About This GameThe main aim is to survive until a chopper with the rescue team arrives.
The gameplay: the player shall monitor the health indices; look for the items like food, water, medications, burner gas in the possessions other fishermen left behind. These items will help him last for another several hours.
The player’s dreams will feature the challenges, determining his spirit and state of mind. The worse the latter are, the tougher it is for the player to survive, while the challenges will become more and more complicated.
The events unfold in the abnormal weather conditions, the temperature can drop unexpectedly, putting the protagonist’s life at risk – if he is far from the tent, it would be difficult to come back in poor visibility conditions and survive the extreme cold.
There are also other risks, for instance, slipping during running or jumping, causing an injury preventing the protagonist from providing for himself, and, consequently causing his death.
- OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650ti or comparable
- DirectX: Version 10
- Storage: 2 GB available space
- Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible Sound
Now onto the parts I dislike… I think the minigame part is ridiculous, it does not fit the game in any way, like trying to put a corner piece of a puzzle in the center, it just doesn’t fit, I appreciate the devs allowing you to remove this.
They also have too little things and actions, why can’t I fill an empty bottle with snow and boil it? Why are the only foods you can find sandwitches and chocolate bars? Why are there no water bottles, only juice? The devs act like this is a finished game, when it is only a skeleton.
There is no way to see how your score adds up, my first game I got a thousand points, only lasting two days, another I last five or six and only get two hundred more points than that. I then see this guy with three thousand on the leaderboard, and have no way of knowing how many days he lasted, it is a disfunctional scoring system when you ahve no idea how the points add up, giving you no way to compare it with other people.
All in all, a fun little game, I’d price it at five to eight dollars in its current state. If the devs update it regularly and flesh the game out more, I might be able to recomend it, but until I see improvement, I cannot.
Get the demo and save your money. Great concept and was fun for about 15m but the dev said that’s all you’re getting out of this game. They thought about a desert skinned version but no.
For $13 there are so many other games you can get and you’ll get more than half an hour of entertainment out of them.
If this game were $5 I would recommend.
It took awhile to get to that point though. Learning what to do and what not to do was a challenge. I died a lot at the beginning. I didn’t even realize you could jump to the other ice sheets at first. It also took me some time to figure out that you aim and fire the flare gun using the mouse buttons. Staying on top of hunger, thirst and energy, and trying not to do dumb things takes some effort. It doesn’t take long to play through, in fact the ability to save only came recently. The map changes each time, which can randomly make each run easier or more difficult. If you like more action in your games, keep the nightmares turned on.
Why are sandwiches and batteries buried in snow mounds on these ice islands?
It’s more of a weird dream than a game.