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Game News Icy, a post-apocalyptic ice age survival RPG, now on Indiegogo

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. MasterSmithFandango Arcane

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  2. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    OK. Revenue from this will go towards Zaharia?
     
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  3. OwNathan Inner Void Interactive Developer

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    It's hard to know. We kept working a little on Zaharia's setting, we have now more than 1000 pages of stuff about it, but the experience we made developing Icy allowed me to understand that developing a Zaharia, with all the awesome feature we planned, wouldn't have been so easy. That's why we decided to develop Zaharia only when we will have enough budget to do a really awesome game, not a shitty RPG that last 5 hours and offers only a lot of bugged mechanics.
    One thing is sure, if we manage to expand our resources we will definitely develop Zaharia and it will surely be way better than the one that it could have been coming out of Kickstarter. We worked a lot on the concept and we're looking forward the day we will be able to fully develop it.
     
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  4. daveyd Savant

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    Only problem with "Frozen World" is that there's already an RPG called Frozen State currently on Steam Early Access. The names would be similar to the point where some might confuse them or assume that they are the same game.

    Still, I think they can think of a name that captures the post-apoaclyptic / Ice Age setting better than "Icy".

    As I understand it, Inner Void is currently taking suggestions for a new name. At some point after their Indiegogo campaign they will probably survey their supporters to determine the new name.
     
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  5. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
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  6. OwNathan Inner Void Interactive Developer

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    What about Icy - Journey on the White Wasteland, as it named on Steam?
    About the survey we still don't know what to do, maybe it will be about the subtitle since changing the whole name could be confusing. But we're totally going to do the survey for the stupid name, and the stupid DLC that will turn the game into the stupid version.

    Yeah. And I'm kinda sad when people says "This Icy has a way more interesting setting than Zaharia" because we worked with our hearth on that setting. But I understand that it was hard to fully explain it on a KS page with a crappy prototype that was settled in the desert, a little piece of the whole setting.
    But hopefully we'll manage to start working with higher budgets and, when we will have the chance, you're going to see Zaharia getting developed with all the awesome features we promised to you. And we will be far more experienced, meaning that we will be able to manage the whole project without unexpected issues.
     
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  7. Essegi Cipher

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    Nuclear Throne was called Wasteland Kings and if i remember well Vlambeer had to change the name because of the "Wasteland" part (Nuclear Throne sounds good at least) because InXile wasn't much happy of that. Maybe now that is not valid anymore, the setting or the name are different enough that time, who knows?

    Btw thrown in 5 bucks and a Greenlight vote.;)
     
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  8. Morkar illiterate

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    Looks interesting and has overland travel. Backed.
     
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  9. LusciousPear Savant

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  10. aratuk Arbiter

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    Backed. However, one thing that may be causing a problem with fundraising is English translation. Presumably that is a language the game will be available in. The second sentence of their pitch reads
    Not very confidence-inspiring. If that's the slickest public-facing verbiage their enterprise can come up with, it's easy to imagine some incomprehensible NPC conversations in their game.
    Still, I backed it. They say they need money for polish, so hopefully that will involve someone with native fluency in English. They should have had someone proofread their fundraiser, too.
    Or, leave it in Italian.

    Name suggestion: 'Hoarfrost'
     
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  12. Lurker King Self-Ejected The Real Fanboy

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    You don't need to choose a name associated with cold, it is too obvious. The most important thing is that it is a post-apocalyptic game. I’m pretty sure your team can came up with a more creative name.
     
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  13. Irenaeus Self-Ejected Patron Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    What about Post-Apocalyptic Cold Game?
     
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  14. Grubba Arcane

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    How about: Wasteland Too Cold


    And despite being extremely wary of giving my money to Italians, what with their proud and long tradition of organized crime shenanigans, I've gladly backed this.
     
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  15. OwNathan Inner Void Interactive Developer

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    That's why there's a new entry in the FAQs:

    I don’t want to be racist, but you are an Italian team of developers and I don’t want my money to finance any criminal organization. How can we trust you?

    If we had our hands in business like drugs dealing, prostitution or weapons smuggling, we could have asked for money from our godfather. Sadly we have no connections with the local organized crime, so we settled for an Indiegogo campaign.


    Yeah, something like "A Generic Post Apocalyptic Cold Role Playing Game".

    We will get it checked, don't worry, we have an editor on it!
     
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    Most likely vaporware
     
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  17. Irenaeus Self-Ejected Patron Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    "A Generic Post Apocalyptic Cold RPG Game"

    Actually, the vapor will freeze.
     
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  18. Raapys Arcane

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    Iceolation

    Clever, innit?
     
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  19. tuluse Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  20. daveyd Savant

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    If you like bad puns, how about "Apolarclypse"?
     
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  21. Zorba the Hutt Arcane Weasel

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    The 'Thal Who Came in From the Cold
     
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  22. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Cold World? Long Winter? Below Zero?
     
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  23. Weirdstuffinspace Erudite

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    Embers of Humanity
     
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  24. zero29 Arbiter

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    age of hypothermia :troll:
     
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  25. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    I wonder if there's some way to reference the notion of a frozen Hell a la Dante. . . . Unfortunately, "Cocytus" sounds awful, "Ninth Circle" too vague. "Cold as Hell" and "Frozen Hell" seem a little bland and goofy.
     
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