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My motivation wasn't to knock Cem, not as a person nor as a developer. As I said, "this is cool, no doubt about that". I was sharing my personal opinion about the price-point for a material that is so expensive (performance-wise), and pointing out the fact that the same look can be achieved for cheaper (both performance and wallet-wise). I personally find it hard to budget 10s of dollars for a single material, a single effect, etc., but that's me. Other people have money pouring out of their ears and can afford to play like that. The internet is getting less friendly as far as opening dialogues like this. People should be able to have opinions and share them, debate them, without being told to hush up and move along. I hope others buy and use this asset- I'd be curious to see how it stacks up to alternatives out there (again, as I said "I love options"). As far as making my own assets and releasing articles here? It's in the works. And if somebody came along and started a dialogue about issues, opinions they had, or whatever- I would be happy to engage them!
11 bit Studios (This War of Mine) has finally announced its next game called Frostpunk. According to the most recent reports, this might as well be the biggest game the company has ever produced.
There’s very little that we know about this title. Frostpunk is a game about humans surviving on a frozen world. To do so, humanity started using steam-powered technology. Technically it does sound a lot like This War of Mine but with a different setting. You’ll have to manage resources, plan your actions and quickly find ways to solve problems.
Developers also mention a “distinctive visual style“. There’s a nice CGI-teaser to illustrate the title, but no screenshots.
This is a deeply serious game created for a mature gamer. Looking back at This War of Mine, we’re pushing boundaries even further, but we’re not pointing at reality in the same fashion. We’re putting human nature under a microscope to ask about what happens when people need to stay alive.
Frostpunk will be released for PC somewhere in Q2 2017.