Publisher, Snow Cannon Games, and developer, Grimnir Studio, today announced that they will launch The Frostrune, a point-and-click adventure based on historically accurate Viking culture and environments, in late 2016/early 2017 for mobile and PC.
In The Frostrune, players find themselves shipwrecked on an island after a summer storm. Nearby, there’s a recently abandoned settlement and signs that its inhabitants left in a hurry. Surrounding the village is a dark, dense forest with forgotten rune stones and burial mounds. Among them are secrets and hidden objects that help solve the mysteries of the island.
“For us, making The Frostrune was about more than just making a great point-and-click adventure,” said John Sætrang, CEO Grimnir Studio. “Because we’re all Viking age experts, historical accuracy in The Frostrune was paramount. We went to great lengths to ensure every in-game scene, item and even spoken word were representative of that time period. We feel the result makes the story more compelling and keeps players immersed in the experience.”
“We’re excited about working with such a unique Viking-inspired game,” said Espen Askvik, CEO of Snow Cannon Games. “Grimnir Studio’s knowledge of Viking mythology and history is impressive and its passion for storytelling really shines through in The Frostrune. Being from Norway, this is a theme very close to Snow Cannon Games’ heart.”
The Frostrune will be showcased at GDC Play in San Francisco, California, March 16–18 at booth PL214.