The perfect game to back-stab your friends. Project Winter is an 8 person multiplayer game focusing on social deception and survival. Communication and teamwork is essential to the survivors’ ultimate goal of escape. Gather resources, repair structures, and brave the wilderness together.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (30) - 86% of the 30 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (249) - 69% of the 249 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 7, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Project Winter is a unique meld of two of our favorite types of games - Social Deception and Survival. Because of this unique mix, we need additional feedback from our community to ensure gameplay is engaging, exciting, and overall, fun. We plan to implement this feedback to ensure the best final product.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate the game should be in early access for 3-6 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“There are three main areas we will focus on during early access:

Player feedback - with the early access build, this is to be considered to be our best step forward, but with somewhat localized testing we need a broader data-set of player feedback. This will affect the game in unknown ways as of now.

Polish - there is a lot of polish that has yet to make it into the game, from animations to quality of life improvements. These will be implemented before 1.0.

Additional features - a number of features have been pared back to stabilize the initial early access builds. Our main focus for additional features for early access is geared towards more ways to interact with other players and the environment. This would include but not limited to: Wider variety of map layouts, additional usable items & actions, varied AI animals, and different random events. Depending on the scope of the player feedback these items may change in substance, priority, or may get cut altogether.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The function and feature set of the Early Access version of Project Winter is considered to be in a “beta” stage, meaning all features are currently supported but we plan to expand on these in the future. Please see the description for more info.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The base price may be increased upon release from Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We have a very active discord community as well as newsletters to keep people up to date, both of which can be found at . We will also be communicating via our Steam community discussions, our sub-reddit, and various social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.”
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May 16

Project Winter FREE Weekend + 25% Steam Sale

Project Winter is having a free weekend RIGHT NOW! We will also be having a 25% Steam Sale on this weekend. The free weekend and the sale end Monday morning, so don't miss out!

The Project Winter Discord is a great place to find players, stay connected with the game community and interact with our QA and Dev teams. It is also the best place to go to report bugs, players, and give feedback and suggestions about the game.

This weekend will be the last chance to join our Early Access community, if you play before May 23rd you will receive two Early Access Club exclusive items when we launch into 1.0!

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May 9

Content Update # 6 v0.1.7851 - Ghostly Abilities

Our last update before 1.0 is live! We’ve heard you guys and we’ve added some Ghost abilities so you can help or hinder the living! Ghosts now have the ability to light a Ghostly Fire, drop a Ghostly Feast, heal the living, or be traitorous and chill the living. These abilities have a global cooldown so make sure to plan out what ability to use when to use it! We have also included a few more things, please see below for more details.

  • Ghost abilities
    • Ghostly Fire - Ghosts can light a mystical campfire that appears for living players for a short duration, increases warmth of players in proximity.
    • Ghostly Feast - A ghostly feast appears for a short duration satisfying the hunger of players in proximity.
    • Ghostly Heal - When used living players within proximity of the ghost gain a small amount of health.
    • Ghostly Chill - When used players within proximity of the ghost will lose a small amount of warmth.

  • New Traitor Abilities in the Traitor airdrop
    • Temporarily reveal players health bars
    • Temporarily block proximity chat

  • New Bunker type
    • Hop in to find out what it is!

  • Camera shift when aiming.

  • Ability to poison interactable objects
    • Players can now poison bunker consoles, traitor crates, the power station, repair consoles, the outhouse etc.

    As always there has been some bug fixes! Please check below for more detail :)

    • Community Translated Swedish is now implemented!
    • Can no longer craft alcohol from the stove
    • Field of view on bolt action rifle reduced
    • Field of view on shotgun and semi-auto rifle reduced to match world camera
    • Increased aggression of patrol wolves
    • Slightly reduced spawn rate of poison in traitor crates
    • Small chance that pot pies will spawn in bunker crates
    • Added rotating arrows under the character on the customization screen and progression screen
    • Re-designed game guide and added additional pages
    • Attack hit boxes will trigger later and finish earlier
    • Charge attack only stops player movement at 90% charge (lasts 0.3 seconds)
    • Attack radius of weapons increased by 66%
    • Animals no longer drop meat on the ground upon death, they now have lootable corpses
    • Fix for animals getting stuck when walking into buildings and fences
    • Adjusted animal turn animations
    • New achievements implemented for poison and truth serum
    • Fixed issues with vomit animation
    • Fixed certain animations not playing correctly from attacked animation
    • Revive option will now be hidden while attacking a downed player
    • Fixed bug where opening emote wheel during loading could lock your character

    That's it everyone! Thanks for playing, and don’t forget to join our discord ( for more news, updates and to become a part of our amazing community!

    -The Project Winter team
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“In my opinion, it is one of the finest survival games out on the market. It has all the elements of a classic survival game, plus the survivor-traitor deception which adds a twist to the experience.”
The Indie Toaster

“Project Winter has solid gameplay and a beautiful art style.”
8/10 – Digital Chumps

“If you want a well-crafted game that has an amazing community, this is the one for you.”
7.5/10 – Culture of Gaming

About This Game

Betray your friends in this 8 person multiplayer focused on social deception and survival.

Communication and teamwork is essential to the survivors’ ultimate goal of escape. Gather resources, repair structures, and brave the wilderness together. Just beware that there are traitors within the group who will be steadily gaining strength as the match progresses. Traitors only goal is to stop the survivors by any means necessary.


Escape to Survive
As a survivor amongst a group of strangers you will have to collect resources, battle the elements and complete a series of tasks in order to call in one of several rescue vehicles.

Hidden Roles
Amongst the group of survivors, lurk unidentified traitors. The traitors are known to each other but not the survivors. Their goal is to stop the survivors from escaping without being identified and killed.

Survivors cannot escape unless they work together. Players who wander off on their own will have difficulty surviving the elements, can fall victim to hostile wildlife, or become easy targets for the traitors.

There are several ways to communicate with other players, including proximity-based voice chat, private voice chat radio channels, text chat, and emotes - communication is key if the survivors have any hope of completing their tasks and defending against the traitors.

Betrayal & Deception
The traitors are outnumbered and weak when the game begins, they may infiltrate the survivors and earn their trust while they build up their strength. Survivors can never be 100% sure of who to trust. The traitors can take advantage of this by spreading lies, and pitting the survivors against each other.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Cartoon Violence
Cartoon Blood

System Requirements

    • System operacyjny: Windows 7
    • Procesor: AMD FX-6300 / 3rd or 4th gen i3
    • Pamięć: 4 GB RAM
    • Karta graficzna: GTX 660 Ti / HD 7870
    • Sieć: Szerokopasmowe połączenie internetowe
    • Miejsce na dysku: 3 GB dostępnej przestrzeni
    • System operacyjny: Windows 10
    • Procesor: i5 6600 +
    • Pamięć: 8 GB RAM
    • Karta graficzna: GTX 970
    • Sieć: Szerokopasmowe połączenie internetowe
    • Miejsce na dysku: 3 GB dostępnej przestrzeni

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