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Gerda: A Flame in Winter (2022) is a narrative adventure game set in the small Danish village. Gerda's quiet life is turned upside down during the World War 2 occupation of her home. You choose where to go, how to act, and who to trust. It stands out for the way you must balance relationships that span both sides at a time of war.

You play Gerda, who must try to save her loved ones while staying true to herself. You move around the world and respond to questions and decisions. Each choice is challenging and has consequences. You use a mix of exploration, dialog, and resource and relationship management to shape personality traits and skills that determine your connection with others and how the story unfolds.

It's a light touch role play, that takes a different approach to the experience of war. It's a game played not on the front line, but in the intimate small Danish village with only your wits and knowledge of people to survive. As you make choices you affect how you relate to the people you encounter and the competing (often hard hitting) aspects of wartime survival.

The result is a branching story of compassion, community, and courage, inspired by real life experiences and events.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Gerda: A Flame in Winter 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Point-and-Click game with Communication and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for use of strong language. There is use of strong language ('*!@?*'), as well as milder terms including '*!@?*', 'prick', '*!@?*', 'bloody', '*!@?*' and '*!@?*'. There are some scenes of violence, including people being struck or shot, without clear injuries. There is sight of dead and injured people in the aftermath of violence, sometimes with blood but without graphic wound details. There are verbal references to alcohol, smoking and medical drugs, including addiction to painkillers.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence.

Skill Level

12+ 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. It's a game that requires an inquisitive and interested player. Whether or not they have knowledge of the time period, some understanding of occupation and war help process what is happening. You also need to consider unintended consequences of some decisions and live with these when they happen.


Gerda: A Flame in Winter usually costs £17.99.

Gerda: A Flame in Winter

Switch Store Switch £17.99
Steam Store PC £17.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/09/2022, updated in 2023

Out Now: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Point-and-Click (Communication and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Bird Island Games (@BirdIslandGames)

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