The wind howls and snow falls. While exploring the mountains around your village you see strange lights in the sky and when heading back you realize you are being followed. This is the eerie setup for Frost Bite, an indie game from Gilded Octopus Studios‘ developer Ashley Kreuer. The one-woman studio recently released their first game to the itch.io platform.
Set at night in snow covered mountains Frost Bite is a chilly horror game where even the footing is treacherous. It’s 3D, open world, and if you die, you die! It’s dark, cold, and windy. As you explore you realize that there are unexpected terrors hiding and there is something following you.
If it catches you, you die. If you slip while running from it, you die. The main character is armed only with a shield. With no way to fight back against the monsters you must always be running or hiding. The mountains are strange and sharp- maze like. You know your only hope is to reach a magical valley where the monsters can not follow.