Gerda: A Flame In Winter coming to PC and Switch in September

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Gerda: A Flame In Winter was announced earlier this year by Dontnod Entertainment, a game in development by Danish studio PortaPlay. Now, it has been confirmed that Gerda: A Flame In Winter will be released on PC and Switch on September 1st. The game tells a story of the Danish village of Tinglev being under occupation during World War II by the Germans.

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“This game is important to us because it is inspired by true stories of World War II, including those of my grandmother. With Gerda, we hope to share an accurate vision of some of the struggles of occupied populations during that time and highlight that some people were faced with difficult choices that defied absolute judgement. Through this narrative game we hope to encourage the sharing of testimonies. We know there are many civilian stories that go untold in wars and occupations around the globe, many still in the middle of theirs right now. And we are glad to be able to tell at least one such story, with Gerda: A Flame in Winter,” shares Hans von Knut Skovfoged, Head of Development at PortaPlay.

In the game, players will take on the role of Gerda. She is a nurse in her village who one day comes home to her husband being taken away by the Gestapo. As Gerda players will have to navigate the daily life of living under military occupation, interacting with fellow villagers, the Nazi soldiers, and members of the Resistance. Choices will have lasting impacts in Gerda: A Flame In Winter, with actions and dialogue impacting what will happen next. Players will also have to manage their resources to get through live in occupied Tinglev.

Source: Press Release

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