You start the game in the season of Spring or Summer. If you hope to survive the winter, you need to work fast to build shelter and stockpile enough supplies to last you through the season. In Winter crops don't grow, fires are quicker to die out, the days are shorter, and a simple tent will not be enough to survive the cold.
Sounds pretty epic to me.
Edited by Jov, 30 October 2012 - 11:00 AM.