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This War of Mine

By 11 bit studios s.a.

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"If you've not already played this brilliant, heart-wrenching game, then mobile is as good a place as any to let it completely destroy you." - , 9/10, Pocket Gamer UK

"This War of Mine isn’t exactly “fun,” but it’s definitely a game worth playing." , 9/10, 148apps

"I'm really excited to go home and download 11 bit studios' title on my iPad" , Game Informer

In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.

The pace of This War of Mine is imposed by the day and night cycle. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout: crafting, trading and taking care of your survivors. At night, take one of your civilians on a mission to scavenge through a set of unique locations for items that will help you stay alive.

Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them for longer-term survival. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.

Key Features:
• Inspired by real-life events
• Control your survivors and manage your shelter
• Craft weapons, alcohol, beds or stoves – anything that helps you survive
• Make decisions - an often unforgiving and emotionally difficult experience
• Randomized world and characters every time you start a new game
• Charcoal-stylized aesthetics to complement the game's theme

This War of Mine experience is now broadened with "The Little Ones" expansion. "The Little Ones" explores the hardships of wartime survival as seen from an entirely new perspective―that of a child. This DLC puts you in charge of a group of adults and children stuck in a besieged city, struggling with basic necessities. TWoM: The Little Ones focuses not only on the reality of enduring war, but also on how even in times of conflict, kids are still kids: they laugh, cry, play, and see the world differently. In addition to thinking about survival, you'll have to summon your inner child to understand how to protect the little ones. Their youth, and their future, are in your hands.

• Experience the biggest expansion to This War of Mine
• Protect innocent children
• Craft toys, play with kids, and be the caretaker they need
• Meet new adult civilians in scenarios with children

PLEASE NOTE: This game is optimized for latest devices. While playing on older devices such as iPhone 4s or iPad 2 you might experience lower frame rates.

What's New in Version 1.4.0

This update allows you to buy expansion "The Little Ones" that features new civilians including child characters and new scenarios. It's a substantial expansion - you will experience wartime survival stories from an entirely new perspective―that of a child.


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Customer Reviews

Tragic; amazing; fun; a little buggy

This is a five-star game (one star deducted for non-trivial bugs). YOU SHOULD GET IT. It's treagic and depressing, and yet somehow it manages to be fun as well. I can't stop playing, and I've already "survived" every scenario. Elements of strategy, ruthlessness, and kindness. You have to make tough choices. The art is amazing -- look for the little touches. Zoom in to examine the scenes and characters closely. You might be surprised at what you find.
The downsides: Not quite enough randomness after beating it once. Each building really only has two variants "danger" and "caution", and after playing once you know how to approch both. Also, there are bugs, and yet to me the game itself is worth suffering though them. A crash bug (out of memory?), a bug in the UI where characters (who are not "broken") cannot be controlled, a bug in the UI where speech bubble appear above characters but no one can speak to them, a bug in the UI where two-finger touch control is lost (one-finger zoom, somehow), and a bug where a ghost seems to perform actions, e.g. "[blank] did [thing]".
I, for one, like the game-save system.

Crashing & lousy save mechanism ruin amazing game

5 Stars for content, -1 for crashing & -1 for horrible save mechanism. Not recommended at any price until bugs fixed.

This is undoubtably one of the most amazing, compelling, and thoughtful games ever created for any platform. Yet it is almost impossible to enjoy it due to the random crashing. Additionally, the inability of the game to save your progress at any point other then the start of a new day means that when it does crash, you will probably lose a tremendous amount of progress. Additionally, the path of the game can change after a crash; so you will often be extra frustrated that not only have you lost your progress but now you can't take advantage of an option that had presented itself prior to the crash. This inability to save at various points of progress is also frustrating if for some reason you have to step away from the game and do not return in time to resume via the multitasking feature. I am so frustrated with this beautiful game that I'm not going to allow myself to play it or recommend it to anyone until they have resolved these issues - at the very least the crashing issue MUST be fixed.

Perfect window to someone else's life

What I liked the most about this game is how it sets YOU in situations where you have to question wether your morals or the survival of your people is most important. What helped this the most is how realistic the developers made all characters, making you get attached to them and giving their lives some real value using profiles and realistic behaviors (unlike the generic grunts always eager for battle you might be given in other games). Evidence to this is how I started crying after one of my people died after being several days sick and hurt from a failed resource scavenge. What made this even sadder was that in this specific resource scavenge I was confronted with the decision of robbing a group of survivors or letting my people die of hunger. Even though my morals resulted correct in that it wouldn't be good to steal I was really desperate for resources at that point. It is these kind of decisions pushed into us which give this game its most value.

This War of Mine
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $14.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4.0
  • Size: 428 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
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You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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