In this iciness of our discontent, one query burns brighter than some other. Has Harry poisoned the tea?
That’s the sort of query I’m hoping to be asking in Project Winter, an upcoming multiplayer social survival recreation the place some avid gamers play traitors to a gang of stranded survivors. It’s billed to input early get admission to in early 2019, and has already set my thoughts a-scheming.
Here’s the trailer, even though it’s extra ‘bleak diatribe about the awfulness of humanity’ than ‘here’s what you’ll rise up to in our a laugh online game’.
The narrator lays it on thick, doesn’t he? My favorite bit is the place he tells us we all know what we in point of fact are, and the subsequent body made me mentally scream the phrase ‘BEARS!’.
Developers Other Ocean Interactive sum it up like so:
“Project Winter is an 8-person, multiplayer game focused on social deception and survival where players are randomly assigned to the role of Traitor or Survivor. Players must gather resources, repair structures, and brave the wilderness together – but beware of traitors within the group who will be steadily gaining strength as the match progresses and whose only goal is to stop the survivors by any means necessary. Communication and teamwork are essential to the survivors’ ultimate goal of escape.”
I’m all the time doubtful about how smartly hidden roles can paintings when you can’t see folks’s faces, however possibly this time issues shall be other. I’m imagining urgent risks will pressure folks to break up up, main to moments like “I know we need firewood, but there’s no way I’m heading into the wilderness with HIM.” Or possibly two traitors set up to organise a three-person expedition, butcher the 3rd hapless survivor, then come again and check out to spin a story about how he were given mauled by means of a undergo.
Potential! I sense it. Here’s the Steam web page.