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...?

Buy Now on Humble Store!

Like us on Facebook!

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
The Capital of Sanctum Main Menu Town Guard
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Icebound 1.01 Released

0 comments by SundownKid on Apr 8th, 2014

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!

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Post comment Comments
brindleylane
brindleylane Nov 28 2013, 12:40am says:

Good luck! :D

+2 votes     reply to comment
Piemanlives
Piemanlives Sep 22 2013, 8:07pm says:

Congrats on the kickstarter guys!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Domo_Skully_
Domo_Skully_ Mar 31 2012, 2:32am says:

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

+3 votes     reply to comment
bomblol
bomblol Mar 20 2012, 10:39am says:

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

+3 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
Icebound
Platforms
Windows, Mac, Linux, Android
Developer & Publisher
Fastermind Games
Engine
Ren'py
Contact
Send Message
Official Page
Iceboundgame.com
Release Date
Released Apr 3, 2014
Game Watch
Track this game
Share
Community Rating

Average

10

1 vote submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

Style
Genre
Visual Novel
Theme
Fantasy
Players
Single Player
Project
Indie
Boxshot
Boxshot
Twitter

Latest tweets from @vnwriter

I just posted a blog entry concerning the Greenlighting of Icebound and the revealing of future secrets! T.co #visualnovel

Nov 20 2014, 7:54am

RT @Youkonos: The delicious irony of being close enough to games that want to make your own means that you no longer have time to play game…

Nov 20 2014, 7:46am

Graphics, trading cards, badges, etc. all set up. Achievements, not so much. First, I must decipher their arcane texts. #iceboundgame

Nov 19 2014, 10:58pm

RT @NASA: From @USNews: The #JourneytoMars Starts With #Orion Next Month: T.co @NASA_Orion T.co

Nov 19 2014, 11:10am

RT @HazelMcKendrick: An anatomical explanation of video game cameras (via @rotational): T.co

Nov 19 2014, 9:50am

RT @Minihil: remember that time iwata belted out this huge heartfelt speech praising sakurai and sakurai was just like "wow" T.co

Nov 19 2014, 9:46am

RT @nerdyorkcity: The weather's a jerk.

Nov 19 2014, 9:45am

Thinking of using this as the Steam banner. Thoughts? I know gradients are so 2008 but a flat color didn't stand out. T.co

Nov 19 2014, 6:11am

@oOPPHOo Thanks!

Nov 18 2014, 9:36pm

Sssh... guys... don't look now, but I think Icebound was Greenlit... #noseriously #iceboundgame #visualnovel

Nov 18 2014, 9:14pm

Embed Buttons

Promote Icebound on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the HTML code provided (more).

Icebound Icebound
Icebound
Statistics
Rank
2,770 of 25,570
Last Update
2 months ago
Watchers
38 members
News
9