It’s a really great time to be a mobile gamer – the big new headlines hit the App Store or Play Store left, right and center, and we’ve now learned that the critically acclaimed urban strategy strategy game is coming to a device in your pocket.
Frostpunk’s mobile port, first released in 2018, is coming later in the year – this is being developed by NetEase, which is also working on Diablo Immortal. NetEase does this on behalf of the original publishers ’11-bit studios.
In Frostpunk, you build a city into a frozen post-apocalyptic world using steam technology to survive and make tough decisions to keep your city running. The game has won many awards, including ‘Best Narrative Game’ at BAFTAs and ‘Best Strategy Game’ at the Game Awards and Game Critic Awards.
The exact release date has not yet been set, except for the vague “later this year,” but NetEase has confirmed that the game is coming for both iOS and Android devices. The wording of the news press release did not clarify whether it was a direct port or a mobile application, although it seems that features are coming that were not in the base game.
Keep your mobile
Mobile phones and tablets are fast becoming great devices for strategy fans when the entire XCOM 2 port was released in late 2020 and earlier in 2021, the mobile versions of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus and Northgard were released.
These relate to some well-established strategy ports that have been on the mobile device for longer, such as Tropico, Rome: Total War and Civilization VI, as well as the original XCOM-Remaster.
But 2021 isn’t made for console gaming mobile ports: Apex Legends for mobile has already been tested in certain areas, and the next PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds game, called PUBG New State, is actually an exclusive mobile device.
So mobile phone owners are getting more and more reasons to stick with their smartphone to gaming instead of spending a lot of money on an expensive computer or a hard-to-buy console.