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.
User reviews: Very Positive (204 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 1, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

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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July 1

Update [14] 0.2 Build 124

Hey there,

It’s been a really productive but extremely busy month, especially the last week. We have managed to add more than we had planned, unfortunately not without a small delay. The update was supposed to be out yesterday, but during the testing we discovered a very unpleasant bug and decided to move the release on to the next day, which is today.

So the change list

Cars

We've added a drivable car, yes-yes, now you can find a car and drive it in real time and not only on the world map. However bear in mind that not all locations were designed for driving, also right now enemies do NOT react on you, when you in the car. This is not a bug but work in progress. Another very important thing, DO NOT leave the car in the randomly generated location called wilderness, if you run out of fuel and leave it there it will be gone.

The car runs on special fuel which can be found in abandoned cars and garages. However almost every location with buildings has at least one or two fuel cans on it, sometimes they can be hidden. The car has also a roomy boot (trunk) where you can keep a lot of useful stuff and carry it around with you.

Do not forget to turn the engine off leaving the car, otherwise you risk to run out of fuel very quickly. You can switch the headlights on and off by pressing the “F” button.

Intro

Another cool addition is an intro scene that will shed some light on the Frozen State world and the origin of the Hybrids. The subtitles speed was adjusted to our average reading speed, so if you find it too fast or too slow please let us now. You can skip the intro by clicking through it, later we will the option to skip it entirely.

Other Changes

-You can disable the Indie Showcase banner in the game settings

-3 New locations

-New Item - Fuel Can

-Fixed typos and updated the manual

-Initial inventory limit was reduced

-Fixed reduced “damage” after upgrading the Axes


German Localisation

One of the forum members has helped to translate the game into german, and we are super grateful. However we simply didn’t have time to squeeze it into the current build. Besides there are some new parts that require translation like intro and locations, but we hope to put it in the next one.


Thank you,

Devs

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June 15

Indie Showcase

Hi everyone,

Our team have been invited to join a small network of indie developers to help increase the visibility of small independent games like Frozen State. This is a completely gentleman's agreement without any strings attached , so we decided to take part in this initiative and help our fellow developers.

In this build the main menu will contain a tiny banner showcasing our friends’ games. If you click on the banner with the game you liked, its steam store page will appear where you can buy it without leaving the game.

This is how it looks



Please feel free to share your thoughts.

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
    • Hard Drive: 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)
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Early Access Review
I've only survived 23 days and its by far the best zombie like game I've ever played but there called hybrids, The games great but I think there should be more hiding mechanics and plus I love that you have plasma guns in the game and I'm a big fallout fan and the plasma weapons were my favorite but this game is great you can choose to live in the house that u started out in or build your own base or just fortify the house and looting is the great thing about this game never know what your going to get, I totally recommend this game its great you should give it a chance you won't regret it, Oh one more thing the goal of this game is to survive as long as possible that means be careful!!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Early Access Review
Great game! Love it! Watched some Let's Plays before purchasing and I am thrilled with the content in this game! I also love how involved the dev(s) are and how quick they respond to and resolve issues (I personally haven't had any issues or glitches with this game yet). Very promising game and I can't wait for more updates! Thanks for your hard work that results in my entertainment!
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Early Access Review
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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Early Access Review
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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
68.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
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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