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Embrace the Chill: Permafrost plunges you into a world of ice and ruin

Developer SpaceRocket Games and publisher Toplitz Productions have announced Permafrost, a new addition to the survival game genre with a chilling narrative. Permafrost thrusts players into a bleak, open-world urban landscape where survival is not just a choice – it’s a necessity.

In the wake of the cataclysmic ‘shattering’, an apocalyptic moon phase phenomenon, humanity finds itself teetering on the brink of extinction as the world succumbs to an eternal deep freeze. The game reveals the collapse of existing political and economic structures and the deadly winter cold that has resulted in the deaths of billions of people.

As a survivor, adaptability is key. Brave the bone-chilling sub-zero temperatures which will have an effect on character capabilities. Hunt elusive prey, and repurpose salvaged machinery to craft the tools needed for survival. But beware, for in this frozen wasteland. Danger lurks at every turn – from hostile factions vying for control to the ever-present threat of natural predators.

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Prevent the further extinction of humanity

Players of Permafrost have the opportunity to prevent the further extinction of humanity by building a shelter and establishing peace for the scattered communities that survive.

They will have the freedom to forge their own path. Whether it’s banding together to rebuild society or carving out a place for themselves in the unforgiving wilderness. Construct intricate shelters from scrap. Cultivate crops to stave off hunger. Harness the power of technology to fend off threats both human and environmental. Navigating the frozen remnants of civilization with vehicles and on foot plays a huge part in exploration and discovery as players strive for survival.

It’s not just the brutal elements that are a threat; in Permafrost, players will use deadly combat to defend against threats using rudimentary weapons or firearms, whether facing hostile enemies or natural predators in this relentless battle for survival.

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Permafrost will provide both single-player and co-op play for up to 4 players and is scheduled to launch on Steam early access in 2025 on PC.

An eternal winter is coming.

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Permafrost Features

Survival in a Harsh Environment. Adapt to the perpetual winter by scavenging for resources, hunting rare animals, and crafting essential tools for survival amidst the unforgiving elements. Adapt to the conditions and learn to adapt to ensure survival.

Manage resources. In the harsh environment, resources are scarce, and managing them is critical. Wood is not the only resource to build with and use for warmth. Batteries of the time before the Permafrost are also amongst the most valuable things one can find.

Base Building and Crafting. Construct shelters and cultivate areas to grow food in order to thrive in the icy expanse. Develop technology with upcycled materials using blueprints and engineering skills to create essential structures and equipment.

Preserve life. Maintain your character’s capabilities and vitality to avoid hypothermia, manage your equipment and resources to cope with the demanding climate.

Dog Companion. A rescued dog serves as a canine early warning and faithful companion. It utilizes its keen sense of smell and awareness when roaming the wilderness. Your canine companion also helps carry items.

Dynamic Decision Making. Navigate moral dilemmas as you decide between rebuilding society or seizing power, shaping the fate of humanity amidst the frozen wasteland. Forge alliances or stay isolated, defending what you have built.

Exploration and Discovery

Uncover the secrets of the ‘shattering’ as you explore the frozen remnants of civilization by land and sea. Seek out valuable resources and unravel the mysteries of the past. Traverse the harsh open-world landscape by vehicle or on foot.

Cold Zones. Explore cold zones that will test your resolve and skill for additional resources and other valuable loot, scout and restore buildings and even create new living space for you and others.

Deadly Combat. Defend against threats using rudimentary weapons or firearms, whether facing hostile enemies or natural predators in this relentless battle for survival. Use your sense of surroundings to sneak up on them or to safely avoid the fight.

Multiplayer Co-op. You can go alone or join forces with friends in online co-op to scavenge, craft, build, and survive a brutal world. Utilize resources to forge an existence in a sub-zero climate.

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