Hello it is I, everyone's favorite full-time lurker and occasional thread killer. I have been quite sad about the nature of new games for awhile. I find that to put it mildly I dislike many of the games released during the 2010s, however 2018 has seen the release of several new games that I find absolutely exhilarating. So let us begin: I will devote this thread to discussing my favourite new game of 2018 which is quite easily Frostpunk, published by 11-bit studios. This game takes place in a steampunk world which for some reason has completely frozen over. In this game the player must lead a group of refugees from London and establish a new city to protect the refugees from the cold. If that were not hard enough the people are not the passive, obedient people that city-simulators usually feature, they are despairing, short-sighted and doubt your ability to keep them safe through the storms. In order to survive the leader must make sure that the houses and workplaces are adequately heated, the people are adequately fed. Meanwhile keeping discontent low and finding innovative ways to raise hope. While establishing the city there will be a group of people known as the Londoners who desire to leave your city and return to London. How many leave depends largely on your decisions and success in raising hope or using force to restrain the Londoners. After this, one will have to prepare for a severe storm, during which temperatures will get ridiculously low and it will be very hard to gather any significant resources. Therefore one will need to gather significant reserves of coal reserves and food rations so that the people are not cold and hungry during the storm. If this was not enough there are 3 DLCs at absolutely no cost! The first is the arks where one leads a group of engineers to protect arks containing many seedlings from the cold and build a city to support them. The second is the refugees where one is taking in refugees from the outside world and finding innovative ways to deal with them. The third is the Fall of Winterhome. It was released about 6 weeks ago but very sadly I have not had time to complete a play-through of it because my schedule has been quite full. I will tell you about the Fall of Winterhome when I have completed my play-through of it. So far it is very fun and challenging.