Well, This War of Mine ($13.99) is about to get even more depressing. The developers announced today that This War of Mine: The Little Ones will be coming to mobile at some time in the future (no release date yet). As the line “How far will you go, to protect the little ones" points to, this game raises the stakes by adding another perspective to the game, that of a child, and puts you in charge of a group of both adults and children stuck in the middle of a warzone. This War of Mine: The Little Ones humanizes the survivors even more by pointing out that even in the worse hell, kids are still kids; they still laugh, cry, look for toys to play with, and look at the world very differently than the adults around them. You’ll have to try even harder to ensure the survival of your group, but this time it’s more than simply surviving; it’s also about trying to make life as pleasant as possible for the kids.
Now, I don’t know how many will be willing to go through the intense experience that is The War of Mine: The Little Ones, but I’m glad the developers didn’t shy away from continuing their quest of trying to show what war really does to those around it, including the kids. The presence of the kids in your group raises the stakes of every decision you make, and that should make the experience even more impactful, provided you don’t mind how depressing it will probably be. We have no info on release date or pricing, but we’ll keep you informed.