This War of Mine is sure to raise some eyebrows when it’s released later this year. A “staying alive” simulator that has players scavenging, trading, raiding, and defending the refugees in a war torn region is scary and amazingly enthralling.
At PAX I was able to spend about 30 minutes playing the PC version of the game. This game pulls no punches with its gritty, harsh, and at times all too real portrayal of life during a war. At it’s core, This War of Mine is a time management game where the struggle is to maintain a refuge for civilians caught in a war zone. The player must balance the health of the residents, building out a livable place during the day, and scavenging at night. At night, lead one of the refugees out into the night to scavenge supplies while staying safe from others doing the same thing.
This War of Mine is coming to iPads soon. Not soon enough, it’s easily one of the games I’m most anticipating.