HeatWave is a sandbox, non-linear guerrilla group simulator set in Alaska affected by climate change. It combines mechanics of strategy, manager and adventure games. As leader of a guerilla group, you start a fight for freedom and the shape of a liberated country.
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HeatWave is a sandbox survival strategy game set in 2080 in Alaska affected by climate change.

Global warming has led humanity to the brink of collapse, caused unprecedented migration and stir up internal conflicts. Therefore, the US government has decided to abandon the cut off territories in Alaska and focus on saving the mainland.
The Russian government supported by China decides to take advantage of the US situation. To expand into more hospitable places to live, they launch an invasion of Alaska, which was once a Russian colony.
As a result of oppression and hostile colonization, the people of Alaska form Guerrilla groups to repel the invaders.
The underground Americans are the underdogs in a fight for their land and freedom.

GAME FEATURES


Run your own Guerrilla faction.
Form your team and set internal laws and adapt rules to the changing environment.
Set up base deep in the forests of Alaska, build new structures to make your people self-reliant.




Use and upgrade your bushcraft skills.
Survive in the wilderness with limited resources.
Help your people meet basic survival needs. Set up camps, obtain energy resources, provide shelter against the cold and rain. Hunt for food, collect wild plants or plunder local communities to prevent starvation.
Craft items- make tools, medicines and weapons from collected scrap and plundered materials.




Explore the world.
Visit settlements. Talk with their inhabitants, recruit, trade, or complete quests to increase relations with them.
Explore vast expanses of Alaska and dive into a non-linear story.
Make difficult decisions and fight your own path to independence.




Partisan tactics
Stay in the shadow, avoid being discovered.
Move your base if necessary and implement a hit and run strategy.
Punish collaborators, constantly fight and harass the invaders.
Set up traps, sabotage their supply lines and incite the people of Alaska against them.




Diplomacy
Shape your own politics, handle diplomatic relations with other factions and settlements.
Perform tasks for the local population and compete with other guerrilla groups.
When strong enough, start the revolution and take on the invaders to drive them away.
Finally, choose your own path to independence - continue in the name of the United States, or create your new independent country...


Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Contains moderate violence and mature themes.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit only)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-8100 / AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200
    • Memory: 6 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 760, Radeon HD 7950 or equivalent with 2 GB of video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit only)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-9600K / AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600X
    • Memory: 8 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 980, Radeon RX 580 or equivalent with 4GB of video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
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