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The Alters Promises Mind-Bending Sci-Fi from This War of Mine Creators

11 bit studios has shared the announcement trailer for The Alters, one of its upcoming games, at the PC Gaming Show today. The announcement is light on gameplay details, but we do know The Alters is following in the tradition of classic, high-concept sci-fi.

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Jan Dolski is the sole survivor of an interplanetary crash landing. To survive, he must generate alternative versions of himself. These other selves aren’t clones, but new creations born from the different paths that Jan’s life might have taken had he made different choices. The game will apparently challenge players to understand how fundamentally a life can change through just a few small nudges.

How that will play out is unclear at this point. Nonetheless, 11 bit’s history of strategy/survival games might provide some indication of what to expect. Specifically, the team behind The Alters is made up mostly of veterans from the acclaimed war-survival game This War of Mine. It’s almost guaranteed to be a deeply philosophical experience. Catch the reveal trailer below.

The Alters has been in development for nearly three years and is being made with Unreal Engine. It’s just one of the projects in the works at 11 bit studios, which unveiled the survival sequel Frostpunk 2 last year and earlier today announced that it will be publishing the narrative-based sci-fi game adaptation The Invincible.

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Editor and Contributor of The Escapist: Damien Lawardorn has been writing about video games since 2010, including a 1.5 year period as Editor-in-Chief of Only Single Player. He’s also an emerging fiction writer, with a Bachelor of Arts with Media & Writing and English majors. His coverage ranges from news to feature interviews to analysis of video games, literature, and sometimes wider industry trends and other media. His particular interest lies in narrative, so it should come as little surprise that his favorite genres include adventures and RPGs, though he’ll readily dabble in anything that sounds interesting.