What we're up to now
Hi backers! It's been a while: hope you're keeping well (and warm!) We wanted to drop you a line and let you know about what we've been up to lately.... Read more
Hi backers-- sorry for the double message, but we had the wrong time zone in the last one. Our stream is today (Friday) between 4-6pm PST (Pacific time), which is 7-9pm... Read more
Ice-Bound on Scholars Play
Hi backers! Sorry for the short notice, but we'll be appearing on the game stream "Scholars Play" today (Friday) between 4-6pm EST, discussing the ideas, design, and gameplay of Ice-Bound... Read more
One Final Snag...
...because it wouldn't be Ice-Bound without one final snag.
The good news is the signed (and Canadian) Compendiums are now shipped, along with some straggler backers we just got addresses... Read more
Signed Compendiums update!
All the standard (unsigned) Compendiums should now have been sent out, and most of them should have arrived (international orders may still be in the mail). The exception... Read more
After a long journey, The Ice-Bound Concordance and Compendium release today, for iPad and Windows!
Help us spread the word: share our official announcement tweet and Facebook post, share... Read more
Soundtrack Now Available!
We're happy to announce that, just beating the game itself out the door, the soundtrack to The Ice-Bound Concordance is now available!
It's been over a year since we... Read more
The Books are Printed!
After a long road, two thousand copies of The Ice-Bound Compendium have been printed! We got a package this week with the first four:
(This was pretty early in the... Read more
Hi backers! A quick update on the Ice-Bound project.
Printing Woes: Resolved!
In our last update, we mentioned the trouble we were having with the Compendium proofs from the printer... Read more
Hi, backers! Aaron here with a quick update to let you know where things are at with the Ice-Bound book and game.
In our last update, we talked... Read more
We arrived home a few days ago to discover a package from halfway around the world with the first two proofs for the Ice-Bound Compendium!
The first item inside... Read more
Game Progress, Music Progress, and IRX Panel!
In our first two weeks back on the game side of the project, we've made some good progress. First among those is getting to some of the improvements and suggestions... Read more
The Compendium is off to the printer!
We're happy to report, at long last, that the final Ice-Bound Compendium files have been delivered to our printer!
Here's a look at the final cover and back... Read more
Conference post-mortem and status report!
Hi, backers! It's been a while since we've given you an update, so thought we'd check in with the latest news.
GDC & SxSW
Last month, we showed Ice-Boundat... Read more
From the depths of conference season...
We're off to GDC! We're showing Ice-Bound as an IGF nominee for Excellence in Narrative (fingers crossed) and we'll be in SF all next week, so if you... Read more
Early Explorer for iPad is in the review queue...
After much blood, sweat, and tears (yes, I'm not ashamed to admit that Xcode has made me cry), we've finally submitted the Early Explorer version of Ice-Boundto Apple for... Read more
We've had a pretty incredible start to the year. Ice-Bound's been honored with nominations at two prestigious indie game events: the Independent Games Festival at GDC, with... Read more
Early Explorer shipment!
If you were an Early Explorer, your special prototype Compendium should now be on its way!
Before skedaddling off to our respective cities of origin for the holidays, we shipped... Read more
All surveys sent!
All BackerKit survey links have now been sent out. If you did not get a BackerKit e-mail, check your spam folder, or go to ice-bound.backerkit.com and enter your email... Read more
Survey Questions Arriving Soon!
We're about to send out survey questions that will let you give us the info we'll need to fulfill your pledge. We're using a service called BackerKit, which... Read more
Post-Kickstarter preorders coming soon
More from us soon, but a quick heads-up that we're about to launch preorders on the official site, to give folks just discovering the project a chance to... Read more
We did it! :)
Together we rocketed Ice-Boundpast our initial goal, slalomed through our Original Soundtrack stretch goal, and came within striking distance of our ambitious final stretch goal to open source the narrative... Read more
Meet our Composer!
We're excited to reveal the composer for Ice-Bound: N.J. Apostol!
N.J. is a UK-based Game/Audio designer and Composer, best known for his haunting, richly textured soundtrack to the indie game... Read more
Stretch Goals, and Narrative Tools
Whoohoo Stretch Goals!
We're really, really excited to have made the soundtrack stretch goal! All of you are amazing, and the support means a lot to us. We'll be making... Read more
We've got one week to go on our Kickstarter, and are less than $500 from our original soundtrack stretch goal! Any help you can lend in continuing to spread the... Read more
Stretch Goals Revealed!
While we've reached our goal, there's still a few weeks of Kickstarting left! We're happy to announce some stretch goals for Ice-Bound.
We've talked about a lot of different options... Read more
We didn't think it would happen for a couple more days, but last night, thanks to a groundswell of retweets, updates, and link shares from friends new and old, we... Read more
An Incredible IndieCade
IndieCade 2014 is over, and we're exhausted but happy. As always, the festival was a wonderful weekend jam-packed with great conversations and amazing games. It was an incredible honor to... Read more
Ice-Bound takes "Story/World Design" Award at IndieCade!!
We're incredibly thrilled to have received the IndieCade award for "Story/World Design," the same award that's previously gone to such fantastic games as Kentucky Route Zero, Botanicula, and the Games... Read more
On Location, Underground...
IndieCade asked us to make a "Team Introduction" video. They should have known better.
Now that we've got that cleared up, we're heading down this morning to the festival.... Read more
Off to an AMAZING Start!
Aaron here. We're just shy of 24 hours into the Ice-Bound Kickstarter, and we are already 41% funded!!
Jacob and I are absolutely blown away by the response so far.... Read more