Below The Ice

Why are you going to Antarctica? Who sent you? What are you looking for? What will you find?

There are dark secrets hidden deep beneath the ice, and a terrible price must be paid to know the truth.

Below the Ice is a story-driven mystery and puzzle mod with minor horror elements. There is no killing except in one optional ending.

The full version will require Source SDK Base 2013 SP that comes free with any Source game (and nothing else!)

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10 comments by Theevina on Jan 18th, 2015

I still can’t believe this day has come.

After 20 months of work, procrastination, terrible OCD, bad mistakes, and overall stupidity, this mod is finally complete. I’m done. This is the full release.

Below the Ice 1.0


  • A mysterious story to solve with several hidden secrets to find.
  • 3 endings, including a somewhat difficult violent ending.
  • Display your objective using TAB.
  • Ability to read pages of notes that you find.

I would like to say thanks to everyone who has followed this mod and commented during its development, it certainly helped me to get it done during those tough parts.

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Is this mod perfect? Far from it. No doubt there will be people who don't like it. But it's the best I could do and I'm still impressed with what I did.

I hope you enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed making it. :D

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Below the Ice 1.0

Below the Ice 1.0

Jan 18, 2015 Full Version 7 comments

This is the full release of Below the Ice. See full description for more information.

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TI-Cereal Feb 8 2015, 7:50pm says:

The text is broken, AKA instead of showing the intro, it'll say "#BTI_Intro1".
How do I fix this?

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Theevina Feb 10 2015, 9:40am replied:

The resource file might not be loaded. Make sure the mod folder is named "belowice" exactly.

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Wobba Feb 5 2015, 7:47pm says:

I discovered I apparently have an account on this site, even though I don't remember making one; but anyways, I'm stuck.

I reached the south wing, then went to the top door, got stuck for a while, went into the pitch-black room and hit use on the ceiling, got teleported back to the combine citadel, saw the little cutscene with the elites, teleported back to the south wing, and now I can't tell what to do.

The mod is enjoyable, but the hints are way too vague. I feel like the hint "Explore and find the antidote", for instance, should be "Maybe you should check (x area) for the antidote" or something a bit more helpful.

TL;DR: Better hints, please.

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roxcly Feb 2 2015, 3:47pm says:

Downloading tomorrow and testing.

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Dragonlord Feb 1 2015, 3:04pm says:

There seems to be a bug with the sticks to collect. There are 15 according to the display. 14 I can find but there exists no 15. I no-clipped around all the map space but there is no 15 stick. Can you verify that 1 stick is in the intro map, 13 sticks in the belowice map and none in belowice_2? If so 1 is missing.

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boylag Feb 1 2015, 12:10am says:

Just started a play through of this mod. Pretty darn fun coming from a one man team.

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medve Jan 27 2015, 11:18am says:

your maps are ugly, and its rather hard to get used to your logic. the whole map looks like an early alpha...however some of the ideas were nice. you might want to get more testers (or proper testers) next time. heres my gameplay

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Theevina Jan 26 2015, 2:28am says:

The reason sprint is disabled is because the player doesn't have the HEV suit (and doesn't need one). Many mods like this omit the HEV suit. And as for the jumping I never had any tester have a problem with it.

But you can skip the intro by doing "map belowice" in the console. You won't miss much of anything. Alternatively noclip past the barrier. Since a lot of people don't like this I'll patch the map later.

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