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  • Summary: 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
    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?

    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.
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  1. Sep 1, 2022
    90
    It will never not be uncomfortable to see genocide and any kind of game mechanics on screen at the same time. But Gerda avoids this as best it can, offering us a game that puts history at the forefront, understanding that nothing else is more important. It’s an uncomfortable journey, but one that shows what RPG-lites are capable of.
  2. Sep 6, 2022
    90
    Gerda: A Flame in Winter is a masterful work of art in both the gaming and storytelling spheres; both aspects enhanced by the other, their impact reduced should they be somehow disconnected from each other. Every moment I spent with it was simultaneously energizing and exhausting, as I was emotionally drained on Gerda’s behalf after each level but couldn’t stop myself from continuing the story, desperate to know what happened next. If you’ve ever wondered what you would do as a civilian in WWII, Gerda: A Flame in Winter gives you the ability to see through the Danish resistance’s eyes.
  3. Sep 1, 2022
    85
    Buoyed by consistently strong writing, Gerda: A Flame in Winter handles its compelling narrative with aplomb.
  4. Sep 1, 2022
    85
    https://multiplayer.it/recensioni/gerda-a-flame-in-winter-recensione.html Gerda A Flame in Winter is an interesting and well-written graphic adventure that takes us to one of the lesser-known and lesser-treated World War II fronts in the video game market. Its only limitations are basic animations and a not particularly long running time, but these are elements that may go by the wayside given the overall quality of the narrative and the variety of situations we will encounter.
  5. Sep 1, 2022
    84
    Though the game can be completed in under ten hours, Gerda: A Flame in Winter contains multitudes beneath its exterior. I was held in suspense even when I had to shut the game down to go about my life. The choose-your-own-adventure gameplay style made me feel responsible for Gerda’s well-being and the people around her, even as her life was spinning out of control. Though not everything works and the narrative feels slightly too short, it’s also a wild ride that should satisfy those who enjoy the twists and turns of a hearty spy story. The world was a cold and cruel place during the Second Great War, and Gerda: A Flame in Winter provides an intense glimpse of how it felt to live back then.
  6. Sep 1, 2022
    80
    Gerda: A Flame in Winter is a brilliant adventure game that’s not always as exciting as it is interesting. Simple and approachable mechanically, the same can’t be said for its themes. But if you’re fine with feeling bad for a Nazi while constantly reminded of the damage their ideology did, or if you want to be presented with two horrible choices and be convinced, each time, that you took the worst one, then Gerda is for you.
  7. Sep 7, 2022
    70
    Gerda: A Flame in Winter offers a somewhat optimistic glimpse at the lives of ordinary folks caught in the war. It will push players to decide where their loyalties lie, though the drama of conversation is often lost for the sake of an RPG point system.

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  1. Sep 4, 2022
    10
    O game é incrível. Embora com uma arte simples, os personagens são cativantes e você se sente realmente ditando o rumo da história. Uma ótimaO game é incrível. Embora com uma arte simples, os personagens são cativantes e você se sente realmente ditando o rumo da história. Uma ótima experiência. Expand
  2. Sep 11, 2022
    9
    Le sujet de la guerre n’est pas simple à aborder mais ce jeu le fait avec subtilité avec des choix cruciaux à faire. Un très bon jeu :)