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Stranded in the middle of a snowy hell, you have no one to turn to but yourself.

Your only objective? Survive.
















What was supposed to be a nice winter hike in Mount Washington State Park with friends turned into a dire situation. You are left alone to fight for your survival. With only marginal supplies, you have to fight off the cold, the wildlife, and your own state of mind while finding your way to an abandoned ranger station in the hope of being able to call for help.

While you haven’t suffered any injuries during the fall, you lost your backpack, most of your gear and supplies. You will need to find shelter, find some food, and rest. Then it’s about making your way to an old ranger station to call for rescue.
Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? It is, except for the supplies you will need for the trip, the weather, the freezing cold, not to mention the wildlife. All that while also keeping track of your mental state to pursue the goal of surviving. Prepare enough to make the trip to the ranger station and deal with all the surprises along the journey.

Hunt or be hunted. You have no rifle, and there is no combat. If you encounter wolfs or even a bear, stay away and run. You won’t be able to kill a bear with a knife. It’s not the movie.
What you can do is be clever about the wildlife and set traps. You might even be able to find some traps hunters left behind and use them to maintain a safe perimeter or to hunt smaller animals for food. Tracking, establishing the best spot, and being patient is what the hunt will be about.

Cold, thirst, hunger and physical as well as mental exhaustion are the five major factors you have to worry about. It doesn’t, however, end there. Injuries are another one, and there is the weather. Spending the night in the freezing cold without any shelter is akin to a death sentence, and trying to go out in a snowstorm isn’t any better either. Don’t forget, the weather in the mountains changes quickly and is unpredictable. And the worse your situation is and the less prepared you are to face it, the more the sanity system will kick in, adding a new layer of things to deal with. You have to be prepared at all times.

You are not the first person in this area. There have been many before you. More than a century ago, some even lived here. If you explore your surroundings, there is a good chance they may have left something behind that will still be useful to you. And while building a shelter on your own is certainly an option, it is a lot better and safer to adapt something that already exists.
You could find an old hunter lodge and fix it up to offer decent shelter and a base of operations for you to prepare, gather supplies and food, and even hunt. You are going to have a long trip ahead of you. The better you prepare, the less risky it will be.

The rescue isn’t going to be instant. Despite modern equipment and well-trained mountain rescue personnel, you are far away, and their helicopter can’t take off in any weather. Between you calling for help and help actually arriving might take even a couple of days. The additional time you have to survive in the bitter cold at Mount Washington.

Winter Survival brings some unique features to the survival genre, but the game’s sanity system is the most dominant. In reality, your mind becomes a problem way sooner than starvation. It starts with fatigue symptoms, losing your will to continue the struggle up to imagining things, and even full-blown hallucinations. This one makes survival a really interesting experience.

Winter Survival may contain content that is not appropriate for all ages. The game contains bad language in the form of the protagonist cursing. It also contains visual violence towards animals and blood (hunting wild animals for survival or getting injured).

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While many of you will be playing the prologue today and in the upcoming days, we’re constantly gathering feedback from you, guys. Having said that, if you happen to encounter any bugs or glitches, or you might have any suggestion regarding some features that the game should have, feel free to let us know in the comments below, Steam forums or on our discord channel.

Along with the Winter Survival: Prologue release, we’d like to also dive a little bit deeper into one of our core mechanics in the game – sanity system🧠

What is a sanity system?🧠

The Sanity System is a unique feature that distinguishes Winter Survival from other survival games. In real life - people tend to be scared of wild animals and darkness. That’s the similar case in Winter Survival – you’re just a regular person, and sooner or later, you’ll realize that your mind is as important as your body.

Sanity

How does the sanity system work?

In general, whenever your mind or body suffers, you’ll see a sanity timer appearing as a circle around a debuff (i.e broken leg) or a particular need (thirst, hunger, energy or temperature). If you don’t fix the problem in time, the sanity timer will run out, affecting your brain. Eventually, your brain will be filled 100% causing you to choose a new symptom that will make the game more challenging.

Sanity 3

Stay up-to-date

And that’s it for today, survivors! We cannot wait for you to share your experience with Winter Survival: Prologue. Just as usual, don’t forget to follow us on social media channels, if you want to stay up-to-date with any news. Last but not least, if you’ve enjoyed the Prologue and cannot wait to see more, consider adding Winter Survival to your wishlists.

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