DON’T NOD and PortaPlay is launching their brand-new narrative RPG-lite game, Gerda: A Flame in Winter today! The game is set during the German occupation of Denmark in World War II, and features some interesting features.
Players assume the role of Gerda Larsen, a nurse who is forced to act on the changes brought about by war and destruction. Make no mistake, for Gerda is not a typical hero, and this is not a typical war game.
Everything begins in the small village of Tinglev where Gerda was born and raised. This isn’t your usual run and gun, action-packed shoot ‘em up. Far from it, actually. You’ll be relying on ingenuity and quick thinking as you find a way to save Gerda’s husband, who’s been arrested and captured by the Gestapo.
Gerda: A Flame in Winter’s story is inspired by historical events and real civilians in Denmark who tried to stand up to a terrible regime. Decisions must be made, and careful planning will be involved as this is no longer the world that Gerda once came to know and love. It’s a more cruel, more war-torn place full of fear and danger.
“We are honored to have helped PortaPlay bring this crucial story to life today. I’m very happy that Gerda: A Flame in Winter is the very first published game of ours that has been developed externally. This creation is very much aligned with our vision, and we feel that it has that special ‘DON’T NOD DNA’.“ Oskar Guilbert, CEO of DON’T NOD, says.