"In war, not everyone is a soldier."
That's the tagline for 11 Bit Studio's latest game - This War of Mine. As it suggests, the game does not put players into the role of a soldier. Instead, players will instead be tasked with keeping a group of civilians alive even as the war outside brings the world down around them.
Here's the official synopsis:
This War Of Mine provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle. For the very first time you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout. At night you get a chance to scavenge nearby 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 to endure the hardships. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.
The debut trailer for the title is about as somber as you would expect:
This War of Mine is scheduled to release later this year on PC and mobile devices.
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