Dontnod announces Gerda: A Flame in Winter

Dontnod announces Gerda: A Flame in Winter
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Dontnod Entertainment, best known for the Life is Strange games, has announced its first game as a third-party publisher. It’ called Gerda: A Flame in Winter.

Gerda: A Flame in Winter is a narrative game, set during the German occupation of Denmark, in WWII. Dontnod unveiled it during yesterday’s Nintendo Indie World Showcase. The game’s press release describes it is “an intimate narrative RPG-lite experience.”

Check out the trailer:

The description reads:

“You are Gerda Larsen, a countryside nurse, with a German father and a Danish mother and live a quiet life with your husband Anders despite the war going on around you. One day, you return home from work, biking through a harsh snowstorm. You notice blood as you enter your house and soon discover Anders is being arrested by the Gestapo. He left behind important resistance documents and many Danish and German lives depend on your next actions. What will you do?”

It’s an intriguing premise, and the art style brings to mind that of 11-11: Memories Retold—which seemed to be composed of blushing paint.

The game’s developer is PortaPlay, a Danish studio, which suggests something of a home-grown passion project. It also seems right up Dontnod’s street.

Gerda: A Flame in Winter is coming out on Nintendo Switch and PC in 2022. Dontnod hasn’t set a fixed release date for it yet.