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Winter Wastelands

Recommendations by verityvirtue (London)

Games set in the Arctic, Antarctic, or any other cold wilderness. Preferably with the isolation and harsh environment featuring prominently. Suggestions welcome. (Sorting is random, but games I have played come higher up)

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1. IF Whispers 5
by Chris Conley, Joey Jones, Marius Müller, Tom Blawgus
(2012)
Average member rating: (4 ratings)

verityvirtue says:

Despite its nondescript title, it's set in a base in the Ant/arctic.

2. Tailypo
by Chandler Groover
(2015)
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

verityvirtue says:

Actually, one of the games that prompted me to do up this list. You are starving and help is far away.

3. Beneath Floes
by Kevin Snow, Pinnguaq
(2015)
Average member rating: (12 ratings)

verityvirtue says:

Based on Inuit folklore.

4. A Cold Grave, by Mike Michalik (2013)
Average member rating: (19 ratings)
verityvirtue says:

A detective with psychic powers investigates a murder in a snowy country.

5. Icepunk, by pageboy (2014)
Average member rating: (14 ratings)
verityvirtue says:

Explore a procedurally generated landscape in search of data. Like Mainframe, but with snow.

6. Snow
by Erica.Szalkowski
Average member rating: (5 ratings)

verityvirtue says:

You're stuck in school in the midst of a blizzard with a murderer on the loose. The snow prevents you from going out of your building to seek help, making it something like a locked-room mystery.

7. Snowquest
by Eric Eve
(2009)
Average member rating: (41 ratings)

verityvirtue says:

You start off in the middle of a mountains. You must find shelter before it's dark.

8. Winter Storm Draco
by Ryan Veeder
(2015)
Average member rating: (19 ratings)

verityvirtue says:

About a storm. I haven't played all the way through it, but the content suggests that it belongs here.

9. Snowblind Aces
by C.E.J. Pacian
(2007)
Average member rating: (30 ratings)

verityvirtue says:

You're stuck in a snowstorm with your rival.

10. TUNDRA
by PaperBlurt
(2015)
Average member rating: (8 ratings)

verityvirtue says:

Also haven't played through this, but you wake up, amnesiac, in the tundra.

11. Following Me
by Tia Orisney
(2014)
Average member rating: (15 ratings)

verityvirtue says:

Features chases in the snow.

12. Winter Wonderland
by Laura Knauth
(1999)
Average member rating: (31 ratings)

13. Arctic Survival Story
by Jeffrey Balk
(2015)


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