ICY is a narrative-driven post-apocalyptic survival RPG set in a new Ice Age where your life and the lives of your followers hang on every decision you make. Create your own character using a detailed stats system that influences your abilities then begin your journey of survival across a frozen world.
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Release Date: Jul 27, 2015

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February 10

NEWS: The Remastered Edition is close to its release!

Many of you may be wondering what happened to the Remastered Edition we promised and the answer is pretty simple: we had some issues. It wouldn’t be neither fair nor professional to go into detail, so let’s just say that the results were underwhelming and we had to do something to keep our promise: release a completely improved version of ICY.

That’s why a new programmer with 20 years of experience is working with us to deliver what we promised. We had to start from scratch and completely rewrite all the code needed, but we had all the assets we needed to build the game and in a small time frame we already managed to rebuild most of it.

We have no excuses, that’s why we can’t do anything but apologize to all the people waiting for the Remastered Edition and work to give our best. We are working to release a solid and compelling game, improving as much as possible everything that was lacking in the old ICY. If we decided to completely trash the previous work on the Remastered Edition it is because it was completely disappointing. We promised you a real improvement and that’s what we will give you.

Here is a short video showing some of the new features and improvements.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJTe_O2nrDU

What’s in the game right now?

We already worked a lot on the Remastered Edition and there are already several mechanics completely working. The new Travel System is complete: we got rid of the old, crappy one and created a new node-based travel system that will be more solid and consistent. The obscure camping mechanic is gone, now the player only has to worry about the food consumed while travelling between nodes and, in each node, there will be different places in which to scavenge for loot or hunt for food.

The Hunting and Scavenging System was completely revamped and it’s already working. There is now a clear display of the loot output and the risk involved in any activity and the dedicated player skills have a deeper impact on both the loot and the danger. We also improved all events related to hunting and scavenging and they are now offering a wider degree of choice and much more variety.

ICY is a 2D game with a lot of interfaces and on this side the original ICY was a little lacking. That’s why we focused on a complete rework all UIs. The Main Menu is already working and a new Character Creation System, along with a Character UI, was developed. This is not a simple aesthetic improvement: the character UI is much easier and faster to use and we also changed something about the player skills. We got rid of the least useful ones, like the Medicine skill, because we didn’t want the player to spend precious experience on skills devoid of a solid in-game impact. We also reduced the skill range from 1 to 10 to 0 to 5. We did this for balance reasons, in order to actually give a stronger meaning to each skill point acquired by the player.

We also worked on a new Inventory System. In the old ICY the player could only equip items on his/her own character, now it is possible to equip the whole party and, when we’ll be done with the new Combat System, this will have a deep impact on fights. Scavenging is now much more important, not only because of a simple Crafting System allowing the player to combine two items into a new one, but also because the player will need to carefully equip all companions to avoid getting penalties while fighting. Like anything else, the Inventory was also improved in terms of aesthetic and functionality.

We also worked on editing the whole script, improved some parts and added new contents. Several bugs got removed and some more choices were added, the overall narrative experience should last longer and be more rewarding.

What are we working on?

There are a few things we need to complete before releasing the Remastered Edition. The brand new Combat System is one of them: we felt that fights in ICY were lacking and underdeveloped, that’s why we are creating a new combat system with much more tactical depth and player control. We will reveal more details about it in the future when we’ll be done with it.

We also need to polish everything and create minor but essential features like the save system. It won’t take much time, but we want to release the Remastered Edition as much stable and complete as possible.

It’s hard to determine how long we will need to complete everything, but we’re are working faster than expected and the Remastered Edition should be ready around April. We sincerely apologize for this delay, but we will deliver something incredibly better than the original ICY.

Detailed list of improvements

  • Improved the Main Menu UI.
  • Added a completely reworked node-based Travel System.
  • The Inventory System was completely rework and it now allows the player to equip all companions.
  • The Character Creation System and the Character Screen were reworked to be better looking and easier to use.
  • Completely reworked the Hunting and Scavenging System to be much more consistent and varied across the whole game.
  • A crafting system was added, allowing the player to combine two items to get a new one.
  • Reworked the Dialogue UI to be better looking and easier to use.
  • Reworked the In-game UI to reflect all the changes and also be better looking.
  • Removed several dialogue-related bugs.
  • Added some more choices into existing dialogues.
  • Added some cosmetic changes across the whole game, especially on the map.
  • Added two gender and race neutral player avatars. We are also seeing if we can allow the player to use his/her own avatar in the game.
  • Improved the compatibility with any screen resolution. The game now works with any possible resolution and the UI scales smoothly without issues.
  • Improved the overall performances. The game requires now five times less RAM to operate. Also the build size was greatly reduced.

Things that we need to do

  • Completely finish the Combat System and test its functionality and balance.
  • Implement a Save/Load system.
  • Add several audio feedbacks for the player’s actions on most interfaces.
  • Polish and debug everything (but right now no major issues appeared and everything is quite solid)
  • Correctly implement the Italian localization for all contents.
  • Do some minor fixes and additions.
  • Add reworked and improved tutorials.

We thank you again for your patience and we hope to deliver the Remastered as soon as possible!

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Reviews

“ICY offers a large amount of gameplay, resource management and RPG elements all wrapped in a post-apocalyptic, survival based game. The amount of replay value in ICY is staggering, and players will find themselves spending hours attempting to figure out how different decisions change the path the player is on.”
95/100 – ModVive

“If you love to hold a novel in hand... you yourself should write his thrilling story with difficult choices, challenges and grim survival the profound lessons learned during the experience. - Translated from Vietnamese via Google”
8.4/10 – VietGame Asia

“ICY is a gripping playing experience, with a story that appeals to the survivor in us all and revelations about the icy world and your character’s past that keep the player hooked.”
8.0/10 – GameSpew

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About This Game

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 hang on every decision you make. Create your own character using a detailed stats 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 and lead your new-found 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 lives of your community.

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



  • 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 your life.
  • Customize your character by choosing how to distribute attribute points among 3 main character traits and 10 different skills that affects your abilities and experience through the entire game.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.3 Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 and above
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card

    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9
    • Additional Notes: Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics or early-generation MacBooks
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 and above
    • Processor: 2.9GHz Intel Core i5 processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9
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