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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May 31

ANNOUNCEMENT - ICY: Remastered Edition - Free Major Overhaul

Greetings fellow nomads!

It’s been some time since ICY was released, and we’ve kept supporting it as much as we could, but now we’re announcing our plans to do something more than just a couple of updates: we will create a Remastered Edition of ICY. Not a simple update, not a couple more quests, but a fully reworked edition that will allow ICY to shine at it was meant to.

Why?
Because we had to cut out a lot of good ideas due to the lack of funds during development. We also paid for our lack of experience. ICY is not a bad game, but there’s a lot of room for all kinds of improvements, and we want our first game to be as special as when we first imagined it.

Why now?
Because we’ve had the luck to meet investors who believe in us and our projects. Remastering ICY is nothing but one of the many things we will do in the future, since we are finally in a better financial situation.

When?
Before the end of the year, that’s for sure, but we don’t want to rush anything, and the remastered edition will come out only when it’s ready.

How?
We’ll completely rework ICY’s gameplay to offer a better and deeper survival challenge. We will also improve the game’s narrative, following the feedbacks we got over the last months. It won’t be just a slightly improved game - it will be like playing a brand new one that happens to use ICY’s plot (which will be also improved and expanded!)

What about the old ICY?
Anyone already in possession of ICY on Steam will receive the Remastered Edition for free, because you people are the ones we have to thank for the fact that Inner Void is still a reality. We owe it to you!

Anyone interested in playing the old ICY will still be able to access it, but we will not support it after the release of the Remastered Edition.

Here’s a detailed list of things we’ll do:
  • We will change the travel system: the player will move between different nodes with his/her party, and each node will hide different locations to explore.
  • We will rework the Hunting and Scavenging systems to be more varied and offer a more interesting challenge.
  • We will completely overhaul the combat, creating a new turn-based system in which the player will be able to choose the overall setup of his/her party and use items and special abilities to overcome the enemy. This will offer a combat system that is truly strategic and challenging, greatly improving what was lacking in ICY.
  • We will rework the inventory, allowing the player not only to craft items but also to manage the equipment of the whole party. This will make scavenging much more interesting, and the loot gained will finally be shared among companions.
  • We will add more quests and improve the main storyline, especially the final part, which was a little too rushed. The player will have more time to know Tanya, TJ and Janeve, and will have to face more challenges before reaching the game’s ending.
  • We will add more content related to the party, fleshing out the characters that travel with the player.

And this list is only about the major changes and additions. We are already working on the game from the ground up to give you a 360 degrees improved experience, turning a Visual Novel with some RPG elements into a true Survival RPG, with all the features you would expect from it!

We are also open to suggestions! Is there something you’d want to see in this new ICY? Tell us, we may be able to fulfill your desires!
Thanks for your attention, fellow travelers. We hope to give you a brand new ICY to enjoy soon!

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March 24

3/24/16 Several Bug Fixes and UI improvements

Below are the notes for the most recent update.

  • Stat checks are now visible in most circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug allowing the player access to a late game area before the actual unlocking related to the plot.
  • Fixed a minor UI issue related to the items' info.
  • Improved the items' info UI, showing now different colors for different stats.
  • Armors now provide "Defense" and not "Damage" anymore.
  • Fixed some minor UI issues during Fight, Scavenge and Hunt events.
  • Mac version should properly show the Italian translation.

    ENJOY

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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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Dom
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I don't usually write reviews, but felt I had to express an opinion after reading many positive reviews, buying the game because of them, and then bumping into many things I felt had not been mentioned.

First of all, the game did not disappoint me, but I felt that it did have some issues. I did enjoy playing through it, and although I got a bit bored in the last half-hour or so due to being too powerful, I finished the game and don't regret buying it. Now, here's my lsit of things I didn't register being mentioned or stressed in the reviews I personally read:
  • The game has a negative difficulty slope and I never actually struggled or felt challenged. It might be harder on Survivor, but the game initially sets it to Story mode and it was still painfully easy for me on Normal difficulty. You don't actually need to renew items or really buy much, but by the time you have a full set-up the game throws approx ~1000 bullets at you.
  • After you get the hang of things, hunting and gathering become a chore. You can choose how much time you spend doing things, but there's no time constraint in the game. You get random events to spice things up, but they get repetitive and after a few of these I found that certain options worked 100% of the time.
  • The interface is all right (a bit too flat for a game whose graphics options go up to "Fantastic"), but I found a lot of glitches. Items overlapping in the inventory, occasionally dialogue windows appearing blank, sometimes what I did and what happened didn't seem to be connected.
  • The combat gets repetetive and also did not present any challenge. It's just text messages of the form "Party takes -10HP damage. Raiders take -150HP damage." repeatedly. After the first third or so of the game, I barely had to read them and just kept clicking "Attack with Bow". I won every fight with no damage done to my party.
  • Your party members are, simply put, boring and flat. After you talk to them more than once, at least. The devs obviously put care into creating a varied cast, but they don't get any depth. All of them have backstories that start and end with "I'm a nomad" and no new dialogue choices ever appear, so you only need to talk to them once. Occasionally, the game does throw you random events where your companions approach you, but what they tell you does not seem to have any effect on what happens later in the game, so it's just an illusion of getting to know them. Your oldest, "wise man" companion also tells you to watch out for trouble in your family, but after a few pre-scripted fights nothing else ever happens again or needs resolving. For a text-based game, there is barely any character participation and that's what really disappointed me the most.
  • In a late-game mission, a companion died and his wife survived with her leg "bent the wrong way". However, immediately after the mission she was in full health, greeted me cheerfully and never even talked to me about her dead husband.
  • There's a stats and skills system but there's no clear indiction what it does. I used my Speechcraft a lot, but I have no idea what my stats or other skills did. I'm also not sure if my companions actually counted in anything. It's just not laid out to see.
All that said, the game had a reasonable-sized map with interesting settlements and interesting people, it has great artwork and although your companions ignore you on your journeys they still participate in mission dialogue. Don't buy this game expecting a combination of Resident Evil and Oregon Trail. Buy it because it offers an interesting alternative to radiation or zombie wasteland settings.
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Grandpa DJ
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
A short, fun, atmospheric novel. There is a bit of resource management and a combat system, but neither of these are very significant. The storyline and immersion are great. I finished the game in about 6 hours in one play through. Well worth the sale price I got it at.
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Geofferic
( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Not bad, if much thinner than advertised. At time the story choices don't logically connect with the consequences, but over all it was fun, if very short.
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cherrysummer8
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I’m not finished with the game yet, however I do love the general vibe and story of the game.

There are a few technical flaws while it does not impact the story negatively, it really grinds my gears that there are certain things I cannot do.

1) I cannot organize inventory, that is to say the least, very annoying, I cannot drag and drop things from one page to another, and when I do try to organize things the save resets it.
2) The inventory is so glitch, sometimes items will be on top of other items, sometimes there are blank empty spaces that just won’t accept other items.

Weird Glitches!

1) Not sure if this is intentional, but when something fails, like opening a lock or climbing up the building you lose health but still get the items even if you “failed” at opening the lock
2) Sometimes when it says somebody lost health and you check your party tab, they have full health and haven’t lost any health at all.
3) The loading screen sometimes glitches out when escaping it, or takes a really long time to load.

All in all, for a game that’s like 3 bucks during the steam sale, it’s pretty darn good, and I saw that it’s getting re-mastered for free so I hope these problems will be fixed!
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Buildarobot
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
Here's the thing:

This game is fun, but I wouldn't tell my friends and family to go out and buy it.

Let me explain...

I accidently went and clicked on write a review when I wanted to click on manage downloads, but I felt compelled to write something. I haven't played this game with extreme difficulty because I am one who will not sacrifice story because of my inability to strategize well. With that being said This game can be forgiving which is such a good thing for nerds who aren't quite "nerds", you know? The characters are fun, and things have a healthy dose of dramatics to keep things interesting. EVERYONE DIES ... just kidding, but that's the kind of suspense I'm talking about Love the post apocalypse stuff very apropos in today's market. I also come from Canada, (a very cold place) so I feel like I am apart of the story.

This game is good. Book lovers should buy this game. Non-Readers shouldn't buy this game. It's not amazing, but with some imagination it can take you to crazy "cool" places.

Thanks for reading!
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ΨHootManJim
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
If your doing well in this game, all is happy in your group, plently of food and loot, more ammo (which is money) than Arnie and Scrouge McDuck combinded - Do not over-wright your save when you have 3 food left for your team while being in the middle of nowhere.

Everyone likes nice hot food when its cold.

Brillant Interactive Fiction/RPG game.
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Survivalist07
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
Amazing game like reading an interactive book.events are bit similar sometimes same.if it could be all different that game could be epic one...but anyway main story and side quests are great.for couple bucks it is worth as hell. u need to give a chance...
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Mia
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
ENGLISH :
A great mix of survival, rpg, and visual novel, with multiple endings.

FRANÇAIS :
Un très bon mélange d'une histoire visuelle, avec des stats et des combats à la rpg, ainsi que de la survie, avec la nourriture à gérer pour le groupe. À plusieurs fins.
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Llurendt
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Icy is a game with a great story and interesting characters. The mechanics are somewhat lackluster, but the execution is refreshing and plays well into the story.

There ARE a few bugs, but having bought the game for under $4, I can easily forgive them.
1) The Inventory screen often becomes glitchy, with item slots acting full or items overlapping one another.
2) World interactions (hunting, scavenging, etc.) often will display \'win\' text, then proceed to display \'lose\' text.

These bugs might make the hard modes even harder, as most \'lose\' options result in companions taking damage and I imagine the harder difficulties mean more expensive/rarer medkits.

Do yourself a favor and play through this one in Story Mode!
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jlockwood30
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I wasn\'t quite sure when I purchased the game, but this is an easy yes recommendation. The interface was smooth and easy to understand. The storyline was engaging, and easily followed with opportunity to diverge and make my own choices. I even just wandered the wasteland area for the first 90+ days of game time before continuing on the main storyline and found that enjoyable. I was lucky enough to buy the game on sale but would have paid 10-15$ easily. Main quest line isn\'t too long but somewhat replayable and I was able to finish in one extended day of playing. Definitely worth it , if there were bugs before they seem to have been resolved.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I’m not finished with the game yet, however I do love the general vibe and story of the game.

There are a few technical flaws while it does not impact the story negatively, it really grinds my gears that there are certain things I cannot do.

1) I cannot organize inventory, that is to say the least, very annoying, I cannot drag and drop things from one page to another, and when I do try to organize things the save resets it.
2) The inventory is so glitch, sometimes items will be on top of other items, sometimes there are blank empty spaces that just won’t accept other items.

Weird Glitches!

1) Not sure if this is intentional, but when something fails, like opening a lock or climbing up the building you lose health but still get the items even if you “failed” at opening the lock
2) Sometimes when it says somebody lost health and you check your party tab, they have full health and haven’t lost any health at all.
3) The loading screen sometimes glitches out when escaping it, or takes a really long time to load.

All in all, for a game that’s like 3 bucks during the steam sale, it’s pretty darn good, and I saw that it’s getting re-mastered for free so I hope these problems will be fixed!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
ENGLISH :
A great mix of survival, rpg, and visual novel, with multiple endings.

FRANÇAIS :
Un très bon mélange d'une histoire visuelle, avec des stats et des combats à la rpg, ainsi que de la survie, avec la nourriture à gérer pour le groupe. À plusieurs fins.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Not bad, if much thinner than advertised. At time the story choices don't logically connect with the consequences, but over all it was fun, if very short.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I don't usually write reviews, but felt I had to express an opinion after reading many positive reviews, buying the game because of them, and then bumping into many things I felt had not been mentioned.

First of all, the game did not disappoint me, but I felt that it did have some issues. I did enjoy playing through it, and although I got a bit bored in the last half-hour or so due to being too powerful, I finished the game and don't regret buying it. Now, here's my lsit of things I didn't register being mentioned or stressed in the reviews I personally read:
  • The game has a negative difficulty slope and I never actually struggled or felt challenged. It might be harder on Survivor, but the game initially sets it to Story mode and it was still painfully easy for me on Normal difficulty. You don't actually need to renew items or really buy much, but by the time you have a full set-up the game throws approx ~1000 bullets at you.
  • After you get the hang of things, hunting and gathering become a chore. You can choose how much time you spend doing things, but there's no time constraint in the game. You get random events to spice things up, but they get repetitive and after a few of these I found that certain options worked 100% of the time.
  • The interface is all right (a bit too flat for a game whose graphics options go up to "Fantastic"), but I found a lot of glitches. Items overlapping in the inventory, occasionally dialogue windows appearing blank, sometimes what I did and what happened didn't seem to be connected.
  • The combat gets repetetive and also did not present any challenge. It's just text messages of the form "Party takes -10HP damage. Raiders take -150HP damage." repeatedly. After the first third or so of the game, I barely had to read them and just kept clicking "Attack with Bow". I won every fight with no damage done to my party.
  • Your party members are, simply put, boring and flat. After you talk to them more than once, at least. The devs obviously put care into creating a varied cast, but they don't get any depth. All of them have backstories that start and end with "I'm a nomad" and no new dialogue choices ever appear, so you only need to talk to them once. Occasionally, the game does throw you random events where your companions approach you, but what they tell you does not seem to have any effect on what happens later in the game, so it's just an illusion of getting to know them. Your oldest, "wise man" companion also tells you to watch out for trouble in your family, but after a few pre-scripted fights nothing else ever happens again or needs resolving. For a text-based game, there is barely any character participation and that's what really disappointed me the most.
  • In a late-game mission, a companion died and his wife survived with her leg "bent the wrong way". However, immediately after the mission she was in full health, greeted me cheerfully and never even talked to me about her dead husband.
  • There's a stats and skills system but there's no clear indiction what it does. I used my Speechcraft a lot, but I have no idea what my stats or other skills did. I'm also not sure if my companions actually counted in anything. It's just not laid out to see.
All that said, the game had a reasonable-sized map with interesting settlements and interesting people, it has great artwork and although your companions ignore you on your journeys they still participate in mission dialogue. Don't buy this game expecting a combination of Resident Evil and Oregon Trail. Buy it because it offers an interesting alternative to radiation or zombie wasteland settings.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
A short, fun, atmospheric novel. There is a bit of resource management and a combat system, but neither of these are very significant. The storyline and immersion are great. I finished the game in about 6 hours in one play through. Well worth the sale price I got it at.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
If your doing well in this game, all is happy in your group, plently of food and loot, more ammo (which is money) than Arnie and Scrouge McDuck combinded - Do not over-wright your save when you have 3 food left for your team while being in the middle of nowhere.

Everyone likes nice hot food when its cold.

Brillant Interactive Fiction/RPG game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Icy is a game with a great story and interesting characters. The mechanics are somewhat lackluster, but the execution is refreshing and plays well into the story.

There ARE a few bugs, but having bought the game for under $4, I can easily forgive them.
1) The Inventory screen often becomes glitchy, with item slots acting full or items overlapping one another.
2) World interactions (hunting, scavenging, etc.) often will display \'win\' text, then proceed to display \'lose\' text.

These bugs might make the hard modes even harder, as most \'lose\' options result in companions taking damage and I imagine the harder difficulties mean more expensive/rarer medkits.

Do yourself a favor and play through this one in Story Mode!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Here's the thing:

This game is fun, but I wouldn't tell my friends and family to go out and buy it.

Let me explain...

I accidently went and clicked on write a review when I wanted to click on manage downloads, but I felt compelled to write something. I haven't played this game with extreme difficulty because I am one who will not sacrifice story because of my inability to strategize well. With that being said This game can be forgiving which is such a good thing for nerds who aren't quite "nerds", you know? The characters are fun, and things have a healthy dose of dramatics to keep things interesting. EVERYONE DIES ... just kidding, but that's the kind of suspense I'm talking about Love the post apocalypse stuff very apropos in today's market. I also come from Canada, (a very cold place) so I feel like I am apart of the story.

This game is good. Book lovers should buy this game. Non-Readers shouldn't buy this game. It's not amazing, but with some imagination it can take you to crazy "cool" places.

Thanks for reading!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Amazing game like reading an interactive book.events are bit similar sometimes same.if it could be all different that game could be epic one...but anyway main story and side quests are great.for couple bucks it is worth as hell. u need to give a chance...
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
44 of 49 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
This is a game that's somewhat overlooked. With the number of games released it is no wonder sometimes really good games slip between the cracks and fail to get the attention they deserve.
It has tons of atmosphere in a snowy landscape where a bunch of people under your avatars leadership is struggling to survive a lawless environment filled with animals, bandits , slave traders and nature itself.
As you lead your group of people you have to maintain a relationship with each, hear their stories and make decisions all the time on what to do or where to go. The plot has you trying to free some friends from slave traders and in your quest you have to constantly take care of the needs of your group by hunting, scavenging, trading and talking to people.
The controls are flawless, (you can just point and click on the map to tell the group where to go and while moving you have to keep an eye out for sites to hunt or scavenge. Sometimes you have to fight and this means making choices on how to approach the fight in several stages and the fight resolves itself.
The drawings and the artwork is first class , the storytelling engaging and the gameplay varied enough to keep you going. The music is atmospheric as it should be.
So, once again I am seriously amazed at this game not making a bigger splash than it did so far. For the price they ask it's guaranteed to make you very happy you bought this game. 9/10
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