Welcome to Death Mountain, stranger! So you want to be the new Herald of The Mountain, huh? Well, if you're any good at 2D jumpin', gun-slingin', and puzzle-solvin', maybe you should give the The Ice Caves a run for its money.
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Very Positive (109) - 86% of the 109 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 18, 2020
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game in its base form is completed, but there is a lot planned. The Ice Caves in its current form is not representative of what it could fully offer, and that potential is best realized by utilizing community involvement. So that's the point of Early Access-- for the community to drive development.

Any and all suggestions, comments and feedback are always welcome.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Four months or less? Hopefully?”

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

“Here is a short, non-exhaustive list of features in the pipe-line:

• Campaign
• Co-op functionality
• PVP modes (Death Match, Team Death Match, CTF)
• Global scoreboards
• More maps
• More weapons
• More characters
• Balance
• More original tracks


I am currently working on multiplayer, including server-hosted lobbies, co-op modes and PVP. So hopefully that is what the next update will feature.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Base game is completed- full run through works. No game breaking bugs. Obviously if you find any, please contact.

There are three guns with working mechanics, puzzles, physics, fluid mechanics, dark humor, stylized guns, platforming, enemies, day/night cycle, caves, original music, pausing, local scoreboard, shaders, multiple endings, in one large Metroidvania style map where you need to backtrack and collect items to progress. Try the game for a good grasp of what it can fully offer, it is a short burst of fun.”

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

“Price may increase moderately upon release.”

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

“Feedback is critical for development-- player ideas should drive development. Communities generally have a better sense of idea of what they want than developers, so your feedback is what I'm going for. Please feel free to leave any feedback and suggestions on the community page. Additionally, I am available for messaging and comments regarding the game, so don't hesitate to shoot a message. Willing participants can have access to community betas to test out new features.”
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About This Game

The Ice Caves is a fast-paced, retro-inspired, Metroidvania-style, platform shooter that sets you "gunz-ablaze" in a battle of wits, reflexes and skill. Survive 'The Trial of The Mountain' by descending into frozen caves protected by packs of adorable and sarcastic monsters. Do what it takes to mow down hordes of tribal "Ice Reaverz" and solve puzzles to become the ultimate 'Herald of The Mountain'. But be warned-- many have failed before you.

Upcoming updates include:

  • Online high scores
  • A full-length campaign
  • Large-scale multiplayer game modes
  • Challenging co-op trials
  • Weapons
  • Characters
  • Enemies
  • and much more.

Feel free to check out our community page or message directly with your ideas to implement in the future, and you'll get your name with a custom message on a signpost if its used! Feedback, suggestions and general discussion is always welcome and appreciated.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Pixel-sprite death
Pixel-Gun Violence

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 7+
    • Processor: A Toaster Can Run It
    • Memory: 1000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: A Toaster Can Run It
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 33 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Hopefully Slightly Better Than A Toaster
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10
    • Processor: A Microwave Oven
    • Graphics: A Microwave Oven
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Hopefully Slightly Better Than A Microwave Oven

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