Frostpunk by Merge Games Rated: Mature

Platform: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
Released Date: October 22, 2019
Rated: Mature
Developer: 11 bit studios
Publisher: 11 bit studios
Director: Michał Drozdowski
Producer: Błażej Żywiczyński
Designer: Jakub Stokalski,Michał Drozdowski
Programmer: Aleksander Kauch,Rafał Podkowiński
Artist: Przemysław Marszał,Łukasz Juszczyk
Composer: Piotr Musiał
Release Platform dates:
Microsoft Windows
April 24, 2018
PlayStation 4, Xbox One
October 11, 2019
Genre: City-building, survival


A society survival game where heat means life, and every decision comes at a price.
Complex strategic gameplay, demanding challenges and a rich story.
Frostpunk is extending its unmatched survival experience to consoles.
Revised controls and adjusted mechanics, testing your tactical prowess on the frozen wastelands.
Offering players a complex, strategic challenge alongside a rich narrative Featuring an alternative take on the 19th century Industrial Revolution, Frostpunk tells the story of how our planet mysteriously freezes, putting an end to civilization as we know it and forcing the human race to adapt to harsh conditions. As the leader of possibly the last civilized society on Earth, you’re going to build the city that your survivors live in, discover new technologies, explore frozen wastelands and most importantly, manage and rule society to prepare it for life in an unforgiving world. Whether you’re an enlightened ruler or an iron-fisted Tyrant, you’ll discover that choices in this world aren’t as easy as they seem, and that holding power over people has a cost as heavy as the responsibility you feel in caring for them.


The game is set in an other 1886 where the emissions of Krakatoa and Mount Tambora, the diminishing of the Sun, and other obscure elements caused an overall volcanic winter. This thusly prompted across the board crop disappointment and the passing of millions. This occasion generally lines up with the chronicled 1883 emission of Krakatoa, a volcanic occasion that prompted worldwide cooling.

In light of this, few establishments called “generators” were worked by the British experts in the coal-rich North, intended to be downtown areas in the occasion that dropping temperatures power mass relocation from the south. In all situations, the player is the pioneer of a city around a generator, and should oversee assets to guarantee the city’s endurance.

There are presently three situations in the base game and an extra situation offered in a free DLC, each with various foundations and storylines. An Endless mode was likewise presented in a later fix that shuns account components to concentrate on getting by for whatever length of time that conceivable while enduring moderate tempests.

A New Home

In the primary situation, the player is the pioneer of a gathering of wayfarers who fled the cold and the craving of London in an undertaking to discover guessed monstrous coal saves in the North. Rather, the gathering gets isolated from the primary expeditionary gathering and finds an enormous warmth generator in a mammoth shielded pit and settles there. The player starts to confront the issue of the individuals’ diminishing expectation as they discover, through investigation, a city like theirs called Winterhome has been annihilated, leaving couple of survivors. The player needs to settle on hard choices so as to enable the individuals to discover their motivation and remain confident. The player later additionally needs to get ready enough supplies to ensure the city endures an approaching tempest.

The Arks

In the subsequent situation, the player is entrusted as the pioneer of a gathering of researchers from Oxford and Cambridge in charge of setting up a self-operational city to save seeds and plants from around the globe from the volcanic winter. They settle around a generator situated in an ice precipice. During the ongoing interaction, the player will be given the issue of a neighboring city battling with assets, and should settle on a decision whether to enable them to get ready for the approaching tempest.

The Refugees

In the third situation, the player is set as the pioneer of a displaced person bunch who have assumed control over a generator saved initially for an enormous gathering of well off masters. The individuals had planned the city to be where everybody is equivalent, yet in time the individuals will start to partition into two separate social classes. The player will likewise need to manage consistent rushes of displaced people looking for safe house in the city, including the toppled masters. The player should choose to acknowledge them or reject them while likewise disapproving of the restricted assets they approach.

The Fall of Winterhome

Discharged on September 19, 2018 as free DLC, this situation rotates around the tale of Winterhome, a city set up a long time before the occasions of the fundamental situation. Through insufficient administration by a careless pioneer, assets ran dry and the city fell into political agitation and revolting. Hundreds bite the dust in the battling, starvation, and cold. The player is entrusted to revamp what is left of the city and its occupants, however in the wake of getting things leveled out, the player discovers that the city’s generator is harmed hopeless, and has just a couple of days to place by and by a departure plan.

Perpetual Mode

Presented in Frostpunk’s 1.3.0 fix, Endless Mode is an exceptionally adjustable situation where players attempt to fabricate a city to get by for whatever length of time that conceivable. In contrast to the various situations, there is no real story or mission objective past enduring each winter out of this world and the situation possibly closes when the player loses. Players can pick between two essential sub-modes and one of a few unique maps, each with various difficulties players need to consider while arranging their city. The Endurance sub-mode highlights less accessible assets and harsher climate while the Serenity sub-mode gives the player the majority of the prior advances and appreciates shorter snowstorms. An extra Temporary Hazards setting will likewise arbitrarily torment players with extreme difficulties that hinder some part of their city temporarily.

Ongoing interaction

The player character begins with a little gathering of survivors that comprises of laborers, specialists, and kids, and a few little stores of provisions with which to manufacture a city. From that point players collect coal, wood, steel and nourishment so as to keep their general public warm and sound amidst always fluctuating temperatures. Climate conditions and political strife can make residents not have any desire to fill in as hard. The player has the alternative to utilize laws to direct the efficiency of their general public at the expense of conceivably raising discontent, for example permitting kid work or driving brief 24-hour shifts, yet in addition laws to grow better human services like prosthetics or additional apportions to the debilitated. In many situations, the player likewise has the choice to expand the residents support either by “Request” which incorporates structures and laws to uphold security, or by “Confidence”, which incorporates structures and laws that actualize a religion. Building a workshop structure enables the player to inquire about innovation and structures that will make the city increasingly proficient and to scout the encompassing solidified no man’s land for extra survivors and assets.


The game was reported in August 2016.The engineers were at first focusing on a discharge in late 2017, anyway it was postponed until 24 April 2018.An OSX variant of the game was discharged on steam, and questionably dismantled without discounts due to bugs.The game will likewise be discharged for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in October 2019.


Frostpunk got “for the most part great surveys”, as indicated by audit aggregator Metacritic.It was assigned for “Best Strategy Game” at the Game Critics Awards, for “Best Visual Design” and “PC Game of the Year” at the 2018 Golden Joystick Awards,and for “Best Strategy Game” at The Game Awards 2018.It won the honor for “System Title of the Year” at the Australian Game Awards 2018,and was designated for “Methodology/Simulation Game of the Year” at the D.I.C.E. Grants, for “Game, Simulation” at the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Awards, for “Music of the Year”, “Best Original Soundtrack Album”, and “Best Music for an Indie Game” at the 2019 G.A.N.G. Grants, and for “Story” at the fifteenth British Academy Games Awards.