Publisher : Other Ocean Group / Developer: Other Ocean Interactive
Platforms: Xbox One / Series X|S, Steam (Coming soon to Playstation & Switch)
What is Project Winter?
Project Winter is an 8-player deception game like Among Us, Mafia, Secret Hitler, or Werewolf, but with the extra dimension of survival elements. 6 survivors face off against 2 hidden traitors to repair objectives and escape before succumbing to freezing temperatures, starvation, or a traitor’s axe.
Like other deception games, you’ll have plenty of moments of suspicion, tension, and eventual betrayal. Unlike other deception games, you’ll have more unique scenarios like going on a scouting party for a helipad only to return to the cabin and find your teammates murdered, or to be running away from two traitors and get saved by a wild grizzly bear.
With all of that combined with proximity chat, you have a party game with tons of replayability that becomes a go-to for gamers are looking for social/party games. Most importantly, Project Winter is on gamepass so most of your friends should already have it ready for download.
How To Survive?
- Repair the first objective
- Find the second objective
- Repair the second objective
- Call the escape vehicle at the cabin
- GET TO THE CHOPPERRRRRR
While the objectives always follow the aforementioned structure, there are a variety of methods to repair (provide gears, electronics, gas/dig up four unique parts across the map/combine cypher codes found in bunkers across the map/carry heavy batteries across the map to the repair station/defend from wolves as one person repairs). These are the main forces of the game that create a variety of opportunities for success, failure, hijinks, mishaps, and yes…betrayal.
An easy start for a first time survivor is to punch a rock, punch a tree, make a gathering tool, and then look at the first objective for what you need. From there on games will vary wildly, but you will have to keep yourself warm (by going to the cabin or putting down a campfire) and well fed (by eating cherries or meat from slain animals and maybe humans.
How To Betray?
There are many, many, strategies here, but most can be broken down into a simple system:
- Demonstrate survivor behavior
- Explore the map, look for traitor crates, and gain power/items
- Network with survivors to gain their trust by helping with objectives
- Nudge survivors into thinking other innocents are actually bad guys
- Initiate your attack when the time is right
- Separate entirely once you’ve killed a survivor and repeat
Do you attack every survivor you can get away from the cabin? Do you help with the first objective and then bring out the big guns? Do you lay mines and bear traps at the escape point and wait for the grand finale? The choice is yours, just don’t let any survivors escape!
What Is This Thread?
A place to discuss the game and find people to fill up your party of eight. Don’t know how long this game will keep interest of Xbox players, but there aren’t many “party” games so I’m thinking it may have some legs at least for a few weeks.
I’m also hoping to set up an XboxEra party this coming Saturday (February 13th) if anyone is interested.
Thank you for visiting the official XboxERA Project Winter |OT|