11 bit Studios last year announced This War of Mine, an interesting game where you play as civilians in the middle of a war, scrounging for supplies and trying to survive until the war ends. The game came out on PC last year to critical acclaim, but now the tablet version is finally making its way later this year. We got to check out the tablet version and talk a bit about the game in a hands-on demo:

As addressed in the video, while there were concerns about the game being rejected by Apple due to content, 11 bit has been in touch and there should not be a problem. The port for iPad is still in development, but 11 bit is promising an identical experience, even visually, for the iPad version when it's done. Only one part of the game was ready, as the iPad version is still in early development, which is what you see in the video, managing survivors. Pawel Miechowski of 11 bit doesn't even like calling it a 'game' as it's not meant to be 'fun' but to provide a rewarding experience for players. Keep this one in mind.

  • Kedens

    Just got this on Mac and it screams to be played on the iPad. Been searching for an update, very happy one came about. I even emailed 11bit asking for an update or to contact you guys at Touch Arcade if they preferred more official channels.

    • FootSoldier

      Cant wait to play this on iPad Air 2!

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  • ImJPaul

    Oh darn. Was hoping to play this on my 6+. Guess I'll just get it on PC!

    • Tommmy

      Still don't get why all the devs ignore 6+.

      • souledgar

        It's too small to to play This War of Mine with without major reworking of the UI. The studio isn't big enough to deal with doing a rework on top of porting to tablets.

  • falco

    Good new, I think I will love it and I understand that it should be premium

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  • TimTim92

    Can't wait for INSTABUY!

  • http://www.artofadambetts.com/ Adam Betts

    Sweet! I bought it on Mac but held off playing it as I had a feeling it'll come to iPad which I prefer. Glad it's finally coming

  • Eseres

    Im so looking forward to try this!! It looks amazing to say the least. I've come to the point in my life where I enjoy these type of games a bit more than the usual action packed ones. I've never tried the PC version, so playing it on iPad will be a first experience for me. Can't wait for it to be released!!!

  • lupiz

    sooo excited

  • James Desauvage

    This is good news!!

  • unexpect3rd

    this is probably the first game that TA has covered in GDC that caught my eyes. The visual style is my cuppa tea.

  • homosaur

    This game is outstanding, one of the best indie titles of the last few years.

  • thestapler

    the dream is real.

  • Reydn

    iPad pricing?

    • Jake Vindman