DON’T NOD Entertainment and PortaPlay are pleased to reveal a gameplay overview trailer for Gerda: A Flame in Winter, their upcoming narrative RPG-lite experience. The game will launch on September 1, 2022, on Nintendo Switch and Steam.
Players take on the role of Gerda, a civilian nurse in the small Danish village of Tinglev under German occupation during World War II.
The gameplay overview trailer offers a first look at the RPG-lite elements of the game and how the choices, and their direct and indirect consequences, open different paths to be explored.
Gerda’s personality traits are her skills in this game. The decisions she makes will affect the bonds she already has with her community and the relationships she makes or breaks with the resistance and occupation. Players will use her diary to track her progress and the management of her resources and relationships, but also the mental skills she can gain and use (“mental energies”).
The RPG-lite mechanics allow players the opportunity to understand that their actions not only have short-term consequences, but also affect the longer-term course of the story.
Will there be consequences if you, as a nurse, help a person who is suffering even though they may later cause suffering to others? Will you find yourself, as a nurse, in a pinch later if you give away precious resources to somebody who needs them now?