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This War of Mine turned 5, so 11 bit studios gave it a big free Final Cut update

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11 bit studios are celebrating their dark and depressing survival game This War of Mine turning five years old, so they've given everyone a huge free Final Cut update.

Adding in all the maps from the Stories DLC packs into the main game making each run now have more possibilities, new quests and events for those added locations, a new classic scenario, a new character, remastered versions of the original locations along with various visual improvements, UI improvements and an opt-in Beta on Steam to play the original "Vanilla" game without all this and more.

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Here's what their art director, Przemyslaw Marszał, has to say about the Final Cut free update:

"We wanted to put the last touch to this phenomenon. The phenomenon, which made us who we are today as a team, equally in terms of creative fearlessness and business direction, and helped us pave our further way. Fantastic support from the gaming community was a huge part of that success, so it was without any doubt that this update must be free. We think of the Final Cut as a closing episode to the one-of-a-kind series This War of Mine has been. It will remain precious to our hearts and I don't know what ideas the future will bring but Final Cut is final by no means. The creative minds in our studio, who were with the game up to this point, started to pursue new challenges. So we're excited about what's coming." - says , art director at 11 bit studios.

Given their wording, it sounds like they might return to the setting one day. I think it's great that developers update their games so long after release like this, especially when it's free. This anti-war survival game inspired by "real-life events" certainly is unique, it's highly rated by many people and I personally consider it worth a go too.

This War of Mine is also on sale on all stores. Find it on Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

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Eike 15 November 2019 at 2:32 pm UTC
This is the first game coming to my mind when someone talks bad about gaming.
Do play it.
It's no fun.


Last edited by Eike on 15 November 2019 at 2:36 pm UTC
Patola 15 November 2019 at 7:24 pm UTC
EikeThis is the first game coming to my mind when someone talks bad about gaming.
Do play it.
It's no fun.
You recommend playing a game for having no fun? Can you expand on this?
callcifer 15 November 2019 at 7:41 pm UTC
PatolaYou recommend playing a game for having no fun? Can you expand on this?

I'll quote my Steam review from almost 5 years ago:

QuoteThis War of Mine is not a fun game. If you think games must be fun, walk away and pretend this doesn't exist.

TWM is a harrowing, depressing experience which puts you in a war torn city, with a small group of truly ordinary citizens. A math professor, a football player, a fireman, a thief, a gourmet chef...

One of the very first things you realize is you are not playing this to win. This is war and war is hell, there is no winning. You are simply trying to survive, to keep on going for one more day at a time, hoping for better times.

You start out in a heavily damaged house, with holes in the walls and barely any food or materials. Over time you try to improve your living conditions, by making beds, chairs, stoves etc. If you are lucky, maybe you can make some rain water collectors, or maybe even a moonshine distillery?

As the days pass and the war keeps raging on, resources become scarce and everyone, the military, militia and even ordinary citizens become more and more violent and depraved, all in the name of survival. Whereas you could trade a few gems for a ton of supplies in the early days, you could end up trading your shotgun for a few pieces of rat meat in the cold and unforgiving winter...

In a world where we are all too quick to dismiss the wars in the Middle East or Ukraine with "not my problem", turn down asylum seekers based on our prejudices of race, religion and ethnicity, This War of Mine provides us (especially the Western audience) with a fresh perspective and maybe even a lesson in humanity...


Last edited by callcifer on 15 November 2019 at 7:41 pm UTC
jens 15 November 2019 at 9:21 pm UTC
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EikeDo play it.
It's no fun.

I completely agree. This game should be mandatory for everyone, especially in the time period we currently live in. Unfortunately people are very good at forgetting...
jens 15 November 2019 at 9:21 pm UTC
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callcifer
PatolaYou recommend playing a game for having no fun? Can you expand on this?

I'll quote my Steam review from almost 5 years ago:

QuoteThis War of Mine is not a fun game. If you think games must be fun, walk away and pretend this doesn't exist.

TWM is a harrowing, depressing experience which puts you in a war torn city, with a small group of truly ordinary citizens. A math professor, a football player, a fireman, a thief, a gourmet chef...

One of the very first things you realize is you are not playing this to win. This is war and war is hell, there is no winning. You are simply trying to survive, to keep on going for one more day at a time, hoping for better times.

You start out in a heavily damaged house, with holes in the walls and barely any food or materials. Over time you try to improve your living conditions, by making beds, chairs, stoves etc. If you are lucky, maybe you can make some rain water collectors, or maybe even a moonshine distillery?

As the days pass and the war keeps raging on, resources become scarce and everyone, the military, militia and even ordinary citizens become more and more violent and depraved, all in the name of survival. Whereas you could trade a few gems for a ton of supplies in the early days, you could end up trading your shotgun for a few pieces of rat meat in the cold and unforgiving winter...

In a world where we are all too quick to dismiss the wars in the Middle East or Ukraine with "not my problem", turn down asylum seekers based on our prejudices of race, religion and ethnicity, This War of Mine provides us (especially the Western audience) with a fresh perspective and maybe even a lesson in humanity...

Thank you!
Alm888 18 November 2019 at 3:07 pm UTC
EikeThis is the first game coming to my mind when someone talks bad about gaming.
Do play it.
It's no fun.
What?
How could making vegetable farming or stripping traders of their money by continuous profitable deals be "no fun"?

It is a pity the studio has basically ditched Linux for all its future releases (khm… "Frostpunk" khm…).
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