War is so often depicted in video games from the eye of the combatants. A few years ago, developer 11 bit studios released a game based on the seige of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. It told the story of survival in the conflict zone from the civilian perspective.
Deep Silver have announced an Xbox One release of This War of Mine: The Little Ones, set inside a makeshift shelter in a war-torn city. The main goal of the game is to survive the war with the tools that the group of characters you control can gather and craft.
This isn’t an ordinary romp through the park though. Snipers will prevent you from venturing out in the daytime, so you’d be better to spend that time honing your tools, trading, upgrading the shelter and healing the injured. Make your way out under cover of darkness and scavenge what you can, where you can in an effort to make it through tomorrow.
This group of folk have no specialist training, no survival experience. It’s up to you to help them make life-or-death decisions that will settle their fate.
This War of Mine: The Little Ones is due for release on Xbox One on the 29th of January 2016.