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This War of Mine


Most avid video gamers have at some point in time experienced a video game about war. Video games about war have all been similar in the aspect of them all featuring you the player, controlling a special group of soldiers who are on a mission to stop the enemy. In most of these war games, you play as a variety of soldiers so you can understand the story-line from a variety of perspectives. The most popular gaming franchises that have had a war themed plot would have the be the Call of Duty and Battlefield series. Both of these games feature tons of action packed gameplay and you will often find yourself wielding a gun or two, shooting at the enemy soldiers. This has been the case with war themed video games for a long time but now, we are going to be seeing a fresh view on war themed video games.

This War of Mine, is a video game about war but this time instead of you being a soldier, you are going to be placed in the position of a civilian. Players will find themselves playing as a group of civilians who are thrown into the heaps of war and are forced to survive while avoiding soldiers. During the day, you will be forced to remain indoors due to snipers position outdoors who remain on high alert and will not hesitate to shoot if you are spotted. During the night on the other hand, you and a group of civilians will execute extremely risky missions in an effort to scavenge food, water, medicine and other necessities in an effort to survive and live through the war.

During the day, you are forced to remain barricaded indoors due to the constant threat of enemy soldiers and snipers positioned outdoors. This gives you time to upgrade and fix the shelter in which you and other civilians are currently living to offer better protection from soldiers and gives your group of civilians a better sense of safety. You also have time to trade resources and supplies with other civilians in case you seem to be running low on a certain item and you also have time to heal and take care of your group using medicine. During the night you will have to take your group of civilians and scavenge nearby areas in search of food, water, medicine and other resources so you can craft new items. During the night, when you are on a scavenge mission, you are at risk of being attacked by another group of civilians who are also in search of supply's so you need to do your best to avoid them.

The game is being developed by 11 Bit Studios and was originally unveiled back on March 12th, 2014. As you can see by the trailer the game itself is presented as a 2D side-scroller type of game. This War of Mine was inspired by true events which took place in real life. The lead designer behind This War of Mine, Michal Drozdowski says, "While designing a new game, we came across an article that described how one man survived in a besieged city. We learned about his hardships and the horror of that experience. We decided to work around this idea and make something real, something that moves people and makes them stop think for a second. It's about time that games, just like any other art form, start talking about important things.".


This War of Mine
is currently only set to release on the PC, Mac and Linux on November 14th, 2014. No information has been given about the possibility of a console release. What do you think of this game? Do you think this fresh new take on war was a good idea? Will you pick this up for your PC, Mac or Linux? Leave your thoughts below.

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