Frozen State is a game about the adversities faced whilst existing and surviving in a dying Siberian city, Duga 40. The experimental city has been infested by an extraterrestrial parasite that has obliterated the native population.
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Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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Why Early Access?

“Frozen State is still very early in development. Despite this fact, many core features are already in place and the game is playable as it is, though it’s still evolving and improving. It means many things can change over the course of development. For that reason, we would like to take you with us on this journey and make those changes and improvements based in part on your feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We have a certain number of features and content we want to implement, but because we also would like to have deep involvement from the community, it is hard at the moment to set any definite deadlines or time frames. However, we plan to release regular, fortnightly updates.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have a considerably larger world to explore, more content, NPCs and quests.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version is a pure sandbox experience, it doesn't have any goals or objectives, except surviving as long as you can. The game has 27 locations, covering just over one three kilometres combined, dynamic weather, randomly generated interiors, crafting and stealth elements.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will be gradually growing over time as we reach important milestones. The fully completed game will cost around 20$.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We'd like to have a deep community involvement in the development of Frozen State. If you have interesting ideas or suggestions, please share them with us on the Frozen State Forum.”
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May 29

Update -0.95 Build 239



Hi guys,

The new update is live on steam. Actually it was live since yesterday for those of you who have opted to the beta branch. As we have fixed some serious bugs, we are going to put the current build in the default branch.

Here is the changelog:
- black trees upon re-loading the game - Fixed
- food didn’t restore health - Fixed
- missing german intro - Fixed
- added new NPCs which provide some clues for thte main quest
- inconsistent footprints - Fixed
- humanoid enemies and NPC didn’t attack the hybrids - Fixed
- some animals could charge you endlessly - Fixed
- some other small fixes

Thank you,

Devs

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May 11

Beta Branch: 0.94 Build 233

Hi there


There is a new build available in the beta branch. It contains a lot of bug fixes and a few new additions.


Changelog:


Unlimited food/water containers - Fixed

Snow can be collected almost anywhere on the map ( except indoors). You need to equip a spade or a handcrafted scoop and hold “E” to start collecting the snow.

New items : Spade and Handcrafted Scoop

The campfire smoke highlighted - FIxed

Broken drag-n-drop in the inventory - Fixed

Cooked food will stay fresh longer

Spoiled food has negative effects

Weapon disappearing - Fixed

Melee weapons break in one hit - Fixed

Game will be pauses when you Alt+Tab to switch between windows

Broken underground “teleport”, the character can spawn outside the location - Fixed

A door spawn in the bunker wall - Fixed

New ambient sounds

New items names have been added to the translation files

Updated colliders on the stairs in some buildings where the character could get stuck or had difficulties ascending them.


The localisations files are located in the game directory. You can edit them as you please, the changes will be updated immediately, but if you make any syntax error ( missing comma or bracket) the game will either stop loading or some items/words/sentences may become invisible or missing. Make yourself a copy before you start experimenting.


We know about the broken intro and the manual in the German localisation, I’ll fix it in a few days (probably tomorrow) and update the build.


One of the very annoying bugs that hasn’t been fixed yet is the “black trees”. It only happens, when you continue the game and never when you start new game.


We unsuccessfully spent the entire weekend trying to find what may caused it. The tricky part is that it doesn’t happen in the game engine and the log file has no errors. So, until we find a solution for this problem we are going to release all fixes and updates in the beta and test branches. If you play regularly and want to be up to date, I’d recommend to switch the game to the beta branch.



Thank you,


Devs

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About This Game

Frozen State is a game about the adversities faced whilst existing and surviving in a dying Siberian city, Duga 40.

The experimental city has been infested by an extraterrestrial parasite that has obliterated the native population. Once infected, the parasite causes its victims to become vicious alien hybrids…

However, the grotesquely disfigured creatures are not the only menace that threatens the surviving citizens – hunger, and the bitter Siberian cold, will force them to behave in a Machiavellian fashion with one another

Frozen State is still very early in its development. Some features have not yet been implemented or may not work properly. However, we are continually working to improve Frozen State and eagerly anticipate your feedback and suggestions.

Planned Features:
• Three main characters - each with their own different play style.
• Diverse enemies
• Open world - the city consists of separate locations sewn together in random order with every new session.
• Dynamic weather conditions
• Randomly generated building interiors
• Stealth
• Crafting
• Transport
• Basic needs (hunger, thirst, sleep, etc)
• NPCs and Quests

Already in the game:
• Three main characters
• Three types of enemies
• 39 locations (just over 3.35 square km in total)
• Dynamic weather
• Randomly generated building interiors
• Stealth
• Simple Crafting and Cooking
• Basic needs (hunger, thirst, sleep, etc)
• Building structures and fortifications

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 9800M GTS or Radeon HD 6770M
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT 650M or 750M (strongly recommended)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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Overall:
Very Positive (281 reviews)
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MrTevfik
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 10
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After Update
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Mordecai Jax
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 11
Game is good, But not really the greatest.

But it got some potential though.
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Bodansky
( 20.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 12
gets better with every update, can't wait to see the finished game
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TerrorBeak
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 20
Boring:The Game
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NeuroSerpens
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 17
Besides the story not being really that captivating, this game is full of grammar mistakes (especially punctuation wise). This makes is hard to read and understand without having to read sentences again and also blocks immersion. Moreover, the controls are so unresponsive and everything happens so slowly I immediately started feeling sleepy when I began playing.

Thank the gods now we have the refund option.
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VolbeatinYerAss
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 4
THIS IS NEITHER POSITIVE NOR NEGATIVE - STEAM DOES NOT HAVE A 'NEUTRAL' OR 'MEH' OPTION FOR REVIEWS.

My first impression of this game was "Oh. They brought Dead Frontier to Steam." And unfortunately, with that impression, my entire expectation of the game was that... I was never really fond of games such as Divine Divinity or Neverwinter (the RPG, not the MMO. There's a humongous difference) so while this is more like the original Neverwinter, it isn't exactly what I was expecting, and at the moment I'm not completely certain why I don't like it - I loved Neverwinter, and I love Dead Frontier, but something in this game is very off-putting to me. Maybe it's the seemingly complete silence, or the lack of much of a tutorial short of the game telling you how to unlock your house. I had no idea where I was going, either, and while some games, that's appealing... it wasn't in this one. I was expecting a tutorial continuation that I had no idea how to get to.
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aaron30uk (6 digit 2ndacount)
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 2
please do not increase the graphical aspects of this game i cna only just play it on medium without much lag this game is fantastic im jsut worried when game develops more graphical memory will be required i hope that aint the case i love the game to bits cant wait for more buildings and stuff
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LizardKing
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: January 22
When i saw this i thought it looked really damn awesome and i was reallly looking forward to it. i patiently waiting for it to download and install. and then when it was finally finished i launched the game. it sat on a white screen for about half an hour and it is still on that white screen whenever i launch the game. please help me. i want to play but i cant.
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zaruum
( 48.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: January 15
Challenging one of the only games that forced me to rest through and wait out each night instead of just plowing through. Came across 4 bugs, 1 was game ending, and the other 3 were just annoyances. The game in its curent state is playable but still requires polishing, and fleshin out of the quest markers. Has a ton of potential. Fingers crossed.
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Vitaly Z.
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: January 4
Absolutely worth bying it. Nicely playable even in alpha-version.
Just spend some time to adopt interface and craft-system.
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reptillianrace
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: January 3
hmmmmmm what can I say, well for early access its worth the money but still lacks a load of content etc. but will keep you on your toes for the first few hours dont get me wrong.
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jakanddaxter1996
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: January 2
very hard but ok
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Lupinwolf
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 29, 2015
what can i say about this game? Hmm ok i love Zombie games but some just dont fill the gap that i expect in these games, and to be totally honest this game doesnt either BUT that being said this is a really Good game for a Early Access.

You play as a single Survivor in a Frozen world and u go into areas using access points to access the big map, then you move across the map and find locations to visit or u can just check out whats happening in the wilderness (lots of trees to cut down). At first i was like trying to get use to it but after a time i began to Realise u don't want to always take on Zombies face to face, thats why u can Sneak about and lvl ur guys skills using a element u find during the game in houses (check everything)

i Recommend this game because i feel (and Hope) it is going to get better. i was thinking that the Zombies where a bit copied EG they all look the same 4 models , but in the last 20 min of playing this i found a BIG FAT Zombie which i ran away from.

The Crafting in the game is simple but finding the elements u need is the challenge.

This game totally worth it AND for £4.89 it is well worth the Punt. It's not worth full price Right now BUT if it keeps going this way it will be.
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CrowdedAplle0
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 27, 2015
Great Game
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MatteBlack3
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 16, 2015
Very atmospheric and well thought out. With more updates and polish this could well be one of the best survival games I've ever played. Devs, please know that we support you on this 100%.

I've also noticed that this game could be played pretty nicely on mobile platforms if ported right. So consider that an option as well.
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darknomad
( 15.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 12, 2015
This game should be on your list! I am impressed with the direction it is going. Now i will point out some realistic negatives that if solved put this game over the top!

Combat seems wonky! Not fine tuned enough, swinging or shooting into the air. Gun accuracy I hope, is increasing as enemy gets closer?

I am finding all kinds of things that seem to serve zero purpose. These could easily be crafting opportunities! Typewriter tape to make rope perhaps? Where is rope?

I should not see everything craftable in my list!!! New things should open up as I increase the skill. That way its a mystery that keeps me wanting to invest in it.

Crafting needs to be tripled in content.

The survival aspect is well done, I will say day and night cycles rather quickly! Fix it.

Factions and NPC's!!! Will triple the gameplay.

Co-op mode..not multiplayer team deathmatch etc., just co-op.

If these are implemented, this game will be over the top!

I would recommend this game in current state!
Good job Developer
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AirFlow
( 28.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 7, 2015
There are a whole lot of early-access survival games out there but this one seemed appealing to me. The atmosphere makes me feel like I'm in The Thing (1982), which is one of my favorite horror movie. At first it was quite challenging to survive in the cold, harsh winter of Siberia. From hunger to thirst, I was searching for better weapons, armor, and loot while avoid/sneaking by mutants(can get pretty tense). Weapon ammo is scarce in the beginning so avoiding enemies is probably best. Had to move out of my safe house so I can travel farther into the randomly-generated, open-world map without wasting any more resources. From there, it wasn't as hard as before but still alot to do and explore. Crafting is very useful too. I can build my own wooden cabin with torches all around and a workbench to craft even more stuff. Now including Permadeath, animals are introduced to hunt, so I'm definitely keeping an eye out for more updates.
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javelyn
( 30.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: October 29, 2015
Great game so far for being a alpha. It does not hold your hand and is a survival horror as it should be.
The speed at which you walk/run may be a little frustrating but it's not a fast paced game...running can get you killed.

You have to explore a lot, you will be a weakling for a bit, you do get more badass.
Check every nook and cranny...trust me there are some very cool suprises out there.
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hippielettuce
( 32.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: October 7, 2015
This game is worth the $10 I paid for it. Its challenging, hack and slash, crafting, exploration, survival, ET's, loot,RPG. I mean, what more could u ask for in a $10 game? Took me a few mintues to get used to the controls involving rotating the camera but after i got past that its been great. I highly recommend this game 10/10
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Darkside99x
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: October 3, 2015
Simply a superb game, even at this early stage, has such an atmosphere especially when using headphones.
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Posted: March 12
gets better with every update, can't wait to see the finished game
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Posted: December 7, 2015
There are a whole lot of early-access survival games out there but this one seemed appealing to me. The atmosphere makes me feel like I'm in The Thing (1982), which is one of my favorite horror movie. At first it was quite challenging to survive in the cold, harsh winter of Siberia. From hunger to thirst, I was searching for better weapons, armor, and loot while avoid/sneaking by mutants(can get pretty tense). Weapon ammo is scarce in the beginning so avoiding enemies is probably best. Had to move out of my safe house so I can travel farther into the randomly-generated, open-world map without wasting any more resources. From there, it wasn't as hard as before but still alot to do and explore. Crafting is very useful too. I can build my own wooden cabin with torches all around and a workbench to craft even more stuff. Now including Permadeath, animals are introduced to hunt, so I'm definitely keeping an eye out for more updates.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
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Posted: January 4
Absolutely worth bying it. Nicely playable even in alpha-version.
Just spend some time to adopt interface and craft-system.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 16, 2015
Very atmospheric and well thought out. With more updates and polish this could well be one of the best survival games I've ever played. Devs, please know that we support you on this 100%.

I've also noticed that this game could be played pretty nicely on mobile platforms if ported right. So consider that an option as well.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 15
Challenging one of the only games that forced me to rest through and wait out each night instead of just plowing through. Came across 4 bugs, 1 was game ending, and the other 3 were just annoyances. The game in its curent state is playable but still requires polishing, and fleshin out of the quest markers. Has a ton of potential. Fingers crossed.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 12, 2015
This game should be on your list! I am impressed with the direction it is going. Now i will point out some realistic negatives that if solved put this game over the top!

Combat seems wonky! Not fine tuned enough, swinging or shooting into the air. Gun accuracy I hope, is increasing as enemy gets closer?

I am finding all kinds of things that seem to serve zero purpose. These could easily be crafting opportunities! Typewriter tape to make rope perhaps? Where is rope?

I should not see everything craftable in my list!!! New things should open up as I increase the skill. That way its a mystery that keeps me wanting to invest in it.

Crafting needs to be tripled in content.

The survival aspect is well done, I will say day and night cycles rather quickly! Fix it.

Factions and NPC's!!! Will triple the gameplay.

Co-op mode..not multiplayer team deathmatch etc., just co-op.

If these are implemented, this game will be over the top!

I would recommend this game in current state!
Good job Developer
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107 of 127 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1, 2014
Loot, Eat, Drink, Keep warm and Survive. Darkness, Cold, Monsters and kill to stay alive.
Atmospheric, Dark, open world where you cant hide. Frozen State might just take you by surprise.
Early Gameplay here:
http://youtu.be/T2Y0epvTnLo
Building my first Cabin here (Update 1)
http://youtu.be/BFX6HfOTp1w
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56 of 60 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1, 2014
*Early Alpha Review*

Frozen State - Released in early Alpha today 7/1/14 I believe this game has a lot of potential and I am excited to see where the dev team will take it. My first playthrough I survived roughly 70 minutes. A brief tutorial gets you going with the basics and throughout my playthrough I found myself bringing up the Manual to check things such as crafting and whatnot. GAMEPLAY: In Frozen State's current 'state' do NOT expect a run and gun zombie killing game. I found it to be much more of a survival of the elements and finding safe places to sleep, cook food and stay warm. Most of my time was spent going from house to house looking through cupboards and bedrooms for useful items to either drink, eat or cook with. Building fires is absolutely necessary to stay alive along with finding safe places to sleep. As if surviving the subarctic tempurature isn't difficult enough, there are zombie-like creatures scattered thoughout the game. You start with a Nagant 7.62R pistol and an axe, the enemies (two varients that I have found so far) are not the most difficult to kill but I found myself avoiding them like the plague just because I was dying a slow death trying to stay alive without dealing with them. AUDIO/VIDEO: Both could use a little bit of work. I don't need my games, personally, to be the shiniest thing int he world but the visuals could maybe use some work. Noticed some animations were missing and some, like the flashlight I found, were really impressive adding to the overall atmosphere. Audio was OK, nothing to write home about at this point.

In the end, I was freezing to death, getting hungry and becoming dehydrated. I was out at night during a snowstorm searching for safe shelter where I could build a fire and sleep. I stumbled across a huge building, I think it was a school, went it and went upstairs looking for either a bed or bathtub. I could hear creatures walking around and it was almost pitch black in the building so I had to move by flashlight and focus in on sounds. (You can hold "C" to focus on noises, I thought this was a really cool feature adding to the survival-horror feel) Was killed by a creature that walked on four legs, reminded me of the 'Licker' from a Resident Evil game.

All in all, I really think this is what survival horror is about. Excellent dark, gritty and isolated-survival aspects. Needs a lot of work but so far so good. They have a lot of content planned and I can only see good things for Frozen State. Worth the $10? Yeah, help the dev team out with your feedback and I believe we will all be well rewarded in the end. Enjoy!

*Edit: " I stumbled across a huge building, I think it was a school..." Literally. I found a few bottles of Port Wine and was #$%*ing wasted.
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55 of 60 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
58.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 16, 2015
What can be said for a game like Frozen State? A lot.
It's a great game in that it's genuinely tense. The stakes are high and you can't just reset the gambles you make. I have been playing it since, I think about the first month it came to Steam, and it has changed dramatically.
When I first bought it, I was afraid at first, it would be the same generic kind of survival game that has been washing up on the shores of Steam like rotten flotsam. Frozen State is like a big, ice coated barge crashing into the shore and unleashing a horde of the undead onto your normal beach going day.
I have some key things to say about it. The first is that I survived 20 days. That is my current maximum. I found the Mansion, and it was there I died.
Word of warning? Humans Aren't your friend. But I did find a car, and by god, that was the most satisfying feeling on the planet to be able to avoide the Piercers, Jackals, Widows and other horrible monsters occupying the wastelands. I could explore so much easier and take a nice deep breath knowing I had a moment of peace.
I expect the developers will eventually take the feature of beaing safe in a car, away, but if I could ask them not to, it would make playing the game in the future so much easier.

The game is like the era of Playstation 2 horror titles like the Silent Hill series, it's filled with suspense. Every action you do could give you away or get you killed if you aren't careful. I would even say this is a tougher game than Don't starve and I Love how ruthless that game is.

I hope for so much of this game, and that's why I delayed my initial review but as it stands, this game is WORTH your 10 dollars. It is Worth your time. The game is hard, which it should be. It's survival horror and it places a hard pitch on the actual survival aspect. If I hadn't been stupid? I could have gone on for probably close to another 30 days with the supplies I found, but one wrong decision, one wrong choice and you're done. Example? I had gotten to the point to use a series of molotovs and had 6 fistfuls of fire to chuck at Reapers in one of the houses and I was an idiot and caught myself on fire. The heat, the sound, it drew the Jackals and I booked it like a mad man back to my car just to slather Stas in Burn Ointment to compensate for my own recklessness. I barely escaped, but I did by the skin of my teeth.
On a technical level I will give a moderate review as follows:

Graphics: Appropriate - It could be better, but I understand the level and it's satisfactory. I can see things, I know what stuff is. I can make out details and it does the job more than enough.

Difficulty: Hard - This isn't Minecraft. This isn't Don't Starve. This is a hard game with definite rules and hard physics in play. Sure you can carry 13 logs in your inventory, but the point is that you need to be careful and cutthroat with what you have and what you take. You can't just plop down some bricks or garbage and block your enemy and you are lucky if outrun your enemies. Don't expect an easy start.

Gameplay: Stern but fair - This sounds like a difficulty but as mentioned in the previous sections of this review, this game is about what you are willing to do and how careful you are to prepare for the Icepocalypse surrounding you. It is fun, sneaking past your enemies, hoping to god their cone doesn't spot you so you can get home, getting your base built, HAVING A GUN (with limited bullets) SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO MELEE ENGAGE; all these aspects are some of the rewarding elements to it. Being lucky and being careful are the greatest measure a player can have aside from their own preparedness.

Current Cons and suggestions:

Character progression is hard. I wish the developers would consider giving you some of the Level-Up Pills every 5, to 10, to 15 days. I have had such a hard run of the game because I couldn't become tougher in-game, only smarter in how I play.
I wish you could make matches out of gunpowder or maybe use infected meat to make like tallow or some kind of grease to make some kind of natural igniter.
Maybe a lantern not like the flashlight you can build out of scrap metal that you can place would be nice.
If there were anything else, right now that I could ask for? Maybe either the ability to armor plate your car with scrap metal or maybe a scrap metal sword or knife so you can make a spear or have something other than the nailed club or axes to kill stuff with.


Overall opinion: The game is hard, it's like squeezing water from rocks, but when you get it together it can be so much fun. And while I appreciate the game being hard, as it should be, I wish that the guy I killed at the Manor had dropped at least his axe. All he dropped was bedsheets. To bandage my ♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ up.

Beginners tips?
Stones can be thrown as distraction items to lure enemies away.
Behind your house is an underground silo thing that you can access in the back-left corner, usually in there are the thermometer and watch. Sometimes a bed and a workbench. It usually has a plethora of goodies in it.
Crafting will be your biggest ally as some of the weapons you make are invaluable, and you need to upgrade it to make your armor and weapons better.
ALWAYS CARRY SPARE FIRES AND MATCHES and when you find an extra sleeping bag? That also.
Trying to upgrade your weapons can cause them to break. I lost my starting axe and a double barreled shotgun this way. Upgrades are always a gamble.

Buy it out of 10.
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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
19.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 15, 2014
Very interesting game!

I looked for a topdown survival game and i found "Frozen State"...

The first hours were very very creepy!

"Alone in the dark cold citiy of duga 40. Leaving the start shelter, looking for some fresh water and something to eat. The wind howls around me. The sun goes down - darkness and deep frost makes me sick... no shelter...by the last sun i see a small datscha - a shelter for the night?....fu** where are the matches?"


This could be your first experiance with this game. I was really excited!

So some opinions about the devs and the game:

Devs:
+ Fast replying at steam if there are issiues with an update
+ Updates come ca one eath month
+ Are very interested in the players suggestions and opinions

- At the moment nohing bad to tell about them ;D

Game:
+ Creepy athmospehre
+ Nice setting ( i like metro etc)
+ Interessting crafting and skill system
+ Many things to loot
+ Nice hearing and stealth system
+ You can travel on a map like fallout 1, your char lost heat, drinking etc
+ Easy to die, when you play like rambo...solid snake is the better way ;O)
+ Build own shelter and fortifications

- crafting is at an very primitive level, basic things to craft only
- no npc quest system
- only a small part of the card can be travelled
- low content for playing longer
- only three hybrid enemies


I thing these would be a great game! There are many things to do ... i will play the alpha and would be happy for each new content they made.

Play in progress, alpha version - when you accept this and like survival - just try ;D
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46 of 56 people (82%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
191.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 5, 2015
After I play this game, I'm absolutely into it. Every night I dreamed of the game. Last night I was 'playing Frozen State' while I was sleeping. I just wanted to save and quit it.

The developers creat terrifying and haunting atmosphere within the game, and make the players totally obsessed with the atmosphere of horror they create.

I'm a girl and living alone. It is too scaring to play at night. I can't withdraw from it in my real life. Every night I ended up with nightmares=0=
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 22, 2014
After 10h playing this game i can say:

You will buy a game of looting, with some good features.
You need to do the basic to survive: eat, dring, sleep, keep warm.
You will kill some zombies.
You will die for some zombies.
You will learn how to cook.
You will craft a lot of campfires.
You will get mad, because is really dark at night and you need battery to your flashlight.
You will realise that the world is still in construction, so there's not a lot of places to go.
You will try to find the biggest backpack, because once you're lost it take some time to find your way home.
You will realise that if the game goes multiplayer it will be awesome.
You will always have a lot of matches and paper.
You will see that follow your steps home is the best way to find yourself.
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 5, 2014
[TIME OF REVIEW] [05/07/2014] [EARLY ACCESS BUILD 9]

Frozen State is one of the most interesting games I have seen in a while and after an hour of play I am ready to give out a review but first let me tell you some of my experiences in this game.

Day 1...

It's cold and i'm out of paper, I need to go out and find some if I am to make a campfire to survive.

I was attacked by some sort of infected known as a gaunt, It took a good hit on me but I am ok...I think.

It's getting dark and cold but I still have no paper I guess my only choice is to press on and hope for the best.

After searching around I found a run down house and saw something walk past the shattered window, I raised my gun and readied myself and slowly stepped towards the house. Before I got through the door I saw the horrific monster walking towards me, I fired a few bullets but I have had little experience shooting a gun so I missed 2/3 shots. I put it away and raised my axe and lunged at it taking a few good swipes at it knocking it down killing it. Once I had caught my breath I slowly walked into the same building when something more horrifc crawled across the ground at furious speed. I ran back terrified taking more shots but missing, I did as before and raised my axe slashing at it killing it. I'm not sure what it is but I really didn't want to know. I pressed on still looking for the paper I needed...

I found a supermarket but inside I found no paper although on my way out around the back something huge chased me, i'm not sure what it was but I ran and managed to escape.

Thankfully I was struck with the best of luck, a building full of apartments. I ran inside checking every drawer and cupboard but nothing until I checked an oven...And there it was, the one thing I had spent my journey looking for...Paper...I swiftly crafted myself a fire and crouched next to it, feeling the warmth as it brushed my skin...I am now in that appartment hoping that by morning I will still be alive...

I have decided to leave the room I was in, in search of more supplies. After a few minutes of searching I hear a loud crash as a wooden door breaks down, I stop dead in my tracks swiftly checking my surroundings...Suddenly a monster crawls along the ground towards me, I raise my axe once again and give it a few slashes but it keeps coming I try to give it another but a Gaunt begins his approach so I back into a small bathroom and whip out my pistol and fire an entire magazine at them...They are dead...I am now cold and dying...I rush around looking for the fire I left on so I could know where I was. I enter a room and see the thing I saw at the supermarket, it turns and begins its chase. I turn and run now looking for the exit. I run into a room hoping to find stairs but all I find is another exact same monster. I turn and run but he is right behind me. I manage to duke him out and continue my escape. Quickly I close a door to block them and run into another room...Empty...I turn back and see them already coming towards me, I try to doge him but to no avail, with one foul swoop he slices my neck cutting it open and I drop dead...


This was all in one small hour session and was a great thrillride, there was alot more I could have explored and seen but that would take far too long and be far to dangerous as I'm sure there are alot more terrifying creatures out there.

Things to improve/add:

Multiple saves - You can already do this by just copying the data folder and then deleting its contents except settings but it would make it alot easier than having to do that.

Getting around objects - I have seen various objects and such placed infront of doors and such and with no way to get around it, I think being able to climb over it or push things out of the way would be cool.

More crafting??? - I'm sure it will improve and add more but there isn't much atm anyway unless I just haven't found the right things although some things are there that I don't have but Idk.

More open worldy - Although the zone traveling does help FPS ALOT you can easily escape enemies by using zones when being chased which is a bit silly. Unless you can combat that with a sort of 'enemy nearby' system.

Mods - Of course mods 'cause why not?

Multiplayer - Although it's a big leap I think this game would be extremely good for MP as the core gameplay elements that are in the game such as lockpicking would make for some fun gameplay.

That's about all I can think of right now but my rating for this game as it is, is an 9/10.
The games concept is very unique and fun and even now I can see myself spending SO many hours in this game. Definately recommend this game!

Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PWI_xqPUOI
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 2, 2015
First off to the developers, love this game. Very hard core survivalist, very fun very unique.

Problems/ bugs I have encountered.
For a game still in Alpha I have only found one problem with this game. Bandages don't work and your character bleeds to death no matter what I do. I used 1 clean bed sheet to create 7-8 big bandages and nothing would stem the bleeding. Don't know why it doesn't work, food, water and clothing all work fine.

First off this game is very easy to get into, its a single player game not co op or multiplayer.
Your enemy? The weather, starvation, dehydration, keeping warm and... people infected with a violent space parasite.
Parasites (they look human but usually have extra probiscus mouth sticking out of where their mouth is. You used to only get medium sized ones a jackal type that runs on all fours and giant lumbering ones. Now there seems to be a fast biped runner parasite very scary if you aren't used to seeing it. A lot of fun.
Keep warm, scavenge every corner of where you are, cupboards shelves, cars even the occasional vending machine. My current record is 6 days alive. See if you can beat that.

All in all 10/10 really enjoy it.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
32.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 7, 2015
This game is worth the $10 I paid for it. Its challenging, hack and slash, crafting, exploration, survival, ET's, loot,RPG. I mean, what more could u ask for in a $10 game? Took me a few mintues to get used to the controls involving rotating the camera but after i got past that its been great. I highly recommend this game 10/10
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
68.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 9, 2015
I love this game and recommend it highly
i can play this for hours on end just hoping that the next loot run does not kill me, the only problem i have with the game is that when i am upgrading or repairing a weapon of piece of clothing sometimes it destroys it i don't know if its supposed to happen or what but its the only thing i find wrong with the game.
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 1, 2015
Even though this game is in early development, it's a very solid alpha build. I am enjoying it incredibly and I look forward to the future development of the game. The developer seems heavily invested and he is very active on the forums. I'm hoping for the best because this game has a ton of potential!

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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 17, 2014
A good play! Not a jump in and do well right off the bat game. You start off in a random situation, always the same 'safe house' but your character has random things he starts with, in a random spot on the map. Then you need to make a plan, do I go out today, or can it wait? What do I really need?
Then you go out, you learn quick that avoiding the infected is the best bet, because you may be able to fight off one of them, but they are not there for you to hack and slash through. Not a good plan to try that.
Even in EA state, this game is great. Just do be ready to die a bit.
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 3, 2014
For those of you that want a video First Impressions, here you go :-

http://youtu.be/nQ1bZ3dsPMw

Pleasently surprised by this game. While the survival genre isn't exactly new (and let's face it, survival as a genre is very over-saturated these days) this game brings a rather unique twist with it being based very cold temperatures that make exploration need very careful planning, as one wrong decision can cost you dearly, either from freezing to death or the alien hybrids that have nothing better to do than to make your life a misery.

Interiors of buildings are randomly generated which in turn mean that items are also randomly generated. Your starting gear is also randomly generated to an extent too, which is rather nice as it brings a fair bit of variety. A decent example is that the first time I played I got a nice revolver with plenty of ammo. The second time round I didn't get a revolver and the third time I got a revolver but had the wrong ammo type.

The hybrids hurt, It is advised to try and avoid combat if possible (however you could go in guns/axes ablazing, just don't expect to be in one piece after though :p). You can sneak by crouching or walking to reduce noise you make, as far as I can tell it seems to work well enough.

While the controls can get a bit of getting used to, they work fairly well. Line of Sight is implemented very well in this game where you have a cone of sight that is movable with the mouse.

Really enjoying it so far, although I haven't put in as much time as I would like. Would love to see more crafting options, randomly generated maps (as well as interiors) and more functionality. I will be following the game to see how the devs expand the game.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 30, 2015
Game is hardcore! Love it. Always updating and keeping it going! Havent played much just waiting for more updates, but the game is def worth the couple bucks.
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