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ICY: Frostbite Edition [Steam, Official Site], a narrative-driven post-apocalyptic survival RPG is coming to Linux with day-1 Linux support.

It will officially release on the 11th of August, with the publisher Digital Tribe Games confirming to me via email it will include Linux support.

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About the game
QuoteICY: Frostbite Edition is an intense and mature story of survival with complex layers of morality, allowing you to influence the plot with your choices. Each decision you make, each word you speak, ripples through the lives of your community - if your words fail you, pray your weapons aim true.


Features
  • An intense story of survival in a unique post-apocalyptic ice age setting.
  • A dynamic plot that changes based on player’s 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 the frozen world.
  • Free character creation with 9 different skills to choose from, radically affecting the experience.
  • A combat system offering a mix between a classic turn based combat system and a trading card game.


The game is a successor to the original ICY, but you don't need to have played the first game. The first isn't actually on Linux, so it's really pleasing we get treated to the new edition. Here's what the developer had to say about it:
Inner Void, DeveloperThe strong interest and feedback we received on the original ICY encouraged us to explore what we could improve to make a fresh and thoroughly enjoyable experience. We recognized the shortcomings and flaws of the original version and have spent the last twelve months rebuilding the game from scratch with enhanced UI and functionality, a new combat system with tactical depth, a node-based travel system, improved hunting and scavenging, and a robust crafting system. We are grateful for all the interest and feedback we received from the fans of the game and hope the wait will prove worth it.


Their system requirements made me laugh a bit. The GPU section specifically with: "It's a 2D game, it can run on your espresso machine"—hah! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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10 comments

Lefl 31 Jul, 2017
I can't take the trailer serious with the woman "singing" (or whoaaoooaaaing?), it sounds so weird and once you hear it you can't ignore it


Last edited by Lefl on 31 July 2017 at 4:22 pm UTC
j_c_p 31 Jul, 2017
That sounds good :).
TheSHEEEP 31 Jul, 2017
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Excellent. It was already on my wishlist, now it is on my wishlist... even harder!
Expalphalog 31 Jul, 2017
I hate survival games, but I love narrative choice games. The closer this is to, say, Sunless Sea, and the farther it is from any of the myriad "hit thing to gain a different thing to craft another thing, oops some meter dropped too low so you're dead" games, the more likely I am to buy it.
Mountain Man 31 Jul, 2017
So many RPGs promise a dynamic, choice-and-consequences narrative. Does this actually deliver? Most games offer minor deviations in an otherwise static narrative.
JudasIscariot 31 Jul, 2017
Hmmmm this kind of reminds me of Zafehouse Diaries but I'd like to see some gameplay to be absolutely sure...
darkszluf 1 Aug, 2017
Came here because i thought it was ICEY and now i'm disappointed.
razing32 1 Aug, 2017
Quoting: Mountain ManSo many RPGs promise a dynamic, choice-and-consequences narrative. Does this actually deliver? Most games offer minor deviations in an otherwise static narrative.

Played the original back on Winblows.
Not so much , there were a few quests where you could side with A or B and at the end you could choose a side in the chaos to win the day. (won't spoil)


Quoting: ExpalphalogI hate survival games, but I love narrative choice games. The closer this is to, say, Sunless Sea, and the farther it is from any of the myriad "hit thing to gain a different thing to craft another thing, oops some meter dropped too low so you're dead" games, the more likely I am to buy it.
It's more like sunless sea then.
Not so much crafting , more like hunting to get food as traveling depletes your stockpile and you need to keep your party warm.

Also , this part worries me
Quote, a node-based travel system,
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The original was like Fallout 1 and 2 and you never knew what you could stumble upon event wise between destinations.


Last edited by razing32 on 1 August 2017 at 8:00 am UTC
Apopas 1 Aug, 2017
It reminds me NeoScavenger.
Ehvis 1 Aug, 2017
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Quoting: darkszlufCame here because i thought it was ICEY and now i'm disappointed.

Could be worse. You could have come in here thinking it was about a Linux port of the Frostbite engine. :P
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