Daedalic Entertainment announces CryoFall
will enter Early Access on April
3rd, offering the chance to see if you can make it through AtomicTorch Studio's
upcoming multiplayer survival RPG for Windows. This supports up to 200 player
games, and this trailer
offers a look at its throwback graphics and play style. This is being
demonstrated at PAX East and GDC, and the announcement provides lots of details
to tide you over:
CryoFall drops players into the rather unsafe shoes of
a spaceship crash survivor. Encountering dozens of others along the way, the aim
is both to discover the hidden and mysterious story behind the planet beneath
your feet, as well as - of course - navigating the many perils in your path.
Players will join servers capable of supporting up to 200 characters
simultaneously, with each one evolving to create a unique world and, in turn,
“We wanted to create a game where you don't just compete with other players over
trivial matters like resources," reveals Valentin Gukov, CryoFall’s game
designer. "With its deep features and focus on economy, agriculture,
exploration, a compelling environment and more, CryoFall goes beyond that. It
offers players lots of freedom on how they can interact with one another. At its
core, this game is not about fighting, but creating a new world together!”
Brilliantly delivered in 2D, players can cooperate to create their own cities,
establish active economies and industries, or pillage what other survivors have
managed to put together.
“We’ve been impressed by CryoFall ever since we came across it,” adds Jonas
Hüsges, Producer at Daedalic. “Players having the option of working with their
fellow survivors or stealing what they have – all while exploring a mysterious
world that slowly unveils its secrets – creates a really unique gameplay
proposition which we think players are going to love.”
- Complex crafting and industrial system, including
oil refining and lithium extraction.
- Various stages of technological progress
(primitive, industrial, modern, post-modern, sci-fi).
- Farming with complex crop growth simulation,
fertilizers, etc. and diverse cooking options.
- Wide range of player interactions and roles with
specialization options emphasizing meaningful interactions rather than just
- Economy with coin minting, complex trading and
automated vending machines managed by players.
- Carefully handcrafted maps and locations (plus map
- Storyline elements discovered through exploration.
- Diverse environments with several biomes
(temperate, desert, tropical, boreal, wasteland, etc.).
- In-house developed Renkei Engine™, allowing
hundreds of players on the same server.
- Complex character simulation with several dozens
of status effects (e.g., bleeding, poisoning, radiation, etc.).
- Extensive modding capabilities, including
real-time code editing.