Update 1.1.0 | Survivor Mode
Survivor mode features:
- a whole new level of challenge (meeting the people's needs or balancing the delicate economy of your city will be even harder)
- no active pause - you need to think fast!
- progress is only saved automatically and on exit, so all your decisions are final!
The time has come to introduce the promised Survivor Mode to the game! It's a special feature for the most seasoned arctic survivalists among you. If you find Hard difficulty all too easy, test the limits of your ability to survive the winter apocalypse in this brand new mode! You can pause the game only by opening a menu - so there is no active pause whatsoever! - and your progress is only saved automatically and on exit, so all your decisions are final. The difficulty level itself is also more rough and demanding - meeting the people's needs or balancing the delicate economy of your city will be even harder. What's more: finishing the game in this mode will reward you with some new achievements as well. To start a new game in Survivor Mode, select a scenario and toggle the switch below the customization button.
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.
The world covers not only bits of the past but also the potential means to secure the future of your people.
"(...) 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