Liquid Engine Development announces Buried in Ice
, a survival/horror game
set in the Antarctic that's coming to
though its release date is still TBD. If that one-line description and the
give you the impression that this may be based on John
Carpenter's cult-classic horror movie The Thing
, then you are definitely
getting warmer, as the announcement is not trying to be subtle about it, though
they are obviously hoping to skirt the issue enough to avoid paying for any
rights. Here's word:
Welcome to the silent, snowy desert of Antarctica.
You are the sole survivor of the US base here. Left alone, accused of destroying
the facility and killing all the crew, and unarmed against a threat that’s
larger than humankind. You are now the first last line of defense for all
humanity. Left all alone in this frozen, immense land, no one will hear you
In this survival-RPG-horror mix, you need to survive at all cost after you’ve
escaped from a burning base set in the most unfriendly environment on Earth.
Imprisoned by people you don’t understand, treated as a criminal, exhausted, and
defenseless, you can’t shake the same repeating thoughts: “Have I brought this…
THING with me? Or did IT make me to find new victims?”
Finish it here, once and for all, or your secret will be buried in ice, and
humankind will be left with no future. In the middle of nowhere, in the coldest
place on Earth, you must remember that staying outside is suicide. You need to
stay warm, need to find enough gas to maintain power and heat, need food that’s
not contaminated by an unwelcomed “guest” – and you desperately need to find or
make a weapon. Along with your physical health, you also need to take care of
your mental health and that of your other crew members. Too much stress can make
you crack and will result in violent behavior, like attacking other team
members, destroying key equipment, or even committing suicide.
Your every decision is vital to achieving the goal of surviving and either
killing this THING that’s hunting you or, if you’re unable to, escaping. How to
achieve either of the two goals is up to you. You can act immorally and kill
everyone for the sake of your own survival. Or try to save them all, which might
be more difficult, but at the same time, good relationships, teamwork, wise
decisions, and charisma can sometimes produce better results than a gun.
Don’t forget that you’ve already tried to kill it once, and you’ve failed
miserably. Be smarter this time, and don’t expect it to be easy. You’ll start
with nothing. Staying alone too long will get you killed, and if you don’t
provide yourself with enough heat – you’ll die. Remaining outside guarantees
you’ll freeze to death. And if you see too many horrible things, you’ll crack
and eventually commit suicide.
Be smart and be quick. Find out who still remains human and who became far from
it. Defeat the THING, escape, or remain there, forever Buried in Ice.
BURIED IN ICE – MAIN FEATURES
- Remember that team play is the key to success. Staying together
means staying alive. If you‘re alone for too long, it will bring an end to
- Survive in the most unfriendly environment on Earth. Remember
that hunger, cold, stress, or contamination can be as fatal as the THING
that’s hunting you.
- Test your moral boundaries. Co-operate with other members of the
team, help them survive or steal, cheat, run away, destroy, and kill. It’s
up to you how this story will end.
- Trust no one. Teamwork might be the only key to survival, but at
the same time, you’ll never be sure who remained human and who was already
possessed by the THING.
- Remember that time is running out. Try to either escape or kill
the THING as soon as possible because if you happen to become the last one
standing, it may mean that you’re not human anymore…
Buried in Ice is being developed by Liquid Engine Development and will be
released on PC and