implement more modes besides the main campaign, yes. We already hinted before that there are going to be different modes in Frostpunk. We don't want to get into details right now. Be it sandbox/endless mode or some scenarios - we can't tell you that, yet - but we have a lot stuff hidden in the shadows. Stay tuned for future updates!



4. I want to fiddle with the in-game camera. What are the limitations?
We're still tweaking the camera. The graphics in the final game will be better that you've seen in the demo. It already looks better and different in the current build that we are working on and testing internally. So the limit for the zoom-in will be dictated by a simple question "does the game still looks good when zoomed in so close?".

5. What threats/enemies are there in Frostpunk?
This is a society survival game set in a frozen, post-apocalyptic world. So the overwhelming cold, hunger, lack of supplies, civil unrest - are your main "enemies". You will have to face a lot of tough moral decisions - and that's another roadblock that Frostpunk will throw in your way. Again, there are some decisions and parts of the game that we didn't show, yet - so we can't tell you everything in this update. :)

6. Is Frostpunk first game in some kind of bigger series?
Yup, the general idea was that Frostpunk will be starting a brand new world for us - a world that we can explore in other games in the future. This is something we knew and talked about from the start. But how will it develop, what ideas do we really have in mind - our lips are sealed, it's totally too soon to say anything. :) But yes - there is room here for other Frostpunk-related games, for sure.

7. What's the price of the game?
We can't give you the exact price (but we want to announce it as soon as it gets set in stone) - but we can give you a hint. It's not going to be priced as small indie game, our team is quite big at the moment - and it's not an AAA game either. Think about it as a Premium Indie title or an AA project - that might give you some ideas. ;)



8. When can I preorder the game?
We don't have a specific date in mind, yet. But we are most definitely thinking about preorders and we'll announce it as soon as we're ready.

9. Can you tell us something about the release date?
The game is scheduled to be released by the end of Q1 and we are right on track to make this happen. Starting from February we are bringing out the big guns, so in upcoming weeks you can expect a lot of news about the game, which should shed some light on the premiere date.

10. What platforms can we expect?
Frostpunk will be available on Steam, Humble Store, GOG and other digital stores for Windows. For the time being be sure to follow it on Steam and add it to your Wishlist, though!

That's all the stuff we've planned for this update - more info coming in following weeks! In the meantime, be sure to follow our social channels:Have a good one and see you next time!
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September 13, 2017

Frostpunk - The City Must Survive



- - - WHAT IS FROSTPUNK? - - -
Frostpunk is the first game of society survival. In an ultimately frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. The city ruler has to manage both the inhabitants and the infrastracture the citizens live in.


- - - TRAILERS - - -

Teaser trailer - "The Fall"
https://youtu.be/dHxTtSatvQM
Trailer - "Whiteout"
https://youtu.be/6saqbmVT9qk
Debut gameplay trailer - "Heartbeats"
https://youtu.be/UxTxUL_8VkA

- - - MEDIA ABOUT FROSTPUNK - - -
"(...) this is a game about finding reasons to survive rather than just the means to go on living."
- Adam Smith, Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"In a steampunk ice age, the only thing that can be crueler than the bitter cold are the decisions you have to make to keep your people alive."
- Stephanie Chan, VentureBeat

"(...) decisions push your morality to its limits for the sake of productivity, which could make for an captivating, draining adventure when the game releases later this year."
- Suriel Vazquez, Game Informer


- - - STORY - - -
In an ultimately frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. The city ruler has to manage both the inhabitants and the infrastracture the citizens live in. Leader’s tactical skills face challenges, frequently questioning morality and the basic foundation of what we consider an organized society. Here optimization and resource management often clash with empathy and thoughtful decision-making. While city and society management consume most of the ruler’s time, at some point exploration of outside world is necessary to understand its history and present state.

What decisions will you make so the society can survive? What will you do when pushed to the limits? And...

...who will you become in the process?


- - - DETAILS - - -

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 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 shaping your society.

Weight 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.

EXPLORE
The world covers not only bits of the past but also the potential means to secure the future of your people.


- - - MORE INFO - - -

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"(...) this is a game about finding reasons to survive rather than just the means to go on living."
- Adam Smith, Rock, Paper, Shotgun

"In a steampunk ice age, the only thing that can be crueler than the bitter cold are the decisions you have to make to keep your people alive."
- Stephanie Chan, VentureBeat

"(...) decisions push your morality to its limits for the sake of productivity, which could make for an captivating, draining adventure when the game releases later this year."
- Suriel Vazquez, Game Informer

In an ultimately frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. The city ruler has to manage both the inhabitants and the infrastracture the citizens live in. Leader’s tactical skills face challenges, frequently questioning morality and the basic foundation of what we consider an organized society. Here optimization and resource management often clash with empathy and thoughtful decision-making. While city and society management consume most of the ruler’s time, at some point exploration of outside world is necessary to understand its history and present state.

What decisions will you make so the society can survive? What will you do when pushed to the limits? And...

...who will you become in the process?

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 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 shaping your society.

WEIGHT 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.

EXPLORE

The world covers not only bits of the past but also the potential means to secure the future of your people.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: TBA
    • Graphics: TBA
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 1060
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
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