We’re excited to announce that Gerda: A Flame in Winter is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) on September 1, 2022!
It’s our very first third-party published game, developed by our friends at PortaPlay, and you can wishlist it right now on Steam!
Gerda: A Flame in Winter is a poignant narrative game with RPG-lite elements, set during World War II. You’ll play Gerda Larsen, a village nurse who lives in the Danish village of Tinglev, which is under German occupation.
It’s not a tale told on the front lines, but in the intimate setting of this small village where Gerda has lived her whole life. One day, Gerda returns home from the clinic and notices blood as she enters the house. To her horror, she discovers that her husband, Anders, is being arrested by the Gestapo. He left behind important resistance documents, and it looks like many Danish and German lives will depend on what she does next.
Armed only with her wits, compassion, and insight, the advantage she has as a civilian is the knowledge of her people and village. Gerda’s personality traits are her skills, and her connection with others will also determine how the story unfolds. You make choices in the game through exploration and dialog, as well as through your relationships with other characters.
She will meet a cast of characters throughout the game: her fellow villagers—both Danes and ethnic Germans—as well as members of the Resistance, and the occupying Nazis. Every interaction holds weight, and every decision is critical in times of turmoil and war.
“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 just hope to share an accurate vision of some of the struggles of occupied populations during that time and allow players to realize 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 human 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.