Gerda: A Flame In Winter will be available on September 1, 2022 on Nintendo Switch and PC
Game developer and publisher DONTNOD Entertainment has announced that its first third-party published game Gerda: a flame in winter is set to release for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on September 1, 2022. The game is developed by Danish studio PortaPlay and follows the story of Gerda Larsen and the extraordinary circumstances she goes through when the Danish village of Tinglev is under German occupation for The Second World War. The game is inspired by real events.
We are thrilled to announce that Gerda: A Flame in Winter will be released on September 1, 2022 on Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam)!
We can’t wait to share more ✨
– DONTNOD (@DONTNOD_Ent) May 19, 2022
The story follows Gerda as she returns home from the clinic where she works as a nurse. Upon entering her home, Gerda notices blood and discovers that her husband, Anders, has been arrested by the Gestapo. Anders left behind important resistance documents and many Danish and German lives will depend on what she does next. Gerda is armed only with her intelligence, her compassion and her insight on which she will have to rely, as well as the knowledge of her community and her village. Throughout the game, players will have to explore the village and interact with the villagers to determine how the story unfolds.
Gerda will meet Danes, ethnic Germans, resistance members and occupying Nazis. Every interaction has weight. Every decision is crucial in times of trouble and war.
Hans von Knut Skovfoged, Head of Development at PortaPlay, said: “This game is important to us because it is inspired by true stories from World War II, including those of my grandmother. Together with Gerda, we hope to share a precise vision of some of the struggles of the occupied populations at that time and to highlight that some people were faced with difficult choices that defied absolute judgment. Through this narrative game we hope to encourage the sharing of testimonies. We know that it There are many civilian stories that go untold in wars and occupations around the world, many of which are still in the midst of theirs right now, and we are happy to be able to tell at least one such story, with Gerda: A flame in winter.