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Icebound is a dark fantasy, mystery visual novel that takes place in a world locked in the depths of an ice age. It features a non-linear plot with story-affecting decisions, optional romance, and puzzle game elements. Its story aims to be witty, mature, and intriguing until the bitter end.

On the harsh and unforgiving world of Permia, two races, human and feran, share a fragile peace. In the north resides the Holy Empire, whose machinery and society both run like clockwork, and in the south, the Council, a powerful alliance of tribes who have mastered the spiritual arts. In this world, there exists the ability to manipulate the forces of nature - only those who can master their training and tame a Familiar can receive the title of "alchemist".

A wandering alchemist named Dougal winds up in the isolated town of Isenbarr with his Familiar, Isaac, hoping to earn some much-needed money. But when he stumbles across a potentially lucrative bounty offered by a master alchemist and his clockwork servant, he must match wits with three eccentric residents to obtain the legendary Philosopher's Stone.

In his search for a deadly monster, Dougal discovers truths that might be better off hidden, and a striking secret agent whose mission is all but clear. Could Agent Lamia really need Dougal's help, or is she after the Philosopher's Stone as well...?

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Version 1.01 for Icebound is now up for download. We recommend that everyone who has downloaded Icebound redownload Patch 1.01 once it is up to fix some issues that have been discovered post-release.

Changes made to the game include:

- Installer fixes
- Minor dialog & sound fixes
- Cut off cutscene box fixes
- Added unlockable stats screen to show completed puzzles and puzzle info
- Added Web Links screen
- Added alignment counters
- Decreased game filesize (Down to 280 MB from 433 MB)
- Non-installer Windows version

We plan to release a similarly compressed demo soon. The size decrease has no effect on the game, it was simply done using compression algorithms.

Thank you for the support so far and we hope you enjoy Icebound!

Icebound Released!

Icebound Released!

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Icebound, a steampunk fantasy game, has been released for PC, Mac and Linux. You can buy it on our website, via the Humble Store widget.

Icebound Kickstarter - Final Hours!

Icebound Kickstarter - Final Hours!

2 years ago News 2 comments

The Icebound Kickstarter will be ending tonight! We've reduced the cost of the highest tiers, and it's your last chance to get them and help the project...

Icebound Kickstarter - Final Week!

Icebound Kickstarter - Final Week!

2 years ago News 0 comments

The Icebound Kickstarter has reached its final week. We're looking for some more backers to support our dark fantasy/steampunk visual novel and puzzle...

Icebound Kickstarter Launched!

Icebound Kickstarter Launched!

2 years ago News 0 comments

The Kickstarter for Icebound has officially been launched. Back the project to receive a fully voiced copy of the game and other swag. Also, vote for...

Icebound is a visual novel/puzzle game that takes place in a world gripped by an ice age and a secluded town harboring a mysterious secret.
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brindleylane Nov 28 2013 says:

Good luck! :D

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Piemanlives Sep 22 2013 says:

Congrats on the kickstarter guys!

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Meow_Meow_ Mar 31 2012 says:

I've always wanted an english visual novel, so best of luck.

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bomblol Mar 20 2012 says:

Great art and the story seems original rather than the generic visual novel stuff. definitely tracking

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Released Apr 3, 2014
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@bluebirdplays The con is that there's no sequel. =P

Oct 11 2015

RT @bluebirdplays: Check out the new layout for my Icebound review by @vnwriter - The only VN where I couldn't think of any cons! T.

Oct 11 2015

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Oct 9 2015

@Stealth___ It has a peace sign so clearly it's a Hideo Kojima collaboration. =P

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RT @Stealth___: Happy 10th to Castlevania: DoS. This and Advance Wars: Dual Strike was the one-two punch the NDS needed early on. T.

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