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Game News ICY: Frostbite Edition Released

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Make America Great Again Infinitron Trade Master Patron

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    Inner Void Interactive's ICY: Frostbite Edition, an enhanced edition/remake of 2015's post-apocalyptic Ice Age survival RPG ICY, was successfully greenlit for release on Steam back in May. It took a little longer than expected, but today the game was released on Steam. Here's its launch trailer and description:



    SURVIVE THE WHITE WASTELAND

    ICY is a narrative-driven post-apocalyptic survival RPG set in a new Ice Age, where your life and the lives of your followers depend on every decision you make. Create your own character, using a detailed stat system that influences your abilities to hunt, travel, scavenge, communicate and lead, then begin a journey of survival across the White Wasteland.

    It is up to you to take on the responsibilities of leadership and guide your newfound nomad family in their fight for survival. Do not take your role lightly, for each decision you make, each word you speak, ripples through the life of your community.

    Take heed, for you and your clan are not alone in this frozen world. In addition to the elements and the wildlife you encounter, there will be loners and bands of miscreants to deal with. Decide carefully on whom to trust and how to react or the snow covered landscape will become your icy tomb.

    FEATURES
    • Experience an intense story of survival in a unique post-apocalyptic new ice age setting.
    • Influence the plot with your choices, with numerous shades of morality that lead to multiple endings.
    • Lead a group of survivors, each one with different needs, values and ideals.
    • Scavenge for items and hunt for food while facing the challenges of starvation, illness, harsh elements and other bands of survivors.
    • More than 400 pieces of detailed hand-drawn artwork that portray the bleak and dire landscape of the frozen world.
    • Customize your character by choosing how to distribute attribute points among 9 different skills that affect your abilities and experience through the entire game.
    • Enjoy the new combat system offering a mix between a classic turn based combat system and a trading card game.
    If you'd like more information, Inner Void's OwNathan posted some details about ICY: Frostbite Edition's new combat system on our forums a couple of months ago. The game is available on Steam now for just $13 with a 25% launch discount until next week. But the best thing is that since the original ICY was on sale several times after its release, chances are you own the new edition already!
     
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  2. tindrli Arcane

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    i always wanted to try it. Is it any good?
     
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  3. MicoSelva Prestigious Gentleman Monstroterratum Furiosum Patron

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    That does not cover this recent version IIRC. Some things may have changed.
     
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  5. tindrli Arcane

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    exactly
     
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  6. OwNathan Inner Void Interactive Developer

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    We improved it a lot since the original one, really a lot.

    Dialogues are still important but now they arent 90% of the whole experience, there's a lot more to do in terms of playing. We edited the script, cut the worst parts, added some new ones, triple checked everything.

    The survival is now something meaningful. It's not as stressful as in survival focused games, but it offers a challenge.

    The fighting system is fun, according to the various people that tried it, and the crafting system works nicely with it, allowing the player to create new items or upgrade the old ones.

    Don't expect a massive RPG with 100 hours of contents because it is not. But now we achieved something like 15 hours of enjoyable plot and fun gameplay. If the original one shown good premises under a layer of bugs, obscure mechanics, and underdeveloped gameplay, now the game offers what it's written on the Steam page. We're really satisfied with the result!
     
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  7. Bohrain Learned

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    As someone who has lived in a snow covered hole for his whole life I can't shrug the feeling of resentment against games with arctic areas, no matter how good the mechanics are.
    I want to see different things in my screen compared to my window.
     
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  8. M0RBUS Augur

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    Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is very good, I hear.
     
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  9. Junmarko Arcane Patron

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    Infinitron when will your Obshilliness end, why are you such a shilly-shill?*

    :troll:*The above is sarcasm.
     
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  10. Grotesque Arcane

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    After The Long Dark, who would want to pay for another snowy survival game?
     
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  11. MurkyShadow Glittering gem of hatred Patron

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    I enjoyed the tone of the initial release, as I did the artwork and description of places.
    It wasn't a deep game by any means, but it was atmospheric. For me it was a nice
    'casual' break from the Deep Caverns of Underrail, to cool my boiling blood and
    not throw something across the room. I have downloaded the Frostbite Edition,
    but I don't know when I may get around to giving it a spin. But I'm looking
    forward to.
     
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