A steampunk visual novel and puzzle game set in Permia - a world in the depths of an ice age. Dougal, a wandering alchemist, must compete against several eccentric individuals for the ultimate treasure.
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Aug 5, 2015

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“Considering the amount of average visual novels cluttering digital distribution lately, it’s exciting to see Icebound come along. [...] Anyone looking to get wrapped up in an entertaining storyline for a weekend should give this a read.”
4/5 – Hardcoregamer

“The story in Icebound is very strong and well-written. [...] I had a difficult time pausing my gameplay, not unlike how caught up I get when reading an interesting book. [...] Icebound is a well written example of what crowdfunding can achieve.”

“I’ve had a blast playing Icebound. [...] It’s a high-quality gem of a game, and a must for the fantasy VN enthusiast.”
9/10 – Bluebird Plays

About This Game

Icebound is a steampunk fantasy visual novel and puzzle game in a world that has fallen into the depths of a thousand-year ice age. Alchemy is a very real ability to manipulate the forces of nature and machines run using clockworks and steam. Humans have united under a mighty continent-wide empire that seeks to harness the power of alchemy, while the horned race of ferans lives in tenuous peace.

The wandering alchemist named Dougal wields the power of fire, which is often shunned as an evil omen, so he never stays in the same place too long. During his travels, he winds up in Isenbarr, an isolated frontier town. When he tries to find a job there, he stumbles upon a mysterious challenge with a potentially priceless reward, and several other alchemists vying for the prize. With a monster plaguing the town, he must use all the alchemical skills at his disposal to prove that fire can truly survive in this world of endless ice. But what is the monster, and why is it here? The truth may be more related to Dougal himself than he believes...

Novel-length story

  • A whimsical yet complex story with over 100,000 words of alchemy, mystery, romance and deceit.
  • Many moral choices that change characters' dialogue and reactions, and influence the story's ending.
  • Includes an unlockable encyclopedia that fleshes out the game's world.

Challenging puzzle gameplay

  • Put your alchemy skills to the test in 10 increasingly difficult optional puzzles.

Original Soundtrack

  • Includes a high quality original soundtrack and music room.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The visual novel contains a number of battle scenes which are not graphic, but violence is described in text. A female character appears in her lingerie in certain scenes and an optional scene contains implied sex. Characters are depicted drinking alcohol in a tavern. There are absolutely no deaths by robotic sabercat anywhere in this game... really, I swear!

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows XP SP1
    • Processor: Pentium 4 1.7 GHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated Chipset
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Pentium 4 1.7 GHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated Chipset
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.
    • OS: Linux x86/x86_64
    • Processor: Pentium 4 1.7 GHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated Chipset
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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