CRYENGINE Indie Game of the Year 2020 Nominee: ColdSide
CRYENGINE Indie Game of the Year 2020 Nominee: ColdSide

CRYENGINE Indie Game of the Year 2020 Nominee: ColdSide

We take a closer look at ColdSide, one of the nominees in The CRYENGINE Indie Game of the Year 2020 awards. Will it get your vote?

Our CRYENGINE Indie Game of the Year 2020 contest is underway, and out of our worthy nominees on the shortlist, ColdSide, Racing Glider, and Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem, it’s your votes that will decide who gets the gong. To vote, head to the forum. Leave a comment explaining which game is your favorite, and you’ll also be in with a chance of winning a voucher to spend on merch at the Crytek store. Stay tuned to our social media channels too, where we’ll be running giveaways to win a free game key for each of the nominees.

Today, we’re looking at ColdSide. Developed by CRYENGINE community member Andrey under the studio name AdroVGames, ColdSide is an outstanding example of what can be created by a one-person team. Previously, Andrey has released the excellent Investigator and ShadowSide, and ColdSide is yet another fantastic entry in his unique line of twisted but beautiful games.

ColdSide is a psychological horror, first-person game that takes place in an abandoned underground laboratory that was used to study the unusual and the supernatural. You’ll play as Chris, an adventurer who decides to investigate this dark and mysterious place to discover what secrets lay within it. The game is loosely inspired by the SCP Foundation, a fictional secret organization that studies anomalous individuals, objects, and phenomena that, left uncontained, pose a direct threat to human life and humanity’s perception of reality.

ColdSide looks incredible, is dripping with atmosphere, and has a superb soundtrack and soundscape provided by Andrey’s collaborators Mikko Tarmia and Nikolay Semenov. Featuring chilling scares, mysteries to unravel, and a terrifying ambiance, you’ll need to hold your nerve and keep hold of your senses as you venture underground. The decisions you make about what you find will decide your fate… if you survive. A worthy nominee for the CRYENGINE Indie Game of the Year 2020, but will it get your vote? Head to the forum to cast your vote for your favorite game, and stay tuned for updates and giveaways on Facebook and Twitter.

If you want to check out the game, but aren't ready to buy, yet, you can tune in tomorrow, Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at 6 pm GMT+1, right here on our Twitch channel, where our new CRYENGINE Evangelist Roman Perezogin is going to immerse himself in ColdSide. Not sure what game to vote for? Tune in and get an idea of the game that will make your decision easier! And if you tune in you even have a chance to win the game on Steam.

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