Gerda: A Flame in Winter Switch and PC Release Date Confirmed

Take on the role of Gerda Larsen in this story about a lady whose life is flipped upside down and she must make a decision.

By Rayan, Posted 19 May 2022

DONTNOD Entertainment has announced a release date for Gerda: A Flame in Winter, a game created by PortaPlay in Denmark, to be launched on Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) on September 1, 2022.

The Danish community of Tinglev is occupied by the Germans during World War II in this moving narrative game based on true events. Players will be taking on the role of Gerda Larsen in this story about a lady whose life is flipped upside down and she must make a decision.

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Gerda, a nurse at the clinic where she works, comes home one day. The Gestapo has already detained her husband, Anders when she enters the home and finds blood on the floor. The fate of countless Danish and German lives rests on her future actions since he has left behind key resistance papers. It's a narrative that takes place not on the battlefield, but in the little Danish town where Gerda has spent her whole life.

As a citizen, she has the benefit of knowing her neighborhood and village better than anybody else. Gerda's character arc will be shaped by the way she interacts with people and her unique set of talents. Exploration, dialogue, and resource and relationship management all play a role in deciding what to do. She keeps a daily journal in which she records her thoughts and deeds so that the game may further customize Gerda's personality and the ways she responds to various circumstances.

A wide variety of individuals will be introduced to her during the game, including members of the Resistance, the invading Nazis, and her fellow villagers. In times of conflict and upheaval, every word and deed has significance. Your values and ideals will be tested when lives are on the line... How far would you go in order to defend your loved ones, if you had to?

DONTNOD considers it a privilege to collaborate with PortaPlay on the realization of this hitherto unheard tale. It was Hans von Knut Skovfoged's grandmother, a Danish resistance warrior, who inspired the character of Gerda in the game.

"My grandmother's wartime experiences, as well as those of other veterans, served as inspiration for the storyline in this game. Some of the difficulties of occupied populations at that period may be shown in Gerda, and we wish to show that some individuals faced tough decisions which challenged absolute judgment. We want to inspire people to tell their stories by creating this storytelling game. In conflicts and occupations across the world, we know there are many civilian tales that go unrecorded. Many are still in progress. With Gerda: A Flame in Winter, we are pleased to be able to convey at least one such narrative." - PortaPlay's Head of Development, Hans von Knut Skovfoged.

Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) versions of Gerda: A Flame in Winter will be available on September 1, 2022.

Azfar Rayan (@AzfarRayan)
Editor, NoobFeed

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