Narrative RPG-lite Gerda: A Flame in Winter set to release for Nintendo Switch and PC on September 1

Publisher Dontnod Entertainment and developer PortaPlay have announced that Gerda: A Flame in Winter will launch for Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) on September 1.

A Flame in WInter is a narrative RPG-lite game inspired by real-life events set during World War II. You are put into the shoes of Gerda Larsen in the Danish village of Tinglev under German occupation.

An announcement teaser, description, and screenshot set can be found below, via Dontnod Entertainment.

When the snow stops falling, the small Danish village of Tinglev will no longer be the same. Walk the path of Gerda as her quiet life is turned upside down during the World War 2 occupation of her home. Choose where to go, how to act, and who to trust in this intimate narrative RPG-lite experience inspired by real life events. How far would you go to protect your loved ones?

Discover An Unexpected Heroine

In this poignant story-driven game, you play as Gerda, a nurse whose life is turned upside down overnight. A tale told not on the front line, but in the intimate setting of the small Danish village she has lived her whole life. Armed only with her wits and knowledge of her people, Gerda must try to save her loved ones while staying true to herself.

Take A Stand

Every dilemma is challenging and every decision critical in times of turmoil such as war. Make your choices through a mix of exploration, dialog, and resource and relationship management. Your personality traits are your skills in this unique narrative RPG-lite experience and your connection with others also determines how the story unfolds.

Tell An Untold Story

Gerda: A Flame in Winter is a tale of compassion, community, and courage, inspired by real life experiences and events. Unearth a hidden side of history and tell your own story.

Key Features

  • Explore multiple branches and endings
  • Develop your personality using your diary
  • Collect items and relations points that will impact your choices
  • Enjoy a distinctive art style influenced by Nordic Impressionist paintings
  • Immerse yourself in a story inspired by a real member of the Danish Resistance during WW2