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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 13 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Project Winter is a multiplayer survival game. Up to 8 people work to survive the winter by gathering resources, repairing structures, and braving the wilderness dangers together. However, up to two people are traitors within the group and try to dash your chances of getting out alive.

The players trying to survive have objectives to complete and call in one of several rescue vehicles. To do this you need to break rocks, harvest berries and herbs, and cut down trees to earn crafting materials used to repair objectives, and help keep you alive. You can find additional help in crates.

The traitor saboteur players try and stop the survivors escaping, without being identified or killed. Fellow traitors are revealed at the start. You can use crates and secret hatches to gain advantage of equipment or to quickly travel to different locations. You can spend points on special abilities, use traps, poison and other tools to kill or hinder the survivors. Of course, you need to be careful when doing this so as to blend in with them.

Survivors cannot escape unless they work together. You can communicate with others who are nearby with voice chat as well as private voice chat radio channels, text chat and emotes. You can customise the game with rules and different modes. Add some flair to your character with cosmetics that can be bought with our in-game currency earned after each match.

This is best experienced when played with a group of friends, rather than random online people. In this way it offers a great way to develop strategies. It's currently on PC but Project Winter Xbox and PlayStation versions are planned.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/05/2019

Price: 51% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1 (8 online)

Genres: Adventure, Communication (Fighting and Strategy)

Developer: Proj Winter (@ProjWinter)




We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 8-player online game. You need at least 5 players for this game to work.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate Violence.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Not yet rated, but likely to be PEGI 12 and ESRB TEEN. The developer states it includes "Cartoon Violence and Cartoon Blood".

Skill Rating

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need good teamwork and the ability to observe and interpret other player behaviour to work out who is the traitor. The survival aspect of the game requires some forward planning and strategy. You also need to be able to navigate a relatively open world.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


Project Winter usually costs £7.19 to £17.99. 

Project Winter

There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
You can purchase Blackout expansion that adds a new progression tree, new map, the Demon and Whisperer roles for traitors and Medium, Hunter, Padre, and Yeti roles for survivors. One Traitor with Demon role can possess downed Survivors and convert them to the Traitor team. One Traitor with with Whisperer role secretly converts survivors to the traitor team without them knowing, until it is too late. 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Project Winter Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@ProjWinter) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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