Grab This War of Mine for Free on Steam

Never played This War of Mine? Now’s your chance.

Developer 11 bit studios has a new game coming out later this month — Frostpunk — and to celebrate its impending release, the team is giving away its last game, This War of Mine, absolutely free. Just out of the kindness of their heart. And because This War of Mine is so good — and important — that as many people as possible need to play it.

If you’re not familiar with This War of Mine, it’s a game about war, but one one where you’re armed with an arsenal of weapons, shooting alongside the troops. No, it’s about the reality of the real-life Bosnian War in the 90s, from the perspective of the civilians trying to survive in the cities devastated by it. It’s a survival game at its core, but with its roots firmly planted in harsh reality, it’s unlike anything else you’ve played before.

Taking control of a group of survivors who’ve sought shelter in an abandoned house, it’s up to you to help them source food, provide warmth and somewhere to sleep, and protect their new home. That means going out at night, scavenging in nearby locations. It’s never easy, but it’s darkly compelling, and a game that really deserves to be in your Steam library. The fact that it’s currently free is merely a very nice bonus.

It’s free until Sunday April 8th, so be sure to jump on it in the next couple of days. You won’t regret it.