Average Playtime: 1 hour

First Winter

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A Soviet Submarine has been intercepted in the North Pacific, 140 nautical miles west of Los Angeles. It's unknown if the vessel is armed with Nuclear Weapons. The Soviet minister for foreign affairs insists that the Submarine is in international waters and therefore has no obligation to abandon it's routine training exercises.

Seemingly trapped in a nightmarish reality of ever changing worlds and environments it's up to you to figure out exactly what has happened on board the stricken submarine and to ultimately save the world from a nuclear catastrophe.

First Winter is a terrifying first person horror set in 1982 during the cold war with a highly distinctive retro style.

Key Features:

  • Incredibly unsettling tension from start to finish.
  • Multiple endings.
  • Nostalgic 80s sound track (Licensed for broadcast).
  • Professional voice actors.
  • Beautifully crafted levels.
  • Translated into German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Russian.

Game Information:

Although your progress is saved frequently throughout the game it is intended that you complete First Winter in one sitting. It is also recommended that you use a pair of headphones rather than speakers.


In June 2017 Dan Sanderson published a micro horror game called Pacific which, to his surprise, was picked up and praised by popular horror YouTubers such as MrKravin, Markiplier, John Wolfe, GirlGamerGab and RaedwulfGamer. Enthused by over 1.5 Million views and featured in Waypoint Vice and IGN's "12 Awesome Games you might've missed", First Winter was born. First Winter is the full length remake version of Pacific.


Despite the option to 'disable flashing images' I can not guarantee that this will make it safe for persons with epilepsy.
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 8 or 10
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 128
  • Storage: 880 MB available space
  • OS: Windows 8 or 10
  • Processor: 2GHz+
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 880 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • Processor: 2GHz+
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 880 MB available space
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First Winter reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Spain
Pixelar Aesthetic graphic Adventure, with an atmosphere of complete claustrophobia and touches of psychological terror in which we must solve some puzzles to continue advancing, either within the Subamarino and through a maze with images of Paranoia, in which we will also discover part of the plot ─ within the contextgo of the Cold War, listening to several cassettes. The soundtrack, as well as certain references and winks to the culture of the 80s ´ S, give an excellent touch to the artistic design that honors them. First Winter is a short game but with an interesting plot with several endings that is developed just with voices and texts; Its narrative core is visual and sonorous, open to a certain player's interpretation. It Also has a clean screen, its gameplay is completely intuitive and dynamic, as you will hardly need clues and objects to move forward. Its duration is round the hour. A little indie gem. Highly recommended.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Product received for free first winter is a first-person horror game where history is located in the years 80, during the cold war. After hearing a News Flash on the radio about a nucleair submarine, nothing will ever be the same in our lives... It is intrigued by all these sudden and disturbing changes that we will begin our journey in search of keys and clues in the hope of understanding and above all to get us out of this insane nightmare. GRAPHICALLY the retro pixelated style plunges us directly into the past, our character evolves in a small apartment with tapestries and decorations of yesteryear, everything is nicely reproduced there. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1396810704 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1396810057 on the side of the soundtrack the music is also of period, the doublings are of good quality, and the sometimes disturbing sounds take part in a perfect immersion in this horror-atmosphere game. THE GAMEPLAY the grip is easy, everything happens to keyboard and mouse, key "e" to interact, right click to drop objects, and QWERTY combination to move. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1396809889 the game will be a milking, and will end quite quickly, count about thirty minutes to access the first cinematic end. A second secret episode will lead us to a different end. (about 15 minutes more). However, if you stop playing between two, a backup will be done automatically. The rather disturbing story will bring us forward through changing rooms and corridors, sometimes purified, sometimes dark and nightsish, and we'll reserve some surprises... Although the universe is Gore and disturbing ambient noises, I did not feel this constant and oppressiveness fear to which I expected, perhaps is that of the fact that one does not Brule, I do not know. The strong point that I have retained and which is to highlight in this game is its retro style of the years 80 greatly realized. A little experience very pleasant to discourage and that I recommend without hesitation. * Product received for free for evaluation purposes. If this criticism has you more, come and follow our page of curation and visit our site [cadeauxsteam.com] where you can read many articles and win games for the steam platform.
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