In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,209) - 95% of the 1,209 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Nov 14, 2014
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June 19

Children of Morta - play for free now!



Hi there,

we have some great news for you. As you probably know, we are not only a game developer but also a indie games publisher. And we are getting ready to release an indie gem to this world called Children of Morta. It's a story-driven action RPG about an extraordinary family of heroes.

While it's not as grim as This War of Mine - we still believe you'll find Children of Morta's dark fantasy themes captivating. Now, you can try it now for free, for 72 hours!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/330020/Children_of_Morta/

The pre-release event is going to end on June 22nd. At the same time, Children of Morta pre-order launches on Steam with a 10% discount and is giving access to the soundtrack on the release day, which will come in the Summer for Xbox One , Nintendo Switch , PlayStation 4 and PC.

See the new teaser here:
https://youtu.be/pxuPj7tgfxU

We hope you’re going to enjoy this foretaste of Children of Morta and we can’t wait for you to experience the full game later this year!

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June 4

War Stories: How This War of Mine manipulates your emotions | Community Update



Hi there, Community!

Exciting stuff! Recently, ArsTechnica released an episode of War Stories series - and this one is really important for us, because it brings up the topic of This War of Mine's development process.

Aleksander Kauch, our lead game programmer for This War of Mine, goes behind the scenes of the game's development and explains how we have turned a management sim into a visceral experience about civilians at war. You can watch the episode here:
https://youtu.be/FNrCAWVKVQ0
"This War of Mine is a game defined by its cultural roots—it is a Slavic game, created by people from Central Europe who grew up hearing stories of Nazi occupation from their grandparents. It lacks most of the hallmarks of more stereotypically "Western" stories—there isn't a happy ending or even a particularly neat resolution. It is not a game designed to give you a quick dopamine hit of joy or to tell a complex tale of good and evil. Instead, it is a game designed to make you feel something—to evoke emotions and then to force the player to confront and contemplate those emotions."
- fragment of ArsTechnica's article. Read more here.

If you're looking for more game dev insights and news, visit ArsTechnica at:

Btw. If you want to experience how exactly are we manipulating your emotions, you can grab This War of Mine 75% OFF right now:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/282070/This_War_of_Mine/

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And before you ask: yes, the Ep. 3 of This War of Mine: Stories is coming. We're currently working on some really cool materials that we want to show you in a matter of weeks.

On top of that, we're working hard with Dead Mage team to release Children of Morta! In the meantime, you can learn some new stuff about the game here or here. And if you like what you see - be sure to add it to your Steam Wishlist:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/330020/Children_of_Morta/

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Reviews

“This War of Mine is a gripping survival sim, and a great study of survival during wartime and civil collapse.”
8.4 – IGN UK

“This War of Mine shows the horrors of war in a way, that we rarely can experience in a game.”
9 – Giga Games

“Is this a game you want to play? No. Is it a game anyone with a beating heart should play? Yes. A million times yes. It's a longform exercise in empathy, a sobering piece of work that fills in the blanks left when all we see of war are the headshots. It's a much-needed course correct in the current shoot-first-ask-questions-never gaming landscape that supposes war is won because one supreme badguy caught a bullet through his brainstem. No: It's won when the people who lived under his boot get to go home.”
8 – Gamespot

Check out upcoming 11 bit studios title:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/330020/Children_of_Morta/

This War of Mine - DLCs description

The universe of This War of Mine has been expanded by following DLCs:

  • The Little Ones - explores the hardships of wartime survival as seen from an entirely new perspective - that of a child.

    This War of Mine: Stories:

  • 1st episode: The Father's Promise - a heartbreaking tale of loss and hope in a war-torn city
  • 2nd episode: The Last Broadcast – where as a radio-operator you are going to face moral dilemmas and decide, whether there is a price too high for the truth
  • Last episode, concluding the season of ‘This War of Mine: Stories’ will follow in the upcoming months. All the episodes are available as separate DLCs as well as a part of Season Pass.

About This Game



In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.

The pace of This War of Mine is imposed by the day and night cycle. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of your survivors. At night, take one of your civilians on a mission to scavenge through a set of unique locations for items that will help you stay alive.

Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them for longer-term survival. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.

This War of Mine: Anniversary Edition

It's been two years since This War of Mine global release and we're still expanding the experience. This new free DLC, created especially for the Anniversary Edition, adds new characters, new locations to explore, and most importantly - a whole new ending, leading to a different outcome to the game. The dilemma though remains the same – how far will you go, to protect the ones you care about? 

This War of Mine:

  • Inspired by real-life events
  • Control your survivors and manage your shelter
  • Craft weapons, alcohol, beds or stoves – anything that helps you survive
  • Make decisions - an often unforgiving and emotionally difficult experience
  • Randomized world and characters every time you start a new game
  • Charcoal-stylized aesthetics to complement the game's theme

IGN

This War of Mine might be the war game we need.

Gamespot

I was intrigued by This War of Mine's attempts to portray the consequences of war in a way that games have largely ignored in the past. The fact that the psychological and emotional challenges of living under such horrifying conditions are something you have to consider as you struggle gives me added hope that it might treat its hefty and important subject matter with the gravity and complexity that it deserves.

Game Informer

11bit is blazing a new thematic trail amidst the currently popular survival genre, and so far the studio seems to have something special on its hand.

Other 11 bit studios titles:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/330020/Children_of_Morta/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/323190/Frostpunk/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/606150/Moonlighter/

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000, Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770, 1024 MB, Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000, Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: Processor:
    [/b]Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770, 1024 MB, Shader Model 3.0
  • Sound Card: Integrated
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    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo 2.4, AMD Athlon(TM) X2 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9600 GS, Radeon HD4000, Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad 2.7 Ghz, AMD Phenom(TM)II X4 3 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 260, Radeon HD 5770, 1024 MB, Shader Model 3.0

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